Meeting of December 9, 2015

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.

Old Business:
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.

New Business:
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