The VHF Transmitter
Keystone VHF Club, Inc. W3HZU Founded 1955 – York, PA
VOL 45 No 8 CIRCULATION 183 AUGUST, 1999
Edited by Bob Gundlach, N3NBT
Aug. 1 Hamfest, Berryville VA
Aug. 1-9 Special event station
W3SC, Pottsville PA
Aug. 5 Keystone VHF Club
meeting, club site
Aug. 7 Hamfest, Lewistown, PA
Aug. 7 Hamfest, Matamoras, PA By Dick Goodman, WA3USG
Aug. 7 & 8 Special event station firstname.lastname@example.org
KB3BUM, Hawley, PA
Aug. 7 & 8 North American QSO How many of you reading this haven’t been
Party, CW out to the club in the last year? The last 2
Aug. 7 & 8 10-10 International years ? Who’s joined the club at the Cyber
Summer Phone contest Center and has never been to the clubsite?
Aug. 7 & 8 Amateur Radio Club Kids
Day I remember back in October of 1982, when
Aug. 12 E-Board meeting, club the only things on the club property were a
site small cinderblock building and a windmill
Aug. 14 Special Event station tower. In those days we gathered around the
N3NHX, Erie, PA fireplace and warmed ourselves around a cozy fire in the Winter months, in the
Aug. 15 Hamfest, York, PA summer we did a lot of sweating. When we got home, our wives had no doubt as to
Aug. 21 Annual Corn Roast, where we had been. The smell from the carpet permeated our cloths with the
Keystone Club site infamous “Keystone Clubhouse Odor.”
Aug. 21 & 22 Special Event station
The winds of change are sweeping the Keystone VHF Club into the next millenium
KS0JC, Olathe, KS
In the last 5 years, we have added on the repeater room as a major addition, we’ve
Aug. 21 & 22 North American QSO
added a conventional pitched shingled roof, and installed vinyl siding to cover the
bare cinderblock walls. Inside the clubhouse, we’ve built all new operating
Aug. 29 York County 250 th
positions, installed a gas stove, and beautiful kitchen cabinets. We have a brand new
2 meter repeater (see page 3), and are in the process of refurbishing our 70 CM
Aug. 29 Hamfest, New
repeater. We have a network of 3 computers for use in contesting, and have even
added internet access. On the club property, we’ve erected a 160 foot tower, a 100
foot tower, and still maintain our 60 foot fold over and 50 foot crank up towers.
We’ve recently built a picnic pavilion with tables capable of seating almost the entire
membership, complete with a Public Address and Video System. Finally, we just
completed a storage shed large enough to hold and make accessible all the stuff that’s
cluttering up the back of the club property. And speaking of the club property, the
brush, weeds, and rocks are gone. Replaced by a lawn that I’m sure rivals many of
what we have at home. Where we used to have parking for about 10 cars, we’ve at
least tripled this with an attractive crushed stone parking area. For the first time in
many years, we can again have meetings on the club property.
NEXT MEETING Come up and check out your club! Do it before the summer is over, when our
August 5th shrubbery and Annuals are in bloom, and the grass is green. Having all that mulch
at Club Site delivered really paid off! It’s hard to believe that in 5 years such a transformation
could take place.
From the President From the Editor
By Ernie Mellinger, N3ZCW By Dick Goodman, WA3USG
About 2 years ago, Ruthanna Pearson, WB3CQN approached
I don’t think that there is much doubt about summer being upon us. The last me with the idea of creating a club pictorial membership
several weeks have given us temperatures that have approached the one directory. It seemed like a great idea but it never really got off
hundred degree mark and humidity that made even the simplest task the ground. A major problem was that there didn’t seem to be a
unpleasant. The activity about the club site has dropped a bit in it’s intensity way to get everyone’s picture and related information, over half
the members don’t attend meetings, and then there was a
being limited to shelf building in the shed, lawn mowing when needed and question of how to print & distribute this product once it was
some repeater work. finished. Color printing is expensive. How many should we
produce? Since we get about a dozen or so new members a year,
It is a real delight to have the 440 MHZ machine back on line. I would like to wouldn’t it quickly get out of date?
extend a very BIG thank you to Tim (AA3BJ), Bob (N3NBT) , and Sterling
(NO3C) for all there efforts to get the machine back on line. Tim did a In the July issue of QST, someone raised the question in
fantastic job in building and wiring the components up and Bob and Sterling reference to the feasibility of creating a “Club CD”. Wow…
what an idea! With over 650 Megabytes of space available on a
did an equally super job in mounting them in the cabinet. While all this was CD, a pictorial directory and much more could be created. I e-
taking place N3LSN, or as we refer to him as “Little Bob”, has been busy mailed several club members and asked their opinions and
putting shelves in the new shed. The repeater room hasn’t looked this good in received all favorable responses.
a long time. While I am thanking people I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Al
The Keystone VHF Club goes all the way back to the mid
Goughnor (K3PQZ), and Dick Toomey (W3JIF) for their most generous gifts 1950’s. John Shaffer, W3SST and Bob Riese, K3DJC have
to the club. These contributions have allowed us to get the 440 machine back shown me pictures taken of the property while the club house
on line at a minimal cost to the club and has provided us with the equipment was being built. Between our senior members, we have a
which will allow us to place several remote sites on line in the very near plethora of photos and memoirs, both written and orally related,
detailing the rich heritage of our organization.
I want to encourage you to support the clubs Corn Roast and Chicken A CD such as this could be organized into several logical
sections. There could be a historical section where club
Barbecue on August 21st. This event should provide us with not only a great members could publish their version of our club history. This
meal but a chance to get together and visit with each other and see the progress could be complete with photographs, written descriptions of
around the Club Site. events, and reproduced articles relating to the club. There could
be a collaboration amongst many members, and a master club
We had a good time at last months club meeting as we cooled off with ice history created, or anyone interested could write their own
cream sundaes after the meeting. I was both delighted and surprised that we impressions. Many of our past club functions have been
had such a great turn out for a summer meeting. Thank you to all that attended videotaped & photographed. The information is available.
Related to club history could be a complete archive of all club
in June and I hope to see even more of you at our meeting in August. newsletters. I have virtually all newsletters going back to March
Until then 73's from N3ZCW of 1983. I’m sure that others have earlier issues. These would
be high quality reproductions complete with photographs where
The VHF Transmitter There could be a member Biography section where any member
could create a write-up including their interests, shack photos,
published monthly by the and anything else that they wished to include about themselves.
This gives everyone a little shot at immortality! Naturally,
Keystone VHF Club, INC there could be a club pictorial directory. Using this media solves
Editor: Dick Goodman, WA3USG all of the printing & distribution problems. Blank CD’s are
about $1.50 each. Finally, it would be nice to have a list of
ADDRESS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR and ARTICLES TO Silent Keys, Life members, and other items that would be of
interest to us all.
DICK GOODMAN, WA3USG Voice: (717) 697-2353
This is an ambitious undertaking. We need a committee of
199 MAPLE LANE e-mail: dedicated people and probably about 2 to 4 years before this
MECHANICSBURG, PA 17055 email@example.com project would bear fruit. What would you like to see in this CD?
Would you like to take part in its creation? Look how the Club
has grown during the last few years. This doesn’t require a lot
e-mail address can receive binary files of physical work, it’s not technically daunting, and it will allow
____________________________________________________ your creative juices to flow. Is it an worth while endeavor? I
sure think so!
To change your Dutch Hildebrand, K3UVJ
address for the 4725 Horn Rd., York, PA 17406 It will be briefly discussed at the August meeting.
Newsletter, contact: Fax (717) 755-7522 or
from the cemetery good … HI! TECHNICAL
BOB’S We used this spot back to SLP and looks COMMITTE
like it will work out well. We tried it on
MICRO- a very humid day and could apparently REPORT
WAVE see propagation effects from the heavy By Tim Barefoot, AA3BJ
clouds moving across the path. We were firstname.lastname@example.org
Report going to try 24 Gig but decided band
condition didn't warrant it . We will try
the path under clear conditions and it
By Bob Riese, K3DJC
will be fun to see what the difference is
from clear to hazy. The attempt had
I was asked to list some resources for W3HMS at Round Nob and W3MMV
microwave projects and I guess the best and myself at SLP. I was using the 18
that are available would be some of these : inch dish, Fred a 17 Db horn and
ARRL Microwave Projects Manual Vols 1 W3HMS, his separate xmitter / receiver.
& 2; ARRL VHF UHF Experimenters I was able to hear HMS as well as he
Manual; Paul Wades’ W1GHZ Antenna was hearing me but Fred needed a bit
Book, available only on line; ARRL more system gain. HMS may not have
"Proceedings of Microwave Update 199X, been at the optimum spot and may have
These are available from the ARRL, the had trees in the path of his signal. We
others are avail from JWO associates who hope to fine tune this spot and it should
sells at most Hamfests. Also a copy of the end up being a good easy ,reliable spot
Gunplexer Cookbook by Richardson is a for future use. Its Monday night and Sandi and I are
good primer but is a little out of date (81) getting ready to leave on vacation in
The ideas are good but there are better Tennessee. Sandi is going down to work
devices for the IF receiver. This vintage on her accent and I am going down to fish
book is good reading never the less. There and relax. The 440 machine is back on
are papers published by the various weak line and working very well. All auto patch
signal conventions and are compiled into and speed dial numbers are the same. We
reports that I believe are also available are working on some antenna problems on
from the ARRL. the 2 meter machine but it is working
A new location at Round Nob hill just fairly well and Buzz and I are chipping
west of the intersection of 94 / 234 has away at the programming. We will be
been used back to Sam Lewis State Park. putting the remote receivers back on
This is a 28 mile path and is going to be shortly, Dick, W3JIF, has donated about
Fred, W3MMV with his 10 GHz
very nice for us to use. It is easy to get to $650.00 to purchase the three 900 mhz
from the north and SLP is an easy spot to receivers. Al Goughner donated the brand
photo by Bob Riese, K3DJC
get to from York. This is a public road new Henry 100 watt 440 repeater
running through a VERY nice farm, amplifier. Thanks, guys. They say a
W3HMS activated the spot and looks like picture is worth a thousand words so here
we may have an OK for future use of it,
Trustees it is. The 2 meter machine is on the left,
John talked to the owner. This brings up Report the 440 machine is in the middle and the 6
an event that happened to me. We have By Chuck Miller III, meter machine is on the right.
been using the cemetery near Edgar Faush N3KVE
High School. This is a high spot 11 miles
from Sam Lewis. I had just completed The keystone VHF Club would
Hi everybody, it was sure great to see all of like to offer a warm welcome to
working Fred W3MMV on 24 gig from you at the last club meeting. I hope you
here and was tearing down when I had a our new members:
enjoyed the ice cream as much as I did!
visit from a Cemetery worker who Thanks to those of you who made it happen. Josh Hoke KB3DXO
indicated I was doing an inappropriate The summer projects have been slow and
thing and should NOT be here. It is a quiet. Thanks to Tim(AA3BJ) and Bob Bob Hoke KB3DXN
problem to find hills that have a clear view (N3NBT) our 440 repeater is back up and Peter Fleszar KIOEH
like this but we should always ask running and sounds great! Bob(N3LSN) has
permission. I found another spot on the hill been putting the finishing touches on our
at Rehab South, behind the West new shed. Also, thanks to Dick (W3JIF) for
Manchester Mall which is on a parking lot. making a wonderful contribution to the club Help Keep Our Club
As the distance is only 12 miles I extended so we can purchase some new 900meg.
the site line to the west and found Round components for the remote receivers. There
Nob. This is a much better location and a will be some work (fun) parties upcoming Join the ARRL
much longer path and being chased Continued on Page 6
Would you like to get involved with the club activities? Ways & Means
The ways and means committee is looking for a few good members to Committee Report
help with club activities. This is fun work and will include planning, By Ray Shaub, W3AXC
and supervising an activity. email@example.com
YOU COULD HELP with the planned bus trip. Contact the bus
company, sell tickets at the meeting. etc.
YOU COULD HELP with the supervision of the Turkey Raffle .
planned for the September and October meeting with the drawing at the Last month the newsletter listed the tentative Atlantic
November meeting. We need help to stuff and address envelopes, City trip as November 13, this was an error . The correct
distribute tickets at the September meeting. etc. date is November 7, 1999 this is a Sunday. We need to
have your reservations by the October Meeting because
YOU COULD HELP with the Christmas party, getting entertainment, all weekend trips are booked well in advance.
selling tickets, planning the menu.
YOU COULD HELP on the Ways and Means committee. The present We will travel by Red Lion Bus. We will meet at the
members won't be there forever. We need new ideas, new methods, Queens Gate Shopping Center at 7AM the bus will leave
new activities, new programs, new planning for club finances. Give us at 7:15. Arrival in Atlantic City is 11:00 AM and
your ideas, WE NEED YOU TO GET INVOLVED !! departure is about 4:30 PM and arrival back in York is
approximately 8:25PM. The cost of the trip is about
Just tell us that you want to help, we have a place for you. See any one
$20.00 per person and there is a "cash back bonus " when
of the ways and means committee:
you arrive at Caesars Palace in the heart of the
Chuck Miller N3KVE, Donnalee Hoover N3VPJ, Bob Secrist N3LSN, boardwalk.
Ernie Markley N3XGF, Barbara Green N3RMI, Marie Hagens
N3BSM, John Shaffer W3SST, Ray Shaub W3AXC or any club We will try to get a good idea of the interest for this trip
officer. at the September Meeting. If you think you would like to
go please let it be known at the September Meeting. If
there is not enough interest we will cancel at the
MS Bike-a-Thon Wrap-Up ! September meeting. If we go the trip must be paid for at
By Dick, WA3USG the October meeting.
At 6:30 AM on Saturday morning, July 10th, over 600 riders of the
MS Bike-a-thon departed the Mechanicsburg Area High School for a
50 to 100 mile journey to the Gettysburg College. The day started out
with light rain showers which made the roads quite slick. Our club
worked with the Central Pennsylvania Repeater Association (CPRA) in 21 August 1999
Harrisburg to man the 5 Rest Stops along the course. We also helped
provide communications to Medical vehicles, Situation vehicles, and The time is 4PM, this will give you time to get your
communications to some of the SAG wagons (vehicles that transported Saturday chores finished and then come to the corn roast
exhausted/injured riders to the next rest stop if they were unable to and relax. The club will be providing the corn and the
make it). The Keystone Club provided ALL the personnel for the rest drinks, ice tea and lemonade. You bring: a table cloth,
stops. On Sunday, we provided the same support for the ride back to eating utensils, paper plates, and what ever you want to
Mechanicsburg. bring to the picnic that can be put on the "help yourself
table". You could also bring hot dogs & hamburgs. The
The ride this year was the bloodiest (for lack of a better description)
club has the gas grille. HOWEVER! The club is selling
that I’ve ever seen. We had many spills, these ranged from minor cuts
tickets for a 1/2 barbecued chicken and cole slaw. If you
and bruises, wounds requiring stitches, to several situations were there
would rather let the club do the cooking buy your tickets
were broken bones. One girl on a tandem bicycle had to be transported,
at the September club meeting. Donna Lee N3VPJ will
unconscious, to an area hospital. I’m sure that the slick roads & high
have the tickets at the meeting. The tickets are $5.00
winds, which blew down road warning signs, played a significant
each, not a bad price for hot off the grille barbecued
factor in these injuries.
The Ham operators handled a great amount of crucial traffic. There will be silent auction at the corn roast ( same as we
Everything from locating medical vehicles to logistics. I was especially had at the pig roast and at lasts year's corn roast). So that
pleased with our staffing of the Rest Stops. All our club members were the committee has time to prepare for the silent
there on time, and were the last to leave when the stops were shut auction you are asked to bring what ever items you
down. I don’t recall a single instance when a rest stop was called that may have for the auction to the club meeting on
there wasn’t a prompt reply from our people. This is Public Service at August 5th.
its finest… a major reason for Amateur Radios’ very existence!
Continued on page 7
Weekend in a rare Grid Square
By Bob Gundlach N3NBT How’s DX ?
Recently Mary and I had the pleasure of visiting our firstname.lastname@example.org
friends and former neighbors Jim and Dianne Lanasa at
their home on The Outer Banks of North Carolina.
To add to the pleasure of the visit, six meters opened up
all three days that we were there. What excitement to put
out an "N3NBT / 4 in FM25" then release the key and
have a pile up. As I responded to the calls, Jim did the
logging for me. For all of you who might like Dxing and trying for new countries,
here’s some information that you may want to check out on 15
The first evening the opening was up the coast into NY, meters. I will just list stations that I heard on 2 mornings:
CT, NH, MA, and ME. DATE TIME FREQ CALL NAME COUNTRY
Saturday and Sunday saw the opening primarily west with 7/5/99 1503 21239 UR4ZZA YURI RUSSIA,
a few contacts to the South west. The majority of the MOSCOW
contacts were grouped in OH, IN, IL, WI, MI, TN and AR. 7/5/99 1505 21244 7M3EST NAO JAPAN
To these I also added one contact into TX and two 7/5/99 1507 21260 JA2ATE IKU JAPAN
7/5/99 1517 21281 4F4IX CORKY PHILIPPINES,
7/5/99 1527 21318 UA3AB ANDY RUSSIA, MOSCOW
Although the weather was less than ideal, we also got to 7/5/99 1531 21298 DS2DMA HONG SOUTH KOREA
view the Hatteras Light House which was in the process of 7/5/99 1537 21279 SP3KFH ADAM POLAND
being relocated, and took a ferry ride to Ocracoke Island. 7/5/99 1544 21272 BV4FH PAUL TAIWAN
7/5/99 1558 21269 DU3NHK NOBURO PHILIPPINES
I would certainly look forward to doing something of this 7/5/99 1603 21246 YC0LBK SUR INDONESIA
nature again. 7/5/99 1615 21254 YC8GVX ABU INDONESIA
7/6/99 1451 21359 BV7KL DAVIS TAIWAN
I could have worked many more. The band was great! If you
want to work new countries, go for it! Hope you enjoy.
De Ruthanna, WB3CQN
*** CLASSIFIED ***
The following is a partial list of equipment of the late Bill
Hopkins (KA3CCA) which is being offered for sale:
Kenwood TS-820 HF transceiver--------------$400.00
Kenwood 820 VFO w/cable--------------------$150.00
Kenwood SP-820 speaker-----------------------$50.00
Kenwood PC-11 Phone patch-------- ----------$30.00
Kenwood AT-200 Antenna tuner----- --- -----$100.00
MFJ #484 Memory Grandmaster Keyer-- ----$75.00
Complete ATV Station w/PC downverter-----$200.00
It may seem like we have all the time in the world MFJ #1278 TNC----------------------------------$50.00
before this event is upon us, but we’re over halfway Pakratt 32 TNC---------------------------- -------$50.00
through the year already. The Springfest committee Kenwood TS-780 VHF/UHF transceiver------$350.00
would welcome anyone who would like to get Kenwood TR-7400A 2m x-cvr w/mobile ant. $75.00
involved. There’s plenty yet to do. While it’s a lot of Yaesu FT-2400 2m x-cvr w/mobile ant.-------$125.00
work, it also is fun. We want to make this the best Hammarlund HQ 100 Receiver-----------------$125.00
Springfest ever! If you’re interested contact any club Towers, antennas and an assortment of test equipment also
officer or committee member listed in this newsletter . available. Contact John Salony, WA3SRE at 717-741-1780
Welcome to the Springfest Committee ! or Dennis Cooper, K3NVI at 717-755-4390 for details and
to see equipment.
The only things I could theorize that could cause this phenomenon
are aircraft…. probably out of Philadelphia (the fine lines occur too
Receiving Aircraft Reflections often for it to be Harrisburg)… also, the beacon is in the
Philadelphia area. To test this hypothesis, I ran the same test after 2
on 432 MHz AM. A time where there are virtually no flights out of Philadelphia
This resulted in a pure fundamental trace with no diverging or
By Dick Goodman, WA3USG converging finer lines at all. Since then I have found several sites on
the internet devoted to aircraft and meteor reflections. Most of these
sites use FM stations as the illuminating source.
When detecting meteors by this method, they manifest themselves as
a much steeper and shorter line, which would indicate a much
greater and radical Doppler shift as a result of their high velocity
(>40 miles/second). While aircraft reflections are present for the
great majority of the time (before midnight), meteor reflections are
considerably more rare and only occur when the geometry of the
beacon, meteor, and listener are in the correct configuration.
You can replicate this experiment yourself either on 2 meters or 70
CM by using propagation beacons. The free Spectrogram software is
available on the internet at the Web page listed below:
One of the most fascinating aspects of Amateur Radio projects is that they *** Note: See the excellent review of the Spectrogram program in
sometimes yields results that are not only unexpected, but can be more interesting the August 1999 issue of QST.
then the predicted outcome. Such is the phenomenon that I describe here.
There is a 70 CM beacon located in the Philadelphia area. It transmits a carrier
interspersed with CW, continually, 24 hours per day. It’s frequency is 432.295 Trustee’s Report Continued from page 3:
MHz. Most of the time, I can hear it adequately. However, there are times when soon. Keep your ears open for dates and times. Don't
it fades down in the noise and is inaudible. forget the corn roast is fast approaching. This year we
I obtained a program from the internet called “Spectrogram” that utilizes Digital will be offering $5.00 tickets so you can enjoy a 1/2
Signal Processing via a home computer to detect signals down in the noise far chicken dinner with the corn. Get with Donna-Lee
enough to be inaudible to the ear. It seemed that the Philadelphia beacon as received (N3VPJ) to obtain your tickets. Don't Wait! they need a
here in Mechanicsburg, would be an excellent bench mark to test this software. The head count to order food. I’m looking forward to another
software functions by feeding the audio output of a receiver into the input of the
sound card in your PC. The computer then graphically displays the entire audio great get together at the club site. Again, THANKS to
passband of the receiver. In the figure above, a screen shot from my monitor, time everyone who makes all of this possible.
is represented on the horizontal axis, travelling from right to left. The frequency is
represented on the vertical axis. For this session, I set the parameters so 400 Hz 73 Chuck
was the bottom, 900 Hz was the top. Therefore from bottom to top I am displaying
a passband of 500 Hz. It is possible to display from 0 Hz to about 20 KHz if
desired. Signal strength is represented by the color of the display. These colors may
be calibrated precisely in dB if desired. In this session, light blue was a weak signal
and red was strong. There is also a graph at the top of the display that indicates the
Availability of Keystone VHF Club Caps &
relative maximum signal strength at that point in time. Shirts
I started the software and tuned in the 432 MHz beacon so that the beat note was at By John Shaffer, W3SST
precisely 600 Hz. A line appeared scrolling across the screen. This line is a graphic
representation of the signal. Placing the cursor on the line gives a readout of its beat We need at least 24 orders for caps and at least this many
frequency in Hz. If you look toward the center of the screen, you can tell when the
orders for T-Shirts. The T-Shirts may be a mix of Golf
beacon transitions from a pure carrier to keyed CW. Many times, the line will
actually form dots and dashes and you can clearly read the CW this way. Several or plain as long as the caption & insignia is the same two
times, the signal just about audibly faded away but the program was always able to colors of the same printing. I suggest that the content of
detect it. the printing be our club logo perhaps with the name
spelled out just below or above. We need to get a vote of
Then I noticed something a bit strange. Above and below the fundamental beat note
line, were finer, fainter lines (see figure). I noticed that if I changed the tuning of the membership who is interested.
the receiver, which caused the fundamental beat note line to move, the fainter lines
also moved… but maintained a relationship with the main beat note. Many times the The hats would be $5.00 each
finer lines started above or below the fundamental line, and then intersected the The plain T-Shirts would be $10.00 each
fundamental line, and eventually faded away. By closely listening to the signal by The Golf shirts would be $12.00 each
ear, I found that I could actually hear these “multiple signals” if the finer lines,
which represented them were heavy (strong) enough. Colors would be available but we would need to be
careful that the color wouldn’t interfere or clash with the
This looked to me like Doppler shift. Depending on the relationship of the finer line
to the fundamental, I theorized that it was caused by an object, starting far away, printing.
then coming close enough to generate an echo from the beacon Doppler shifted in
frequency proportional to its’ velocity. When the fine line is above the fundamental Please call John Shaffer, W3SST at 764-4805, or e-mail
(higher in frequency), it is approaching the beacon at a speed proportional to it’s to email@example.com in reference to quantity, type, color,
Dopper shift. When the finer line intersects the fundamental line, there is at that size, etc.
point no Doppler shift in relation to the beacon frequency. This would mean the
object is neither moving closer or further from the beacon… it is at its’ closest point If we get enough orders then we can start collecting
of approach (which still could be many miles from the beacon). As the finer line
drops below the fundamental line, the object is moving away from the beacon at a
speed proportional to its’ Doppler shift.
Keystone VHF Club Keystone VHF Club
E-Board Minutes of 8 July 1999 Meeting Minutes of 1 July, 1999
By Charlotte Markley, N3URR By Charlotte Markley, N3URR
Meeting called to order at 19:00 by Ernie N3ZCW, 9 officers and Meeting called to order at 19:15 by Ernie N3ZCW. 40 members and 3
3 committee persons were present. guests, Pete KC3TL, Pete KI0EH, Sarah Warner were present.
SECRETARY'S REPORT: SECRETARY'S REPORT:
Charlotte N3URR, minutes read and approved. Charlotte N3URR, motion made to by Ruthanna WB3CQN to accept
TECHNICAL REPORT: minutes as appeared in newsletter, Dave N3LZP, 2nd motion members
Tim AA3BJ, got 1200 ft. hardline from Bob N3NBT for $25.00. agreed.
Also 440 machine put up. 1st remote receiver to be put up at TREASURER'S REPORT:
Gregs site, and one on Loganville water tower. Sandi N3NCF, Balance in First Capitol Checking $2,631.85
TREASURER'S REPORT: Balance in Merrill Lynch Acct. $4,554.12
Total Liabilities & Equity as of June 30, $10,018.40. Balance in Springfest Acct. $1,455.84
CD Balance $2,000.00
Ruthanna WB3CQN, motion to accept report, Brad N3JDQ 2nd motion,
Tim AA3BJ, will check on wood plaque for names of members
who donated to pavilion. Bob N3NBT, and Bob N3LSN, will
check about attic fan for club. SPECIAL EVENTS REPORT:
Pete KC3TL, August 20, 21, 22 weekend will do special events for York
using the call KY3ORK. Need someone responsible to keep log book of
Members showed no interest on holding special event for York at
contacts to receive special certificate.
Questions call Pete at 717-938-8249 after 5:30
Motion to adjourn meeting made by Ruthanna WB3CQN, 2nd by
Bob N3LSN. TECHNICAL REPORT:
Tim AA3BJ, Henry Amplifier for 440 machine has been ordered.
Meeting adjourned at 20:15 Thanks to Dick W3JIF and Al Golfner for their donations that paid for
amplifier. (total of $580.00).
Thanks to Ruthanna WB3CQN, for donation of Stihl Weedwacker.
Bike-a-thon (from page 4) Thanks to everyone who has donated all their time and help to club.
I would like to thank Donna Lee, N3VPJ for manning 2 rest Brad N3JDQ, made motion to buy a 900 receiver plus crystal for Greg's
stops on Saturday. She showed up at the Mechanicsburg High site, approx. $200.00. (replace one that was struck by lightning) Buzz
K3GWK, 2nd motion, members agreed.
School by 6 AM and then drove to Dillsburg for the first rest
stop. After all the riders cleared her, she drove to Gettysburg NEWSLETTER REPORT:
Dick WA3USG, send your E-Mail addresses to Dick to receive
and manned the last rest stop, she was there until they shut newsletter Electronic Version.
down. She then drove to Gettysburg College and spent the night
WAYS & MEANS REPORT:
in a dorm room so she could continue her support for the second Ray W3AXC, report in newsletter.
day. This is the third year that Donna Lee has participated for Gene AD3E, August 28, Springfield Bowling Lanes in Loganville,
both days of this event. having a Crab Bowl, $20.00 per person, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact
Ruthanna Pearson, WB3CQN manned Rest Stop 2 in Dover Gene for more information.
until all the riders passed. This is her third year. This rest stop ATV REPORT:
is out of the way and it’s difficult getting it manned. John Tim AA3BJ, made motion to buy 2 antennas from John W3SST at
Stewart, KE6DK manned Rest Stop 3 at Spring Grove Senior $105.00 each, Dick WA3USG 2nd motion, members agreed.
High. This is John’s second year at this event and he did a RACES/ARES REPORT:
fantastic job. Buzz K3GWK, Still needs help for York Parade.
Dick WA3USG, needs help for Bike-a-Thon July 10, 11.
On the second day, Buzz Kutcher, N3GWK manned the first
Rest Stop at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Maryland. Buzz OLD BUSINESS:
had to be up mighty early on Sunday to get down there by 7 Second reading for Josh Hoke KB3DXO, Bob Hoke KB3DXN, Peter
AM. I also suspect that Buzz had to cancel out of a family event Fleszar KI0EH,
All were approved for membership.
that he would have liked to attend in order to help us. For Rest Dottie N3LTZ, made motion for $100.00 to complete shed project.
Stops 2 and 3, we had the team of Charlotte, N3URR, and Dave N3LZP 2nd motion, members agreeded.
Ernie Markley, N3GPF. What can I say about this dynamic John W3SST, will be in charge of T-Shirts and Hats. Sign up sheet next
duo!! Donna Lee manned the Lunch Rest Stop and then came meeting.
over and hung around the last rest stop until all the riders NEW BUSINESS:
passed. 1st reading for George Reisinger KB3DXP full membership.
All in all, it was a great event and a good time. I hope everyone QCWA picnic will be held at Keystone Club Pavilion.
enjoyed it as much as I did. I know that the MS Society greatly 50/50 drawing won by Dottie N3LTZ, donated back to club.
appreciated it. Now if I could only get some of our members to Final announcements
form a team & ride in it next year!! Motion to adjourn made by Buzz K3GWK, 2nd by Dave N3LZP
Meeting adjourned 20:10
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