Meeting Minutes 10/19/2017

Members Present: 11

E-Board Present: Mike, Zack, Matt, Todd

Meeting Start: 20:05

  • Welcome!
  • LSPR Tomorrow and Saturday!
    • Let us know if you need equipment
    • Couple of changes needed
      • All HARC/Chris radios need a channel added
      • 12+ 100 Hz tone pair for Teepee Tower/Herman Nestoria
    • Sounds like we are pretty ready
    • Worker registration tonight until 10 and tomorrow from 10AM-Noon
      • At Country Inn and Suites
    • “DON’T DRIVE LIKE RALLY DRIVERS!” –Chris
    • Be careful along the courses, No Injuries!
    • Help is needed downtown
    • We are going to try diplexing the HARC DMR and the other VHF
      • We will be on Wide 1
      • 375+5 will be the diplexing repeater
      • Same set up as other repeaters
    • If you are available around noon, we need someone to take a digipeating box to silver mountain
    • If you have APRS, that’s fine. Please turn off digipeating!
    • Will take other trailer (little trailer, trailer #2) down as service and internet access
    • 800 talkgroups Event 8 and Event 9 (8 is primary, group G for SSAR 800’s)
  • We approved an Antenna Tuner last week.
    • Little under 380 and covers UHF and has frequency counter
    • Will check bank statement to make sure the funds are there
  • Sunday the 29th: Negaunee Visit
    • Members of HARC go to Station 80 and Weather Service
    • Leave by 8:30
    • Meet at NWS around 11AM
    • Head to 80 at about 1PM, might change.
  • Saturday the 28th: Treat Street
    • We need 12-15 people to help with that
    • 3:15-7:00 PM
    • “Don’t steal candy from a little kid, but if they really deserve it, go ahead” –Chris
    • You can wear a costume, with HI-Vis overtop
  • Motorola Channel Sales Rep coming to Campus
    • Potential trunked system coming on campus!
    • Could ask him to bring things for HARC (SLR 1000)
  • Footswitch and key need some TLC
  • HF rig under TV is on the 6M pair for the 6M repeater going up
    • Will need to tune it every time you turn it on
  • VHF remote base is still unplugged
    • URI is somewhere…
  • Before snow starts
    • Need to go to CAFS
  • See you next week!

Meeting Adjourned: 20:36

Meeting Minutes 10/22/2017

Members Present: 9

E-Board Present: Mike, Zack, Mat

Meeting Start: 20:07

  • Welcome!
  • HARC is reregistered-we think
    • They didn’t say no so that’s good
  • We have our funding
    • Should think about how to use our funding
  • Tower Site Updates
    • Chris talked to Station Ranger in Kenton
    • Available tower site
    • Might be putting a new one on Silver Mountain in a few years-solar powered
    • She is retiring in 3 years, so we need to move before that
    • Teepee tower is an easier option for repeater site
  • LSPR in about a week
    • Let us know before next Wednesday if you need equipment
    • Chris got the HARC UHF from the EOC on VHF directional antenna
    • Duplexers on SSAR repeater might be bad
    • If anything else, we will run two net controls
    • Assignments will come next Thursday night
    • Test your equipment out soon!
      • Best is by Wednesday to correct any errors
    • Consider taking someone with you, but have them sign up online
  • Little SSAR trailer might have a bad tire/wheel
    • Bearings are good
    • Looking at a new tire tomorrow
  • Visit to Negaunee
    • Got ahold of MSP director and NWS
    • Both said great but need a secure date/time
    • NWS only available in morning and then do MSP after lunch
    • Leave 9 AM
    • Date: Sunday October 29th
    • Negaunee director is a HAM!
    • For those that carpool, we will figure that out
  • Jamboree On The Air
    • Next Weekend
    • At Don’s (W8PSP) House?
    • Boy Scout Field Day
    • Normally help after Rally
    • Should get in touch with Don
  • Budget Items
    • UHF capable antenna analyzer is on there
    • Would be nice to get
    • Old one is bad and can’t tune UHF
    • Have $450 allocated for it
    • About $450 for a decent one (MFJ type)
    • Motion to acquire one
      • Approved!
      • Check request will be initiated
    • Matt will order it and get reimbursed
  • Footswitch PTT is busted
    • Connector needs to be replaced and is irreparable

Meeting Adjourned: 20:38

Meeting Minutes 10/5/2017

Members Present: 9

E-Board Present: Mike, Todd, Zack, Matt

Meeting Start: 20:11

  • Welcome!
  • Org Reregistration
    • Due tomorrow
    • In HARC fashion, it will be done tomorrow!
  • USG Requests
    • Go after new tower site?
    • Existing tower maintenance
    • Talk later…
  • If you’re not on Involvement Link, Please Join!
    • We will not spam you!
  • Inventory Stuff
    • Items need Tags
  • DMR Net Round 1
    • Went well
    • Kory, KE8AVN, was Net Control
    • Tuesday Nights, 9PM, 9062
  • Last Exam
    • Went well
    • Everyone got licenses and Tyler got upgrade
    • Congratulations!
  • Next Exam
    • This Saturday
    • CCRAA Exam
    • 9AM Franklin Township Hall
  • CCRAA Meeting Last Tuesday
    • Have not yet got new repeater
    • Replace the 88
    • Don’t touch things that aren’t broken before Rally!
  • Playing with Rally stuff this weekend
    • Might be linking VHF to another analog UHF repeater
    • Will be an adventure!
    • Saturday afternoon we are going to try
  • Events
    • Rally
      • Sign up online
      • If you want to do a spot, just sign up
      • If you want something else, email Chris (logistics, backup, etc.)
      • Two weeks from tonight is registration
    • Color Tour
      • Went well
      • Very long day
      • Long sweep guy did radio exam next day, and passed!
      • Suspect they will ask us to help again
    • After rally, events are slowing down
    • Saturday after rally is treat street
      • Close down Sheldon and would like assistance
    • Treat street should be last planned event
      • Something might pop up
    • Tower newsletter is coming along
    • DMR Plus Link?
    • Slowly cleaning up the shack
    • Ski hill is using amateur equipment on Part 90 spectrum
    • See you next week!

Meeting Adjourned: 20:52