Meeting of November 8, 2016

The meeting was attended by 10 members and guests:

WA5ROE Bob     Alpine
W5NPR  Bill    Alpine
N5NYM  Allen   Alpine
KD5KBU Jim     Fort Davis
KE5WCP Stephen Fort Davis
N5MVV  Angie   Fort Davis
KB5R   Rusty   Alpine
KA5PVB Chuck   Alpine
KG7KQP Tom     Alpine
KE5KNQ Rob     Alpine

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

The minutes of the October 11, 2016 meeting were read and approved after a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Allen N5NYM.

Angie N5MVV presented the Treasurer’s Report, with an end of month balance of $3377.04.

It was reported that the batteries purchased for 146.82 had not yet been installed. It was also discussed that the Elephant Mountain 147.02 repeater was down with repairs or replacement needed on the duplexers.

It was reported that the trailer belonging to BBARC had been sold for $350.00.

Bob WA5ROE discussed BBARC communication support in the local search for ZuZu Verk missing Sul Ross student.

Chuck KA5PVB appointed a nominating committee of Bill KE5OG, Rusty KB5R and Jim KD5KBU. The committee was asked to have a slate of officer nominations for the December meeting.

The K5PSA hospital and EOC net was discussed and Chuck KA5PVB suggested cross training of operators who participate in that net, with operators rotating from the hospital to the Alpine Police Station to the EOC for that purpose.

Rob KE5KNQ reported that the Santa Net would be held on Thursday December 8th, with the BBARC Communication RV parked in front of True Value. The net would start at 5:00 PM, with Bill KE5OG serving as Santa Clause. Volunteers were needed to help children make contact with Santa by radio.

It was discussed that the December meeting, in addition to election of officers, would also feature the annual silent auction of surplus radio equipment, books, baked goods and miscellaneous sale items. All proceeds from the auction would go to the BBARC.

There was no program scheduled, as the BBARC meeting coincided with General Election, and all members were encouraged to monitor election returns.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Bill Roberts W5NPR, Secretary