The meeting was attended by 13 members and 3 Guests:
KB5R Rusty Alpine KF5PZW Casey Alpine KF5RDN Julianne Terlingua KE5EIE Max Alpine WA5ROE Bob Alpine W5NPR Bill Alpine W5RHN Bob Ft Davis K5FRN Fran Ft Davis KF5LZT Jed Alpine KG5BNK Chuck Terlingua KG5CGR Kathy Terlingua NF5FF Steve Alpine KM5VM Barb Alpine NW5M Mike Alpine KE5OG Bill Alpine N5DO Dave Alpine
The meeting was called to order by Bob WA5ROE at 7:30 PM.
Minutes of August 12, 2014 meeting were read and approved.
Angie N5MVV was not present however Bob WA5ROE reported the end of month balance from the bank statement as $5217.95.
It was discussed that there were several repeater issues, including battery problems on 146.92 in the Glass Mountains; 146.82 on Christmas Mountains was totally down and battery problems were assumed. The possibility of installing the 145.23 emergency repeater was discussed.
A continued discussion occurred on the possibility of having a PSA operating location at the South county EOC.
The possibility of a South County car pool to McDonalds Observatory for the October Meeting. The program would be a tour and update on the improvements to the Hobby-Eberly telescope by Jim KD5KBU. Everyone wishing to tail gate to Mount Locke should meet at the West Texas National Bank parking lot for a 6:30 PM departure. Others can meet at the Hobby-Everly site at 7:30 PM.
It was further discussed that the November meeting would be on the January Buena-Suerte 50 mile Ultra Run, and that the December meeting would be the 40th anniversary celebration of the
Big Bend ARC.
The program was presented by Mike NW5M on the upcoming Amateur RADIO International Health Services trip to the Honuras in February. It was discussed that the number of medical teams would be increased for this trip, and efforts to recruit more ham radio operators was in
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:10 PM.
Bill W5NPR, Secretary