KSU Amateur Radio Club Minutes

Minutes - December 3, 1996

The regular meeting of the KSUARC was called to order by Robert Cox, KBØMVZ at 6:35 P.M.

Officers for the calendar year 1997 were elected, as follows:
PresidentKurt Zoglmann, KBØTMQ
Vice-President/Activ. Mgr.Chris Casey, NØVRP
Secretary-TreasurerDavid Yoder, KAØJPM
Station ManagerBill Kuhn, KO4MH

Chris Casey, NØVRP and Norm Dillman, NØJCC reported on the packet radio / internet project. A temporary antenna and feedline for 2 meters have been installed, and are operating. The all-mode radio (IC-251A) has cables for the TNC, and is available for packet radio. A 350-watt 2-meter amplifier and a 50-watt power supply is on loan from Norm, in hopes of encouraging 2 meter experimenting and DXing. The computer for the BBS/Internet tie is about ready for operation. We hope to get a MICOR or Alinco repaired for dedicated packet radio use so the IC-251A will be available for other 2-meter activities.

Several announcements were made by the president and the adviser.

A collection of $26 was taken for Elma Bratovic, a KSU student being treated for a brain tumor at the Mayo Clinic (as is our former adviser, Dr. Bill Dawes, WØIPV). An envelope with a letter of explanation will be left with the EECE secretary for a week or so in case members not present would like to donate. (Bill had a setback last week, but he rallied and is doing much better).

We received a "no no" during a recent fire inspection. The legendary transformer door stop had to go.

The club voted to move the regular meeting place to 152 Durland Hall. Norm Dillman will reserve the room.

The club voted to have the third Tuesday meetings be devoted to technical topics. The January 21 meeting will feature Bill Kuhn, KO4MH on the topic of amateur satellite operation. Meeting time is 7 P.M. The meeting will be advertised to other area clubs.

The club voted to participate in Open House 1997, and to have a special events station to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the KSUARC. The motion carried a request for David Yoder to initiate publicity to QST, 73, etc., and produce a certificate.

The club voted to buy an ARRL repeater directory for the weapons room, since we have a functioning 2-meter station.

Graduating president Robert Cox was congratulated for a job well done and for a new job that he has just accepted.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 P.M.

minutes taken and produced this week by
Norm Dillman, NØJCC

and translated to HTML by
David Yoder, KAØJPM
secretary-treasurer (who skipped the meeting to see the Cats)


e-mail to: ksuarc@ksu.edu