RARC Meeting Minutes - July 2006

The July meeting of the Rochester Amateur Radio Club was called to order at 7:01pm, Tuesday 7/11/06, by President Eric Van Norman (KFS). There were approx 25 members present.


  • Meeting Minutes
    The May Minutes were approved, the June minutes were not posted as of meeting time.
  • Treasurer's Report

    Checking: $ 2362.98
    Savings: $ 1784.60
    CD @ 3.92%: $ 4000.00 (self insurred repeater fund)
    Cash: $ 20.00
    Total: $ 8167.58
    Major transactions this period:

    • Salvage Equipment Sales: +$490.65
    • Donations: -$300
    • Test Equipment: -$127.04 Field Day (not all reciepts in yet)
  • Membership - Bob (KC0GND):
    • Stands at 115 members this month

    Committee Reports

    • Technical committee - Rob (KCFOW):
      • There was no tech committee meeting this month.
    • Programs - Bill (KRGR):
      • July: Harris HF amplifiers
      • August: Club picnic
      • September: Red cross class on Damage Assessment, take "Introduction to disaster" online first. 2+ hour class, we'll have a short Business Meeting.
    • Public Service - John (NHZN):
      • John N0HZN presented a newer reflective safety vest. We need 15 people to purchase in order to get the group rate.
      • no events in July
      • There is a potential for new events this year, watch the website for details.
    • ARES - Bob (ABBW):
      • Make sure you're registered, registration available online
      • There is a need for more net control opperators for the sunday night ARES net.
      • Your ARES ID cards expire at the end of this year. There will be new ones issued next year.
    • EOC - Steve (W0STV):
      • no report
    • BPL - Mel KC0P
      • no report
    • Contests/DX - Stew (WSHL):
      • 6m was open last weekend, other than that no report.
  • Field Day - Brad (AI0BP):
    • We're waiting on one last station log before we total the scores. Check the website.

    Other/New Business

    • An e-mail from Eric was sent out to all club members. If you didn't get it, see Erick KF0S.
    • The membership page has been updated.
    • Batteries Plus gives RARC members a discount, show license and mention RARC membership.
    • Bill K0RGR mentions that we might impliment a Mentorship program for incoming hams who take the RARC Technician class.
    • Need more VE's Get Registered!
    • lots of hams on the space station this time around

    The meeting was adjourned at 7:21 p.m.


    The program this month was Neil W0VLZ on Vintage Homebrew

    Submitted by BJ (KC0NPF).

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