Meeting of January 8, 2019

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
January 8, 2019

The meeting was attended by 21 members and guests.

W5NPR  BILL    ALPINE
KA5PVB CHUCK   ALPINE 
KG5LMG MARVIN  FORT DAVIS
KG5LMK MIKE    FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIB JUDI    FORT DAVIS
N5MVV  ANGIE   FORT DAVIS
K5WSA  BILL    FORT DAVIS
KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIC PAMELA  FORT DAVIS
KE5KNQ ROB     ALPINE
KD5KBU JIM     FORT DAVIS 
KB5R   RUSTY   ALPINE 
KI5ANQ SCOTT   TERLINQUA
KG5BMK CHUCK   TERLINQUA
KI5AXS CHRIS   TERLINQUA
KX5SP  STEVE   ALPINE
KG5LTE GAGE    ALPINE
WA5MHO DEAN    ALPINE
KE50G  BILL    ALPINE
WA5ROE BOB     ALPINE
W5IG   VIC     AUSTIN

Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Bill Smith K5WSA.

The minutes of the December 11, 2018 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Chuck KA5PVB.

The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Angie N5MVV with an end of month balance reported as $9049.64. The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Scott KG5LTE and second by Chuck KA5PVB.

OLD BUSINESS:
The raffle was discussed. It was reported that all 300 tickets had been sold and that the drawing was held following the Santa net on December 13th.

Rob KE5KNQ reported light turnout at the Santa Net but that the event was reported by Marfa Public Radio and the Alpine Avalanche.

NEW BUSINESS:
Jim KD5KBU discussed the upcoming Martin Luther King Ultra Run at the Big Bend Ranch State Park. He reported that the 50-mile race would probably end after dark on Sunday night and that two or more volunteers would be needed at each radio communication site. He stated that approximately 250 runners were anticipated.
He also reported that no new information had been received on the River Road race in February and that the next CycleFest event would be held in September.

It was discussed that the Emergency Repeater which had originally carried the 145.23 frequency was now programmed as 146.82 and is temporarily in place at the Christmas Mountain site.

The Annual BBQ/Banquet will be held at the Rusty KB5R residence in Sunny Glen on either April 27th or May 11th.

Other discussions included the possibility of wind generators as power sources at the repeater sites, National Parks on the Air ham radio events, suggestions on creating community interest in Ham Radio and possible subjects for meeting programs.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectively Submitted:

Bill Roberts W5NPR
Secretary