Meeting of May 12, 2020

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
May 12, 2020

The meeting was attended by 20 members and guests.

W5NPR BILL ALPINE
KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS
KI5ANQ SCOTT TERLINQUA
WA5ROE BOB ALPINE
KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE
KG5LMG MARVIN FORT DAVIS
KI5EXF SHARON ALPINE
N5MVV ANGIE FORT DAVIS
N5HYD DOUG FORT DAVIS
KDE5KBU JIM FORT DAVIS
KF5KMA DANNY ALPINE
K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS
KX5SP STEVE ALPINE
AI4BA DAVID ALPINE
WA5POK MIKE ALPINE
KM4TYV SHERYL ALPINE
KE5KNQ ROB ALPINE
WA5MHO DEAN ALPINE

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the meeting was conducted on 2-meters utilizing the BBARC 2-meter repeater system.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Stephen KE5WCP. It was agreed that all items of business would be approved by mutual agreement.

The minutes of the April 14, 2020 meeting were read and approved.

No Financial Report was presented due to a reluctance to discuss financial matters on the air.

OLD BUSINESS:
There was no additional information presented on the K5FD registration of BBARC repeaters.

NEW BUSINESS:
Bob WA5ROE discussed possible Field Day activities, which have been curtailed due to Covid-19 conditions. While large group gatherings usually conducted by BBARC will not be possible, operations by small groups, family groups and individuals will be allowed . All contacts, points and other scores can be combined uner K5FD for purposes of reporting to ARRL. It was suggested that final planning be done during the June BBARC meeting, which is prior to the June 27-28 Field Day dates, allowing for other ARRL rule changes and developments.

Doug N5HYD discussed repairs to the Christmas Mountain 146.82 repeater. He reported that the batteries checked out good, but that replacement of battery jumper cables and other fine tuning were required. The repeater is now functioning properly. Expenses for the trip included a tire repair and gasoline.

It was reported that ECHO LINK issues are still eliminating normal operation and that other options are being considered.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 PM.

Respectively Submitted

Bill Roberts
W5NPR