GVARC Meeting Minutes, June 13, 2018

20180613_192747(1)_cropped (148K) President Dale Lang, AA1SZ, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the SAV meeting room. Dale welcomed the 38 members including 3 visitors.

President's report:

Dale called on the officers for their reports:

Vice President Rudy Sweisfurth, N7COP talked about our silent key, Gene W0KAD. Gene's equipment is for sale at the July meeting. Tom K7VOA has been working on it cleaning it up and preparing for the sale. All proceeds go to the Animal League in GV. Rudy requests you come to the meeting with cash in small bills.

Secretary, Jane Lang AD7NR welcomed all and will talk about food for Field Day a little later.

Treasurer Bob Call, K7RWC gave a financial report.

Club Station Manager and Special Events, Tom Lang, K7VOA talked about Field Day on June 23 and 24. No activity on Friday night. No antennas on roof. We will have 2 computers and all the other equipment needed. Take down on Sunday morning will be arranged with the Fire Dept by Tom K7VOA. Jon will take care of the computers. Bob Newkirk and Lou Navaro and maybe Bob Epstein will work on CW at night.

Jane Lang AD7NR reported that members are bringing food at 11:00 and eating would begin at 11:30 or so on Saturday. There will also be water provided by Jim Otey and coffee during the time. Clean up on Sunday morning will start at 10 or 10:30. Those Members in town have been asked and graciously have said yes. We may need a few more hands for clean up – please contact Rudy if you would like to volunteer.

20180613_192244_cropped (119K) Website Manager, Jon Otto, AD7GS reported that youngsters under the age of 30 are visiting GVARC.US website, which is good news for ham radio. He asked for hands to see how many read the minutes on the website. Several hands were raised.

Technical Director Ron Phillips, AA7RP said the glich on echo link has been cleared up and all is well.

Emergency Communications Coordinator Norm Kibby, W5UJ not present.

Linda Boeck, Drive out Lady, said she had 3 potential visits for the fall: The Crime Lab, the Coors pottery store and the mirror lab in Tucson.

Program Director Cliff Philip, N2CDP, has resigned due to illness.

Dale introduced Beetle K7GSB and Tom Smith K7AFA for their program on WEB SDR. Beetle gave a short presentation on the use and since it had been used twice on snowbird net, he asked Dale for a report on how he perceived it since Dale's location is too far and yet too close to hear or communicate. He reported it was a big help. It was about the first time we could hear Ray W2RS and most of the operators who checked in. Ken KE7VH said he had worked with it. Beetle gave handouts and will encourage us all to use this on our snowbird net.

Meeting adjourned

Jane Lang, AD7NR