May 8, 2014
This meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Bob, N4CU followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation.
The meeting was conducted by President Bob, N4CU and there were 15 members present.
April minutes were read by acting secretary, Ron, KI5FR. A motion was made to accept the minutes by Glenn, K4GAG. The motion was seconded by Alex, KC7MEX and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
Mark, KA5NDH presented the treasures report. A motion was made to accept the minutes by Glenn, K4GAG. The motion was seconded by Richard, KE4BFX and carried unanimously by a show of hands to accept the motion with no opposing votes.
N4CU reported the 147.36 repeater was down for a time after the power knocked it off the air around 11:45 the night of the April flood. Then it was back on the air when the power switch was reset around 9:00 the next morning. Cal, W4GMH requested if the repeater was down, for someone to give him a call on his cell phone so it can be looked into.
Richard, KE4BFX reported 2 of the station HF rigs were with Bob, W6VVA for repairs. In addition, Richard paid the Sun Biz fees and will bring the receipt to the next meeting.
No Training report.
Phil, N6COP , was not present but there were no known website issues.
The ARES report was presented by Bob, N4CU. The county will have a Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on 4 Jun, 0800 – 1300. One needs to have taken a class on the WebEOC software when working in the EOC.
Cal, W4GMH presented the activities report:
- Station Operation
- No one worked the Rookie Roundup
- There was some station activity for the Florida QSO party
- Field Day is going to be on 28-29 June at the club station
On 24 May, a work party will go out to E.Y.’s, WB4CDR and take down the quad.
July is the Milton Hamfest. Cal suggested that was an additional opportunity to gather items from our spare equipment to make additional funds for the club. A motion was made to by Glenn, K4GAG to buy a table at the Milton Hamfest seconded by Mike, KJ4FNA and agreed unanimously.
Among the items with potential to be sold at Milton are the 70ft tower, coax and other equipment from the Shalimar courthouse which is to be torn down soon.
Completing the update of the by-laws stated at the previous meeting, Bob, W5RE moved that the club by-laws needed no further amending at this time. The motion was accepted and approved by the membership.
Windows XP is the primary operating system on 2 computers and Vista is on 1 and causing some issues. Cal, W4GMH made a motion to buy a license for Windows 7 for the Vista computer and a copy for a computer he would donate to the club (if it is capable of running Windows 7). The motion was seconded by Bob, W6VVA and unanimously approved. Bob,W6VVA moved that the club pay for flowers and card sent to N6COPs family. Alex, KC7MEX seconded and was unanimously approved.
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