The meeting was attended by 15 members and guests: WA5ROE Bob Alpine W5NPR Bill Alpine KA5PVB Chuck Alpine N5NYM Allen Alpine KB5R Rusty Alpine N5MVV Angie Fort Davis W4PBD Jim Alpine KD5KBU Jim Fort Davis W5RHN Bob Fort Davis K5FRN Fran Fort Davis W5DWI Dick Alpine K5AHI Bill Alpine KX5SP Steve Alpine KG5OQJ Maria Alpine KG5OZT Monte Alpine
The meeting was called to order by Chuck KA5PVB at 7:30 PM.
The minutes of the July 11, 2016 meeting were read and approved after a motion by Allen N5NYM and second by Rusty KB5R.
Angie N5MVV presented the Treasurer’s Report, with an end of month balance of $2,983.50. She reported that the Liability Insurance payment had been made.
It was reported that the batteries purchased for 146.82 had not yet been installed.
It was reported that the 146.92 repeater was working, but was on stand alone status and not linked into the system.
The trailer belonging to BBARC had been moved into Alpine from Barb KM5VM residence, was being stored at the True Value yard, and had been advertised for sale on Face Book.
Jim KD5KBU reported that CycleFest was scheduled for September 17-18. This is a round the scenic loop event scheduled for Saturday, with a hill climb from Fort Davis to McDonald’s observatory on Sunday. Volunteers are needed with the most help needed on Saturday.
Rusty requested help on an antenna project on Saurday August 13th.
Allen N5NYM discussed the possibility of adding ECOLINK to the BBARC System. Equipment needed could be installed at True Value. It would require a 440 node, with radio and 12 volt power supply. Individual operators could connect using an app on an I-Phone or by computer. While the project is in the planning stage, Allen will give an update at the September meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.
Bill W5NPR, Secretary