Meeting Presentations

April 2019 - Tower Safety

Dale Handy NX7G filled in with a segment from the March 20, 2019 Ham Nation podcast regarding tower safety after two notable hams have been killed in tower climbing accidents recently:

We also discussed several different radios that someone starting out might want. Some of the suggestions are:

Baofeng handheld radios:

QYT mobile (car) radios (about $75):

Feburary 2017 - Feedlines
Alan Fielding K7EFZ & Bob Secondo N7QM presented information about feed lines, how different kinds work and what's better or worse.


January 2017 - RTL-SDR Software Defined Radio
A presentation by Jesse Dickson KC7SIK on the RTL-SDR dongle

January 2016 - Portable HF Dipole

Harvey Hunter WA3EIB gave a great presentation on a portable HF dipole antenna.

Toilet Valve Antenna by WA3EIB

November 2015
Preparing yourself and your equipment from an Electromagnetic Pule (EMP) or Conoral Mass Ejection (CME) by Joel Croft K7BCI

March 2014
Low Battery Buzzer Kit - Bob Secondo N7QM
For our May meeting, we will be building a Low Battery Voltage Alarm Kit. Bob discussed how the kit works and why you should have one. The cost of the kits are going to be around $8 which includes an enclosure. If you are interested in building a kit, please give your money to a club officer by April 2nd.
YouTube video on building the FK915 kit

February 2014
ARRL 100 year Celebration:

Bob Secondo N7QM & Alan Fielding K7EFZ showed their 2 meter 17 element Yagi for EME (Moon Bounce) communications.

January 2014
  • Christmas party tickets were discussed. It was voted to continue giving every member a ticket for each month they are a member to encourage members to pay early.
  • Silent Key Rod Wilde AB7OS passed away. His funeral is Friday January 10th at Wood Funeral Home. Obituary
  • Technician Classes starting Thursday in Shelley by Alan Fielding K7EFZ or Saturday at EITC by Steve Taylor KC7IHV.
  • Membership cards will be given out at the Feburary meeting

Bliss Wheeler W7RUG Presented information on Broadband Hamnet (HSMM Mesh) networking.


November 2013


  • Christmas Party December 4th at Perkins

    • Yaesu FT-7900R prize for members only

    • Yaesu FT252 HT for everyone

    • Books, hats and other various prizes


  • Vote to change the bylaws as they were posted on the ERARC site.

    • Bylaws were accepted unanimously.

  • Vote for 2014 officers

    • Nancy Fielding KE7MUU President

    • Gary Williams AE7LE

    • Jesse Dickson KC7SIK Secretary

    • Bud Roseberry KD7BXH & Tom Hoffman KG7CGU voted Treasurer with Bud serving during the winter and Tom during Bud's absence.


Quarterly Prize Drawing
  • This month we had our quarterly prize drawing. John Richardson WA7CRE won the drawing and received a book.

October 2013
Chuck Olsen AC7GD discussed RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) and how those in RACES would be activated by Bonneville County in an emergency situation.

September 2013

August 2013 
Annual Club Picnic held at Nancy & Alan Fieldings family park east of Firth
  • Had fun games and prizes and a wonderful Chicken and Rib dinner.

July 2013
Built the kits members ordered from the June meeting. Meeting led by Bob Secondo N7QM & Alan Fielding K7EFZ

June 2013
Bob Secondo N7QM explained about a project for the July meeting involving building kits to project your mobile radio from voltage swings and to keep your radio from draining your vehicle's battery.

April 2013
National Weather Service Weather Spotter Training

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March 2013

Antenna ideas for homes with HOA restrictions by Bob Secondo N7QM and Alan FIelding K7EFZ

Meeting Documents and Pictures

February 2013

January 2013

Meeting Minutes