Do Something Amateur Radio Club

Latah County Auxiliary Communications Team

January 15, 2019


  • Nick Hewes, AF7ZJ
  • Bill Ward, K9GRZ
  • Katie Ward, KG7JHA
  • Austin Cole, KF7SIW
  • Ty Williams, W7TML
  • Heather Cole, KG7BUB
  • Bill Magnie, KI7TSV
  • Evan Hart, KG7WPM
  • Micheal Sotolongo, KE7UDV
  • Parker Gibson, KI7UTI
  • Dave Schumacher, KF7CSV
  • Autumn St.Amand KI7UTG
  • Randall Ramsey KI7BSW
  • Mike Nealon WA7MGN
  • Dahmen Garner, KI7SIJ
  • Matt Gee, KT7MLG
  • Garret Wyrick, KJ7APW
  • Bob Schmokel, KJ7ASW

  • Present

Treasurer’s Report

  • DSARC Finances: $400 and change. Dues are due.

Old Business

Club organization

  • 501(c)3. Mike, the attorney, will start drafting the paperwork. A total of about $800 will be needed. Donations are encouraged!


  • Jan 23-27, 2019 Dog Sled Races, Joseph, Oregon.
    Talk to Evan for details or search for Eagle Cap Extreme.

  • Jan 26, 27, 2019 Winter Field Day. Setup at Robinson Park. Mike will contact Andy and make sure it’s OK and that the road and pads are clear of snow/ice. Food. Grilled cheese for lunch. Burgers/dogs for dinners.
    Trailers out Friday evening. Finish setup Saturday morning. Tear down Sunday afternoon.

  • Jan 26, 2019 BSA Klondike Event.** DSARC/AuxComm has been invited to participate at Moose Creek. Not sure what our participation will be at this time. CANCELED, tentatively.

  • ACES training**: February 23 and 24. Bill, K9GRZ, is point person.

Proposed Training opportunities:

  • Trainings at meetings, date TBD:

  • Table Top Exercise on how we get deployed.

  • ICS 100, 200, 700, 800: What’s in it for me? Why do we need to take those courses when we don’t seem to use them?

Upcoming/potential projects and exercises.

  • We need to do some nighttime testing with HF. We also need to find a way to establish a VHF/UHF link to Spokane and other surrounding areas.

  • Event idea: do a non-repeater exercise to determine who can talk to who on what equipment.


Meeting following the DSARC Meeting, tonight.

New Business

Volunteer Opportunity

  • Red Cross is looking for duty officers to help dispatch when there is an emergency—typically, a house fire. Commitment is for 9 shifts per month, 6 hours per shift. There will be an informational meeting on Feb. 7. Contact Autumn for more information, [email protected].