RARC Meeting Minutes October 2007
The October meeting of the Rochester Amateur Radio Club was
called to order by President Dave Naatz, KØVH, at 7:00p.m., October 9th, 2007.
Treasurer's Report: Tuesday, October 09, 2007
|CD @ 3.39% (note
Transactions this period:
Notes: 1 - CD is repeater reserve funds
Bob Hart indicated that the budget
will need to be managed well as the reserves are low. As of right now, were projected
to have $600 in the "General Fund" for next year.
Discussion on the IBM grant was
held, and Dave KØVH volunteered to contact Bob Osterlin to investigate
Membership status: 107 club members
Dave began the round the room
A discussion was held on the
September 2007 minutes, with corrections made.
- Questions on the nominating committee,
WØSTV Chair, KCØQGP, KCØFOW make up the nominating committee.
- There was also a correction to the
minutes about the changes at the EOC, the minutes amended to show that Sgt
Waletzky replaced Capt. Joe Loftus.
With the above changes, the September
2007 minutes were approved.
- Technical committee Rob KCØFOW
- Did not meet this month.
- Echo link will be inactive for the
near future. KØRGR needs to rearrange his equipment before Echo link will
- It was report that Bill is
recuperating from his knee injury.
- Programs KariAnn KCØWIP
- Radio City is coming down, with the
subject of how to get started in Ham Radio for under $100.
- Batteries Plus is also going to join
us for the second part of the program.
- December will be the Christmas Party.
- Public Service No report
- ARES Bob ABØBW
- Bob would like to get our
communication from Rushford better. There was some discussion on the
possibilities of a crossband repeater to help out.
- Bob discussed www.wxspots.com <http://www.wxspots.com/>,
and he is looking at this as another way to communicate weather spots.
- EOC Rob KCØFOW
- 145.67 packet node is up and running.
- Contests No report
There was discussion on some of
the HF contacts made on low power international contacts.
Field day The reports should be
online in early November.
The Field day planning will be
starting soon. There is a desire to make sure that there are more station
operating positions for the new hams.
- Nominating Committee Rob is looking for volunteers. If you have a desire to
serve, contact any one of the nominating committee.
- Scott, KØMD reported on the club
station preparations at Schaeffer Academy. It will be on the air next Monday
for the ARRL School Roundup.
- Scott asked for some financial
support for Coax and miscellaneous antenna equipment. Scott is working on a
club call sign for the Schaeffer club.
- The School Paper is doing a story
on the club station. It looks to be coming together quite well.
- There is also some work going on
with Century High School to establish a station there. There is now a room that
is available, it was a broadcast space. KariAnn is spearheading this effort.
- Dave brought up the donated
equipment, a Drake SPR-4 receiver. Neil Wiegand has offered $405 dollars for
that unit. Dave made a motion to sell the SPR-4 to Neil for $405, and to
designate the funds towards equipping the student club stations. The motion was
seconded by Scott Wright. The motion passed.
The meeting was then adjourned.
Respectfully, Pat Cahill, NØADQ
ACØW Bill from Austin MN a leader
in our MN Wireless southern district was our featured speaker with a program on
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