February 12, 2012
This meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Club President Bob, N4CU followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation.
The meeting was conducted by Club President Bob, N4CU. There were 14 members present.
January minutes were posted on the W4AAZ.ORG website. A motion was made to accept the minutes by Mike, KJ4FNA. The motion was seconded by Glenn, K4GAG and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
No treasurers report.
The repeater is working well as relayed by Steve, N4GXX to Bob, N4CU who presented the report.
The station report was presented by Richard, KE4BFX. The club station is operational.
The training report was presented by Ron, KI5FR. Ron is in the working stages of a satellite presentation to the gifted students at Walker, Antioch and Shoal River Elementary Schools by May 2012.
An abbreviated website report was presented by Bob, N4CU. He reported the website was up and working.
The SYSOP report was presented by Bob, N4CU. Sharon, KJ4TPQ is working on a D-STAR repeater setup for the south part of Walton County, giving advice to the owner.
The ARES report was presented by Bob, N4CU. Reported the Dipole needs to be restrung at the EOC. However, the coax appears to be run properly, but lightning protection is an issue on the 1.2G antenna line.
The Activities report was presented by Chayne, KI4WBN.
- Mar 23-24 PARC Hamfest at the Okaloosa County Fairgrounds
- Mar 24 Triple B in Downtown Crestview. Start at 7:00AM usually 2 shifts of 2 hours each.
- Apr 14 Scout-A-Rama
- May 18-20 Dayton Hamvention
Discussion to have a foxhunt. Currently 2 members have offset oscillators. If we have 5, we will do a foxhunt.
Changes to the club by-laws:
Ron, KI5FR read the pertinent proposed changes to the by-laws. A motion to approve the changes was made by Glenn, N4GAG and seconded by Mike, KJ4FNA and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
There was no new business.
Before a round table began, Cal W4GMH mentioned the guy wires for the club station antenna needed tightening. He was making arrangements to get a come-along and a work party was arranged for Mar 10, 9:00 AM to work on the antenna.
After the round table, a motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Glenn, K4GAG, seconded by Steve, KJ4RWD and carried unanimously to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
Submitted by Ron Mahn, KI5FR