Hmm, Pick a band where it's easier to find room for an antenna than 160m? A good club project to make a 1/4 wave ground plane 2m antenna might be effective in two ways: is a fun project that provide pride and motivation to operate, and second will extend the range of 2m rigs so that more distant OM's can reach the repeater more easily. Best of luck. Also, I can confirm the 10% core thing about clubs as I've been a member of two completely different subject besides radio clubs where the same things happened. Plus, if the core gets burned out, then the club can disappear. Keep the core happy, but at the same time, always try to rotate it and recruit new core members. I've found that recruiting new core members is not thought of often enough, but is the most effective in both keeping the core fresh and increasing the overall number of club members. People often feel like outsiders, if they are never asked to join as core members. Also, try establishing a quick typical routine at club meetings. Some agenda/old news/new news/etc routines get too long and boring, but club meetings with no routine like that can degenerate into meetings with no purpose that seem meaningless. 73, Mark.