Vol. 50, No. 10 ......................... October 2023
* Club Meeting *

Tuesday October 10, 2023 7:00 PM CDT
Location: Ponchatoula Community Center
300 N 5th St., Ponchatoula LA 70454

October Meet & Greet Over Food & Drinks (5 PM to 7 PM)
110 SW Railroad Ave, Hammond, LA 70403 (map)

If you would like to become a member of SELARC, please print out and complete the application/renewal form and return it with your check to: P.O. Box 1324, Hammond LA 70404. Thanks!

Events and VE Sessions

Florida Parishes VE Group - Testing sessions are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month [with the exception of holiday conflicts] at AmVets Post #68; 26890 Hwy 42 (jct. of Hwys 42 and 43) - Springfield, La. 70462 (approximately 3 miles south of I-12 at exit 32) at 2pm with $15 testing fee. Bring photo ID and any appropriate CSCE. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Find an Amateur Radio License Exam in Your Area.

Happy Birthday

Birthday Wishes for October go out to Joe Locascio K5KT, Ed Mason III KE5GMN, Ralph Shaw K5CAV
If we missed your birthday, then please let us know.

Minutes of the General Meeting, September 2023

SELARC Meeting Minutes

(Meeting Type: In-Person)

(Amite Tangipahoa EOC)

September 12th, 2023

Call to order: Russ Plyler (WI5ARD) at 7:00 pm

Pledge of Allegiance: Russ Plyler (WI5ARD)

Introductions: Done

Minutes of previous meetings: Russ Plyler (WI5ARD)

  • 1st motion to accept meeting minutes as posted Tyrone Burns (N5XES)
  • 2nd motion by Ernie Bush (N5NIB)
  • All Approved

Members present: Russ Plyler (WI5ARD), Mike Jackson (KI5GGP), William Harris (KF5YBY), Mark Lacey (WX5RN), Terry Williams (N5TDW), Ernie Bush (N5NIB), Tyrone Burns (N5XES), Ed Mason (KE5GMN), Pat Mason (KE5KMN), Bob Spahn (WD5BJW), Jerry Burg (W5TE), Ryan Dellucky (KI5NMJ), Sumana Disimme (KI5WNV), Westin Cobb (KI5WES), Mary Melancon (KG5ITF), Dean Melancon (KG5AAE), George Carr (KB5ILL)

Guest present: N/A

Treasurers’ report: Mike Jackson (KI5GGP)

  • 1st motion to accept the treasurer's report Ed Mason (KE5GMN)
  • 2nd motion by Tyrone Burns (N5XES)
  • All Approved

Bills / Correspondence:

  • Insurance in September.
  • Secretary of State

New member applications / renewals: Jim Stanga (WA5VYL), Jole Colman (NO5FD)

  • 1st motion to accept by Tyrone Burns (N5XES)
  • 2nd motion to accept by Ernie Bush (N5NIB)
  • All Approved.

Health and Welfare:

  • ?

ARES report: Pat Mason (KE5KMM)

  • Averaging 22 for August
  • October 4th National emergency notification test (Phones, TV, Radios)

Hamfest Committee: Tyrone Burns (N5XES)

  • Ponchatoula Community Center
    • Confirmed
  • Confirmed Vendors
    • The SignMan on 7/10
  • Prizes
    • $3K approved in June towards prizes.
    • Need to look into ICOM discounts
    • Flex Radio
      • Some “SWAG” for door prizes. (T-Shirts, Caps, Decals, and Flyers)
    • Wireman
      • Sent some gift certificates
        • 1st Place ICOM 7300 ($999.99)
        • 2nd Place RigExpert AA-650 Antenna Analyzer ($669.95)
        • 3rd Place Yaesu FT 70DR VHF/UHF Handheld Transceiver ($169.49)
          • Tickets
            • 2000 tickets were ordered last year.
          • Food Vendor
            • Boss Hog is confirmed. Same as last year. Tyrone to see if he will do coffee?

Repeater Committee: Tyrone Burns (N5XES) & Russ Plyler (WI5ARD)

  • Tickfaw
    • Waiting to see when the grounding is down at the tower.
    • Next Steps
      • Insulation is on location and needs to be installed on the ceiling.
      • Wall outlets have exposed wiring and burnt plugs that need to be corrected.
      • Power distribution in the cabinet.
      • End of July for 110 power within the building.
  • Hammond
    • Tyrone programmed the 6 meter repeater of Pete’s. Waiting to see when to install. Still a question on the repeater controller needed.
    • Next Steps
      • Power distribution in the cabinet.

Old Business:

  • N/A

Field Day: N/A


  • EMP Protection / Dave with OZONE on LRS (Lightning Rig Saver) Russ WI5ARD to contact Dave.

New Business:

  • Marks estate sale
  • Cost $2000
  • Give percentage after $2000 is made.
  • Membership sale prior to Ozones Hamfest
  • Congratulations to the new upgrade from the VE Session of the Florida Parishes VE Group.
    • Technician
      • N/A
    • General

      ■ N/A

      • Extra
        • N/A
    • Facebook
      • N/A
  • September Meet & Greet (5 PM to 7 PM)
    • Brady’s
      • 110 SW Railroad Ave, Hammond, LA 70403
        • October Meeting (7 PM to 8:30)
          • Ponchatoula Community Center

Upcoming events / Hamfest / Cancellations:

  • Jackson County MS Hamfest
    • September 16, 2023
    • St. Martin Community Center, 15008 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530 http://JM Sara.org/hamfest
  • OZONE (Slidell, LA)
    • October 6th & 7th
    • Who in SELARC wants to help sell old club equipment during this hamfest?

General discussion, presentation, or training:

  • N/A

Motion to adjourn:

  • 1st motion to adjourn meeting by Tyrone Burns (N5XES)
  • 2nd motion by Mike Jackson (KI5GGP)
  • All Approved.
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Stay Radio active -- Hope to see you at the next meeting. Be sure to monitor your weekly nets, e-mail, and the SELARC website at https://www.selarc.org for any updates.