September 25, 2008
Highlights from the club meeting are as follows.
Bill-K4IBZ, demonstrated how to build a CW key. Simply by using everyday items around the house.
Ken Cromer from the American Red Cross gave a presentation on the abilities of the Red Cross and how NOARC can help in natural disasters.
Chayne-KI4WBN read minutes from the last meeting. Cal-W4GMH, approved the minutes and Bob-KI4MEU Seconded.
RON- KI5FR reported he would have a Tech. Class sometime in November.
Was read by Cal-W4GMH.
Cal-W4GMH, reported, the tower which lays on the ground behind the Fire Station needs to be moved by Sunday. It was decided that we would do the work on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Conduit for the coax will be put in this weekend as well.
The next Foxhunt will be October 4th in the afternoon.
Phil-N6COP, reported the website is going well and if there is anything else the Club Members would like to see on there, to let him know.
Maintenance for the Courthouse project is still not available. We are keeping in touch by email.
Steve-KB4OID, Steve-N4GXX and Jim-N4NID, gave a D-Star Report. The D-Star repeater is now operational on Jim-N4NID’s repeater. The 2 meter side still needs to be connected as well as the gateway.
Scouting-JOTA was discussed. It was determined that the event will be a daytime activity. The club will also be doing “Jamboree on the Internet,” (JOTI). There were a few questions including internet connectivity and times. Steve-KB4OID, offered his wireless cell phone setup for the event.
Bob-KI4MEU gave a report on the Paxton Heritage Day on October 23rd.
CAL-W4GMH, reported Veterans Day Paraded on November 8th. They would primarily need help with communications and coordinate the staging area. At least 6 people would be needed.
On October 18th the South Alabama Amateur Radio Club will have a picnic at Frank Jackson State Park.
A roundtable followed all of the business.
A motion to adjourn was made by Steve-N4GXX, at 8:22 p.m. and seconded by Don-KD4BWN, 26 members were in attendance.