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September General Meeting Agenda

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, September 14 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

Agenda

Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report, including banking change
Membership Report
2M Repeater Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
440MHz Repeater Status
Repeater(s) Event Operating Rules
Upcoming Elections
Insurance Status, liability and equipment
Website Renewal
W2XRX Callsign Renewal
Rochester Mini-Maker Faire
Fall Fox Hunt Planning
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month?
Presentation/Project – 6M Halo Antenna

~ Rich, K2RAH

June General Meeting Agenda

June General Meeting Agenda

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, June 8 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

  • Past Minutes, April & May
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership Report
  • 2M Repeater Status/Update
  • 2M Net Report
  • Fusion Net Report
  • 440MHz Repeater Status/Update
  • B & W HF Antenna Sale
  • Field Day Prep
  • Rochester Mini Maker Faire
  • Repeater Event Operating Rules
  • Spring Fox Hunt Results
  • Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
  • Other Business
  • Show and Tell
  • What have you done the past month, re: ham radio?

~ Rich, K2RAH

May General Meeting Agenda

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, May 11 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.
  • Past Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership Report
  • 2M Repeater Status/Update
  • 2M Net Report
  • Project Status of 440Mhz Repeater
  • Spring Fox Hunt
  • Science Exploration Days
  • Field Day Prep
  • Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
  • Other Business
  • Show and Tell
  • What have you done the past month, re: ham radio?
  • Presentation, “Video tbd”
~ Rich, K2RAH

Agenda for April 13 XARC Meeting

April General Meeting Agenda

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, April 13 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

  • Past Minutes, February (March Meeting Canceled)
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership Report
  • 2M Repeater Status/Update
  • 2M Net Report
  • 2M Net Start Time
  • Project Status of 440Mhz Repeater
  • Field Day– Tent Rental
  • ARES/RACES Response to Recent Weather Events
  • Windstorm/Snowstorm Post Mortem, re: XARC Repeater Use
  • Spring Fox Hunt
  • Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
  • Other Business
  • Show and Tell
  • What have you done the past month, re: ham radio?
  • Presentation, “How Not to do a Contest”

~ Rich, K2RAH

MARCH GENERAL MEETING AGENDA

March General Meeting Agenda

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, March 9 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

  • Past Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • 2M Repeater Update
  • Project Status of 440Mhz (new) Repeater
  • XARC Club Net Report
  • Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
  • Other Business
  • Show and tell
  • What have you done the past month, re: ham radio?
  • Presentation, “How Not to do a Contest”

~ Rich, K2RAH

Fusion Net

I have schedule another Fusion net on the W2XRX repeater – here is the info:

Fusion Net

Tuesday Feb. 28 at 8PM, there will be a Fusion net on the 145.29 W2XRX repeater (Canadice, NY).  The mode will be digital narrow DN.  It will be on Wires-X room #21704.  The purpose will be to discuss Fusion news, equipment, Wires-X, tips, etc.  Check-ins are encouraged from all CNY/WNY Fusion stations.  Initially we would follow-on with a net every 4th Tuesday of the month.  More frequent nets could be added if enough interest.

Misc News and Notes

A few items of interest –

  • Next meeting – more details forthcoming but the main topic will be whether the club supports the possibility of re-establishing our 440 repeater.  We have a possibility of a site, not in an ideal location for most XARC members (the west side is NOT the best side ;-), and it looks like we might be able to do this rather economically.  So we plan on discussing further at the next meeting and probably taking a vote as to whether we move forward.  Please plan to attend if you are interested.  That’s Feb 9 at 6 PM.
  • Also at next meeting – possibility of a couple club projects – 6 Meter halo antenna and/or all band 300 watt amplifier might be discussed.
  • I purchased a FTM-100DR to have as a full-time (or almost) Wires-X node to free up one of my FTM-400’s for a base radio.  Now I need to put up a second antenna.
  • By the way, I paid under $300 for the FTM-100DR.  I think I paid over $500 for a Kenwood TM-733 at the Rochester Hamfest in the early-mid 90’s.  It was a nice radio and could receive two bands at once, but it didn’t have a GPS receiver, APRS, or digital.
  • Looks like Yaesu has a lower cost C4FM fusion handheld on the way.  The FT-70DR was seen on the FCC website for testing.  I’m guessing under $200 and somewhat de-featured from the FT1D.  Maybe no GPS.  Probably hear in a couple months.
  • Heard a couple new guys in the area on Fusion.  A couple had FTM-3200’s they got for Christmas and a couple with FT-991.  Don’t have their callsigns handy – but if you have Fusion, listen for these guys and please answer if you hear them call.  One reason why I got another rig, so I can answer them easier.
  • Heard a talk about Fusion from a Yaesu guy who indicated Fusion C4FM was nearly identical to APCO P25 Phase 1, but the FCC asked them to make a small change (one bit) to make them incompatible.

Hope to see you on Thursday Feb 9,

Brian – K2AS

JANUARY GENERAL MEETING AGENDA

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, January 12 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

  • December Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Repeater Update
  • Science Exploration Days Discussion
  • XARC Club 2M Net Report
  • ARRL – RTTY Roundup Contest Report
  • Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
  • Show and tell
  • What have you done the past month, re: ham radio
  • Presentation – Drumlins ARC to report on their Fusion Repeater Activities

~ Rich, K2RAH

Election Results & December General Meeting

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held December 8 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

Election Results (term of office commences on January 1, 2017) –

  • President (one-year term) – Brian Donovan (K2AS)
  • Vice-president (one-year term) – Harry Ramos (W2HRY)
  • Secretary (one-year term) – Rich Hull (K2RAH)
  • Treasurer (one-year term) – Rick LaDonna (N2IJI)
  • Director (three-year term) – Fred Donahue (W3MUD)

Agenda for the December General Meeting –

  • Acceptance of November’s Meeting Minutes
  • Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership Report/Status
  • Old/New Business
  • MakerFaire Report and Lessons Learned
  • Fusion Net & XARC Net Reports
  • 2017 XARC Event Calendar Review
  • Repeater Status/Workparty
  • Show and Tell, What have you done lately, re: ham radio?
  • Presentation – Overview & Prep for January ARRL RTTY (Digital) Contest

~ Rich, K2RAH

November General Meeting Agenda

Date – Thursday: Nov. 10, 2016
Location – Webster Rec Center at 6:00pm

REMINDER – Dues are Due!

–  Meeting Agenda –

  • XARC will be holding elections for Club Officers and one Director’s position. Nominations are still welcome.
  • Nominations received so far –
    President (one-year term) – Brian Donovan (K2AS)
    Vice-president (one-year term) – Harry Ramos (W2HRY)
    Secretary (one-year term) – Rich Hull (K2RAH)
    Treasurer (one-year term) – Rick LaDonna (N2IJI)
    Director (three-year term) – Fred Donahue (W3MUD)
  • October Minutes approval
  • Treasurer Report approval
  • Old/New Business
  • Repeater Status, Work Party
  • 2017 Club Calendar/Events
  • Status and last minute prep for Maker Faire (Morse Code Key)
  • December Presentation options
  • What have you done in Amateur Radio Lately?

~ Rich, K2RAH