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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting August 10th, 2019
– Location: Loong Hing Restaurant
– Called to order at 09:00 MDT Board Members Present:
President: Jim, W7OUU
Vice President: Brent, K2SAW
Treasurer: Terry, AD7P
Member-At-Large: Kelly, K7SU
Number in attendance:  30

Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions
Treasurer Report – Terry AD7P

Repeater Report:  Lance KB7SQS, Kelly K7SU
System Fusion repeaters are working well.  Still working to get repeater access into Idaho Falls area and Wood River Valley.  Currently working on a repeater location in Hailey that would be linked via Wires-X into the MVARC room.

ARES/RACES Terry Fletcher K7THF
State is working on getting Winlink into operation on statewide bases.  Still working through some issues with that.

MV Bicycle Race, sponsored by Magic Valley Trails Enhancement Committee, coming up Sept. 21st.  Let Terry know if you want to help out.  Still considering whether to  use analog or FUSION for the race communications.

Club Station: Jeremy Brown KA7BIF
Jeremy is activating the club station every Wednesday ening from 7:30 until around 9:30.  Anyone interested can come buy and get on the air.

Radios In The Park:  Bil Johnson K8MPW
MVARC is sponsoring Radios In The Park at the Twin Falls City Park on Shoshone St. Saturday Aug. 17th from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.  We will have HF/VHF/UHF set up and making contacts for the public to see and participate to promote ham radio and MVARC..

MVARC Explorer Post 773 recruitment at Canyon Ridge High School on Aug 7 and 8 went well.  Have at least ten good prospects for the Explorer group.  We will be contacting them and making plans.

Steven Feil N7FE in Buhl needs help with antennas.  All help is appreciated.

Theresa Strolberg, XYL of Mike Strolberg WB7NNQ (SK) needs help taking down 50 foot tower at her house.  Will contact them and make arrangements.

Presentation:  Jim Kennedy W7OUU had presentation on how to install crimp-style coax connectors.

No half-pot this month.

10:10 meeting adjourned.

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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting July 13th, 2019
– Location: Loong Hing Restaurant
– Called to order at 09:02 MDT Board Members Present:
President: Jim, W7OUU
Vice President: Brent, K2SAW
Secretary: Alex, KF7LDR
Treasurer: Terry, AD7P
Member-At-Large: Kelly, K7SU

Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions
Treasurer Report – Jim: W7OUU

ARES/RACES – Terry, K7THF The local ARES/RACES roster has been cleaned up and the state is taking care of it. Training was done during Field Day. Ten completed the training. Looking for screw-up corner jacks so that the trailer can be detached from the tow vehicle. Contact Terry K7THF if you have one or several you could donate.  There’s a monthly meeting of the Local Emergency Planning  Committee (Second Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm). Approximately 24 local hams are listed as RACES members. This allows us to work for the county. Still working on getting the ID Cards setup and taken care of. - Civil Air Patrol is looking for Radio Operators – Contact Lt. C Galen at the Airport,

Field Day – Brent, K2SAW Setup as usual at Murtaugh Lake. Had CSI Power Trailer there, but due to noise had to run on generator. Had Phone, CW, and Digital. Had a good time Rag-Crew at site. Score – Bil, K8MPW – about 50/50 on Phone and CW. About 1400 with bonus points. Did miss out a few bonus points. Log is submitted and accepted. Had scouts that were able to get on the air and enjoy.

Wednesday Nights – Jeremy, KA7BIF is activating the club station from 630-830. come to the scout office to get on the air. Scouts do get to see the club room and see what we do. August may change to 7-9, but will be addressed later.

Tuesday Night Net – Terry, K7THF ARES/RACES doing the Tuesday night net on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Testing Session:  Saturday (7-20-19) Testing session at the club house at 9 am

Brent, K2SAW, Doc, AC7M, and Jim, W7OUU are going to be teaching the classes for Tech and General, and maybe Extra

Repeater Report – Jim, W7OUU – Kelly, K7SU – Lance, KB7SQS
HANSEN Repeater – 146.760 & 147.100 – SIRCOMM has requested that we move our 146.76 repeater out of the SIRCOMM building due to security. The Conex Building that houses the 147.100 Repeater is where the 146.760 is moving to, but the building and the tower need maintenance. The antenna that is on the SIRCOMM tower will stay until they can get their guy to take down our antenna. The antenna that’s on the 147.100 will be used on the 146.760 Repeater and the 147.100 repeater is going to be shut down. Eventually the tower is going to be replaced. We will need to spend some money to put a concrete base for the tower. There hasn’t been a date set to move the equipment to the CONEX. Tower work date hasn’t been set either.

Yaesu Fusion/AMS Repeaters – Lance, KB7SQS 443.750 Repeater - Having internet issues at the site. We are working on this issue.  May want to get some coverage into Hagerman, right now we do have some coverage, just not 100%

A survey will soon be sent on the reflector to get a feel for what our club consists of, so that we, the board, can have a direction for club that it’s the best for the club. Please Respond to the Survey.

Half-Pot Drawing: $48.00 – KI7RBY

Motion to close the meeting: Kelly, K7SU Seconded to close the meeting: Kelly, KB7RFT Meeting adjourned at 10:04 MDT

Mt. Harrison yearly meeting followed.
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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting
June 8th, 2019 at Loong Hing Restaurant
Broad Members Present:
President: Jim Kennedy, W7OUU
Secretary: Alex Payne, KF7LDR
Member-At-Large: Kelly Klaas, K7SU
Meeting called to order at: 09:03
25 People present at Meeting
Pledge of Allegience
Introductions
Treasurer Not Present – No Report

Repeater Report: Kelly Klaas, K7SU - Lance KB7SQS
No new info for repeaters. Check-ins are showing up on the Fusion net from all over the world.
Room Hosting is moved because of network issues. There are projects in the works.

RACES/ARES: Terry Fletcher, K7THF
New By-Laws have been approved last meeting. Can be found on the K7MVA website.
Membership Roster has been updated for the most part.
Roster has been divided for ARES and RACES so individuals that are ARES are called on an ARES event.
ARES/RACES members are set to do Net Control on the Tuesday Night Net – the Second Tuesday
Field Day Training on the trailer 10:30 and 13:30 are the training setups. The 10:30 may change.

Field Day: Jim Kennedy, W7OUU
Port-A-Potty has been arranged for the date
Tower Trailer and Mast Trailer
We will be a 2A station this year.
Planning on having Solar and will have a Generator as well.
Friday evening setup is 1800
Bring your own food but also welcome to bring potluck items.  Club will furnish drinks, plates, utensils etc.
There will be scouts at the location Friday Night to Saturday afternoon and have been invited to join.

J.O.T.A.: Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF
JOTA this year is being held at the CSI EXPO Center and not the Boy Scout Office/Club Station.

Explorer Group: Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF
Needing kids Age 14 and up – We have a name, but don’t have any youth.

Club Station: Kelly Klaas, K7SU
With the equipment that the club received from Steve, K7WKR the club setup is set for Fusion, Analog, and HF including FT-991A and FTM-400.

Equipment:
BIRD WATT Meter - $125.00 – Club purchased the unit. Got around 6 slugs and the meter with the original case.
With the meter, the club received a lot of other things
Power Supply: Brand New – 12 Volt – Auctioned off – Bil Johnson, K8MPW
UHF 20’ Commercial Antenna up for grabs – get in touch with Dunk Layton, KD7JKB
Sound Meter – Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF
Scout Master GPS – Does work Late 90s early 2000 – Alex Payne, KF7LDR

Presentation: Jim Kennedy, W7OUU
Building of a ½ Wave 20m Dipole Antenna. Video will be on YouTube. Email will be sent on the reflector.
Antenna was auctioned off at the end of Meeting. Kelly Goodman, KF7UFJ

Mini-Cassia Amateur Radio Club, Inc.: Kevan Vogt, KD7IYA
Meeting is the 3rd Thursday of the month. Next meeting is the 20th of June. An email will be sent on the
Reflector with more information.
Meet with Board Members after MVARC Meeting.

Raffle: Alex Payne, KF7LDR $57.00
Motion to Adjourn Meeting - Motion was Seconded - Vote taken with no objections
Meeting adjourned at 10:37


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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting May 11th, 2019 09:00 MDT

Broad of Directors Present:
   President: James Kennedy, W7OUU
   Vice President: Brent Adamson, K2SAW
   Secretary: Alex Payne, KF7LDR
   Treasurer: Terry Nelson, AD7P
   Member At Large: Kelly Klaas, K7SU

Total Present at Meeting: 35

Called to Order at 09:02 MDT

Remembrance of Steve, K7WKR  SK

Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

Terry, AD7P – Treasurer If you as a club member would like a copy of the Report, please feel free to contact via email at treasurer@k7mva.org

Lance, KB7SQS and Kelly, K7SU –
Repeater Report Lance: Got another Repeater Pair for the fusion network. Not sure where it’s going. Would like to expand to Idaho Falls possible.

Kelly: Filter on the 146.660 needs to be installed.
Talking with SIRCOM to get access for the 146.760 Repeater.

Baldy and Galina will be on the Fusion network soon.

Brack, KI7LVZ Was able to get some equipment donated and the club was sold the equipment. Over $900 was donated to MVARC. 

Terry, K7THF ARES/RACES By-Laws has been modified and a copy was supplied at the meeting. Discussion about changes Motion to Vote Seconded No further discussion Bi-Laws got unanimous vote into place. Things that still need worked on: Assistance Emergency Roster modification Frequency Plan 01- Emergency Communication Course scheduled for area September 21st – 100M bike ride – Magic Valley 100.  The revised new bylaws for AREAS can be viewed HERE.

Ham Radio Stem-Fest report–
About 300 people attended. Report came that everyone enjoyed the event. Already planning next years event. Will be at Mountain Home Middle School

Club Donation: Steve, K7WKR family donated all the amateur radio equipment to the Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club. Radios and antenna as well.  Much of the equipment has been used to update the MVARC K7MVA club station at the Scouting office.

 Boys and Girls Club presentation April 25th.  (Explorers)
Fractal  Wood Burning, 3D Printing, a few Fox Hunts, and other things. Been asked to come back. There is a new addition coming to the Boys and Girls Club. Explorer Troop may have the STEM meetings there.

 Field Day 2019 June 22 and 23 – 4th Weekend of June. At Murtaugh Lake again. We need to have a Field Day Chairman – Brent Adams took on the Role. Discussion on Power out at Field Day. Discussion on having a Digital Mode station setup at Field Day.

Kevan Vogt, KD7IYA Anyone planning on having a Swap Meet/Tailgate? Burley/Rupert getting a Swap Meet/Tailgate setup for 09:00 August 24th at Minidoka County Fairgrounds.

Mt. Harrison Repeater could use some funding to keep site up and running. The site is about $30.00 per month. To donate and help, contact Kevan, KD7IYA. 

There’s a lot of unused equipment at the Club Ham Station. What do we want to do with it? BOD has talked about doing an auction with the equipment or doing an Open House/Yard Sale at the club station. Could some of the equipment be used to supply the ECOM Trailer? What about doing a full yard sale? Take equipment to Minidoka Swap Meet? Open House/Silent Auction. Have a traveling radio/go box for events vs. using our personal equipment.

MESH Network Dean, KI7CC – There is a little bit of interest. There’s enough dishes in the area. There is a lot interesting things we can do with it and the software is smart as it will figure out the best route for everything.

Presentation: Making a QSO Contact on HF. Preformed by Kelly, K7SU and Jim, W7OUU Raffle: Winner $38.00 – Kent Reinke, KV7N Meeting Adjourned at 10:07 MDT
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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting
April 13, 2019 - Election Meeting
Board of Directors Present:
President: Bil Johnson, K8MPW
Vice President: Jim Kennedy, W7OUU
Secretary: Alex Payne, KF7LDR
Treasurer: Terry Nelson, AD7P
Member-At-Large: Kelly Klaas, K7SU
Number of People Present: 30

Called to order at: 09:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions

Elections:
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Member At Large
President: James Kennedy, W7OUU
Nominations:

Vice President:
Lee Bunch, WB7CYO - Declined
Brent Adamson, K2SAW
NO other nominations offered.
Motion to end nominations
Seconded
Majority voted YAY for Adamson
Voted against - None

Secretary:
Alex Payne, KF7LDR
No other nominations offered.
Motion to close nominations
Majority voted yay for Payne
Opposed:  None

Treasurer
Terry Nelson AD7P
No other nominations offered.
Motion to close nominations.
Seconded.
Majority voted yay for Nelson
Opposed: None

Member-At-Large
Kelly, K7SU
Doc Humphrey AD7M Nominated:  Declined.
No other nominations offered.
Motion to close nominations
Seconded
Majority voted Yay for Klaas
Voted against – None

Jim, W7OUU takes President's position.
New BOD are as follows:
President: James Kennedy, W7OUU
Vice President: Brent Adamson, K2SAW
Secretary: Alex Payne, KF7LDR
Treasurer: Terry Nelson, AD7P
Member-At-Large: Kelly Klaas, K7SU

Lance, KB7SQS – Update on Fusion
Portable Digital Node – UDP Ports don’t need opened.
DMR is bridging to FUSION system – Fusion 3108 DMR 3116

Dean, KI7CC
Isolation transformer installed on the Packet System on Hansen Butte.

Terry, K7THF – ARES
Some things got adjusted in the trailer and things that aren’t being used got removed. Did install a new
Yaesu FTM-400 Fusion radio in the EMCOM trailer.
Next Saturday is the ARES Meeting to go over the groups and get new information out to members.
Need to talk about leadership changes. 8am Breakfast 9am Meeting – Loong Hing Restaurant.
READ the ARES Plan. Look at the ARRL ARES Handbook, at least the first couple chapters.

Kelly, K7SU – STEM-Fest
Can get in at 7am to setup. We have a Tri-Fold flyer to pass out thanks to Jeremy, KA7BIF – Students will be
stuffing the bags. All attendees will get KOA bag stuffed with flyers.
MVARC is providing an adjustable soldering station as a door prize.
Will have a lot of things being shown

Old Business:
Insurance – Jeremy, KA7BIF
Their system stated that we didn’t have a policy, but we have the paperwork. We are showing
the check cleared. Jeremy is working on getting that taking care of it to get this taken care of. Should hear
something back on Monday.

Next Meeting:
Planning of Field Day 2019
BSA will be out there and we are getting a part of the building. They will get us fit in. Will be
kids out there.
There will be a new building at Murtaugh and it’s going to be their STEM building.
For Field Day we will be running 3 Transmitters – Tower Trailer – 40M antenna – 80M Dipole is the plan.

146.660 Repeater – Maybe putting another filter on the system to clean some noise.
Cliff Burgess K7IAR is cleaning out his shack and Dunk got some books to give out.
Presentation:

Fox Hunt – Jim, W7OUU
Jim gave a presentation on a Fox Hunt and how to build and use a directional antenna for a Fox Hunt.

Raffle Winner: Doc, AD7M
Motion to close meeting
Seconded
Meeting closed at: 10:03
Lance, KB7SQS giving demo of Personal Digital Mode not part of the meeting. New item available is the Fusion5
Tablet via Amazon.






Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting March 9, 2019
Called to order at @09:03 MDT
BOD Members Present
Vice President: Jim Kennedy, W7OUU
Secretary: Alex Payne, KF7LDR
Treasurer: Terry Nelson, AD7P
Member At Large: Kelly Klaas, K7SU
BOD Members Not Present President: Bil Johnson, K8MPW - Sick
29 People Present at Meeting
Pledge of Allegiance Introductions
Treasure Report – Request via Email – Treasurer@k7mva.org

Race/ARES – Terry, K7THF – Emergency Coordinator
There are 9 members in TF County.
RACES is not an Organization – Just a set of rules. We are an ARES Unit. Members need to go to idahoares.info to get registered, if haven’t already.
The roster is still getting worked on to have a national list vs. the state list. There is a new ARES plan, and is built to bring our level on par with our fellow units.
Read the ARES plan at idahoares.info – ARRL001 and ARRL016 (Not online) are tests that should be taken. There are 30 seats to pair with a mentor and we are in the process of seeing if we can do a local training. Need people to take on some roles. District 4 only currently 1 active Emergency Coordinator. There are some counties that may not have enough hams or interest in having a Emergency Coordinator. For more information on this, please contact Terry, K7THF. There are at least 2 different seminars that are geared to ARES. The By-Laws change of the group are on hold until get everything gets taken care of on Terry’s end. MV100 bike race has changed – no longer in July now in September on the 21st. Some things are still in the working for route and start/finish. Still working on figuring out our coverage area so we now where we are missing/hitting. Visit idahoares.info for a lot of information and links to get training and such. ARES Field Resources Manual – it’s a PDF or you can purchase for $13.00

STEM Fest coming up in Mountain Home on the 27th of April – Kelly, K7SU
Is being planned by several clubs and organizations. Location is at the Mt. Home High School. Will have outside and inside booths. Will have a swap meet with visions of the Old and the New. Putting out promotions and the site is getting around 40 hits a day – idahohamradiostemfest.com – to attend it’s free, to participate does NOT cost. MVARC is sponsoring the Fox Hunt on 2M. Will have some really neat things on our table as well.

Explorer Group Troop 773 – Jeremy, KA7BIF Post773.org Got a Social Media manager now. Start thinking about Field Day 2019 – Will be at Camp Murtaugh Scouts may have a camper function Friday night Dates for Field Day 2019 are June 22nd and 23rd .

Presentation – Dean, KI7CC – Packet video

Half-Pot Winner, Kelly, KF7UFJ Motion to adjourn meeting:

Kelly Klaas, K7SU motion to adjourn.   Second: Kelly Jenrick, KB7RFT

Meeting adjourned at 10:32

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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting February 9, 2019
Called to order at @09:00 MDT
BOD Members Present
    President: Bil Johnson, K8MPW
    Vice President: Jim Kennedy, W7OUU
    Secretary: Alex Payne, KF7LDR
    Treasurer: Terry Nelson, AD7P
    Member At Large: Kelly Klaas, K7SU
Attendees - 32
Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions
Treasurer Report – Terry Nelson, AD7P
Troop 773 - Stem
   Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF, reported he will be going to be going to the Boys and Girls Club to see if we can recruit get new enrollees. This is a program for  14-20 year old youth for all kinds of projects.  Kelly, KB7RFT suggested making  posters to pass out to other schools.

   Repeater Report
Kelly Klaas, K7SU, reported that the new $1200 antenna has been installed at the top of the 180 foot tower on Flat Top Butte for the 442.300 Fusion repeater.  Also installed was the 4-bay colinear antenna for the 146.660 analog repeater. Will be adjusting the pattern on the colinear when weather gets better.  Also installed was a "circulator" filter on the UHF Fusion repeater to help reduce the chances of RFI. 

Jim Kennedy W7OUU reports the RF Spectrum there is noisy on the butte. Our repeaters are really clean and that has been confirmed by observation on a Tektronix 2712 Spectrum Analyzer. The VHF Repeater still hears noise on the receive signal, but not on the transmit side. Appears to be Broadband noise on the butte.

   Dean Etherington, KI7CC, reports the Packet Repeater 145.01 on Hansen Butte lost a power supply but it’s up and running again.

   ARES/RACES
Terry Fletcher, K7THF reports on ARES/RACES.  In the past week – got the Event Copies from the state ARRL ARES leaders–  and it shows what our qualifications need to be and it’s 12 pages full of information. Will be publicly available in the next couple months. We have room for MVARC ARES/RACES  group to upgrade. RACES is not an Entity, but a set of rules – This only requires a couple opperators, but the remaining can be ARES.  More at  www.Idahoares.info
Event coming up
Magic Valley 100 Bike race – July 20th is the operating day  (This has since been changed to Sept. 21)– Need people to be around 10 days before so that we can test the system and fix what is needed to fix.
Field Day – June 22nd – 23rd – Trailer has been out, but shown very little interest in it.
Severe Weather Spotter - February 20th 19:00 – This is free and no registration needed.  Course will be at KMVT – Meeting room and entrance at the north end of the building.

   Mount Harrison Chapter
Kevan Vogt, KD7IYA reports it's time for membership donations for the Mt. Harrison repeater.  The organization recently re-registered with the state of Idaho with a new name...Mt. Harrison Amateur Radio Society of Idaho, Inc.

   Idaho Ham Radio Stem Fest
April 27th at Mountain Home Middle School
MVARC will be doing Fox Hunt instead of Morse Code contest.
Will have vendors and other cool booths – Public Safety, etc
Booth will be present for the MVARC will there and Jeremy Brown KA7BIF and Oscar Carranza K7KOA are going to arrange for a STEM booth with the help of Steve Hagerty K7WKR.

   Presentation
Electronic Theory – Basic – DIODES
Raffle Winner: $39.00
Dean, KI7CC
Motion to adjourn: Kelly, K7SU
Seconded: Jim, W7OUU
Adjourned at 10:14
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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting Minutes Sept. 8, 2018
Meeting called to order at 0902
Elected Officers Present:
     President Bil Johnson K8MPW
     Vice President Jim Kennedy W7OUU
     Treasurer: Terry Nelson AD7P
     Member at Large: Kelly Klaas K7SU

# of people present at meeting: 29
Pledgte of Allegiance and Introductions

ARES/RACES Liason Terry Fletcher K7THF announced ARES/RACES Training in Idaho Falls coming up for those qualifying for 800 Series.
Fletcher said a group representing MVARC will meet Monday with Jerome County officials to discuss status of 146.66 repeater site and
     status of ARES/RACES with Jerome County.

Dean Etherington KI7CC says we are still waiting to hear from SIRCOM so we can get a new memorandum of cooperation with officials
to access our repeater site on Hansen Butte.

"Bil" Johnson K8MPW says he will have his Fusion repeater up and running soon.  All pieces should be here by Monday.  443.950 mhz.

The new Fusion repeater in Filer at KB7SQS warehouse should be up very soon on 444.600 mhz.

Steve Hagerty K7WKR announced he will be holding a Technician Class training session starting at the end of Oct. and into November.
Details for this class can be found on our website HERE.

Jeremy Brown KA7BIF said the Explorer Post 773 is regrouping after the summer.  New meeting time will be Fridays at 4:30 p.m. in the
ATIC building at CSI.  He also announced JOTA will be held at the Boy Scout office on Oct. 20th.

Kevan Vogt KD7IYA says Mt. Harrison repeaters have been maintained for the year and are in good operating order.  The new FUSION digital repeater
on 449.200 mhz. is operating very well as is the 147.00 machine.  He said memberships are being renewed and that they are going well. 

Special presentation was another Q&A session about Yaesu System Fusion.

There was no half-pot drawing this month.

Adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting Minutes August 11, 2018
Meeting called to order at: 0900
Elected Officers Present:
     President: Bil Johnson, K8MPW
     Vice President: Jim Kennedy, W7OUU
      Secretary: Alex Payne, KF7LDR
      Treasurer: Terry Nelson, AD7P
      Member at Large: Kelly Klaas, K7SU

# of People present at Meeting: 29
Pledge of Allegiance Introductions

Repeater Report: Dean, KI7CC retiring from maintaining repeaters.  Kelly Klaas K7SU and Jim Kennedy W7OUU will take over the repeater maintenance. 

ARES/RACES – Jerome is questioning the viability of the tower on Flat Top Butte where the 66 repeater is located. Now waiting on the word from Jerome County. Questions:  is it positioned correctly? Can it reach the east side of county? Is the tower plum? Is the Tower proper size?  There will be no development of the 66 MVARC repeater in the building and on the tower until all these questions are resolved.

Tech class end of Oct Start of Nov. Thursday evening at Boy Scout Office. Around 7pm - $20/$25 for manual

Fusion Repeater – Discussed the Agreement that was signed between parties involved. Essentially, the Fusion repeater on 443.750 will be owned by Lance Vander Meiden but operated by MVARC.  The agreement will be in the secretary file. The repeater will remain in Digital Mode being that we have 2 FM repeaters in the area, but it can be switched to AMS mode or FM mode for special occasions.

A discussion on the floor about changing out the 146.760 repeater (Hansen Butte) to a Fusion digital repeater because right now the repeater is on sale for $650 through Yaesu. Motion made by Jim Kennedy, W7OUU to purchase Fusion repeater to replace 76 machine.  Over 95% approved, none opposed.   After installation the Fusion repeater will be in AMS mode which means it will work for both analog FM and Digital.

Fusion Repeater Presentation by Lance Vander Meiden: Wires-X box is the box that gets the repeater on the air via the internet. Also Lance answered questions about Fusion and showed some Fusion capable radios.

Winner of Half-Pot- Kelly Goodman, KF7UFJ

Meeting adjourned at 10:12am

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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting Minutes July 14, 2018
Meeting called to order at: 0900 Elected Officers Present: President: Bil Johnson, K8MPW
BOD Attending: 
Vice President: Jim Kennedy, W7OUU
Treasurer: Terry Nelson, AD7P
Member at Large: Kelly Klaas, K7SU
Attendees present at Meeting: 20

We racked up over 1800 points for Field Day!

MV-100 Bike Rally will be held July 21.  Volunteers traveled to their positions after meeting to
test communications and cross-band repeaters.  Tests were successful.  WE ARE READY!

JOTA Details.  Will be held again at Scout Office.  More details to come.

A meeting is scheduled Monday July 16 with Jerome County officials to discuss the "working agreement" between ARES/RACES and MVARC.
Attending the meeting will be Dunk Layton KD7JKB, Terry Fletcher K7THF, Jim Kennedy W7OUU and Kelly Klaas K7SU. 
Results of the meeting will be posted after the meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 10:30.

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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting Minutes June 9, 2018
Meeting called to order at: 0900 Elected Officers Present: President: Bil Johnson, K8MPW
BOD Attending: 
Vice President: Jim Kennedy, W7OUU
Secretary: Alex Payne, KF7LDR
Treasurer: Terry Nelson, AD7P
Member at Large: Kelly Klaas, K7SU
Attendees present at Meeting: 22

Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions Treasurer Report:

Twin Falls Repeater– Fully Functional
Jerome – Unknown where it sits at this time. Still working with Jerome County Officials.

100m Bike ride: still need some members to assist.   Contact Terry Fletcher K7THF if you can help.

Tube and Tent Storage: Time to consider what we are going to be doing. Time has come to clean house at current location of KLIX 96.5FM Kool Transmitter. Either store them or put them up on E-Bay.
Storage will be at Brent Adamson's (WX7L)  right now

Swap Meet: 7-28-2018 – Will be held at the Scout Office. Will make a list that could be at the Swap Meet for the Tubes.
Setup at 8 a.m.  Gates open at 9 a.m.  It's all free.  Bring your stuff!


Field Day 2018 – June 23rd and 24th at Murtaugh Lake Only running 2 Transceiver – Running 80m Dipole and triband on 10,15,20.
Club will furnish Drinks, chips, snacks – you bring your food – BBQ is up to you. Explorer Group is invited to come out with drones
Friday night 6pm setup for antenna Trailers –
Saturday Morning 8am to setup Bill, W7AAZ 40 meter vertical. 
May have a Fox Hunt Activity

Half-Pot Winner: Larry, K7LTL

Motion to adjourn: Kelly Klaas, K7SU Brent Adamson WX7L Seconded
Meeting Adjourned at 9:36am
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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting May 12, 2018 -
Loong Hing Restaurant, Kimberly Rd., Twin Falls, ID.
Board of Directors Members present:
Bil Johnson, K8MPW - President
Jim Kennedy W7OUU - VP
Terry Nelson AD7P - Tres.
Kelly Klaas K7SU - Member at Large

26 people present, called to order at 9 a.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Treasurer Report - Terry Nelson AD7P

Terry Fletcher, K7THF, reported on the "Bike Race" coming up on July 21.
ARES/RACES and other members will be involved again this year providing communication.
There will be some minor changes to the route.
The 100 mile ride is a fund raiser sponsored by the Magic Valley Trail Extension Committee.
Will need about 18 to 20 hams to participate. Please contact Terry Fletcher if interested.
Also ARES/RACES is in process of updating MOA agreement with Twin Falls County Sheriff.

Club members voted to hold Field Day June 22 & 23 at Murtaugh Lake at Camp Murtaugh.
Members voted to forego the club purchasing sandwiches for the meal and each attendee will bring their own food.
Club will furnish Drinks, chips for snacks, plates and utensils for pot luck.
Setup will be that Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

No half pot today.
Adjourned at 10 a.m.
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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting April 14th, 2018 –
Election Meeting –
Loong Hing Restaurant, Kimerbly Rd., Twin Falls, ID
Board of Directors Members present:
Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF – President
Bil Johnson, K8MPW – Vice President
 Alex Payne, KF7LDR – Secretary
Terry Nelson, AD7P - Treasurer
Robert Castaneda, KC7QR – Member at Large

28 People present at meeting Meeting called to order at: 09:00
Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions
Treasurer Report – Terry, AD7P Insurance –
Purchased liability nsurance through ARRL – haven’t done the equipment on the insurance yet.
Did a quote online and it would be about $50 a month, so it hasn’t been done yet. 
Discussion – Lets keep just the liability. We haven’t lost any equipment yet that would make it worth it. Scrap getting the equipment insurance.

Repeater Report: Dean, KI7CC
Twin Falls – Civil Air is out of the ARES hut so the hut is only us in the building. Maybe moving the 76 Repeater. Weed control is great.
Civil Air Patrol is wanting a HAM to teach and be the Radio Operator

Jerome – We have dibs on the top of the tower. There’s an issue with getting bids to get everything on the tower.

ARES/RACES – Terry, K7THF Working on getting Twin Falls Cooperation agreement to match what Jerome’s agreement is stating.
Presentation – Terry, K7THF Cross-Band Repeaters

Jim, N7ZGH Passed 4-13/4-14

 Elections: President: Vice Present Bil Johnson, K8MPW is moving up to President
Secretary: Nominations - Alex, KF7LDR
Treasurer: Nominations: - Terry, AD7P
Member at large: Nominations: - Kelly, K7SU Bob, KC7QR Tim – Nomination rejected due to possible issues
Votes: Bob, KC7QR Votes counted
Kelly, K7SU Votes counted
Based on votes counted Kelly, K7SU is now Member-At-Large
Vice President: Nominations: - Larry, K7LTL Jim, W7OUU
Votes: Jim, W7OUU Votes Counted
Larry, K7LTL Votes Counted
Based on votes counted Jim, W7OUU is Vice President
Explorer Post  773 – This week they will be at Robert Stuart Middle school on the STEM program that is happening there. But a lot of great young men in the group.

Lee, WB7CYO – ARRL – Section Manager is retiring this fall. Would be cool to have someone from the Magic Valley to be a part of.

Bil, K8MPW – Presented certificate to Jeremy, KA7BIF for Outstanding Service.

Half-Pot - $22.50 – Rosie, KI7UFI

Expect an email from Bil asking what equipment you have. Jim, W7OUU Motion to close meeting Mike, W0LVJ Seconded Meeting adjourned at 10:10am
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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting March 10th, 2018
Called to order at 09:00 at Loong Hing Restaurant,
1719 Kimberly Rd., Twin Falls, ID 83301
President Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF Presiding over meeting.
Vice President Bil Johnson, K8MPW, Secretary Alex Payne, KF7LDR and Treasurer Terry Nelson, AD7P are present.

28 Members total present at meeting. Introductions Pledge of Allegiance Treasurer’s Report

Steve, K7WKR 501c3 reporting is completed this year. Didn’t have income of $50,000
Will have technician class this fall

Terry, K7THF Weather’s spotters training. Info will be placed on the reflector April 15th at Jerome county jail.
100K Bike Run – 21st of July is in the planning stage RACES training –
Will have a Crossband repeat class/training following April’s monthly meeting.

Explorer group Was suppose to have meeting 3-9-18 but no members showed up.
Keypad/Door Lock – Will be installed in the near future Lock on the club room – we can install the lock – the captain will be getting lock.

QSO Party is today. Can do at the club house if wanted.

Insurance ARRL Liability is $300 ARRL Equipment is $50 deductible and it costs $1.40 per $100 of equipment.
Motion has been passed placed on floor to just have BOD go for it if they feel it’s what is needed. – Motion has been seconded – Motion passed. Motion modified to just do it. Motion seconded – Motion passed

Repeater Report: Dunk, KD7JKB Everything is approved, just waiting for everyone at Jerome County to get everything lined up.

Certificate: Dunk, KD7JKB – Thanks for assistance on maintaining the Repeaters Dean, KI7CC –
Thanks for assistance on maintaining the Repeaters
Steve, K7WKR – Appreciation of all work on IRS/501c3

Presentation: Jim, W7OUU – Video by David Casler KE0OG – Dipoles vs. verticals.

Half-Pot Raffle: $43.00 Kent, KV7N Meeting adjourned at 10:00
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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting Minutes
February 10, 2018
Meeting Called to order at: 08:56
B.O.D. Present:
Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF – President
Terry Nelson, AD7P – Treasurer
Alex Payne, KF7LDR – Secretary
Robert Castaneda, KC7QR – Member at Large
Number present: 28

Testing session next month at the Scouting Office/Club House

Explorer Club doing great. Waiting on parts for the drones. Governors office of Boise called and a
couple of members went up and had a great time. Got about 6 members.

Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

MFJ Antenna Analyzer was donated to the club station from Brent Adamson, WX7L.

Trying to get the keypad put in for the club station.

Repeater Report
Office of Emergency Management is in charge of putting together the project on the Jerome Sheriff's tower, but the person that heads
that department is unclear of what must be done.  Dunk Layton, KD7JKB is helping to guide them. Needing to figure out contractors. Given
permission to do whatever it takes, just not pulling the cord to do it.

Mt. Harrison – No Report.
.
Hansen Butte site is doing great.

Treasurer report
$341 on Christmas Party raffle. Spent approx. $400

Boise will pull some funds.
Boise Convention – Motion to approve $300.00
Motion: Alex Payne, KF7LDR
Second: Mike Payne, W0LVJ
Motion carried.
(Update -- The Idaho State Convention has been cancelled so there will be no need for the money approved.  Edited K7SU 2/18/18)

Jim, W7OUU – Presentation on HF Propagation

Half Pot Drawing: Kelly Klaas, K7SU - $40.50

Motion to Adjourn: Kelly, K7SU
Seconded: Jim, W7OUU
Adjourned 9:59am


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No January 2018 Business meeting.  We held our Winter Christmas Party in lieu of the business meeting.
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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting
December 9th, 2017 – Called to order at 08:55
Board Members Present:
Jeremy, KA7BIF – Pres
Bil, K8MPW – Vice Pres
Alex, KF7LDR – Secretary
Terry, AD7P – Treasurer
Bob, KC7QR – Member at Large
Total Present: 25
Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions
Treasurers Report
HOTY Nominations – In by the 18th

Explorer Post 773:
Meeting twice a week. Found 3-4 students that was working Real World Design Challenge – don’t have
time to complete. Will be continuing with explorer program. Will have a robot with Wireless video and Audio.
Meeting at both Canyonridge High and a couple times at Office.

ARES/RACES:
Check roster to make sure info is correct – only a few responded to check-in

Repeater:
Equipment ordered for the Jerome repeater in the Jerome County Sheriff's building on Flat Top Butte.  and all else functional.

Winter Party:
Prime Rib, Chicken, Pork, Salmon – Same as last year. Price has not been figured out as of meeting.
Will be at Happy Landing Restaurant.
Jan, N7BRL in doing women's gifts and entertainment.
Board members meeting after meeting to finalize the door prize.
Jan, N7BRL – Theme: Curses Foiled Again -
Need characters/actors

MARS Program – Looking for Idaho Members

Insurance – Currently looking for new policy as the present one does not cover what we need.  ARRL has one that may work. 
Dunk KD7JKB won 48.50 half pot
Called to close at 09:33

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The Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting
October 14, 2017 – Called to order at 08:57 MDT
Board of Directors present:
Jeremy, KA7BIF - President
Bil, K8PMW – Vice President
Alex, KF7LDR – Secretary
Terry, AD7P – Treasurer
Bob, KC7QR – Member-at-large
22 people present at meeting

Thank everyone for all the help on the Office/club house.
Pledge of Allegiance.
When running coax, we were asked to go through where the HVAC lines were coming in if possible. When attempting to make room in the existing, the Freon line was
nicked and repairs are needed.  The repair will be around $1300.00
Motion was put to pay the bill – Kelly, KB7RFT – Motion was not needed.
Discussion – put up donation to assist in resupplying the $1300.00

Introductions

Treasurer’s Report – Club is sitting good. Purchased a couple office things for the club room and power bill for repeater.
Discussed the ARRL bonus for when club puts in your ARRL paperwork.

Repeater Report:
Jerome Commission – Don’t want us owning antenna on their tower, so they are buying antenna, installation, and
coax. We will be rent free.

ARES/RACES is documenting all the paperwork for the repeater site. Talking about having 3 coax running up the
tower. Only costing time to get this going.
ARES/RACES Report:
Don’t have any plans at this time for an exercise or meeting.
May have some C.E.R.T. training, but will be discussing for Jerome. Twin Falls does not have anything
like this.
Will check trailer, but nothing really to winterize.
Good training session for use of the trailer. Have had a couple walk-through, but will have another one.
Clubhouse:

Showed pictures of all the work that was done in a couple weekends.
Boy Scout Office will have a keypad access soon.
Has posters, and will have some boards on the wall.

Woodriver is wanting to work with the MVARC on the Camp Bradley link setup.

Presentation – Solar Eclipse 8-21-17
Lloyd Paul Verhage, KD4STH

JOTA next Saturday and discussion.
Setup – Talk about 1 radio. Got call for about 5 scouts showing up for merit badge. Thinking of setup for like Field
Day. Looking at about 10 scouts from Troop 74.
There is a J.O.T.A. video from previous year on the club Youtube Channel.

Winner of Half pot: Jim, W7OUU $38.50
Motion to adjourn: Bil, K8MPW
Seconded: Dave WA7SDO
Adjourned 10:47
 

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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club
Monthly Mto order at 09:00
Members of Presidency present: Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF, President – Bil Johnson, K8MPW, Vice
President – Alex Payne, KF7LDR, Secretary – Terry Nelson, AD7P, Treasurer– Bob Castandea,
KC7QR, Member at Large.
Number of Members Present (Not counting BOD): 15
Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions

Treasurer's Report – Terry, AD7P
 Lee and Bobby Kelly for service and appreciation. Terry, K7THF for all stuff with
ARES/RACES.

BSA Explorer Room/JOTA – 8am to 2pm (Could go longer) – Grab fliers. Got applications.
Status of office. Carpet is getting laid 9-9-17 afternoon. Got filing cabinet and tables/desks.
Talking with students at Canyon Ridge High School in Mr. Nelson's class.
The eally wanting to have Camp Bradley
Woodriver Chapter is really wanting to assist in getting communications with Camp Bradley.
Going to be getting a couple world maps for push-pins of contacts.
The Icecream truck that Jeremy is running is willing to donate a portion of profits to the
explorer group if they are willing to assist.

ARES/RACES: Twin Falls County Local Emergency Planning Committee is having a meeting the
week of 9-11 to 9-15. The major components have had swapping of their committees. Need
more operators for ARES/RACES. Willing to take some people to the meeting.

Swap Meet – Happening in 2 weeks. Believe need more assistance.

Testing is next week. - Got VEs that are needed to have things covered.

Murtaugh Boy Scout facility is having a ribbon cutting on 9-15.

Tech License class starting this coming Thursday. 7pm is when class is starting. (Cancelled)


Tuesday Night Net – Need more organization. Larry is going to be running the Tuesday night nets
now.
Motion to close: Jim, W7OUU
Second: Brent, KV7N
Half Pot: $34.50 – Winner: Kelly, KB7RFT

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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting
Saturday, August 12
th, 2017 – 08:55
BOD members present… Jeremy, KA7BIF; Bil, K8MPW; Alex, KF7LDR; Terry, AD7P; Bob, KC7QR (Member @ Large)

Pledge of Allegiance

Treasure's Report – Terry, AD7P

Introductions

ARES/RACES
Thanks to all that came out on the 100 mile bike race. Eclipse is coming.  All ARES/RACES please have radios on so if needed you can be contacted. Monitor 146.760. Protect your eyes.

Thank you Terry, K7THF for getting the 100 mile race all setup.

REPEATER REPORT

Mt. Harrison building – needing help and assistance to get work done. Ice tore things up this last winter.

There's still hope for the Jerome Butte Repeater setup.


SWAP MEET – SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2017 AT KOA

Starting at 09:00. Setup is at 08:00 – Don't have anything really for a club table. Willing to split profits ½ if selling your product on the club table.

Needing people for parking and  directions. No testing at Swap Meet.

 

Burley Swap Meet is Next Week, August 19

.

FIELD DAY

Over 3100 points and are submitted. Results in November

 

TRAINING CLASS

Scheduled another Tech Class – Starting September 14th.

 

EXPLORER GROUP

Tour of the facility will be at the end of meeting.
Will be a lot of work, but well worth it.
Post 773 – 7 is Reign and 73 for what we say at the end of Transmission
Learning for Life side of the BSA Umbrella age 14-20
Brent is Advisor – Debbie assistance Advisor (will need females to assist so females can join.)
We are going to be a Technology group – we have a wide range to teach. Need to stay on course.
Have access to all Snake River Counsel facilities.
Our room is 17x17

Maybe a little cost to use some facilities, but maybe only $25.00 (Activity/Maintenance Fee)
Any activity we do will be an Explorer Activity as long as there are Explorer advisers present.  $40.00 Sponsorship Fee for the first year only.  Money for projects can be raised by Fund Raisers.
We don't do the merit badges as a group, but we can assist in individuals obtaining the Communication Merit Badge. There are approx 9 badges that we can assist with.
Will have 24x7 access with keypad access to the building.
Kelly, K7SU – Motioned for the club to sponsor the Explorer Post 773
Brent, WX7L- Seconded
Only 1 opposed. Motion is carried
J.O.T.A. Will be our opening activity.
Want to be running by October 1
st, 2017

Half-Pot Winner: Jennifer, KI7PAR $46.00

Certificates of Appreciation to: Jim, W7OUU; Bob, KC7QR; Bil, K8MPW; Kent, KV7N; Oscar, K7KOA

Meeting Adjourned at 10:03
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Saturday, July 8th, 2017.

There was no business meeting today.  Instead, several members of the club pulled the tower trailer and
handed out JOTA flyers at the Kimberly Good Neighbor Days parade.

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MVARC Monthly Meeting Minutes for June 10th, 2017
MVARC President Jeremy Brown KA7BIF Presiding.
Meeting was called to order at 09:00 at Loong Hing Restaurant
Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

Terry Nelson AD7P gave a Treasurer's report.
Motion to accept report made by KB7RFT, seconded by KG7SIQ, approved.

AD7P reported we are ready to move the Hy-Gain 146.66 repeater antenna, located on the Jerome County Sherriff's tower near Flat Top Butte.  We are just waiting for the "go" and some organization does still need to be done.

KB7RFT asked if the club would be willing to donate some money, perhaps $150, to the Mt. Harrison Chapter for repeater expenses.  No vote was taken at this time.  It was suggested that the Mt. Harrison Chapter consider asking users of the repeater to help out with expenses.  There was some agreement that the MVARC would be willing to donate a set amount to the Mt. Harrison Chapter each year but no amount was set and no vote was taken.  It was also pointed out that MVARC has contributed a lot to the repeater in the past including $70 in March. 

Club President Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF, said he would like to see the club participate in the parades in the area this summer.  The next one is the Buhl Sagebrush Days Parade.  He also noted the Boy/Cub Scouts could be invited to walk with the club float in the parade.

Field Day Chairman Jim Kennedy W7OUU says our participation in Field Day this year will be at North View Orchard near Buhl which is owned by MVARC member Kent Reinke KV7N.  We will operate as a 4A setup this year.  Set up time will be Friday, June 23rd around 5 p.m. All hands on deck who can help set up the two antenna trailers, the club tent and several other smaller tents.  Here is a map to get to the Field Day location referenced from St. Lukes Reginal Hospital on Pole Line Road in Twin Falls.  Club members decided to have Subway sandwiches and a Pot Luck again this year at 5 p.m. Saturday on the Field Day site.  MVARC will provide drinks and Subway sandwiches, members are asked to bring some sort of food dish. 

Kelly Klaas, K7SU, was presented with the ARRL Certificate of Merit from MVARC for appreciation of the work done for the club.

Club President Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF, announced a "slogan contest" to come up with a good slogan the club can use.  Details were sent via the club mail list.

Half-pot raffle won by Jim Kennedy W7OUU.

Meeting adjourned at 10:05 a.m.

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MVARC Monthly Meeting Minutes for May 13th, 2017
MVARC President Jeremy Brown KA7BIF Presiding.
Meeting was called to order at 09:00 at Loong Hing Restaurant
Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

09:08 – There was no Treasurer’s report.

09:10 – Jeremy, KA7BIF – Told club members who are also ARRL members that if they renew their ARRL membership through MVARC the club will get a “commission” for each one who signs up or renews. 
Encouraged members to renew/sign up through the club.    Jeremy and Terry AD7P will manage this task for the club.  Jim, W7OUU – Explained what ARRL is about. 

 Field Day 2017
Jim, W7OUU
Club be running a 4A station this year at the Northview Orchard owned by MVARC member Kent Reinke KV7N.  Will have antenna trailer.  Oscar, K7KOA – will let club use generator Will have Port-A-Potty available
Food will be decided for Saturday
Jim, W7OUU asked for Radios, lights, chairs, and Extension cords
Radio setup will be 1 Digital and 3 Morse/Voice

09:25 – Jeremy, KA7BIF – Club/Hobby Exposure, Getting people into the hobby.
Being in Western Days Parade
Give out brochures to the public
Doing a Fox Hunt
Getting Kids into HAM RADIO.
Club willing to sponsor a school club
Jim, W7OUU – Club needs to be able to talk with kids

09:45 – 146.660 Repeater and Jerome County Sheriff
Things are put on hold at the Jerome County Sheriffs Office. Changes are happening in Jerome County Offices.
Jim, W7OUU – does the club want to be on hold as well, or should we make a “Plan B”?
Dunk, KD7JKB – Talks about the history of the plan and also history of “Plan B”
Jim, W7OUU – we should go with “Plan B” and if so some ideas to change
Kelly, KB7RFT – What if we get kicked out
Dunk, KD7JKB – Won't happen
Topic Closed

09:40 - “GO” Bags
Kelly, K7SU – Talks about his “Go” Bag
Oscar, K7KOA – Talks/Show his “Go” Bag
10:03 – Half-Pot Drawing
10:08 – Problems with Reflector and reminder what its use is for.  Club members have first priority.  If non-members do not approve of reflector content they can unsubscribe.

10:10 – Rosey, KF7UFI Motions to Close
Jeremy, KA7BIF Seconds

10:11 – Meeting Adjourned

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 MVARC Meeting Minutes for 4/8/17
President Kelly Klaas K7SU Presiding

Meeting called to order at 9:01 a.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions

Treasurer’s report by Treasurer Terry Nelson AD7P

Kelly Klaas K7SU asked for volunteers to help in the MVARC booth at the Idaho State Convention.
Volunteers included Bill Carver W7AAZ, Doc Humphrey AC7M, Bil Johnson K7MPW, Kent Reinke KV7N and Oscar Carranza K7KOA.

Klaas called for volunteers to help with the MVARC sponsored CW contest.  Volunteers include Brent Adamson K2SAW, Debbie Adamson, Bil Johnson K8MPW and Kelly and Rosey Goodman KF7UFI, KF7UFJ.

Klaas mentioned MVARC has an active Facebook page and encouraged all to check it out and make posts.

Klaas announced that he and Steve Hagerty K7WRK visited Kent Reinke’s orchard and check it out for a Field Day site this year.  There are several site possibilities.   Jim Kennedy W7OUU volunteered as Field Day Chairman.  Brent Adamson K7SAW will assist. 

Elections were held at the meeting.  Results are:

Jeremy Brown KA7BIF automatically takes office after serving one year as Vice President.
Vice President – “Bil” Johnson K8MPW
Secretary – Alex Payne KF7LDR
Treasurer -  Terry Nelson AD7P
Member at Large – Bob Castaneda KC7QR

After the election Jeremy Brown KA7BIF took over as President.

Terry Fletcher K7THF had an ARES report announcing training exercise May 20, 21.  If we get more participants and exercise will be held.  If no more volunteer to help the exercise may be cancelled.  Contact Terry if interested.

President Jeremy Brown encouraged the club to be pro-active.  Announced JOTA participation Oct. 21st at the Boy Scout Office. 

Next month bring a radio go-bag if you have one to welcome and encourage new hams.

Dunk Layton KD7JKB said the site for the 146.66 repeater is progressing and the antenna has been ordered. 

Kelly Jenrick KB7RFT suggested some type of repeater to help hams in Hagerman get out of the canyon.  Suggestion was to not do anything until the 146.66 repeater is in operation at new location as it may fix the problem. 

Raffle winner of Jim W7OUU.

Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

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11 March 2017 Club Meeting Notes
Meeting Notes Written By: Jacob Wright
Total # Of People At Meeting: 32 

0904  Club Meeting Starts
0904 Pledge Of Allegiance
0905  Introductions
0908  Kelly (K7SU) reminds members club elections will be next month

0909  Terry AD7P Gives Treasure Report

·        Kelly Motion To Accept Report

·        Motion To Accept Report and seconded.

·        Members vote unanimously to accept.

0910  Kelly (K7SU) Talks About The Club Being At Idaho State Convention (April 20-23, 2017). Will Be Doing A CW Contest.
0914  Oscar talks about the JOTA location(Boy Scouts Office), dates, and hopes for the event to be a family event. Brings up the need for the club to set down a firm time table for the event. Brought up the idea to have multiple stations and maybe have some classes. Jim points out that the club needs to bring their “A” game since the club has all this time to plan and the need to bring in more youth.

0924  (Old/New Bussiness) Jim brings up the need to start really planning for Field Day since it’s come up real fast. Kelly says Kent’s (KV7N) Orchard is our location this year..

             Time goes forward Tonight.

             Congrats to the new HAMs

0927  Debbie Draws Half Pot Winner
0929  Dunk KD7JKB announces congratulations for club members who have worked at getting new hams licensed throughout the year.
0930  Chris demos his mobile IRLP/digital setup. Answers questions about his setup and some specs on the system.

 1007 K2SAW motions to conclude meeting.

            KV7N 2nds motion.

Club meeting ends.

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11 February 2017 Club Meeting Notes
Meeting Notes Written By: Jacob Wright
Total # Of People At Meeting: 27

0904  Club Meeting Starts
0904 Pledge Of Allegiance
0905  Introductions
0907  Terry Nelson AD7P Gives Treasure Report

·        Kelly Motion To Accept Report

·        Jim 2nd Motion To Accept Report

0909  Kelly (K7SU) asks if members desired a New Date For Winter Club Party Due To Weather Conditions. Board Of Directors Will discuss a backup plan if meeting is changed due to weather.   Also asked members if there was a desire to change location.

            Poll (Not Official Vote)

·        13 In Favor To Keep It Where It Was At

·        3 Opposed

0916  Jeremy Brown KA7BIF Asks For Club Members Help (Bodies & Stations) To Help Cub Scouts Get An Award by participating in Jamboree On The Air (JOTA). Will Be Put On Calendar.

·        Oscar Is Willing To Speak To Scout  Council To Have The Grounds Be Used For The Cub Scouts if needed.

0920  Attending club members vote That The Club’s ½ Of The Half Pot Will Be Donated To The Mount Harrison Chapter repeater fund. The Ticket Winner Can Decide What They Want To Do With Their ½.
0921  Terry Fletcher K7THF Speaks About RACES Operations/Participation & The Need For Some More Club Members To Join RACES
0927  Kevan Vogt KD7IYA Talks About The Mount Harrison Repeater Fees/Costs That Need Help Covering. Kevin Has Also Asked For Some Help To Uninstall/Install Antenna On The Station’s Tower.
0939  Chris Hembre W7CTH Shows/Talks About OpenSpot (Digital Packet) For Mobile/Hand Held Digital Transmitting/Receiving. Also Shows Wireless Router To Hook Up To Hot Spot.
0943  Kelly (K7SU)  Talks About MVARC participation At Idaho State Convention. MVARC will  Be sponsoring A CW Contest. Members authorize/approve $300 For Prizes From Club Accounts And To Make brochures.  Also Asking For Assistance To Man The Booth. Brings Up Registration Fees.
0952  Kelly (K7SU) Brings Up The Need To Get A Projector Screen.  Members approve.
0953  (Old/New Business) Dunk KD7JKB mentions The Need For People For RACES  And To Have Some People Have Their Radio’s On
0954  Kent KV7N Talks About his Achievement of transmitting from Every County In The USA (3077). Does A Presentation And Show Antenna/Radio Rig & Method Of Transportation Of Equipment.
1017  Lester (Guest) Draws Raffle Winner.  (Winner, Jeremy Brown KA7BIF)
1018  Meeting Adjourns

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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting
December 10, 2016
     Presiding: Kelly Klaas, K7SU President
     Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF Vice President
     Alex Payne, KF7LDR Secretary
     Terry Nelson, AD7P Treasury

Meeting called to order at: 09:00

22 in attendance
Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions
Treasurer Report
Winter Party - Jan, N7BRL - White Elephant gift exchange. If participating bring a gift. Men buy men
Woman buy Woman or you can buy one for either.
Steve, K7WKR - Price $22.00 per person if ordering the Christmas party menu. Prime Rib,
Chicken, Pork Chops, or Salmon. Includes soft drinks and dinner roll, veg, etc. Can order off the menu.

Elmer’s Net - Bil, K8MPW - meets Thursday on the 146.76 and talk about anything or everything that is
FCC Approved

ARES/RACES - Terry, K7THF - Got table & Chairs. Got a laser printer. Spring will look out for a shelter.
Idaho Disaster team changed it’s name recently. In the process of getting an exercise setup.
Repeater Report - Jerome still waiting on the sheriff to get the antenna. Did get coax wrapped on tower.
Need to get building leveled at spring.

Presentation - Slow Scan TV
CommsPrepper
Allows to transmit without Microphone. Soundcard Interface allows easier setup. There
is one you can build for about $20. If you don’t use interface, difficult to setup the box. SignalLink - about
$100 -- Rascal 2 -- can borrow from Bil, K8MPW

Rolly, W7KOT - Half Pot winner. $51.00
Meeting adjourned at 09:40 MST

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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting
November 12, 2016
Presiding: Kelly Klaas, K7SU President
Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF Vice President
Alex Payne, KF7LDR Secretary
Terry Nelson, AD7P Treasury

Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions
Treasurer Report - Approved

Hansen Butte cleaning - tower needs to have some things completed.
Teaching classes at CSI and Field Day Results - Steve, K7WKR
   Tech Class - Starting around the end of January. 6 Sessions at CSI at 2.5 hours each.
   Notes on reflector with specifics.
   Cost: Base fee of $40, maybe close to $50.00. Will get book and license exam fee.

Field Day - Won Idaho again (2nd Year Running) and had High Score for Idaho.
   Did leave about 400 points in the dust that we can get.
   CW Contacts helped us.

Kelly’s tower use project fell through.

Sun Valley (Blaine County) area law with Handheld mics for Amateur Radios in vehicles.  Still waiting to see impact.

Winter Party: Talk about having a different location. Discussion will be in February.
   Winter Party 2016/2017 - Jan, N7BRL is MC - Menu choice is the same as last year.
   Theme of party is White Elephant gift exchange. Just make sure it’s wrapped. One gift of each
   individual. Cost of about $5.00
  Gifts for woman will be dinner gift cards.

Repeater Report:
3 weeks ago - conversation about Jerome Site. Doug McFall is right on it. Twin Falls site is
running strong.

Large Prize Raffle Tickets
Start selling tickets in Feb and raffle off at the Winter Party.

ARES/RACES
Received a Donation of $560.00 for an Estate Sale. Will disccuss what we want to use money for.
Will have talk about getting a small folding table and a couple chairs and a 10x10 cover. May want to get
an up-to-date computer system and a new printer.
Would like to setup an exercise in Spring to see what we can do and stress our setups to see where
we can improve. Do need to see about getting more personal so that we can have relief for people. May
setup a long testing session as well.

Video - How to make a Fox Hole Radio Receiver
Half Pot raffle winnings of $60 was donated to club.

Meeting adjourned at 10:10
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K7MVA CLUB MINUTES 10/8/16
BY K7SU
18 in attendance
Meeting time 9 a.m.

1) Pledge of Allegiance
2) Introductions
3) Everyone reported on new radio toys and/or notabls QSO's
4) Treasurer's report
5) Report from "Bil" Johnson K8MPW on Thursday night Elmer's net regarding lots of Elmers but few who need help
6) Report from Terry Fletcher K7THF regarding money to ARES from N7GUC sale
7) Report from Dean Etherington KI7CC regarding help needed for maintenance at ARES repeater site
8) Report from Kelly Klaas K7SU regarding club to start Tech classes at CSI for adult ed. for spring semester
9) Report from Kelly Klaas K7SU for urging members to be on lookout for room or building suitable for club station
10) Group discussion on location for January Christmas party.  It was decided we would have it again at Happy Landing at airport.
11) Watched video on "Ham Radio Aboard ISS"
12) Winner of half pot Dean KI7CC
13) Adjourned 10:35 am

K7MVA CLUB MINUTES 9/10/16
BY KF7LDR/K7SU

1) Pledge of Allegiance
2) Introductions
3) Discussed new "radio toys" some of the members attending had procurred.
4) Report from Bob Castaneda KC7QR on the Swap Meet coming up on 9/24
5) Discussion from Kelly Jenrick KB7RFT that the Civil Air Patrol is interested in having the club teach their members about radio operations.
6) Discussion about possibly holding ham radio classes through CSI and using their resources.
7) Doc Humphrey AC7M presented some pictures of the Evel Knievel jump back in 1974.7)7) Presentation from Bob Rodman, N7SVI about making antennas from flea market finds.
8) Presentation from Bob Rodman N7SVI on making antennas from flea market and yard sale finds.
9) Raffle winner of the half-pot was Rick Lang, AD7JS.
10) Adjourned

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K7MVA CLUB MINUTES 8/13/2016
BY AD7P

1) Pledge of Allegiance
2) K7SU is going to put the minutes on the web (reflector) instead of having them read each meeting.
3) Jim Kennedy W7OUU talked about meteor shower scatter.  There was a meteor scatter that just happened.
4) Kelly K7SU mentioned the bicycle 100 mile run that we are participating in providing communications from eight pit stops along the run.  Any one who would like to participate can.  All eight stops are filled already.
5) The treasurer AD7P gave a financial report.
6) KC7QR talked about the swap meet the club is holding next month and how we need people to volunteer to help.
7) Bil, K8MPW, talked about the Elmer’s net on Thursday nights and how he is running things now compared to when the net was first started.
8) Kelly (KB7RFT) talked about how the Civil Air Patrol would like us to teach radio communication techniques to their people.  The contact person is being invited to come to our meeting next month.
9) Steve K7WKR is going to start a Tech class this autumn and a general class this winter.
10) Kelly showed a YouTube video about how to test the voltage on a car battery. 
11) The drawing for a flat of peaches from Kent, KV7N, won by Jim Kennedy W7OUU 
11) adjourned at 0950.


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