This Months News
G Wolfe - KI0KK
Thanks to everyone for their support during my term as President of the Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club. Our new officers will transition into their new roles during the month of October; President - Jeff Darby (KE0CAZ) and Secretary/Treasurer - Marty Peters (KE0PEZ). Larry Hall will continue as Vice President. Thanks to Mike Costello for his many years of valuable service as our Secretary/Treasurer..
We plan on testing the HyGain 3 Element beam at Del's property in Edgerton on the weekend of October 21/22. This will give the club an addition light weight beam antenna for club operating events such as Field Day. We will also be constructing a mount for the solar panels to charge the trailer batteries. The current plan is to meet at the trailer location at 9 AM on Saturday 10/21. Sunday is our backup day if needed. Check the club calendar for details.
Planning for the 2019 Ham Radio Class has begun. The 2019 class will be for the General Class License. Larry Hall will be taking registration requests. Thanks to Jim Cessna for doing registration for the past few years. We expect to begin advertising for the class at the end of October. Further details will be announced over the next few weeks.
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See you at the November 3rd meeting at Perkins in Olathe.
Mike Costello - KB0ISQ
MEETING TO ORDER:
The President, Greg Wolfe KI0KK, called the meeting to order. Introductions of attendees were made by name and call-sign.
The Sec-Treasurer report was given by Mike Costello, KB0ISQ. He verbally reported the revenue and disbursement amounts the club incurred since our last meeting. The financial report of the club for the last twelve months was also presented and copies provided for review.
There were only two nominees for the offices being vacated for next year. Jeff Darby (KEØCAZ) was elected as President and Marty Peters (KEØPEZ) was elected as Secretary/Treasurer. Larry Hall (KDØRIU) will retain the Vice Presidents position. Thank you to Greg Wolfe (KIØKK) for his service as President and Mike Costello (KBØISQ) for his service as Secretary/Treasurer.
Repair of Club Beam Antennas
A work session will be held October 20th beginning at 9 AM at Del’s place in Edgerton. The work session will be used for the following:
2020 Midwest ARRL Convention Planning
The Mo-Kan Regional Council of Clubs is continuing planning and investigation into hosting the 2020 ARRL Midwest Convention. Next meeting will be at the Southside Hamfest on October 20, 2018. Visit the Mo-Kan Regional Council of Clubs web page for further information, http://mokancouncil.org
Del’s Edgerton Location
Continue to discuss a permanent location for HF Antennas.
KS Day 2019
The Kansas Day 2019 event has been submitted to ARRL QST magazine. The date will be January 29, 2019 at Del’s QTH. Can use 2 or 3 operators at a time.
Christmas Party - December 14th 6:30 PM at the Gardner Senior Center.
General classes only will be held starting on January 5th, 2019. Location to be determined.
NØTT has an article about Missouri in QST.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. Meeting was adjourned.
Jeff Darby - KE0CAZ
The Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club will host a special event on Saturday 26-Jan-2019 celibrating the admission of the Kansas Territory into the Union as the 34th state. President James Buchanan signed the bill admitting Kansas into the Union on January 29, 1861.
The club call sign - KS0KS - will be used for our Kansas Day Special Event Station Saturday, January 26, 2018. We went on-the-air at 10 a. m. Central Standard Time.
We will operate two stations—one SSB and one CW—operating from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. The operating frequencies will be 14.250mhz, 14.055mhz, 10.115mhz, and 7.250mhz.The event will be held at the Del Sawyer's QTH at 1259 Frontier Lane Olathe, KS 66062
G Wolfe - KI0KK
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