The June, 2015 meeting was called to order by our President, Bob / N3PPH at approximately 7:35 pm. There were 17 members in attendance.
A new member was voted into the association by a unanimous vote. He is Ed Zumstein, WB6NCO. Ed is an Extra class license holder. Welcome Ed!
The minutes for the May meeting were approved as posted on the website with corrections.
Our bank balance was reported to be $2,313.77.
General Fund : $1,793.77
Prince Fredrick Project: $500.00
The Treasurerʼs Report was accepted by unanimous vote.
Board of Directors Meeting
No Meeting held due to scheduling conflicts.
Monica / KC3DAS reports that the newsletter will be out after Field Day.
The Repeater Committee will meet following the regular meeting. This will be a technical discussion of the Prince Fredrick project.
New 1/2” Heliax cable and connectors were purchased and delivered.
Those who have pledged money toward the project should make their donations ASAP so the project can be completed.
The Ranch Club 5K was successfully supported. A good time was had by all who were there.
The Station Committee requests that any equipment being left at the station be labeled so it can be determined from whence it came. Also please e-mail a list of what was donated to a club officer(s). Our e-mail addresses are on the website.
The Access List for the station needs to be updated.
An Extra Class will be completed this month and the students will be testing as soon as they can.
Our support for the Cub Scouts was a success. The scouts built crystal radios. Steve, Don, and Ron supported this effort.
ACS (ARES / RACES)
Radiological training was given as a 2 hour session. This will support an upcoming exercise.
Tropical Storm awareness week is upcoming.
A replacement antenna for Mt. Hope has been approved and ordered by the county. Climbers need to be scheduled.
It was proposed that all the 50/50 Drawings be redirected to the Prince Fredrick Fund for this year. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Three members of the 2015 Nominating Committee are Peter, KB3XMB, Shawn, N3AE, and Steve, N3IPN.
…was won by Bob, N3PPH. He kept $5.00 and donated back to the club $50.00.
Field Day Committee
Field Day will be held at the Broomes Island Community Center this year. The address for the Broomes Island Community Center is 4080 School Road.
Signs need to be put up on Route 4 to direct folks to the Field Day site. A 3KW quiet generator was rented for our Field Day effort. Dave, N3TZO will coordinate the power distribution.
CARA banners will be erected at the site.
Informational literature is on hand and will be set up inside the entrance to the building.
Sign up sheets were passed around to have additions to equipment listed for each station. We are planning a 3A station with a free GOTA Station (W3PQS) and free multi-band VHF stations.
A 10′ X 10ʼ canopy with sides will be available for Food, etc. The grill will be near the entrance.
Several invited guests have returned regrets that they wonʼt be able to attend. Additional guests have been invited and we donʼt have a reply yet. Several suggestions
were made to add to the invitee list.
Computers for logging contacts will use the latest version of the N3FJP Field Day software. Each station will need a laptop computer with wireless capability and the software installed. The club owns a copy of the software, which can be shared amongthe computers. (See Bob, N3PPH for software.)
Steve is the Antenna Master, and will coordinate antenna placement, etc.
A food list has been started. Amanda is coordinating food. Contact her to add food to the list. The stove and refrigerator are available for storage and cooking of food. Don, KR3A will bring the coffee pot.
Receipts for items purchase for Field Day should be given to Monica, who will pass them along to treasurer for payment.
Yaesu will be providing 10 System Fusion T-Shirts. Bob, N3PPH, will distribute these to those who purchased System Fusion radios.
Meeting Adjourned at approximately 9:20 PM.