Club Minutes

                     October 11, 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 18 members present.


Secretary Report:

September minutes were posted on the W4AAZ.ORG website.  A motion was made to accept the minutes by Mike, KJ4FNA. The motion was seconded by Jim, AJ4XK 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.


Repeater Report:

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


Station Report:

Richard, KE4BFX reported the station is working.


Training Report:

Ron, KI5FR reported on a training class at the Navarre Fire Station on Sat. 1 Dec at 9:00AM.


SYSOP Report:



Website Report:

The website report was presented by Phil, N6COP who confirmed the website was working.  He is also looking for feedback on the site.


ARES Report:

The ARES report was presented by Jerry, N8PXE. Escambia and Walton both participated in the SET.


Activities Report:

The Activities report was presented by Chayne, KI4WBN and Cal, W4GMH.


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


Cal, W4GMH will send out an email with a list of volunteers.


3rd Thursday Dec 21st – Tri-Club Okaloosa County Ham Christmas Party.


Old Business:

D-Star Repeater Net - Steve, N4GXX Reported participation is falling off for the Saturday night D-Star Instructional Net.  He is looking to get more topics and publicize better.


New Business:

Cal, W4GMH reported that the Dorcas Fire Department was looking to do some work on Fire House 42, the site of our meetings.  They would like to see a more compact ham radio area to facilitate more room for their meetings.  They are also looking to pant the floor. More information as firmer plans are made.


A motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Mike, KJ4FNA, seconded by Bob, W5RE and carried unanimously to accept the motion with no opposing votes.


Submitted by Ron Mahn, KI5FR



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