Archived Club Minutes 2008

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.


Secretary Report:

Chayne-KI4WBN read minutes from the last meeting.  Cal-W4GMH, approved the minutes and Bob-KI4MEU Seconded.


Training Report:

RON- KI5FR reported he would have a Tech. Class sometime in November.


Treasures Report:

Was read by Cal-W4GMH.


 Activities Report:

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. 


Old Business:

Maintenance for the Courthouse project is still not available. We are keeping in touch by email.


New Business:

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.


Chayne KI4WBN

NOARC Secretary








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