Meeting of June 13, 2017

Minutes of Meeting

June 13, 2017

The meeting was attended by 11 members and guests:

KA5PVB Chuck Alpine
W5NPR  Bill    Alpine
N5NYM  Allen   Alpine
KE5OG  Bill    Alpine
KD5KBU Jim     Fort Davis
KG5LMG Marvin  Fort Davis
WA5ROE Bob     Alpine
N5MVV  Angie   Fort Davis 
KG5LTE Scott   Alpine
KE5WCP Stephen Fort Davis
N5JOE  Jim     Alpine

The meeting was called to order by Allen N5NYM at 7:30 PM.

The minutes of the May 9, 2017 meeting were read and approved after a motion by Jim KD5KBU and second by Chuck KA5PVB.

The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Angie N5MVV, with an end of month balance of $3556.15. The report was approved after a motion by Jim KD5KBU and a second by Chuck KA5PVB.

Old Business:

Allen N5NYM reported that the visit to the Star Party Radio facilities at Prude Ranch had been beneficial and had been well attended. He also discussed the viewing of the sun and several solar flares that were visible.

Allen N5NYM reported that the Elephant Mountain 147.02 repeater was back on line, and that the two antennas did not require separation. He discussed the need to install batteries at the 146.82 Christmas Mountain repeater.

It was discussed that an attempt to empty the storage unit was underway, but the anticipated
completion would be delayed until after Field Day.

New Business:

Scott KG5LTE reported on planned AT&T cell phone upgrades.

Allen N5NYM discussed the upcoming Field Day on June 24th & 25th and referred further discussion to Bill KE5OG who would present the program on Field Day.


Bill KE5OG began the Field Day program by stating that in 2016 BBARC finished 7th nationally in the 2A category. He discussed Field Day preparation; rules ; scoring and bonus points; publicity; ARRL education display; the radio equipment and antenna requirements used for the 2A category; meals and other matters concerning Field Day. He stated that Field Day is not technically a contest, but that it is handled as such, and that clubs and individuals are serious participants and that point totals are taken seriously.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Bill Roberts W5NPR, Secretary