The meeting was attended by 15 members and guests:
WA5ROE Bob Alpine W5NPR Bill Alpine KB5R Rusty Alpine KE5KNQ Rob Alpine N5DO Dave Alpine N5NYM Allen Alpine W5DWI Dick Alpine W5JUW Lora Alpine KA5PVB Chuck Alpine N5MVV Angie Fort Davis K5AHI Bob Alpine WA5MHO Dean Alpine NF5FF Steve Alpine N5JOE Jim Alpine W5GFE Bill Walker Ada, Oklahoma (program presentor)
The meeting was called to order by Chuck KA5PVB at 7:30 PM.
The minutes of the November 10th meeting were read and approved.
Angie N5MVV presented the Financial Report, reporting a balance of $3994.44. It was discussed that a donation of $450.00 had been received from the Permian Basin Bicycle Association and was included in the end of month balance.
It was discussed that the Annual Santa Net was scheduled for December 13th, and that the BBARC Communication RV would be parked in front of True Value and Dean WA5MHO would handle North Pole communications.
Dave N5DO presented the Report of the Nominating Committee, with the following nominees presented as officers for 2016: President-Chuck KA5PVB; Vice President-Allen N5NYM; Treasurer-Angie N5MVV; and Secretay-Bill W5NPR. There were no nominations from the floor, and those nominated were elected by acclamation.
Dave N5DO announced that Technician classes were scheduled in Alpine at the Turner Range Animal Science Building, Room 130, on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, and February 3rd . Classes would be held at the Davis Mountain Resort at the Community Center on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (with a 30 minute lunch break) on January 16th, and 23rd., On January 30th, the class will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with the exam beginning at 11:00 AM.
The program was conducted by Dr. Bill Waker, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, on the technical aspects of antennas. He described the use of the Longley Rice Antenna modeling software, using the BBARC Repeater maps as found on the BBARC website. The model can be found on the internet at HPPT://SLPAT:W5GFE.ORG/. It was obvious that Dr. Walker had spent many hours in preparation for the program presented.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.
Bill Roberts W5NPR, Secretary