Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
July 14, 2020
The meeting was attended by 18 members and guests.
W5NPR BILL ALPINE
KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS
KD5KBU JIM FORT DAVIS
KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE
WA5ROE BOB ALPINE
KX5SP STEVE ALPINE
KG5LMG MARVIN FORT DAVIS
KI5EXF SHARON ALPINE
KG5LMK MIKE FORT DAVIS
N5HYD DOUG FORT DAVIS
AI4BA AL ALPINE
KF5KMA DANNY ALPINE
K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS
KE5KNQ ROB ALPINE
KB5R RUSTY ALPINE
KI5JTB RACHEL SAN MARCOS
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 consent.
The minutes of the June 9, 2020 meeting were read and approved.
No Financial Report was presented due to the reluctance to discuss financial matters on the air.
It was discussed that the usual meeting location at the West Texas National Bank in Alpine was still unavailable because of Covid-19 conditions.
In the absence of Scott KI5ANQ , a report on ECHO LINK prepared and emailed by Scott was read
as follows: “ECHOLINK work is preparing another server computer. Have the hardware together and working on Windows to strip it down, then configure the hardware and give it a try. I can experiment and test the new server but easily swap it back. When? Maybe next week.” It was further discussed that ECHOLINK is working but with issues.
Doug N5HYD reported that repeater duplexers had been purchased from a friend near Dripping Springs that will serve as backup for the BBARC system. The purchase of the duplexers was approved and Doug is to be reimbursed.
Bob WA5ROE reported on Field Day. A total of 1472-1A contacts were made at the Field Day site, in addition from remote sites: 386-1E by Rusty KB5R, 54-1D by Chuck KA5PVB, 287 1-F by W5TRL and contacts by W5WIZ that were yet to be reported. Bonus points for all categories were yet to be added. All scores will be reported in the December QST magazine. Bob stated there were 10 to 15 hams at the Field Day site at various times, weather was good and that the preparation of meals went well. It will be several more months before the results of the John Dyer Field Day Award will be known.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.