KSU Amateur Radio Club Minutes

Minutes - March 4, 1997

The regular meeting of the KSUARC was called to order by Kurt Zoglmann, KBØTMQ at 7:08 P.M.

David Yoder, KAØJPM gave a treasurer's report, as follows: $2856.12 general fund, and $354.55 KSU Foundation.

Bill Kuhn, KO4MH reported that he had called for additional information on rotors--Yaesu, that is. The G-800S is a medium-duty basic rotor that goes for about $339. We are also considering the G-800SDX, which lists for $430. This rotor has position presets. It is also possible (for about $300) to get a G-23 interface so that the SDX can be controlled by a computer. KO4MH and KAØJPM were authorized to buy the G-800SDX.

We are also considering the purchase of a thrust bearing (another Yaesu product) to make life easier for the rotor. Bill will consult NØIN on the merits of this gadget before we proceed.

The treasurer was given final authorization to buy the Heil Pro-Set headset (with HC-4 DX element) ($131) and the AD-1 Icom adaptor ($15). Also, final approval for the Antennas West TNT 80/40/20/17/12/10 no-tune Windom antenna was given ($98.95 shipped).

There was lengthy discussion on antenna possibilities for satellite work, especially a 2m antenna that could be on a mast with our new rotor. Various ideas were tossed around, but no motions were made and no money was spent.

1997 Open House station plans were discussed. We intend to have some older equipment ( representing more of our 70 years than our ICOM 736) both on display and in use during Open House on April 5. We are looking into how we could finagle an antenna on top of Durland Hall (or is it Rathbone Hall now)?

The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 P.M. and we adjourned to our shacks.

David Yoder, KAØJPM


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