Minutes of the February 25, 2023,
The February meeting was opened by
President Dwayne Allen at 12:10 PM.
There were 11 members present:
Dwayne, Katie, Betty, Jerry Boone,
Jerry Hawley, Pat, Terry, Al, Cynda,
Brady and Bill Vance.
The Treasurer’s report was given by
Treasurer, Jerry Boone. A motion was
made by Terry and seconded by Bill to
approve the report. All present voted
Betty received a great deal of praise
for the club newsletter she published
several days ago. She then gave a
report about it and explained that the
newsletter’s goal was to make a visual
connection with the public. Betty
asked for pictures, announcements,
things to share and suggestions for a
name of the newsletter. After several
names were considered and
discussed, a motion to choose the
name “DTARC Encounters” was made
by Katie and seconded by Terry. All
present voted in favor.
Terry had no new information to share
regarding the upcoming election of
club officers. The election will take
place during Field Day, the last
weekend in June.
The idea of an ARISS (Amateur Radio
on the International Space Station)
contact for the schools was discussed.
A motion for the club to pursue the
idea was made by Terry and seconded
by Jerry Hawley. All voted in favor. A
committee consisting of Jerry, Katie,
Al, Cynda and Brady was formed to
reach out to the schools, explain and
promote the idea and publicize the
event. Jerry will lead the committee
which will begin by contacting the
school district superintendent. If we
have Mr. Broderson’s approval, we’ll
then reach out to all the school
principals. The best location for an
actual ARISS contact will be at
Moorcroft school due to its open
Our next hands-on project of oatmeal
box receivers was tabled till our next
meeting on April 29, 2023.
Dwayne announced that the club won
an award for its June VHF Activities.
There were several members that
showed up at the Dennis farm.
DTARC had the best score in both the
Rocky Mountain Division and the
The June VHF contest for 2023 is
scheduled for the second full weekend
Winter Field Day was discussed. The
club members who braved the
weather and operated at Sunny Divide
were Dwayne, Wade and Al.
Dwayne discussed plans for setting up
repeaters at two locations: Al and
Cynda’s home and the possibility of a
repeater installing on Warren Peak.
Our next meeting will be at 11:00am
on April 29th at Sunny Divide with the
possibility of a potluck.
The motion to adjourn was made and
seconded at 1:30pm with all present
voting in favor.