RARC Meeting Minutes - July 2002
The July meeting of the Rochester Amateur Radio Club was called to order at
7:00pm, Tuesday 7/9/02, by President Dave Peterson (K7CJO), with 25 members and 7 guests
- Minutes from the June meeting were approved as
posted on the web site.
- Treasurer's Report by Bob (KCØGND): Tuesday, July 9, 2002
Major transactions this period:
|Cash + Checks:
- IBM United Way income - $39.08
- Sales of antique equip - $20.00
- Payment for antique Equip - $178.25
- Field Day expense - $125.86
- Telephones - $40.90
- RPU - $42.00
- Technical Committee - John (NØHZN):
- The .82 repeater amplifier failed, and was fixed. It will likely fail again soon. If you hear a problem with the repeater, let the tech committee know.
- Boy Scouts - Bob (ABØBW):
- Still working on getting the huge pole up at the JOTA site.
- Public Service - John (NØHZN):
- We've had very successful events so far this year. The two upcoming events are the Rochester Centurion bike race this Saturday, and the half-marathon August 17. Check the web site for details.
- Library - Peter (N8MHD):
- ARES - Steve (WØSTV):
- ID cards are being distributed. If you haven't got yours yet, check with Steve.
- Please check in to the Sunday night net if you possibly can.
- Mayo radios are being reprogrammed. Security is tight at Mayo now, and procedures will need to be revised.
- We may get a standard ARES vest for operations.
- Field Day
- A preliminary report is posted on the web site. QSO's were very much better than last year, and total points were better.
- The August picnic is planned for August 17, starting at 11:00. Bring a grill if you can, the club will provide charcoal. Bring meat to cook and a dish to pass. Bring your own utensils and beverage. There will be a foxhunt (transmitter hunt) exercise. The location is not decided yet; in discussion, people supported Foster Arend, Oxbow, and Quarry Hill parks, as well as Chester Woods. Check the web site for the final choice.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:35.
Following the meeting, Jay Bellows spoke. He is the director of the Dakota Division of the ARRL (our region). He discussed a wide variety of topics, ranging from the structure of the ARRL to PRB-1 to international spectrum issues. Some ARRL activities directly relevant to our club include the possibility of offering emergency communications courses in Rochester; the internet logbook for certificates, coming soon; and the ARRL Big Project, interacting with schools.
Jay Bellows, KØQB, ARRL Dakota Division Director
Photo by KØKTY
Submitted by Peter N8MHD.
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