Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
February 12, 2019
The meeting was attended by 18 members and guests.
W5NPR BILL ALPINE KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE WA5ROE BOB ALPINE KG5LMK MIKE FORT DAVIS KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS N5MVV ANGIE FORT DAVIS K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS KG5LTE SCOTT ALPINE KD5KBU JIM FORT DAVIS KB5R RUSTY ALPINE KA5AHI BOB ALPINE KI5AXS CHRIS TERLINQUA KG5LTE GAGE ALPINE WA5MHO DEAN ALPINE KE50G BILL ALPINE KI4BA DAVID ALPINE
Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Bill Smith K5WSA.
The minutes of the January 8, 2019 meeting were read and approved after corrections 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 $9129.46. Deposits included $648.00 in dues and $618.00 in donations. Expenses included 2 payments of $35.00 to Big Bend Telephone and $1050.00 for RV insurance. The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Chuck KA5PVB and second by Rusty KB5R.
Jim KD5KBU reported that the Ultra Run had been completed without major injuries and that approximately 300 runners participated.
Scott KG5LTE reported that AT&T had surplus test equipment that he anticipated would be donated to BBARC.
Rusty KB5R reported that the American Legion would be hosting a fish fry on Friday February 15th to help with medical expenses for the Dawson Young family who had been involved in an automobile accident during icy conditions. Cost of the fish fry would be $10.00 per plate.
The possibility of including meeting minutes in the monthly BBARC newsletter prepared by Bill KE5OG was discussed. Bill W5NPR reported that the minutes published in the newsletter would be prior to approval. Rusty KB5R moved that the minutes be included in the newsletter, second by Chuck KA5PVB.
The annual BBARC Banquet/BBQ was discussed with the possible dates of April 27th or May 11th. Rusty KB5R requested that Sarah be contacted on dishes to be prepared.
The possibility of wind generators or upgraded solar panels at repeater sites was discussed. It was emphasized that Doug N5HYD and Bill W5ATO make all decisions on upgrades to the repeater systems, as they are the ones providing system upkeep and repairs.
The possibility of having occasional meetings at Fort Davis and Terlingua was discussed as well as future classes and testing sessions.
The program was on Antennas 101 presented by Bill K5WSA and included discussion on dipoles, doublets, verticals and the G5RV. It was announced that Antennas 102 would be presented at a later meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM.
Bill Roberts W5NPR