Meetings and Discussion

This section of the web site will recap previous meetings and any discussion that was raised at these meetings or since that time. This will give the membership time to digest what was brought up and then pose any questions, comments, or suggestions. It will also have downloadable files of any pertinent program material presented at these meetings.

RARC Meeting February 28, 2019

The February 28th, 2019 meeting was called to order by club President WD4LAR Harrell Davidson at the Obion County Library. He welcomed 12 members and 3 guests - Slade Summer from Trenton, Andy Zimmerman who is planning on testing at our hamfest next month, and Jay Fuller AG4WO. After the meeting Jay joined our club so please everyone welcome him to the group. Jay is an Extra Class licensee.

Next KJ4UNX Noel Vickers reviewed the old business from last month and then reviewed the financial report. Steve Clayton KK4NNH made a motion to accept the report. James Hall WB4YDL seconded the motion to accept the report.

New business was discussed next - Jamie WB4YDL talked about the speaker and sound issues at the site for the hamfest. He is working with Nathan Spencer KM4ZYM on the issues and have some good ideas to help with the problem. Hamfest prizes were discussed and an anonymous club member is going to donate a $100 cash prize for the hamfest.

Refreshments were brought by Noel KJ4UNX this month and consisted of several types of cookies, a chocolate cake and a red velvet cake. Drinks were also provided.

After the refreshments the next order of business was our annual elections of club officers. Jamie Hall nominated Bob Miles K9IL for President. Bob did not accept nomination due to some recurring health issues. Noel Vickers nominated Jamie Hall WB4YDL for President. Phil Green N4PWG seconded the nomination. The club voted unanimously for Jamie for President.  Jamie Hall nominated Hannah Clayton KK4SJF for  Vice President. Mike Stanton AK4VU seconded the nomination. The club voted unanimously for Ms. Hannah to be our next Vice-President. Phil Green nominated Noel Vickers KJ4UNX for re-election as Secretary-Treasurer. Jamie Hall seconded the nomination. The club voted unanimously to re-elect Noel as Secretary-Treasurer.  Please everyone welcome and congratulate our newest club officers !

After elections Bob K9IL made a motion to adjourn and our newest president, Jamie WB4YDL seconded the motion. Hope to see everyone at the hamfest and next month's meeting.

RARC Meeting January 24, 2019

The January meeting of the Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club was called to order by club President Harrell Davidson WD4LAR at 6:30 pm at the Obion County Public Library. There were 15 members and 4 guests - Andy Zimmerman, Bill Hathcoat, Jim and Melissa Needham in attendance. Noel KJ4UNX reviewed the old business from the last meeting. The Christmas Dinner from December was discussed and the financial report was given to the group. Everyone was in agreement with the finances and voted to accept it. 

The group decided to break for refreshments before discussing any new business. Rose W9DHD and Bob Miles K9IL brought an awesome crock pot of homemade chili, which Bob took credit for stirring every once and a while, cold cuts, cheeses and condiments rounded out the meal. Rose also prepared 2 delicious cakes - a chocolate and a upside down pineapple cake. 

After refreshments, Harrell asked the group if they would be okay with a document with all members information, phone number, emergency contact phone number, and email address in case of an emergency or the need to get in touch with members. Everyone was in agreement with this idea and info was collected. Glenn N4MJ, discussed the ideas gathered from the hamfest committee. Rearranging the table layout and upgrades to the sound system are being looking into and will be discussed in up coming meetings.

The Crockett County Amateur Radio Society donated $100.00 for a prize to be determined later for the Ides of March Hamfest.

Bob K9IL, gave a very interesting discussion on DX entities, when he started in Amateur Radio, the good and bad things that have happened while in the hobby and how long he has been in the hobby. He also talked about being married to a ham and the advantages of it. 

After the discussion Jamie WB4YDL made a motion to adjourn, Ms. Dolly KN4SLY 2nd the motion. Hope to see everyone next month. 73’s

Archive of Previous Year's Meetings

All files below are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat® reader to view:

RARC 2018 Meetings RARC 2017 Meetings RARC 2016 Meetings
RARC 2015 Meetings RARC 2014 Meetings RARC 2013 Meetings
RARC 2012 Meetings RARC 2011 Meetings RARC 2010 Meetings
RARC 2009 Meetings RARC 2008 Meetings RARC 2007 Meetings
RARC 2006 Meetings RARC 2005 Meetings RARC 2004 Meetings

Previous Power-point Presentations and Handouts

Introduction to EME Communications
An Introduction to Contesting Powerpoint
An Introduction to Contesting Handout
HF Receiver Principles: Noise and Dynamic Range Powerpoint
HF Receiver Principles: Noise and Dynamic Range Handout
Amateur Radio Operational Awards
Narrow Band Emergency Communications System
ARES - Winlink
Emergency Communications - Special
Basic Message Handling
Introduction to Emergency Nets