Meeting of January 12, 2021

BBARC Minutes of Meeting

January 12, 2021

The meeting was attended by 22 members and guests.

AI4BA David Alpine
K5FRN Fran Fort Davis
K5WSA Bill Fort Davis
KA5PVB Chuck Alpine
KB5R Rusty Alpine
KE5KNQ Rob Alpine
KE5WCP Stephen Fort Davis
KF5KMA Dan Alpine
KG5BMK Chuck Terlingua Ranch
KG5LMG Marvin Fort Davis
KG5ZIB Judi Fort Davis
KI5ANQ Scott Terlingua
KI5EXF Sharon Alpine
KI5MRU Charlie Alpine
N5HYD Doug Fort Davis
N5MVV Angie Fort Davis
W5ATO Bill Alpine
W5JUW Lora Alpine
W5NPR Bill Alpine
W5RHN Bob Fort Davis
WA5MHO Dean Alpine
WA5ROE Bob 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.

The minutes of the December 8, 2020 meeting were read and accepted.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Angie N5MVV reported a current balance of. $8812.92.  Activity included one payment to Big Bend Telephone for $36.08.  Expenses to Doug N5HYD were reimbursed for $965.63 ($146.82 new solar system and miscellaneous related charges).  There were no deposits. The RV insurance will be paid this month. Angie reminded it is time to pay dues of $36. The treasurer’s report was accepted.

Stephen recognized the new officers and Bill W5NPR for his service as secretary, now Vice President.

2m Repeater Report

Doug N5HYD went to Christmas Mountain to replace the repeater with an abbreviated machine.  The repeater was brought back for testing on the bench.

EchoLink Report

Scott KI5ANQ reported a completely new system was set up (radio, computer, antenna), but had the same problems as the old one.  The old one was put back up.  A persistent problem breaks the Internet link, so might be in the router.  Also removed all DTMF controls from EchoLink and working with Doug N5HYD on repeater commands and implemented three for EchoLink – enable, disable, and status.

Stephen mentioned the $35 FCC license charges and the new FCC email requirement.  He also reiterated club dues are $36 and the address, 1402 N 5th St, Alpine TX 79830.

Stephen called for new business.  VEC Rusty KB5R mention testing this Saturday at the American Legion at 10:00.  Rusty reiterated that the $15 charged goes to the ARRL, and that the club gets nothing.  He has not heard what the ARRL will do about collecting the $35 FCC fee.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Scott McClanahan KI5ANQ
BBARC Secretary

Author: Scott McClanahan

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