Club Minutes

                     August 9, 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 15 members present.


Secretary Report:

July's minutes were posted on the W4AAZ.ORG website.  A motion was made to accept the minutes by Richard, KE4BFX. The motion was seconded by Mike, KJ4FNA and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.


Treasurer Report:

The Treasurer report was presented by Dave, WB4EWS. There is approximately $2,197.43 in the account.


Repeater Report:

The repeater report was presented by Steve, N4GXX.  The repeater is working.


Station Report:

Richard, KE4BFX reported the station is working. In addition, We now have 4 VHF/UHF handhelds. They will all be programmed the same.


Training Report:

N4GXX is doing D-Star training on the 444.95 repeater (positive offset 100Hz Tone). The next one will be on set and forget settings. This will continue on Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m., except in the event of big Hamfests and Holidays.


Website Report:

The website report was presented by Ron, KI5FR who confirmed the website was working since the online minutes were checked. 


SYSOP Report:

The SYSOP report was presented by Sharon, KJ4TPQ as her last act as SYSOP.  D-Star repeater is working well.  Many members took the opportunity to thank her for all her hard work to bring the system online.


ARES Report:



Activities Report:

The Activities report was presented by Chayne, KI4WBN.

Possible upcoming activities:

Oct. 27th (Sat) – Fall Festival needs 8-12 hams 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Nov. 3rd (Sat) – Cystic Fibrosis 5K need 8-10 hams (maybe less) 7:00am – 9:00am

Nov. 10th (Sat) – Veteran’s Day Parade 8-10 hams 8:30am – 10:00am

Dec. 1st (Sat) – Crestview Christmas Parade 10 – 14 Hams setup at 3:00pm


Other activities:

On Aug. 11th Okaloosa EOC attached DRats to reflector 46C

          9:00 a.m. Start VEOC visit

          9:45 a.m. DRATS Presentation

          12:15 a.m. DRATS on FLEOC reflector

          12:30 a.m. End


3rd Thursday Dec – Tri-Club Okaloosa County Ham Christmas Party


Old Business:



New Business:



After a round table, a motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Richard, KE4BFX, seconded by Steve, N4GXX and carried unanimously to accept the motion with no opposing votes.


Submitted by Ron Mahn, KI5FR



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