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June 15th 2021 Meeting Minutes

Pine Valley Repeater 

Richland County ARES/RACES

Rescheduled Monthly Meeting June 15 -2021

Virtually via Zoom

Members present:  KC9CMD Chris Vice President, KC9LBO Ralph Treasure,      W1MOZ David, KC9MRV Adam,  KC9HHF Linda, KC9MRW Neil,  Dick W9JR KC9GPD Glen,

Guest: Chris Shannon, Quent W6RI, Clint

Meeting called to order about 7:07pm by KC9CMD Chris Vice President

Meeting minutes from May 18, Motion to approve as received by Ralph  Dave 2nd approved.

Treasurer Report: current balance same as last month (Ralph Didn’t have exact info with him)

Chris K. Made motion Linda 2nd Approved 

JulyNet control: Ralph KC9LBO (8:30 pm net time)

ARES/RACES Recap:

ARES/RACES ID: Chris Talked about the Info has been submitted by Richland County Emergency Manager Darin and he will contact Chris when the IDs are ready

National Night out Vernon County Adam KC9MRV Talked about the event on Tuesday August 3rd 4-8 pm and is looking for help in Parking cars and possibly Helping with a demonstration both Please let Adam or Chris know if you could help.

EOC antenna problem Ralph and Adam are working to resolve the problem.

PVR Recap:

Club President Report:  We will be going back to in person meetings along with zoom starting in July.

RC Fair: September 8th -12th  2021 it was talked about and members are to be thinking if the club would like to have a booth at the fair  It will be discussed at the next meeting

D Star Repeater project:  Nothing new to report at this time things are getting closer to getting D Star back on the air from RC.

Field day which is June 26 & 27 was discussed and it was voted that PVR will not have a field day site but we were invited by Joe WB9SBD to Join Yellow Thunder ARC for there field day.  Their Field Day Info can be found on their Web site. 

At the last meeting A discussion about grants was talked about.  Linda talked about the 3 grant found that we can apply for, Rotary, We Energies, and Alient Energy. We then discussed what we wanted as far as equipment. Then what equipment should go with what grant. It was decided that we should put with the We Energy grant: ICOM 7300 HF Radio,  Alient Energy: Antenna Tryplexer, and Rotary: ICOM  ID 5100A Dual band D-Star mobile radio. Raph made the motion with Dave 2nd and it carried.

Linda brought some great news, that we have been approved for the Alient Energy grant this being said we will be able to get a tryplexer for the D Star site.

Club computers after talking with the counties IT personnel it was determined that our computers in the EOC Coms room are out of date and should be replaced.  We will begin to look at other grants or fundraisers to be able to replace the desk top computer(s) and possibly get a laptop for portable use.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday July 20th  7:00pm at the Courthouse and on Zoom with the Zoom Room opening around 6:00 pm for testing equipment and or socializing.

Meeting was adjourned about 8:15pm Linda made motion Dave 2nd motion carried.

Meeting minutes by: Chris KC9CMD

June 15th 2021 Meeting Minutes

Pine Valley Repeater 

Richland County ARES/RACES

Rescheduled Monthly Meeting June 15 -2021

Virtually via Zoom

Members present:  KC9CMD Chris Vice President, KC9LBO Ralph Treasure,      W1MOZ David, KC9MRV Adam,  KC9HHF Linda, KC9MRW Neil,  Dick W9JR KC9GPD Glen,

Guest: Chris Shannon, Quent W6RI, Clint

Meeting called to order about 7:07pm by KC9CMD Chris Vice President

Meeting minutes from May 18, Motion to approve as received by Ralph  Dave 2nd approved.

Treasurer Report: current balance same as last month (Ralph Didn’t have exact info with him)

Chris K. Made motion Linda 2nd Approved 

JulyNet control: Ralph KC9LBO (8:30 pm net time)

ARES/RACES Recap:

ARES/RACES ID: Chris Talked about the Info has been submitted by Richland County Emergency Manager Darin and he will contact Chris when the IDs are ready

National Night out Vernon County Adam KC9MRV Talked about the event on Tuesday August 3rd 4-8 pm and is looking for help in Parking cars and possibly Helping with a demonstration both Please let Adam or Chris know if you could help.

EOC antenna problem Ralph and Adam are working to resolve the problem.

PVR Recap:

Club President Report:  We will be going back to in person meetings along with zoom starting in July.

RC Fair: September 8th -12th  2021 it was talked about and members are to be thinking if the club would like to have a booth at the fair  It will be discussed at the next meeting

D Star Repeater project:  Nothing new to report at this time things are getting closer to getting D Star back on the air from RC.

Field day which is June 26 & 27 was discussed and it was voted that PVR will not have a field day site but we were invited by Joe WB9SBD to Join Yellow Thunder ARC for there field day.  Their Field Day Info can be found on their Web site. 

At the last meeting A discussion about grants was talked about.  Linda talked about the 3 grant found that we can apply for, Rotary, We Energies, and Alient Energy. We then discussed what we wanted as far as equipment. Then what equipment should go with what grant. It was decided that we should put with the We Energy grant: ICOM 7300 HF Radio,  Alient Energy: Antenna Tryplexer, and Rotary: ICOM  ID 5100A Dual band D-Star mobile radio. Raph made the motion with Dave 2nd and it carried.

Linda brought some great news, that we have been approved for the Alient Energy grant this being said we will be able to get a tryplexer for the D Star site.

Club computers after talking with the counties IT personnel it was determined that our computers in the EOC Coms room are out of date and should be replaced.  We will begin to look at other grants or fundraisers to be able to replace the desk top computer(s) and possibly get a laptop for portable use.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday July 20th  7:00pm at the Courthouse and on Zoom with the Zoom Room opening around 6:00 pm for testing equipment and or socializing.

Meeting was adjourned about 8:15pm Linda made motion Dave 2nd motion carried.

Meeting minutes by: Chris KC9CMD

April 20th 2021 Meeting minutes

Pine Valley Repeater 

Richland County ARES/RACES

Rescheduled Monthly Meeting April 20 -2021

Virtually via Zoom

Members present:  KC9CMD Chris Vice President, KC9LBO Ralph Treasure,      W1MOZ David, KC9MRV Adam, WB9SLI Mike, KC9HHF Linda, KC9MRW Neil,  KD9POL Rodney

Guest: WB9SBD Joe

Meeting called to order about 7:03pm by KC9CMD Chris Vice President

Meeting minutes from March 16, Motion to approve as received by Ralph Adam 2nd approved.

Treasurer Report: Mike Made motion Dave 2nd Approved 

May Net control: Chris Kanable (8:30 pm net trial time)

A Moment of silence was held for Club Member, Friend, and now Silent Key Roger Nicholson KC9HHH

ARES/RACES Recap:

ARES/RACES ID: Chris & Adam Talked about the importance of getting the forms filed out and returned. We have a few returned and will get what we have received in to be processed soon.

PVR Recap:

Club President Report:  Elections will be held for open positions when we start back to in person meetings.

Club Dews for 2021. Dews are due and can be sent to the PVR Treasure Ralph KC9LBO @ S6509 County Road J Viroqua Wi. 54665

Please send them in ASAP thanks.

D Star Repeater project:  Mike WB9SLI talked about the project moving forward. With a few bumps in the road.  A replacement server has been purchased and is in Baraboo to get set up then back to RC for testing. Mike, Ralph & Chris were at the Tower Hill site on Saturday to look over what needs to be done for getting power and Internet to the other building and it was determined an electrician should be contacted to do the installation of the power.  

PVR Net time was also discussed as we have some members who get up early on Mondays for work.  It was voted on to try 8:30pm for the month of May, then review at the June meeting and decide whether or not to leave it at 8:30pm or go back to 9:00pm or another time.

Returning to in person meetings:  It was discussed and decided that Chris will check on the status of a return date for meeting at the EOC. It was also decided after discussion that when we return to in person meetings that we will also continue to use Zoom so if people can’t make the meeting, they may be able to attend virtually.

Field day which is June 26 & 27 was discussed and it was voted that PVR will not have a field day site but we were invited by Joe WB9SBD to Join Yellow Thunder ARC for there field day.  Their Field Day Info can be found on their Web site.  Adam also said that we would also be welcome to attend Mississippi Valley ARC as well.     

A lengthy discussion about grants was talked about.  After a talking about the Aliant Energy Grant and the We Energy grant it was decided to proceed with one grant at a time and the We Energy grant was selected.  After talking about various equipment, the club would like to use the grant for, it was decided to apply for the Icom 7300 radio and accessories.  With Adam making the motion and Ralph 2nd motion carried.  Linda who has done some of the preliminary work for the grant will proceed in writing the grant.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday May 18 7:00pm on Zoom with the Zoom Room opening around 6:00 pm for testing equipment and or socializing.

Meeting was adjourned about 8:30pm Less made motion Mike Seconded motion carried.

Meeting minutes by: Chris KC9CMD

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