Club Minutes

December 10, 2009


The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance by Chayne-KI4WBN, followed by a prayer led by Bob-KI4MEU.



The meeting was conducted by Club President, Bob-N4CU and there were 17 members present.


Secretary Report:

Minutes for November 2009 have been posted on W4AAZ.ORG website. Motion to accept the minutes as posted was made by Richard-W4RLR and seconded by Cal-W4GMH. Motion approved by a of show hands, no opposing votes.


Treasurer Report:

Bob-KI4MEU reported a current balance of $1,767.89. Motion to accept the report was made by Phil-N6COP and seconded by Bob-WA6VVA. Motion approved by a show of hands, no opposing votes.


Repeater Report:

Cal-W4GMH reported that 12 members worked on the 147.360 repeater building. Member’s pressure washed the three buildings & cleaned up the area.


Cal-W4GMH discussed about Fiber Optic cable that might be installed by the county for D-star repeater gateway.


Training Report:

Bob-N4CU reported for Ron-KI5FR a tech class will be held on Jan. 16, 2010 at Navarre FD station. Testing on Jan 23, 2010 at Playground Club at Ft. Walton Beach, FL.


Website Report:

Phil-N6COP reported the website is running well.


Station Report:

Steve-W6EOD reported on the Club buying a Kenwood TS-940SAT. Motion to accept the buying of the Kenwoodwas made by Richard-W4RLR and seconded by Chayne-KI4WBN Motion approved by a show hands, no opposing votes. Steve W6EOD told the members that this was the last item left from the estate of Paul Machlan-WA5MET and that he was not able to contact any of the family and for all practical purposes this is now the property of the club.  Bob-WA6VVA is making some repairs to the 940 and it will soon be ready for use at the club station.


Emergency Operation Center:

Bob-N4CU said there is no report this month.


Activities Report:

Cal W4GMH reported Mentors did some mentoring for new Hams. Another mentoring party will be in 2010. 


ARRL 10 Meter contest is this Saturday Dec. 12, 2009.     

BBBQ in March of 2010; Scouts in April of 2010.


Old Business:

Bob-N4CU reported that the Christmas Party will be at the Baptist church in

Seminole (Bluewater Bay) on Fri Dec. 18, 2009 from 6p.m. till. Bob-N4CU-Ham,

Bob-KI4MEU& Bob-WA6VVA-Turkey, Ron-KI5FR-Stuffing, Richard-KE4BFX-Pie. Also several others members mention they will be bringing food as well.


New Business:

Nominating Committee report by Mike-KJ4FNA. Member's voted on New Officers for 2010. President Bob-N4CU; Vice President/Activities Cal-W4GMH; Secretary Mike- KJ4FNA; Treasurer Bob-KI4MEU. Motion to accept the nomination was made by Bob-W5RE and seconded by Richard-W4RLR.

Motion approved by a show of hands, no opposing votes.



None Reported


General Discussion:

Cal W4GMH talked about his recent visit to the ARRL Headquarters (W1AW) in Newington, CT.


Motion to adjourn was made by Bob-WA6VVA and seconded by Bob-W5RE.


Submitted by Glenn-K4GAG, Secretary.


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