Meeting of July 10, 2018

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
July 10, 2018

The meeting was attended by 15 members and guests.

W5NPR  BILL    ALPINE
WA5ROE BOB     ALPINE
KA5PVB CHUCK   ALPINE 
KG5LMG MARVIN  FORT DAVIS
KE5OG  BILL    ALPINE
KG5LMK MIKE    FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIB JUDI    FORT DAVIS
N5NVV  ANGIE   FORT DAVIS
K5WSA  BILL    FORT DAVIS
KD5KBU JIM     FORT DAVIS
KG7KQP THOMAS  ALPINE
KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIC PAMELA  FORT DAVIS
WA5MHO DEAN    ALPINE
AF5QS  CLINT   FORT DAVIS

Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Marvin Voiers KG5LMK.

The minutes of the June 12, 2018 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Tom KG7KQP and second by Chuck KA5PVB.

The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Angie N5MVV with an end of month balance reported as $6,963.58. Also reported was Field Day income of $795.00, expenses $512.33 for food and $32.33 to True Value, for a total of $544.66, and a net gain of $245.34. The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Chuck KA5PVB and second by Tom KG7KQP.

OLD BUSINESS:
It was reported that new batteries were needed for the Glass Mountain 146.92 Repeater. Four new batteries had been ordered and would be installed on arrival.

Upcoming races involving BBARC were discussed, including CycleFest on September 15, 2018, Food Pantry hike to Livermore Mountain October 6, 2018, Big Bend Ranch Marathon January 2019, Presidio to Lajitas in February 2019.

The Finance Committee outlined suggested fundraiser events of two raffles per year with those funds to be designated for repeater expenses. The first to be in September with 90 day sale time. Bill KE5OG emphasized the need to start planning the September raffle NOW. The suggested raffle prize would be a gift certificate from True Value of an amount to be determined. The gift certificate would be made available from True Value at a 20% discount. Tom KG7KQP made a motion to discharge the Finance Committee, second by Chuck KA5PVB, motion failed.

New Business:
Bob WA5ROE reported that he had resigned as DEC for the district including Brewster County and that Jim KD5KBU had been appointed DEC beginning July 1, 2018.

Bob also reported that new batteries had to be installed in the communication RV after a major meltdown of the electrical system from the generator. He had purchased the needed batteries at a cost of $1371.96. Tom KG7KQP moved that Bob be reimbursed, second by Bill KE5OG. Motion passed.

The business meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

The program was presented by Bill KE5OG on the results of Field Day. He reported that operating conditions had not been good and that the score for BBARC was lower than in past years. He also stated that all Field Day operations experienced the same conditions and that he anticipated that BBARC would do as well or better in the standings for the 2A category. He reported that our score was 6888, with 1767 contacts and 1402 bonus points. Based on last years scores, we would be in the top thirty.

Respectively Submitted:

Bill Roberts W5NPR
Secretary