May 10, 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 16 members present.
April minutes were posted on the W4AAZ.ORG website. A motion was made to accept the minutes by Glenn, K4GAG. The motion was seconded by Mike, KJ4FNA and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
There was no treasure report. However, Bob, N4CU mentioned there were still 2 folks needed to sign signature cards for signing over the checking account.
The repeater report was presented by Steve, N4GXX. The repeater was working fine.
The Training report was presented by Ron, KI5FR. A second attempt at a satellite demo for gifted student would be made on 11 May 2012.
The SYSOP report was presented by Sharon, KJ4TPQ. New version of software appears to be stable. The reflector 30C appears to not be unlinking. Still investigating the issue.
The ARES report was presented by Bob, N4CU. Jerry, N8PXE is the new Okaloosa Co. emergency coordinator (EC). He has started a Yahoo site, this does mean to exist so there is de-confliction to be done.
The Activities report was presented by Chayne, KI4WBN. Upcoming activities:
Dayton Hamfest May 18, 19, 20
Field Day June 23 - 24
Milton Hamfest July 20-21 Fri-Sat.
A request from the local REACT chapter to include a reciprocal web link on our web site. There was discussion including concerns this was close to a commercial endorsement.
Mike, W4RH made a motion to not include a reciprocal link from the local REACT chapter. The motion was seconded by Steve, N4GXX and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
There was discussion about Field Day and preliminary assignments were discussed:
Ron, KI5FR and Jerry, N8PXE will run the GOTA setup.
Ron, KI5FR will attempt the satellite contact
There will be 3 stations.
Meals to be determined
After a round table, a motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Steve, N4GXX, seconded by Glenn, K4GAG and carried unanimously to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
Submitted by Ron Mahn, KI5FR