November 2012 meeting started at 6:30 PM with 38 members present.

October RARC meeting minutes where approved.

Treasurers report was made later in the meeting.
Phone -$17.52
Power -$36.75
Hats as gifts -$40.35
Plaques as gifts: -$62.22
Speaker expense -$25.00
Replacement TNC & Pwr supply -$393.64
Cabinet Supplies: -$22.93
Weather Station Repair: -$48.10
Replacement UPS -$17.95
Phone Refund $13.82
Phone Refund $0.09
Interest $0.04
Insurance for lightning strike $346.68
Dues: $180.00
Donation: $38.90
Checking: $982.28
Savings: $5691.26
Cash: $20.00
Total: $6693.54

The RARC club placed 2nd in the nation in the 3A class.

Icom will loan 3 high end radio's to the RARC 2013 field day event.

Technical: The APRS digipeater was stolen from the Simpson site. It will be replaced ASAP. The club approved $500.00 before insurance payment to purchase the needed equipment.

DX: No report.

VHF/UHF: Mel KC0P passed around information on the January VHF/UHF sweepstakes. More information at the January meeting.

Public Service: No activity.  Thanks to John Scott for organizing the 2012 public service communications.

ARES: Marvin Myers is the ARES emergency coordinator for Dodge County.

Web: A thank you to Bob Hart for his work on the RARC web site.

The following nominations for the 2013 RARC officers:
  • Peter Wollen, WØLLN, for President.
  • Bill Osler KØRGR for Vice President.
  • Robert Andrews, KØRDA, for treasurer.
  •  Steve Wiebke WØSTV, for Secretary.
RARC December meeting will be held at Whistle Binkies South for our Christmas party. Ordering off the menu. See the RARC web site for information.

Meeting ended at 6:51 PM

After a short break, Dan Fish presented a program on radios from Japan and China. What do you get for your money.

Submitted by Steve WØSTV Secretary  73