Meeting of April 8, 2014

The meeting was attended by 11 members and one guest:

KE5OG  Bill     Alpine
WA5ROE Bob      Alpine
W5NPR  Bill     Alpine
N5DO   Dave     Alpine 
KD5KBU Jim      Fort Davis
N5PVL  Charles  Alpine
KB5R   Rusty    Alpine
KF5RDN Julianne Terlingua
       Chuck    Terlingua
NF5FF  Steve    Alpine
N5MVV  Angie    Fort Davis
KE5KNQ Rob      Alpine

The meeting was called to order by Bob WA5ROE at 7:30 PM.

Minutes of March 11, 2014 meeting were read and approved.

Angie N5MVV presented the Treasurer’s Report and reported an end of month balance of $5066.92. It was discussed that the balance included $300.00 for the sale of club 4-wheeler; an insurance reimbursement of $562.00; expenses included $41.92 insurance payment from last year; $39.34 for small connectors; $56.00 Trailor license and registration. There was also dues that had not been deposited and miscellaneous bills outstanding. Jim KD5KBU moved to approve Financial Statement, second by Rusty KB5R.

The Pilot Club Banquet to be held on May 5th and Volunteer of the Year Award was discussed.

Jim KD5KBU reported that the CycleFest would be held on April 26th and 27th. The event would include a race from Limpia Hotel to McDonald Obervatory on Saturday morning and from Limpia Hotel to Crows Nest on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday the event would include the ride from Limpia Hotel around the Scenic Loop. Communication support is needed for both days.

DAVE N5DO reported that the Technician License Class would begin Saturday April 12th at Room 130, Range Animal Science Building.

Bob WA5ROE reported that Skywarn Training was scheduled for Thursday April 17th at 7:00 pm in Room 201 Warnock Science Building.

Julianne KF5RDN reported that the Green Scene Festival at Terlinqua was scheduled for Saturday October 25th. More information is forthcoming.

A report was given on Bob W5RHN. Bob suffered a heart attack when visiting the Cayman Islands and was flown back to Florida for by-pass surgery. It was reported that he was progressing well.

Charles N5PVL discussed VHF Digital Modes and available Digital software available at

Bill KE50G presented a program on electronic soldering. Bill had received military soldering instruction in the past and was able to present a very beneficial demonstration on proper soldering techniques.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.

Bill W5NPR, Secretary