October 14, 2019 meeting called to order by Jeff at 19:02.

September meeting minutes distributed.  A motion was made to approve the minutes as amended by Don and second by Whitley.  Motion approved. 

Treasurer’s Report:

Rob provided a verbal update.  Checking account in good standing balance $2,105.83.  

Old Business:

Rob provided an update on the liability insurance.

Jeff’s Yaesu is fine; was stuck in a programming mode.  

New Business:

Whitley announced to the club that Doug Paine passed away Sunday the 13th.  He opened up the discussion of a reigniting a suggestion that was made by Doug to link the 2M and 450 radios on Sillusi followed by linking to a new radio placed on Carney Butte.  Jeff suggested forming a sub-committee to investigate the opportunity of creating a linking of radios on both locations. Whitley, Will, Emery, and Don are named to the subcommittee and will report back at the next meeting.  Jeff Sak would like to be kept in the loop. 

There is interest in getting a 3rd Yaesu repeater as a backup.  This will also provide an opportunity to upgrade the current repeaters while keeping all system active and provide a long term backup.  Will is to contact Yaesu to determine if there are deals available for new and/or options and costs for purchasing a refurbished repeater.


Secretary/Treasurer position is open

Jeff Kelso volunteered as a nominee


Dennis nominated


Jeff Sak nominated

Dennis updated the club on the following:

Dave Hughes is retiring from Agape House

Wednesday FEMA exercise

Saturday club breakfast at Rae’s Dayz

November 10th next test session 6pm Hospital CC 3/4 conference rooms.

Don, Stuart, and Dennis converted the 78 on Black Mt. to a 12V input source.

Whitley moved to adjourn, Will seconded. 

Jeff adjourned the meeting at 20:16.

Respectfully submitted by Rob Rizk, KD8FAI

October 2019 Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes

Jeff Kelso

Technology Director at Hermiston School District