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Club Meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m (Except this coming January. See Below)
Eastern Idaho Technical College (website)
Room 134 of the John O. Sessions Mechanical Building (map)
1600 South Hitt Road, Idaho Falls, Idaho (map)
January meeting moved to January 8th. Come learn about Ham Radio WiFi
Many ham operators may not be aware, but the bottom half of the 2.4ghz band and part of the 5ghz band which nearly all home Wifi routers use are within the amateur spectrum and can be used under Part 97 rules.
At our January meeting Bliss Wheeler W7RUG will be talking about HSMM-Mesh networking and how our local emergency groups are beginning to use it to set up a high speed wireless data network for use by amateurs in the area. With the first Wednesday of January falling on New Years Day, we have decided to move it off a week to January 8th. See you then!
New Club Bylaws
501(c)(7) non-profit corporation. To help us ensure our bylaws met with legal requirements the Executive Committee decided to review and amend the ERARC Constitution & Bylaws. At the November meeting it was voted unanimously to adopt the new bylaws. The new Bylaws which replaces the previous Constitution and Bylaws can be found under the Club Documents section.
November Election Results
In our November meeting, the club voted for the 2014 Executive Committee. Here are the results:
Changes in Dues - $25/Individual $30/Family
At the October meeting, it was suggested that we increase the dues to $25 per individual member and $30 per family membership. The increase is part of an effort to further build up the repeater fund. Both the 146.64 repeater and the 146.74 repeater are very old and currently there is not enough in the repeater fund to purchase a repeater if either repeater were damaged again by a lightning strike. A vote was conducted and it was overwhelmingly agreed to increase the dues. The club constitution mandates 10% of the clubs income is required to go to the repeater fund and now an additional $5 from each club members dues will go to the fund. This is in effect for dues paid for 2014.