Minutes of Meeting
June 13, 2017
The meeting was attended by 11 members and guests:
KA5PVB Chuck Alpine W5NPR Bill Alpine N5NYM Allen Alpine KE5OG Bill Alpine KD5KBU Jim Fort Davis KG5LMG Marvin Fort Davis WA5ROE Bob Alpine N5MVV Angie Fort Davis KG5LTE Scott Alpine KE5WCP Stephen Fort Davis N5JOE Jim Alpine
The meeting was called to order by Allen N5NYM at 7:30 PM.
The minutes of the May 9, 2017 meeting were read and approved after a motion by Jim KD5KBU and second by Chuck KA5PVB.
The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Angie N5MVV, with an end of month balance of $3556.15. The report was approved after a motion by Jim KD5KBU and a second by Chuck KA5PVB.
Allen N5NYM reported that the visit to the Star Party Radio facilities at Prude Ranch had been beneficial and had been well attended. He also discussed the viewing of the sun and several solar flares that were visible.
Allen N5NYM reported that the Elephant Mountain 147.02 repeater was back on line, and that the two antennas did not require separation. He discussed the need to install batteries at the 146.82 Christmas Mountain repeater.
It was discussed that an attempt to empty the storage unit was underway, but the anticipated
completion would be delayed until after Field Day.
Scott KG5LTE reported on planned AT&T cell phone upgrades.
Allen N5NYM discussed the upcoming Field Day on June 24th & 25th and referred further discussion to Bill KE5OG who would present the program on Field Day.
Bill KE5OG began the Field Day program by stating that in 2016 BBARC finished 7th nationally in the 2A category. He discussed Field Day preparation; rules ; scoring and bonus points; publicity; ARRL education display; the radio equipment and antenna requirements used for the 2A category; meals and other matters concerning Field Day. He stated that Field Day is not technically a contest, but that it is handled as such, and that clubs and individuals are serious participants and that point totals are taken seriously.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.
Bill Roberts W5NPR, Secretary