Ham License Testing Delayed till January 2022

The next Ham Testing Session will not be held in December, and will need to be delayed until January 2022. The good news is that you will have more time to study. Tune into this frequency frequently for more info.

If you are interested in attending the next session you can contact Don Walker K6QQT at 505-947-1832  or don87401@yahoo.com to add your name to the list.

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Meeting Minutes for September 11th 2021

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

April 8, 2021

Club Officers

President Donnie K6QQT

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Scott K8OIP

Treasurer Bobbie N5XDQ

Trustees

Paull Holmes NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Allen Prince KG5LFI 2yrs remaining

Fred Rossman KI5OVA 1yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS Thursday October 14th at 7:30pm at Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

Meetings are normally held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm of most months.

The meeting was called to order by Donnie K6QQT, at 10:20.

There were 14 attendees.

Treasurer’s Report

There was no bank statement for this month yet as of the time of the meeting for June.

Motion to approve made by Darryl KE0PX and seconded by Sarah KB5SPX. Unanimously approved.

Secretary’s Report

The Secretary’s report was given by Scott K8OIP. Last month’s minutes were posted online and emailed. Motion to approve made by Bobbie N5XDQ and seconded by Sarah KB5SPX and unanimously approved.

Old Business

  • Club Insurance:
    • ARRL affiliation was updated
    • Insurance is available through ARRL
    • Most clubs, coverage is about $200
    • Donnie thinks this price sounds reasonable
    • It covers: comprehensive injury, gathering, concessions etc, all club events. Pays legal defense costs. Up to $2M per year. No deductibles.
    • Probably needed for meeting places
    • Percentage requirement of ARRLmembers -Darryl asked
    • We need to research what percentage of members are ARRL in the club and to find if we have that percentage
    • It would be good to ask around (Kaiser and others…)
    • Donnie will be gone the 21st, will not have time
  • Road Apple Rally:
    • First weekend in October (This year that falls on the 2nd)
    • Someone heard that it might be a 2 day deal this year, so we need to see if we are still only needed the one day
    • Contact Devin KD5NMX for more info or to volunteer
  • Highway Pickup:
    • The Highway pickup has been postponed long enough due to the pandemic. We will make an attempt to do it on October the 9th At 9am
    • Contact Scott K8OIP to volunteer or for more information
  • Ham Testing:
    • Donnie K6QQT stated that we have a tentative testing date of October 18th. If you know anyone who would like to become a ham or upgrade their license then please contact Donnie K6QQT for more info.

New Business

  • Motion to Adjourn Made by Bill KK5ZH and seconded by Darryl KE0PX
    • Meeting Closed at 11:40
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Meeting Minutes for August 12th 2021

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

April 8, 2021

Club Officers

President Donnie K6QQT

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Scott K8OIP

Treasurer Bobbie N5XDQ

Trustees

Paull Holmes NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Allen Prince KG5LFI 2yrs remaining

Fred Rossman KI5OVA 1yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS Saturday September 11, 2019 At the Upper Rio Vista Park at the north end of Huntzinger in Farmington, NM.

Meetings are normally held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm of most months.

The meeting was called to order by Donnie K6QQT, at 19:32.

There were 10 attendees.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s report for last month was not read by Bobbie N5XDQ this time.

Secretary’s Report

The Treasurer’s report for last month was not read by Scott K8OIP this time.

Old Business

  • Issue from the zoom meeting in may:
    • We seem to have gotten the Trustees’ terms mixed up from last year Please note the terms above and let us know if anyone thinks this is not correct
  • Club Officers:
    • It was stated that the club officers have all agreed to stay on until the end of the year. After that at least one, Bobbie N5XDQ will need to step down for personal reasons.
  • Dues:
    • The dues for this year remain at $10
  • 2020 Audit:
    • Paull NM5PH reported that the audit was performed by the 3 designated trustees and all items were in order. The paperwork from the audit was accepted by the secretary.
  • Club Insurance:
    • The reason the club had insurance was for liability purposes for activities which club members no longer partake in
      • Paull NM5PH stated that These activities once included climbing towers, which would have made Insurance a very reasonable choice
    • It was stated that, for reference, last year’s insurance was $323.20
    • One member thought it could be possible that some club insurance might be required in order to be an ARRL affiliated club so more research will be done to see if that is the case before a vote happens at the next meeting in September..

New Business

  • Potluck/Tailgate September 11th:
    • A vote was held and it was unanimous
    • On Saturday, September 11th between 10 AM to 2PM at Upper Rio Vista Park the club will hold a Potluck/Tailgate
    • Bring any excess items you wish to sell and cash just in case you find something that you can’t live without
  • Road Apple Rally:
    • First weekend in October (This year that falls on the 2nd) We will confirm this with Devin KD5NMX soon.
    • Someone heard that it might be a 2 day deal this year, so we need to see if we are still only needed the one day
    • Contact Devin KD5NMX for more info or to volunteer
  • Highway Pickup:
    • The Highway pickup has been postponed long enough due to the pandemic. We will make an attempt to do it on October the 9th
    • Contact Scott K8OIP to volunteer or for more information
  • Ham Testing:
    • Donnie K6QQT stated that we have a tentative testing date of September 18th. If you know anyone who would like to become a ham or upgrade their license then please contact Donnie K6QQT for more info.
  • New Member:
    • Jim KI5OUZ was unanimously voted in as the newest member of the club.
  • Future Meetings:
    • The next meeting will be at the September 11th Potluck in Upper Rio Vista Park. Future meetings after may be held in the Fire Station once again after they are done with a remodel they are currently undergoing.
  • Motion to Adjourn Made by Tom N0MKC and seconded by Bobbie
    • Meeting Closed at 20:09
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TARC Meeting Minutes for April 9, 2020

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

12 March 2020

Club Officers

President Donnie K6QQT

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Scott K8OIP

Treasurer Bobbie N5XDQ

Trustees

Dave K5AVO 1yrs remaining

Paull NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS 9 April, 2019. At Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64)

Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

The meeting was called to order by Donnie K6QQT, at 19:30.

There were 9 attendees Including 2 Visitors

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s report for was read by Bobbie N5XDQ.

January, 2020

Beginning Balance $3291.06

Income:

Dues $120.00

Interest $.02

Sale of Club radio $100.00

Refund of Ins. (PD late) $320.00

Expense: None

Ending Balance $3831.08

Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report made by Paull NM5PH, Seconded by Paul KE5FBN, Motion Passed.

Secretary’s Report

Motion made by Bobby N5XDQ to accept the minutes as posted, Seconded by Tom N0MKC, Motion Passed.

Welcomed the Visitors How ever I did not get their names, Apologies from Me, Donnie K6QQT.

Old Business:

  • Club Picnic/Potluck is scheduled for September 12 at Uppper Rio Vista Park, Farmington. The park has be reserved.
  • Motion made to reimburse Donnie K6QQT for the reservation fee of $20.00 by Paul NM5PH seconded by Booby N5XDQ Motion Passed.

New Business

  • Upcoming events – We will possibly help with Ron’s equipment at some point if his family calls on us. Ron’s son Tom may come to breakfast at some point. Nothing set at this time.
  • Post Office Box rent due $168.00 motion to Pay the Fee made by Bobby N5XDQ, Second Paul NM5PH, Motion Passed
  • The Club insurance was canceled because the payment was late. They cashed the check and refunded our $320.00. Don K6QQT called and requested a new application to re-instate the insurance. The paper work sent was for equipment protection not Liability Insurance like the previous policy. Motion to table this Item until It can be researched and a proper policy application obtained was Made by Paul NM5PH and Seconded by Bobby N5XDQ Motion passed. Donnie K6QQT will research and contact Mercer for the correct information.

Motion to adjourn was made by Devin KD5NMX and seconded by Tom N0MKC and meeting ended at 20:07

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TARC Meeting Minutes for February 13, 2020

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

13 February, 2020

Club Officers

President Donnie K6QQT

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Scott K8OIP

Treasurer Bobbie N5XDQ

Trustees

Dave K5AVO 1yrs remaining

Paull NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS 12 March, 2019. At Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64)

Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

The meeting was called to order by Donnie K6QQT, at 19:30.

There were 8 attendees.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s report for was read by Bobbie N5XDQ.

January, 2020

Beginning Balance $2991.03

Income:

Dues $300

Interest $.03

Expense:

None

Ending Balance $3291.06

Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report made by Paull NM5PH, Seconded by Bill KK5ZH, Motion Passed.

Secretary’s Report

Motion made by Bill KK5ZH to accept the minutes as posted, Seconded by Bobbie N5XDQ, Motion Passed.

Old Business:

  • New Club Applicant There was a new applicant Barry Adams who Bill KK5ZH motioned should be accepted into the club and Sturge WA5K seconded, Motion passed

New Business

  • Radios – The club has 2 Radios we knew of, one of them bing an Icom 735 radio. A letter was read from technician stating that USB crystal is defective. The technician, Paull NM5PH, offered to purchase the radio and repair it at his own expense if the club decided not to attempt a repair requiring a difficult to find crystal. Bill KK5ZH motioned and Sturge WA5K seconded the motion to sell the radio to Paull NM5PH. Paull NM5PH abstained from the vote in order to prevent a conflict of interest. The motion passed and the radio was sold. The club still has one radio.
  • Picnic – Donnie needs to get park, and schedule next test
  • Upcoming events – We will possibly help with Ron’s equipment at some point if his family calls on us. Ron’s son Tom may come to breakfast at some point.
  • Floyd’s wife will be having estate sale. No known date. Sold items will need to be present in the sale though.

Motion to adjourn was made by Bill KK5ZH and seconded by Sturge WA5K and meeting ended at 19:58

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