Cooken Meeting Minutes 2017

Aug 12, 2017


·        Location: Warner Student Center OSU/COTC Newark Campus

·        Meeting called to order by President Russ Payne- W8ATA at 12:00 hrs.

·        Meeting Attendees:

o       Mike Neal WD8JLP

o       Eldon Patterson W5UHQ

o       Jim Williams N8IBR

o       Mike Mickelson KD8DZ

o       Russ Payne W8ATA

o       Connie Barsky WD8ODC

o       Steve Katz N8WL

o       Weldon Matthews K8NQ


·        Members asked to introduce themselves.

·        July Meeting Minutes were Mike Neal

o       Motion to approve by: Mike Mickelson, Seconded by: Weldon Matthews

o       Minutes approved:


·        Treasurer’s Report given by W8ATA

o       Fund Balance: $652.00

o       Yearly dues are currently due.

o       You can send checks for your yearly dues to Treasurer Alan

o       Send Checks to Alan Rothweiler

                            340 Gregory Dr.

                             Newark, OH 43055

o       Currently have 10 paid Members.

o       Motion to approve by: Jim Williams, Seconded by: Connie

o       Motion approved.


·        Committee Reports:

o       Contesting: No Report

o       ARES:

o        Hartford Fair mission cancelled.


o       CERT:  Mike N. made a report about WWII parking detail needed 26 Oct at Newark Heath airport.

o        Mike N. gave a report that CERT is trying to get interest for radio communication with in CERT membership. CERT became aware of this need during the flood deployments.  No radios were available and much needed. The training would be for the FRS radios that they currently have.

o       Mike N reported that the attendance in the bi-weekly nets were extremely low. Weldon suggested the Lori help by sending out e-mails prior the nets.


·        Old Business: None


·        New Business:

o       Weldon reported the NARA meeting scheduled for Aug 26 would include a discussion on Fox Hunting.

o       Russ reported that a few things have been completed on the tower at the EOC

o       An NVIS antenna to be erected.

o       No 60m antenna is currently erected. Eldon reported the 60m was to be used during the upcoming SET in October. Russ stated that one could be erected soon.

o       Currently there is only 1 HF rig at the EOC.

o       Russ reported the 6m antenna was up and operating. A QSO had be accomplished with Mike KD8DZ.

o       Eldon reported that it was the time of year to appoint new officers.

§        Steve made a motion to re-elect the current officers.

§        A friendly adminment was made to replace the current Vice president with Mike Mickelson (KD8DZ).

§        Motion to accept the motion was made by Steve 2nd by Eldon. Motion passed. New Officers President Russ Payne (W8ATA), Vice President Mike Mickelson (KD8DZ), Secretary Mike Neal (WD8JLP), Treasurer Alan Rothwieler (KD8TNS).


·        Upcoming events:  No report


·        Motion to Adjourn:  By:    Mike N ,  Seconded By: Eldon

·     Meeting was adjourned a 12:26.


·     Monthly class was presented by: Mike (KD8DZ) on the upcoming eclipse.


Minutes were taken by:  Mike Neal WD8JLP



September 2017

Meeting Canceled due to conflicts


October 2017

Meeting Canceled due to conflicts