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If your contact information changes, PLEASE let Rob and/or Rick know, so that we can keep the contact list current. There is a link for both of them on the contact page, or let them know at a meeting on the sign-in form.

The February Meeting is on the 10th!

Everyone is welcome! We have a good time, and (usually!) Myra has the 50/50 drawing.....


Last meeting's minutes:

SLARA Meeting Minutes 13 January 2019

Tom W7KP called the meeting to order.
Pledge of allegiance.

Jason KJ3BEC

Bill W7WHA read the November minutes. M/S/C to approve as read.
Rob WB7ROB read the December minutes. M/S/C to approve as read.

Eston W7WIX gave the treasury report, adding that WB7ROB was getting reimbursed for the website hosting and Domain registration. John K7LM asked if there was enough traffic on the website to justify having it. WB7ROB will get the statistics and bring a report on the website traffic.


Apparently no issues on our repeaters. Joe W7ZQD gave a report on the last ORCC meeting and the issues there and interference from those issues. Discussion on repeater coordination.

Mike KG7HRW gave a great presentation on Forest Service radios, history of how they got started, he had a couple to show us.

Old Business:

New business:
Rob WB7ROB advised that we needed a few more operators to work OGF well this year, with some course changes from last year, and a couple more sag rigs would be a good idea.
Discussion on events.

Tom W7KP had an email from Rick K7POC in regards to the advertising on the Cottage Grove Sentinel Community Guide. Discussion on the effectiveness of it for us.

Dylan KG7PMY stated he got some information on the Cottage Grove Emergency Fair. Discussion on the event, where and when.

Tom W7KP asked Joe W7ZQD to talk on the LCSARO exercise from the 12th. Discussion on the event.
In that discussion Tom W7KP said he made some good contacts at the Lorane Fire station, and that the assistant Fire Chief was in fact a Ham operator, and was interested in joining our group.

Jim W7BBA asked about the feasibility of having ID cards for paid members.

Upcoming events/good of the order:
Masonic Center breakfast next Sunday the 20th. All you can eat for 6 dollars, or a can of non-perishable food and 5 dollars. 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Rickreall Hamfair - February 16, 2019
Meeting adjourned.

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