Meeting of January 12, 2016

The meeting was attended by 18 members and guests:

WA5ROE Bob       Alpine
W5NPR  Bill      Alpine
KE5KNQ Rob       Alpine
N5DO   Dave      Alpine
N5NYM  Allen     Alpine
W5DWI  Dick      Alpine
W5JUW  Lora      Alpine
KA5PVB Chuck     Alpine
WA5MHO Dean      Alpine 
NF5FF  Steve     Alpine
N5JOE  Jim       Alpine
       Scott     Alpine
       Scott, Jr Alpine
KW4FA  Bert      Greeville, SC
W5RHN  Bob       Fort Davis
K5FRN  Fran      Fort Davis
KD5SBU Jim       Fort Davis
KI5ZQ  Ken       Fort Davis

The meeting was called to order by Chuck KA5PVB at 7:30 PM.

The minutes of the December meeting were read and approved.

Angie N5MVV was not present and no Financial Report was presented.

Old Business:
Dave N5DO reported that the BBARC Annual Banquet was scheduled for February 5th, and that the program would be given by Dr. Louis Haverson, Director of the Borderlands Research Institute on their telementry tracking programs of wildlife.

A report was given on the National Parks on the Air Contest which was in progress.

It was reported that the Big Bend Ranch State Park Marathon that has been in planning for several months was scheduled for Sunday January 17th, and radio operators were needed along the race route. It was also reported that a $500.00 donation delayed from the 2015 event was presented, and that a simular donation for this year was anticipated.

Dave N5DO reported that Techncian Classes were scheduled for Sul Ross 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 also 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.

New Business:
It was reported that a QRP Group was scheduled to be in Fort Davis at the end of the month.

The meeting was adjourned for the Annual Silent Auction. Items auctioned included amateur radio supplies, books, baked goods, etc. All proceeds were for the benefit of BBARC.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Bill Roberts W5NPR, Secretary