Meeting of May 10, 2016

The meeting was attended by 17 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
KB5R    Rusty     Alpine
KG5BZB  Herb      Alpine
KG5LMG  Marvin    DMR
KG5DW   Don       Fort Davis
KG5HFJ  Al        Terlingua
KE5DG   Bill      Alpine
AD5OJ   Jonathon  Marfa
        Zack      Alpine
KG5DW   Don       Fort Davis

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

The minutes of the April meeting were read and approved.

Angie N5MVV was not present and no financial report was presented.

Bill W5NPR reported that the inspection and registration on the communication RV has been completed. He stated that he had paid for both personally, and needed reimbursement.

IIt was discussed that the trailer that was donated with the Communication RV was still at Barb’s KM5VM residence.

The need for a new BBARC Website was discussed. Allen N5NYM agreed to work on a new website and for the time being, it would be piggy backed on Allen’s domain, and then moved to the BBARC domain when fully developed.

It was discussed that new batteries were needed at the Christmas Mountains 146.82 repeater site. Rusty KB5R moved to buy 4 batteries at an approximate cost of $600.00, second by Bill KE5OG, Motion approved.

The program was presented by Jonathon AD5BY. He discussed a remote stock tank water level program he had developed, using cell phones for monitoring purposes. Thedata received was time and date of report, water level, percent of gain or loss in previous pre-selected time frames. He covered the electronic configuation, construction, design schematics. He stated that these techniques can also be used to design do-it-yourself ham radio projects.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Bill Roberts W5NPR, Secretary