The meeting was attended by 14 members and guests.
W5NPR BILL ALPINE KE5KNQ ROB ALPINE KG5LMK MIKE FORT DAVIS KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS KB5R RUSTY ALPINE KE50G BILL ALPINE KI5ANQ SCOTT TERLINGUA KI5EXP SHARON TERLINGUA KD5KBU JIM FORT DAVIS AI4BA DAVID ALPINE KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE
Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Bill Smith K5WSA.
The minutes of the May 14, 2019 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Chuck KA5PVB and second by Rusty KB5R.
In the absence of Angie N5MVV, there was no Treasurer’s Report presented.
Repeater issues continued with the suggestion that a new location for the 146.62 repeater at McDonald Observatory be considered due to poor coverage on the back side of the Scenic Loop.
Bill W5ATO informed BBARC that he would be unable to continue repeater maintenance due to family issues.
Doug N5HYD had sent an email that new radios could be obtained from Clif Wand. The BBARC 501c3 status was discussed.
It was discussed that a charge of $30 per person would be collected for Field Day meals. Field Day participants were reminded to provide a 12-pack of water, soft drinks or 807’s.
It was discussed that Steve KX5SP was involved in International Health Services in Honduras.
It was reported that the September program would be presented by Clint Davis on how amateur radio is to be used in the space race.
The program was presented by Bill KE5OG on the upcoming Field Day. He discussed the 2A operating status of BBARC, stating that we would operate 2 HF stations plus a 3rd GOTA station. He also discussed the bonus points available to the club. Field Day is scheduled for Saturday June 22nd beginning at 1:00 PM local time and ends Sunday June 23rd at 1:00 PM. Setup will begin on Friday afternoon and extend through Saturday morning. It was emphasized that setup is a difficult process and that as much help as possible is needed. Last year BBARC placed 16th nationally in the 2A category.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.
Bill Roberts W5NPR