April 9, 2009
The meeting started by a prayer led by Bob-KI4MEU and the pledge of allegiance.
Attendance: There were 18 members present.
Minutes for March 2009 have been posted on W4AAZ.ORG website.
Motion to accept the minutes as posted was made by Bob-KI4MEU
and seconded by Richard-KE4BFX. Motion approved by a show of
hands, no opposing votes.
Bob-KI4MEU reported expenditures for March 2009 of $302.90;
$24.00 for Dues, $28.00 for General fund, $70.00 for Insurance fund,
Previous balance is $1,210.14. Current balance is $ 959.24
Steve-N4GXX reported the repeater is working good. However, there is still some beaconing noise during weak signals. D-star is running well with the possibility of a gateway within a year.
Ron-KI5FR reported nothing to report at this time.
Phil-N6COP reported the website is running very well, with plenty of room to expand.
Cal-W4GMH reported that the HF radios are up and running. Also made a
contact in Ireland before the meeting.
Emergency Operation Center:
Steve-KB4OID reported that No shelters were activated due to all the rain
we had in the last 2 weeks. Also discussed Sky Warn net.
Richard-KE4BFX reported on Scout-O-Rama at the Fairground, Some Scouts
did have fun transmitting on 2 meter simplex. Also Bob-N4CU was present.
Richard-KE4BFX reported on the upcoming event on Saturday April 25, 2009
at the Valparaiso park.
Dayton, OH. Hamfest on May 13 -17th of 2009.
Field Day on Saturday June 27th 2009 at Dorcas Fire Station.
Scout Jamboree on Saturday October 17th 2009.
Nothing was reported.
Motion by Phil-N6COP, Seconded by Ron-KI5FR to have the radio station at the Dorcus Fire Station open on Sunday's at least once a month for new Amateurs to communicate on HF radio. Motion approved by a show of hands, no opposing votes. Bob-N4CU, Cal-W4GMH, and Richard-KE4BFX would assistance in this operation.
After a short break, Steve-W6EOD explained the fundamentals of a QRP
radio for CW communication.
Motion to Adjourn by Ron-KI5FR, Seconded by Bob-N4CU at 8:00pm.
Submitted by Glenn-K4GAG, Secretary.