Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
January 8, 2019
The meeting was attended by 21 members and guests.
W5NPR BILL ALPINE KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE KG5LMG MARVIN FORT DAVIS KG5LMK MIKE FORT DAVIS KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS N5MVV ANGIE FORT DAVIS K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS KE5KNQ ROB ALPINE KD5KBU JIM FORT DAVIS KB5R RUSTY ALPINE KI5ANQ SCOTT TERLINQUA KG5BMK CHUCK TERLINQUA KI5AXS CHRIS TERLINQUA KX5SP STEVE ALPINE KG5LTE GAGE ALPINE WA5MHO DEAN ALPINE KE50G BILL ALPINE WA5ROE BOB ALPINE W5IG VIC AUSTIN
Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Bill Smith K5WSA.
The minutes of the December 11, 2018 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Chuck KA5PVB.
The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Angie N5MVV with an end of month balance reported as $9049.64. The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Scott KG5LTE and second by Chuck KA5PVB.
The raffle was discussed. It was reported that all 300 tickets had been sold and that the drawing was held following the Santa net on December 13th.
Rob KE5KNQ reported light turnout at the Santa Net but that the event was reported by Marfa Public Radio and the Alpine Avalanche.
Jim KD5KBU discussed the upcoming Martin Luther King Ultra Run at the Big Bend Ranch State Park. He reported that the 50-mile race would probably end after dark on Sunday night and that two or more volunteers would be needed at each radio communication site. He stated that approximately 250 runners were anticipated.
He also reported that no new information had been received on the River Road race in February and that the next CycleFest event would be held in September.
It was discussed that the Emergency Repeater which had originally carried the 145.23 frequency was now programmed as 146.82 and is temporarily in place at the Christmas Mountain site.
The Annual BBQ/Banquet will be held at the Rusty KB5R residence in Sunny Glen on either April 27th or May 11th.
Other discussions included the possibility of wind generators as power sources at the repeater sites, National Parks on the Air ham radio events, suggestions on creating community interest in Ham Radio and possible subjects for meeting programs.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.
Bill Roberts W5NPR