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 KF5KNQ 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.
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.
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.
Bill Roberts W5NPR