The February meeting was called to order by President Mike, WB8BZK at 7:00 p.m. on February 6, 2018 in the Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.
The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by Dave K9RUF.
President Mike, WB8BZK extended a welcome and asked if there were visitors or guests present. We had 3 guests: George KD9JDS with his wife Sherrie, and Eric KC9WRB were in attendance.
President Mike, WB8BZK asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc. issued since Last meeting. Dan formerly KD9AHQ received new call KD9M.
Introductions around the room followed. 28members + 3 guests were in attendance for the meeting.
Minutes from the January meeting were printed for review at the meeting by Secretary Dan, KD9M. Mike ND9G moved to accept the minutes, and the motion was seconded by Roger KF9D. The motion passed by voice vote.
Treasurer Joe, N9OK gave the January report: Started with $4655.82 had a donation of $80 from family of W4TYO. Dues of $60 with $0.41 in interest ended with 4796.23. Joe also gave the February report: Started with $4796.23 had dues of $80 and $0.41 in interest ending with $4876.64. John K9JK moved to accept the Treasurer report, and the motion was seconded by John KA9CAR. The motion passed by voice vote.
President Mike, WB8BZK announced that dues for 2018 are now Past Due.
President Mike, WB8BZK encouraged all to join the club Yahoo reflector, K9RN. Also visit our Web page.
President Mike, WB8BZK asked for a moment of silence for George Hellmann KD9EIZ SK.
Several Ham Fest over the next couple months. LaPorte IN 24th Feb, Sterling Rock Falls 4th March, Jefferson WI 18th March and several others.
President Mike WB8BZK asked if anyone participated in the Winter Field Day. Pierre K9EYE worked QRP with Ham sticks worked several stations. Gary KD9FML worked 442 contacts. Vice President Mike ND9G worked RTTY contest conditions were fair had a few hundred QSO. President Mike WB8BZK had 25 quick QSO just checking.
President Mike WB8BZK asked for people to think about presentations for August through December.
Thoughts of Group IO conversion brought up for discussion looks like most groups are switching from Yahoo to Groups IO with problems and delays with Yahoo.
Under the topic of old business,
Roger, KF9D talked about 2018 Field day planning. Look to do 2A + GOTA +VHF again. Monitoring the site for noise but looks good now. Looking for other places for backup. Always need help with all areas. Setup, Tear down, Operate, Safety, just being around to interface with public etc.
Boy Scouts for a merit badge event. President Mike WB8BZK is waiting for them to get back.
Show and tell
Gary KD9WFL group of people always listening to 146.415 simplex waiting for QSO.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m. Dave K9RUF moved to close and the motion was seconded by Mike KC9Q
Following a short break, Kent Dulaney K9KMD gave a presentation of “Keep Lightning Outdoors”
Minutes recorded by Club Secretary Dan, KD9M