SARA Field Day 2011
WØJH 2004
Release to Listen Award 2013
Portable HF Operation
OXB Counterpoise – Dayton or Bust!
Fitzgerald Crew 2011
Ice Station WØJH 2014
SARA Does Skywarn
BWCA -QRP with KX1
Kilo Parks Award

MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES – February 9, 2019

MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES – February 9, 2019

Stillwater Amateur Radio Association

1618 Pine Street West

Stillwater, Minnesota 55082

President:  Joe KCØOIO

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM.  A general mention about the lack of January meeting due to Norovirus outbreak at Boutwell’s Landing was made.

Secretary’s Report:  Collin KEØIYN

The general meeting minutes from the December 8, 2018 meeting are posted on the website.  Please report any corrections to: Secretary@radioham.org

Treasurer’s Report:  Rich ADØSN

Beginning Balance:     12/1/2018         $2,067.09

Income:                                                   $524.00

Expenses:                                                $0.00

Ending Balance:          12/31/2018     $2,591.09 (Not including RBP income/expenses)

Beginning Balance:     1/1/2019         $2,591.09

Income:                                                   $235.00

Expenses:                                                $285.42

Ending Balance:          1/31/2019     $2540.67 (Not including RBP income/expenses)

$17,173.27 (Including RBP income/expenses)

 

Education and Training:  Bob WØGAF

The Skywarn class is scheduled for February 23rd, 10:30am-3:30pm in Rivers Room A at Stillwater Public Library.

The Spring Tech Class will be held from February 28th to April 18th.  Locations TBA.

Activities & Events:  Dave WØOXB (Not Present)

Thursday Night Eyeball Sessions are held at the Stillwater Public Library at 6 PM.

February 21 – SARA Board Meeting.

Tech Topics (a new feature) will be the 1st Thursday of each month.   A Topic Coordinator is needed.  Anyone can volunteer to be a Topic Leader.  Just pick a topic you want to learn about; study up; then lead the discussion.  There will be no topic for November as it will be the Thursday before Split Rock and many will be preparing their final packing for the trip.

Skill Sessions will be on the 4th Thursday of each month.  Anyone can suggest and lead a Skills Night.  There is no skill session planned for December.

2019 “Ice Station “W0JH” Frozen Lake Elmo Special Event: Currently planned over President’s Day weekend, 16th-18th.  Details to follow, contact Dave W0OXB if you have questions.

2019 WHITE Rock, SD Three State Special Event: This is currently being investigated if it will be held in August or September.  This is held where Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota meet.

M.A.P. – Dave WØOXB

A future projects list is maintained by Dave WØOXB and Joe KCØOIO.

Are there other things you need assistance with?  Ask.  Please let any officers know if help is needed or are willing to assist.

Antenna projects are being planned for warmer weather.

Remote Base Project (RBP)

Both of the remote stations are currently up and running and are 160 meter capable.  The IC-7200 in use at W0ZSW is in need of repair and will be replaced with a TS-590 while the repairs take place.

Washington County ARES:  John KAØHYR

The ARES net takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  November 12st will be the next net on 146.985 SEMARC repeater at 6:30 PM.

Check the web site www.mnwashcoares.net regularly for current events, net schedule, and other items of significance.

Please note that changes are coming in 2019, so stay tuned for what they will be.

SARA Nets & Ragchews:  Joe KCØOIO

2 meter ragchew is held every Wednesday night at 9 PM CDT.  You can find us at 147.060 MHz DCS code 026N.

160 meters SARA Top Band Ragchew is at 1.966 MHz or close by depending on band conditions and interference.  They operate every night except Tuesday & Thursday at 8 PM CDT.

SARA Tuesday evening Round Robin RagChew – Will now be operating on 75 Meters 3.803 MHz LSB starting at 7PM CDT.  This is ON HOLD as the band is long for now.

SARA Monday morning Round Robin RagChew – It will be operating at 3.856 MHz at 9:00 AM CDT.

The Digital Net is Sundays at 7 PM CDT.   The frequency will be 3.582.15 USB or as directed by the NCS.  The Net Coordinator will email details (mode, frequency, & NCS) on the day of the net.

Newsletter & Website:  Pat WAØTDA & Dave WØOXB

Thanks to Pat and Dave for putting together the newsletter!  Additional contributors are always needed. Deadline for the next issue is February 23rd.  Contributors wanted!

 DX News:  Mike NØODK

Currently, Brunei V84SAA on air through February 18th.

Check out www.ng3k.com for DX & Contest Calendar information.

Wearables:

SARA  wearables are available from www.hamthreads.com.  You can order individually just be sure to give the club name since they have all our logos prepared and on hand.

 

Program Schedule:

Mar:    Operating Roundtable

Apr:  Logging Programs for MAC and Linux OS – Collin KE0IYN and Bob W0GAF

May: Baluns, Ununs, & Chokes – Dave W0OXB

Sept: Contesting 101 – Bill Mitchel AE0EE

Oct:  SDR Dongles, Receivers, and Software – Doug N9TOW and Collin KE0IYN

 

Old Business:

SARA coffee mugs are on sale for $3 each – See Keith AGØH.

The SARA Oval Sticker/Decals are on sale for $1 each or you can get the reflective one for $2 from Rich ADØSN.

New Business:

Officers Elections –  A motion was made by the membership to approve the nominees, and was approved with a unanimous vote.

  • President – Joe KC0OIO
  • Vice President – Bob W0GAF
  • Secretary – Collin KE0IYN
  • Treasurer – Rich AD0SN
  • Director – Dan KE0IYF

Good of Association

SEMARC Meeting – their next meeting will be held February 26th at 7 PM at the Zion Lutheran Church located at 8500 Hillside Trail in Cottage Grove.

The SEMARC monthly breakfast is scheduled for February 23rd at the North Pole Restaurant in Newport at 7:30 AM.

SEMARC’s VE session is held on the third Saturday of month (except December) at 9 AM at the Zion Lutheran Church, 8500 Hillside Trail in Cottage Grove.

It should be noted the 147.180 repeater is back online.

Upcoming Hamfests:

Cabin Fever Reliever – February 9th, 2019.

Midwinter Madness – March 23rd, Buffalo Civic Center.

Brainerd HamFest – April 6th, Brainerd Armory.

50/50 Drawing:

$62 was collected.  Holly, KE0RZZ, won the drawing and donated the winnings back to the club.

Program – SWEEP

The Annual SARA White Elephant Exchange Program took place.  Randy, KD0VKB was the lucky winner who took home the flying pig.

The program and meeting concluded at 10:39 AM.

Meeting attendance: 27