Date: Saturday 29-August 2020 Location: via Zoom Start Time: 12.11pm
Attendance: Bruce KO4XL, Jeff.R W4AEQ, Patrick KO4OBV, George WA2VNV, Jeff.S K4BH, Bonnie KC2JSV, Michael.G K8BQ, Jay N2ELG, Mike Pilgrim K5MP, Art WA8VSJ, John N1QFH
The following items were discussed and actions assigned:
This was a virtual meeting using Zoom.
GROUPS.IO PRESENTATION AND LOGISTICS
The board reviewed the status of implementing, key leanings and tasks to be done.
ACTION: Bruce and John.C will resolve census file to feed groups.io
ACTION: Mike K5MP will invite BRARA members from census file
FACILITY OPENING PLANS AND LOGISTICS
The Shack remains closed.
ACTION: John.C will replace Lowes AC filter with MERV-13 HEPA filter ASAP given Art’s recommendation.
2020 FIELD DAY
ACTION: Bruce will process member inter-club results
Bruce and John.C implemented enhanced PayPal. Bonnie added at annual dues payment time, it can be a challenge to match up payment to member. She recommended and agreed with Bruce to figure out how to have CALLSIGN part of the PayPal process.
ACTION: Bruce and John.C will review how to incorporate CALLSIGN into PayPal
ACTION: Bruce to create secondary logon
ACTION: Bruce to generate PayPal report for Patrick
DMR MICROWAVE PROJECT
Jerry.Z and Art updated the board on site recycle of the devices. George explained use of NetReset device. Jerry.Z has managed POE (48 volt) switched gateway to the site and will look at doing the same at FAU and the shack. Jerry further said this configuration will ping its network and recycle when needed. We may have to partner with FAU for backup person to provide IP to repeater site given resource changes.
ACTION: Art, Lew, and Jerry will relocate dish on 2m or 70cm antenna
ACTION: Jerry to determine when the dish relocation can occur and advise Art, George and Lew
ACTION: Jerry to review with FAU who can be a partner /contact
Jerry.Z explained his plan to visit the shack and get that end setup and working and then go to repeater site to address the dish signal to the shack.
ACTION: Jerry.Z will begin his plans to address microwave capability to the shack and let us know if he needs assistance.
ACTION: Bruce will poll members at next meeting if they have interest in using a remote station
Art updated board on repeater site activity which included antenna configuration and new coax. New onsite work can wait until cooler weather. Jerry.Z explained his proposed solution to ensure both FAU and repeater site retain power when an outage occurs. He has purchased the devised for this.
ACTION: Bruce to connect with Lew to update our DMR repeater details on database
ACTION: John.C will stay connected with Ricky.E remove club assets from hospital
ACTION: Art and Lew to continue site repairs
ACTION: John.C will stay connected with GCARA to advise of TS and TG issues
George asked about getting the rotors rebuilt.
ACTION: Satellite team look into refurbishing rotors
ACTION: Relocate fan-dipole antenna that may block the satellite system
ACTION: Bruce will send letter when full services restored
Jerry.Z updated board on his plans and some options.
ACTION: Jerry will continue linkage with PBC and Life Safety Solutions for AED. He will resend email to Bruce on AED details.
ACTION: Bruce will pursue alternate badge suppliers
(check with https://thesignman.com)
ACTION: Patrick will check his record for those who paid for badges and shirts
TRAINING AND TESTING
ACTION: Jay, Jeff.R, Roger, Al to define DMR curriculum
ACTION: Bruce will define logistics for online Zoom licensing classes and testing
Bonnie updated us on knowledge exchange. Art provide background on nominating committee. Bruce is point on that effort. Bruce proposed holding Zoom board meetings to be the 2nd Wednesday for mid-month and agenda meetings the last Saturday. Mike and John did more cross training and Mike posted the August member meeting minutes in our BLOG. John will assist anyone who needs to be WordPress author and post to the BLOG.
ACTION: Bruce to form nominating committee
ACTION: John.C and Michael K8BQ will continue knowledge exchange
ACTION: Patrick and Bonnie to continue knowledge exchange
ACTION: Board will start member good and welfare checks
ACTION: Board will email to Bruce their suggestions for directors
We continued to review Zoom auction and discussed logistics. We formed committee of Bruce, Michael, Jay and John. We’ll hold Zoom (week night up to 9 pm) meeting to organize this effort and define logistics, date and time. All gear identified as club asset will be return to closet. George suggested we hold onto the B&W 90ft terminated folded dipole in the closet for the remote station. George, Art, Bruce, Jeff.R, Jeff.S, Jay and others would be subject matter experts (SME) to address questions by interested parties when holding the remote auction.
ACTION: Jay will continue reviving laptops and desktops
ACTION: Bruce to get drive and rail kit for Jay to install in desktop
ACTION: John.C will take pics of items for Zoom auction
ACTION: John.C will return to closet any item identified as KEEP
ACTION: Jay and John.C to access CPU and displays to KEEP
Patrick said we’re in line for power bill. Bruce said we can reach out to Magnum once we open the shack. Lightening pellets are in VHF room.
ACTION: Jerry to re-key storage room locks and distribute
ACTION: Jeff.R and Bruce to coordinate training and re-keying shack and gate
ACTION: John.C to install di-pole lightening protectors
ACTION: Jeff.R will change shack door combination
- Satellite System
- Repair Ameritron HF Amplifier
- Acquire AED for The Shack
- IP FAU-to-Shack
- Relocate FAU dish at repeater site
ACTION: Mike Pilgrem K5MP on Groups.io for BRARA
ACTION: John.C will outreach to ARRL for speakers
ACTION: Bruce will continue addressing refrigerator repair
ACTION: Jay will send his desired groups.io email to Bruce
Next Board Zoom meetings:
- Mid-month: Wednesday 6.00 pm 9-September 2020
- Agenda: Saturday 12.00 pm 3-October 2020
Adjourn: Motion by John.C and 2nd by Jeff.S adjourn at 2.00 pm and zoom ended
John Cole N1QFH / Secretary