The meeting was attended by 14 members and guests.
W5NPR BILL ALPINE KI5FJR DANE FORT DAVIS KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS KB5R RUSTY ALPINE KI5ANQ SCOTT TERLINGUA WA5ROE BOB ALPINE KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE KG5LMG MARVIN FORT DAVIS AF7WI MIKE LAWSON, WA KI7ANY BELINDA LAWSON, WA KI5EXF SHARON ALPINE N5MVV ANGIE FORT DAVIS N5JOE JIM ALPINE
Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Stephen KE5WCP.
The minutes of the December 10, 2019 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Jim KD5KBU.
Angie N5MVV presented the Treasurer’s Report with an end of month balance of $9111.69. A deposit of $696 for dues $180, donations $289 and auction proceeds $227. Expenses included a payment to Big Bend Telephone for $35.60. The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Jim KD5KBU.
It was reported that Doug N5HYD had incurred expenses in the amount of $514.24 on behalf of BBARC. Reimbursement was approved on motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Jim N5JOE.
Stephen KE5WCP discussed the chemo treatments of Bill K5WSA. Bill is being treated for cancer of the esophogus and is having swallowing difficulties.
It was reported that ECHOLINK would be moved to Bill KE5OG new residence once his antenna was erected. Bob WA5ROE reported that an adequate path to True Value had not been established.
The UltraRun in the Big Bend State Park would be held Martin Luther King weekend. Preparations and required man power was discussed.
The Training Class to be held at a future date was discussed and would be scheduled when needed.
A request from Ultra Expeditions for communication support for a running event to be held in the Davis Mountains State Park on March 28-29 was discussed. Stephen KE5WCP displayed a map of the proposed route. Pam KG5ZIC made a motion for BBARC to provide communication support, second by Jim KD5KBU.
Bob WA5ROE discussed the insurance policy renewal at a cost of $1097. Bill W5NPR moved to renew, second by Bob WA5ROE.
It was reported that with the move of Dave N5DO, BBARC needs to change the FCC/ARRL Trustee. A resolution was presented for approval that read “Doug Otoupal, N5HYC, be installed as the Trustee of the Big Bend ARC in lieu of David Cockrum, N5DO, as of January 14, 2020”. The resolution was approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Jim KD5KBU.
The program was presented by Stephen KE5WCP on electrical grounding and bonding. His presentation was a continuation of his earlier presentation on electricity, grounding and safety. He plans to continue the subject in the months to come.
Bill Roberts W5NPR