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PVR Meeting April 21, 2020

Pine Valley Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes March 21, 2020

Call to Order: at 7:05 pm on the 146.910 repeater
Sign In: Members:
Chris kanable KC9CMD, Dick Neumann W9JR, Ralph Hendrickson KC9LBO,
Neil KC9MRW, Daina KC9KOQ, Glen KC9GPD (via Echolink)

Meeting Exercise: We held a drill simulating the current Pandemic.
we used our 146.910 repeater with members simulating being activated and sent to the following locations

Emergency Operations center: Chris KC9CMD Net contole
Richland Hospital: Ralph KC9LBO
Richland Center High School (Shelter#1): Neil KC9MRW
Rover: Glen KC9GPD
HF Radio: Dick W9JR

The exercise lasted about 45 minutes and we passed a few messages using the ICS Incident Command System 213 Message form.
Most everyone had to either send a message or to reply to a message using the ICS 213 format.
Over all the drill went as planed. We did however learn a few things that we needed to brush up on or even practice using more. One Item was tactical call signs. Another was being sure you have all the tools needed for being a net control, as you never know when you may need to be one and not have access to the EOC Communications room or to your regular net papers and forms. It was also talked about doing another drill in another few months.
Thanks to all who participated in the Exercise. It was a good time to bush up on our communication skills.

The meeting exercise raped up about 7:45pm.

Meeting Minutes:
Submitted by Chris kanable KC9CMD

February 18, 2020 PVR Meeting Minutes

Pine Valley Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes February 18, 2020

Call to Order: at 7:05 pm in the Richland County Court House COM Room.
Sign In: Members:
Chris kanable KC9CMD, Dick Neumann W9JR, Phil Wallace KC9QQQ

Meeting Minutes: Dick moved to accept, second by Phil, passed.

Treasurer Report: Ralph KC9LBO was absent

Pine Valley Repeater ARC – Quick Recap:
President Report: Currently an open position. Chris will continue as Vice President to fill his role.
One Day Technician Class: A date of Sunday April 26 has been set. The class will be held here in RC at the Court House. General Exams will also be available upon request. The lunch will be from Subway.
Election of Officers: Up for Election President & Secretary with Nominations in April & Elections in May.

2020 Event Ideas / presentations / Trainings: Be thinking of Ideas and bring them to any meeting or email to the Officers. Activating or reactivating an island was brought up by Dick. Ralph suggested Saint Faryal Island in Prairie du Chien. They will look into this and other related ideas for the next meeting.

ARES/RACES Net Control:
March: Chris unless other member or members would like to be net control. Let me know It was also decided that the net will continue as is till we review it at May’s meeting as to weather we go to 2 nets a month or what course of action will be taken.

ARES/RACES Quick Recap
EC Report:. No activations for January. All quiet.
Skywarn Storm Spotter Class: the class is to be held on Monday April 6th 6:30 pm here in RC at the UW Plattville – Richland Campus Copper-Top Theater. Come early as the Road Runner Cafeteria is open and has awesome food for a good price. PVR ARES/RACES will have a display table, anyone wishing to help with the display please let Chris KC9CMD know.
Please help spread the word.

Adjournment: moved by Phil second by Dick, adjourned at 8:40 pm
Submitted by Chris kanable KC9CMD

PVR Meeting 1/21/ 2020

Pine Valley Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes January 21, 2020

Call to Order: at 7:05 pm in the Richland County Court House COM Room.
Sign In: Members:
Chris kanable KC9CMD, Dick Neumann W9JR, Ralph Hendrickson KC9LBO,
Phil Wallace KC9QQQ. Gaye Hillman KC9ZZX, Kathy Donvig KD9WW

Meeting Minutes: Dick moved to accept, second by Phil, passed.

Treasurer Report: Ralph reported for November & December Depositing of members Dues $70.00, November Interest $.11, Speding $10.00 for our Wi. DFI Incorporation, December intrest $.12 Our current balance is $1,382.53

Pine Valley Repeater ARC – Quick Recap

President Report: Currently an open position. Chris will continue as Vice President to fill his role.
PVR 146.910 Repeater Possible Problem: Chris has talked to Len N9QIP He has offered to help us track down the problem when he comes down to do a maintenance check up on the Interstate network system in either late February or March.
One Day Technician Class: A tentative date of Sunday April 26 is being set Ralph will confirm this and let people know. The class will be held here in RC at the Court House. General Exams will also be available upon request.
Election of Officers: Up for Election President & Secretary with Nominations in April & Elections in May.
2020 Event Ideas / presentations / Trainings: Be thinking of Ideas and bring them to any meeting or email to the Officers. Activating or reactivating an island was brought up by Dick. Ralph suggested Saint Faryal Island in Prairie du Chien. They will look into this and other related ideas for the next meeting.

ARES/RACES Net Control
February: Chris unless other member or members would like to be net control. Let me know

ARES/RACES Quick Recap

EC Report: No activation for November and December. All quiet.
Skywarn Storm Spotter Class: The class is to be held on Monday April 6th 6:30 pm here in RC at the UW Plattville – Richland Campus Copper-Top Theater. Come early as the Road Runner Cafeteria is open and has awesome food for a good price. PVR ARES/RACES will have a display table, anyone wishing to help with the display please let Chris KC9CMD know.
Please help spread the word.

link to area Skywarn Weather spotter classes in the NWS La Crosse area

Adjournment: moved by Phil second by Dick, adjourned at 8:35 pm
Submitted by Chris kanable KC9CMD