President’s report 4-14-19

Hello to everyone on the net.

There’s really nothing new to report for the club this week. We do have a club meeting April 19th. Steve KI0KY stated  it will be held at the Olathe Community Center at 7 pm. Hoping you can attend and cast your votes for “What events you want the club to participate in this year”.

Chris WB0ITG will be providing snack not sure who will be doing the program.

Reminder for the board, we will have our conference call tomorrow at 7 pm.

That’s all I have for now.  KK6RNV back to net.

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President’s Report 4-7-19

Hello to everyone on the net.

We had a great turn out at breakfast Saturday. We had a total of 15 including Bill KC0QXX’s son Adam, who is a ham from WY and was here visiting.

We had some great discussions;

Gary KD0UPN got some pointer from our resident expert Royce AA0JD on where to put his antenna at the new house.

We also had some lively discussions regarding generators, batteries and advancements like LFP batteries.

Lew K0LMF confirmed he will put together “What do you think we should do?’  for our April meeting.  Be sure to come and cast your vote and let us know what events we should participate in as a club.

Looking ahead our meeting will be April 19th; Steve KI0KY didn’t check in this evening and would normally provides the specifics. It will be at the Olathe community center at 7 pm. Chris WB0ITG will be providing snack.

That’s all I have for now.  KK6RNV back to net.

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President’s report 3-31-19

Good evening to everyone on the net. This week has flown by. Please see below for important information regarding Lew KØLMF emails being sent and about WWV event.  I want to thank Dave Casler KE0OG for updating the site.

Other than that, I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the breakfast Saturday April 6th at C&J Café in Delta.

That’s all l I have for now KK6RNV back to net.

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Take Note: Lew French Email Compromise

Lew reports someone has taken control of his email lists and is sending out suspicious emails with Google-docs types of attachments. Please put these emails straight into your spam folder and don’t open them. If you have opened them and clicked through, run your anti-virus software to make sure your computer is clean.

Lew hopes to have everything back to normal soon. We all depend on Lew’s email updates for news about the club. He will let us know when it’s copasetic.

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DOD Provisional Timeslot on WWV and WWVH

Steve Schroder, our club vice president and Delta County AUXCOM representative, asked me to post this message from Army MARS:

From April 20 to 3 May, WWV and WWVH will broadcast a DOD message at 10 minutes past the hour on WWV and at 50 minutes past the hour on WWVH. This April-May time period coincides with the Vital Connection interoperability exercise being held in Wisconsin. Future timeslots will coincide with the Vital Connection exercise Ohio in June; DOD COMEX 19-3 in Aug and the DOD COMEX 19-4 in Oct.

Following the proof of concept this year, we anticipate that the DOD broadcast time slot will become year-round full time.

This broadcast timeslot will voice announce upcoming exercises and how the amateur radio community can become involved in various exercises. To begin, the broadcast messages will likely be static…future exercises we hope to be able to update the broadcast throughout the exercise as notional conditions change.

The broadcast message will ask listeners to provide reception reports and feedback to a specified URL.

Tune into WWV/H on 2.5, 5, 10, 15, and 20 MHz and submit a reception report and requested feedback.

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President’s report 3/24/19

Hello to everyone on the net. This has been another busy week. I want to thank Dave Casler KE0OG who posted our Feb minutes now that they were approved and also has correct more outdated information on our website.

I heard from Kathleen Raines K3FZZ Friday who received our club card with well wishes and a speedy recovery. However there is a typo on the Mores Code part of the card. Stan Clark AD0ST will make the necessary corrections on the cards prior to being sent out and will get with Loretta Casler KB0VWW to make sure they are corrected going forward. Thanks Stan!

One of my goals is to have a reference book for people that may want information regarding specific events to know the level of participation involved. I would like to ask people that have participated at a particular location to write up a short description of what was involved for that event/location. I will bring my write up for working Telluride at Hard Rock 100 to the next breakfast and meeting for those that would like an example.

Looking ahead we have a club breakfast April 6th at C&J Café in Delta and board meeting April 19th. Like our VP Steve Schroder KI0KY mentioned we hope you attend the meeting to cast your votes for club events to participate in. Just like the budget we need your input!


That’s all l I have for now KK6RNV back to net.

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Feb 2018 Meeting Minutes

Here are the minutes as approved at the March meeting:

MARC Meeting Minutes
Feb 15, 2019

Meeting called to order by President Ken at 7:00 pm
Ken asked for floor nominations for 2019 officers. No floor nominations.
Guests, Doug Spenser of Montrose was present.

VP Steve report; Steve mentioned the next club breakfast would be in Olathe.
Need someone for snacks in March
Dave Casler would provide the evening program.

Secretary minutes were displayed on the screen and distributed on the tables. Don and Dick moved to approve. The minutes were approved.

Treasurer John read the treasurer’s report for cash, checking and savings. Also a report on the where the money went in 2018. Report was approved

Activities Director Lew indicated a draft contact list was available to correct. Lew indicated he got the applications for Museum Ships and Field Day activities from the city of Montrose.
Lew covered the 2019 activities calendar that has a conflict with the meeting day and Hard Rock. The July meeting will be moved forward one week to accommodate.
Lew asked Stan to get the call sign “NØP” for the special event.

Trailer committee commented the both trailers had been used this year and some learning on the travel trailer was had.

VE testing on Feb 16th and May 11th.

Stan Clark is the Ambassador Designee. Short discussion concerning W7LEV health conditions.

AUXCOMM; there will be a class Mar 1st. Two club members taking part.

Short discussion concerning field day computers and batteries.

Nominating committee; Pres. Kathy, VP Steve, Sec Chris, Tre. Lew
Dick moved to accept the nominations. Approved.
Meeting adjourned.

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President’s report 3-17-19

Good evening to everyone on the net.  Friday was our club meeting. We had 23 people in attendance. I’d like to thank everyone who showed up and participated.  As I mentioned my primary focuses for this year will be Information, participation and communication.

That said I’d like to thank the executive board who have been great supporting me in my new role as president. They are doing a fantastic job to make me look good.

I’d also like to thank Dave Casler KE0OG for his assistance with the website challenges. He’s been terrific dealing with the hosting company so I can continue to post and update items to accomplish my goal of communicating better and enlisting more participation.

Speaking of participation, unlike the government we were able to pass our club budget for 2019. Thank you all for your insight and input.

We had two visitors Issac KG5LKT and Eli N0ELI formerly KE0UQR. Also correction Eli was 11 when he got his tech license. Next week is his birthday so we sang happy birthday and Gary KD0UPN gave him a radio.

We had reports from all the officers and committees and now that Feb minutes have been approved I will upload them to the website.   That’s all I have for now KK6RNV back to net.

Additional notes: During the meeting I mentioned I would include link for

Also here’s a link to Epic Ride if interested

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President report 3-10-19

Good evening to everyone on the net. This week our board has crossed more items off our “To Do” list. One of the things we are trying to do is communicate more effectively. Since some members do not or are not able to participate in the Sunday evening net, we are trying to use the website for additional communication and I thought it would be good to post weekly reports to have as a reference.

I want to Thank Dave Casler KE0OG who has provided access for the board members to make changes and corrections to the website.

Also I’d like t to thank Lew K0LMF who updated our calendar and included a point of contact for each activity or event, which has been posted to the website. This way if you would like to participate or would like additional information about a particular event you have a point person to reach out to.

Next I am hoping to update the current minutes and agendas, so keep checking back.

Looking forward, this Friday will our monthly meeting at Olathe community center. This month we will be discussing and approving the budget.  If you have items you’d like to have considered we will ask for motion to award from the floor. I am not sure who has snack or who will be doing the program, hopefully Steve KI0KY will let us know.

Prior to the meeting, some members have dinner at the Mexican restaurant. Lew K0LMF will send out more information so if you haven’t updated your email address please do so. Also I want to remind everyone to get your dues turned in to John KB0RUD.

Lastly I would like to recognize our youngest participant KE0UQR – Eli. I believe I heard he is 10 years old. Eli, you can correct me if I am wrong, but just wanted to say congratulations on getting your tech license. Good job!

Reminder tomorrow the board will have conference call.

That’s about all I have for now. KK6RVN back to net.

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Minutes January 2019

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