Meeting of June 9, 2015

The meeting was attended by 14 members and guests:

WA5ROE Bob   Alpine
W5NPR  Bill  Alpine
KA5PVB Chuck Alpine
KE5KNQ Rob   Alpine
KB5R   Rusty Alpine
N5MVV  Angie Fort Davis
W4PBD  Jim   Alpine
W5JSR  Steve Alpine
KK5ROB Robin Alpine
W5DWI  Dick  Alpine
W5JUW  Lora  Alpine
KM5VM  Barb  Alpine
KE5OG  Bill  Alpine
K5AHI  Bill  Alpine

The meeting was called to order by Bill KE5OG at 7:30 PM.

The minutes of the May 12, 2015, meeting were read and approved with a correction.

Angie N5MVV presented an end of month balance of $5,054.40.

Angie N5MVV handed out a list prepared by Doug N5HYD of equipment needed to install ECHOLINK into the system. Cost of the equipment would be $512.83. It would provide the ability to shut down ECHOLINK should problems occur, or operator interference occurred during an emergency when repeater system was in use. Also a location for the equipment needs to be found where there is dependable access to 147.02 on Elephant Mountain.

Program was devoted to the upcoming ARRL Field Day on June 27th and 28th. Items discussed were the antenna installations required, operating equipment to be used, a printout of ARRL rules prepared by Bill KE5OG., maintenance to the pavillion accomplished earlier in the month, and maintenance still required. It was announced that the Bob Ward family had donated a used cook range to replace the one in use for many years, which was down to only one working burner, and no oven. Bob WA5ROE reported that individuals planning to partake in all meals would be charged $30.00, plus an additional $15.00 for spouses, and $10.00 for individual meals. Those participating were asked to bring a 12 pack of water, soft drinks or their choice of 807’s. It was emphasized that considerable preparation was needed, and as much help as possible was needed. It was discussed that due to rule changes, a portion of the setup process was allowed to begin on Thursday evening, and the remainder on Friday.

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM.

Bill W5NPR, Secretary