December 2023 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualmie Valley Radio Club

Monthly Meeting Minutes

December 5th, 2023

I.  Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 pm on Zoom.

Members in attendance were:

Tom (WA7TBP) – President, Kirt (K7KDW) – Vice President, Lindy (KG7IFA) Treasurer, Mike (KJ7JNG) – Secretary, Rowland (K7RWB), Ralph (KC7QXD), Colin (W2COL), Paul (W7PFB), Konstantin (KK7GCN), Larry (AF7RW), Ken (W7ECK), Bob (KI7RMO), Peter (KJ7GHW), Howard (WA1HEM), Collin Cowart (KK7OMN)

II. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes from the meeting that occurred on November 7th, 2023 were approved.

III. Treasury Report and Financials

Lindy presented the November 2023 financials to the members in attendance. Currently there is $11,739 in the treasury and SNOVARC has 45 paying members.  The member roster is posted on  So far four people have paid their 2024 dues. Please make sure you fill out the form that can be found on the SNOVARC web page so that we always have your most recent license and contact information.

IV. Committee and Task Force Reports

Repeater Task Force:

Cougar Mountain Repeater – Repeater went down. After a thorough investigation by Tom and Shawn, it was determined that a faulty outlet on the above head power strip was the most likely cause. The power supply basically turned itself off. Tom and Shawn made on site modifications that they believe will resolve the problem. Everyone should monitor the repeater to see if the same issue returns. Currently, ECHOLINK is down and that could be because the internet connection is not working. More investigation will take place to retore the ECHOLINK connection to Cougar Mountain. Currently, there is no UPS for the repeater. Tom has the UPS in his shop and is under observation to see if the UPS is faulty.

Myers Repeater – Tom has received approval to purchase the equipment to allow the Myers repeater to be accessed by the internet. This will allow remote upgrades and software repairs and provide the repeater to be accessed by ECHOLINK.

Carnation Repeater – Needs a controller. Tom prefers the ARCOM model. Paul has a spare controller that he is willing to donate to the club. The club can order the ARCOM.

Emergency Planning and Mobilization:

EYEWARN – on hold for now.

Education and Community Outreach:

Ham Radio Tech Class – The LWHC runs more classes and the club will refer Technician license candidates to contact LWHC for test dates.

Carnation Space:

This is a closed action item. The new Carnation City Hall location is on an indefinite hold.

V. Old Business

Status of Club Shirts – Store is very busy; we need to wait until after the Christmas rush to discuss club related merchandise.

VI. New Business

There is an upcoming election for club President. Tom informed everyone that he would like to be president for another term. He invited all members, who are interested, to feel free to run against him. Tom requested that you send a letter to Lindy to express your intensions to run for President.

Upcoming Events:
December 7: SnoVARC Holiday Dinner at Ixtapa, Redmond Ridge: 122350 NE Marketplace Dr Ste 106, Redmond, 6 PM   January 2: SNOVARC Business Meeting via Zoom only.                                                                                                             January 4: SNOVARC Club Meeting Duvall FS 6:30pm ELMER Session – TBD

Meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

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