Meeting of October 9, 2018

The meeting was attended by 15 members and guests.

W5NPR  BILL    ALPINE
KA5PVB CHUCK   ALPINE 
KG5LMG MARVIN  FORT DAVIS
KE5OG  BILL    ALPINE
KG5LMK MIKE    FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIB JUDI    FORT DAVIS
N5MVV  ANGIE   FORT DAVIS
K5WSA  BILL    FORT DAVIS
KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIC PAMELA  FORT DAVIS
K5AHI  BOB     ALPINE
KG5LTE SCOTT   ALPINE
KE5KNQ ROB     ALPINE
K5ITT  KITTY   FORT DAVIS
KD5KBU JIM     FORT DAVIS

Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Marvin Voiers KG5LMG.

The minutes of the August 14, 2018 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Chuck KA5PVB and second by Jim KD5KBU. The minutes for the September 11, 2018 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Chuck KA5PVB and second by Jim KD5KBU.

The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Angie N5MVV with an end of month balance reported as $5298.57. The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Chuck KA5PVB and second by Jim KD5KBU.

OLD BUSINESS:
Jim KD5KBU reported that the CycleFest event went well with approximately 350 riders participating. He reported that one accident occurred on Bear Mountain resulting in a broken shoulder blade, broken pelvis and back injuries.

The Hunger Hike event was discussed. Two hikes were scheduled, one up to the summit of Livermore Mountain. Also discussed were the upcoming Ultra Run on Martin Luther King day in January and the Presidio to Lajitas event, although no new information was available on that event.

Bill K5WSA reported that he had received Ham Radio brochures from ARRL and that practice licensing tests were available on line.

Ticket sales for the upcoming raffle of True Value Gift Certificates was discussed. It was reported that ticket sales had been arranged at Porters on the last Saturday before Thanksgiving. Bob Ward at True Value would be contacted about the possibility of ticket sales in front of the store with the BBARC RV

parked at the location so that those buying tickets would understand what the sales were supporting.

It was reported that the drawing would occur on December 13th, the night of the Santa Claus Net.

NEW BUSINESS:
Marvin KG5LMG appointed Bill Brooks, Bob Ward and Bill Roberts to serve on the Nominating Committee for BBARC officers for 2019. The election of officers would occur during the December meeting.

The business meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.

The program presented by Bill KE5OG was on propagation and its effect on ham radio operating bands. He discussed the Isophere and the E, D and F layers, solar flux, the A and K indices, the ARRL Propagation Reports and the software and internet tools available to ham radio operators.

Respectively Submitted:

Bill Roberts W5NPR
Secretary