Next Club Meeting: Feb. 8

Meetings are always held on the second Wednesday of the month. The next in-person meeting will be at Wayne and Larry’s Sports Bar and Grill (933 Iowa Street in Lawrence). Meetings are open to both members and non-members. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Presentation and business meeting follow at 7:00 p.m. Join the club’s electronic mailing list for additional meeting details and updates.

Additional Tentative Future Meeting Dates:

  • March 8, 2023
  • April 12, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • June 14, 2023
  • July 12, 2023

2022-12-14-Minutes

Place: Wayne and Larry’s
Date: Dec. 14, 2022
Time: 6:30 P.M.

About 20 members of the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) met at Wayne and Larry’s around 6:30 P.M. in the reserved back room to conduct our monthly meeting and have a bite to eat.

The President, Kevin Augustus (AE0MO), called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

Introductions were made around the tables.

The Secretary, Ken Kopp (AK0A), was absent from our last meeting and did not have any minutes to read.

The Treasurer, John Harris (N6UOP), reported on the club’s bank account. The report was read and approved.

The Repeater Manager, John Harris (N6UOP), gave a status report on the ‘76 repeater. There were three problems which were resolved.

The Emergency Manager, Kevin Oneslager (KS0EGL) reported no further progress on turning the repeater over to Douglas County Emergency Management. The plan is to turn over the repeater and its frequency pair, relinquishing the DCARC club of the cost of support and maintenance.

Kevin Augustus (AE0MO) called for nominations to fill the four “elected” officer positions; President, V-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. After some discussion the following were nominated.

Matt Hilt K0TOY was nominated for President.
Ken Filardo KA0THK was nominated for V-P.
Justin Graham KF0DAB was nominated for Treasurer.
Jim Cessna AC0KN nominated for Secretary.

Each office nominee was voted on and approved by the majority attending the meeting, and are now the new officers for 2023.

John Harris N6UOP collected the dues for 2023.

Kevin Augustus asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ken Kopp AK0A made the motion to adjourn, which was seconded by John Harris N6UOP.

The meeting was adjourned at about 8:00 P.M.

Amateur Radio Field Day 2022

The annual ham radio open house, also known as ARRL Ham Radio Field Day is almost here and the DCARC will be holding the event on June 25-26 at Centennial Park, near the intersection of 9th and Iowa streets, in Lawrence. We are planning to meet at the East Shelter House, right off of 9th street and directly behind Biemers BBQ, at around 11:00 a.m. Saturday the 25th, and planning to run till noon Sunday. The radios, antennas and most equipment have been figured out, but if anyone has equipment they want to bring please do so. Better to have and not need than need and not have. Please join us, the event should be a good time and help us be better prepared in case of an emergency.

Next General Meeting: April 13

In-Person Option: Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill (933 Iowa Street in Lawrence). Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Presentation and business meeting follow at 7:00 p.m.

Also via Zoom: E-mail ken@ak0a.net for link.

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