June 10, 2010
This meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Bob N4CU followed by the pledge led by Chayne KI4WBN and the invocation by Bob KI4MEU.
The meeting was conducted by club President Bob N4CU and there were 17 members present.
Minutes for the May meeting were posted on the W4AAZ.Org website. A motion to accept the minutes as posted was made by Bob WA6VVA. The motion was seconded and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
The treasurers report was presented by Bob KI4MEU. A motion was made by Richard KE4BFX to accept the report as read. The motion was seconded and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
Cal W4GMH stated the repeater was working with no strobe noise and full quieting.
Bob KI4MEU reported on D-Star that his team had configured the bullets so the address was correct. We are getting closer to having our own D-Star operation. Cal had asked the membership if anyone had an old computer desk to be placed in the transmitter building for a work station. Richard W4RLR stated he had one and would be happy to donate.
Ron KI5FR stated there was nothing to report.
Phil N6COP reported the site was working well. It’s time to renew our website registration and the fee is $70.35. Richard KE4BFX made a motion to pay Phil the $70.35 for registration. The motion was seconded and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
Cal W4GMH reported the workstation that was just worked on needs to be about 2 inches lower. So there are ideas how to correct the problem. One is to build a platform to raise the operator’s seat. Another is to cut the bottom of the work station or get an operators chair that raises and lowers depending on the operator. This is a project still working.
Bob WA6VVA has completed the triplexer for field day. It was connected to the tribander and three different radios and worked as advertised. This devise allows three different operators transmitting on three different frequencies to operate off one antenna. This project was in the last June QST magazine on page 37. Bob will present the club the final bill for parts at the next meeting following field day.
Bob N4CU stated we are now in hurricane season. This is projected to be an above average storm season. Bob is looking for volunteers to be members of a jump team that in time of need can mobilize and move into Walton County as needed. Nothing was finalized, but more to follow.
- June 26-27 Field Day
- October 16th Jamboree on the Air (JODA)
Wireless link to D-Star has been corrected thanks to Bob KI4MEU.
Work parties for Field Day have been identified. If your name is on a list please fulfill your pledged participation.
This year during Field Day, the club needs to insure that all antennas are set up and operating properly without interfering with other operations. Last year there was bleed over into other stations.
June 19th is a day set aside to only practice setup and insure the antenna location is safe and functioning properly. Chayne KI4WBN is our Safety Officer, safety is mandatory. During Filed Day set up and during the operational aspect of Field Day, your health is important. Stay hydrated and do not over extend your physical abilities. Food will be provided to those operators. Field Day is competitive, but also a day of learning. Most important it’s a day to have fun. All members both past and present, come out and share your skills and be that “Elmer” to those seeking advancement in this technical field.
A motion to adjourn was made by Bob KI4MEU. The motion was seconded and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with zero opposing votes.
Submitted by Mike KJ4FNA,