Date: Wednesday 9-September 2020 Location: via Zoom Start Time: 6.00 pm
Attendance: Bruce KO4XL, George WA2VNV, Jeff.S K4BH, Michael W2RT, 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.
The board discussed how to honor Jackson and his memorial service. The board discussed how to honor all silent keys and personalize. Jeff.S suggested how to honor with an ARRL Brick and cost. Mike.G mentioned you do not need to be an ARRL member to purchase a brick. George suggested a plague in the Shack to list the SK’s and name a station for a period of time to honor members like Jackson. At next meeting, board will define action how to honor SK’s. We discussed at end of mourning period we could present to family the SK’s plaque we had at the assigned station.
ACTION: On behalf of BRARA, Bruce will donate to Jackson’s GoFundMe
ACTION: John.C will add Frank London W1IBV to list of SKs
ACTION: Jeff.S will get details on ARRL brick
GROUPS.IO PRESENTATION AND LOGISTICS
The board reviewed the status, format and hashtags. All board members need to join groups.io to take advantage of #BOD. We’re missing 2 BOD members to join GIO. We may need to provide some training how to use groups.io, mute by hashtag, and use daily summary. Members have to set their display name and CALLSIGN. Board reviewed HOW-TO on our website vs what is on Groups.io to assist members.
ACTION: Mike and Bruce will continue to manage groups.io capabilities
ACTION: Mike and Bruce will send to members to set display name and CALLSIGN
FACILITY OPENING PLANS AND LOGISTICS
The Shack remains closed. John.C replaced AC filters and will do again about December 2020
ACTION: John.C will replace filter about December 2020 and pursue getting a HEPA / MERV-13 filter
2020 FIELD DAY
ACTION: Bruce will process member inter-club results
We reviewed status. Bonnie provided here past experience with CALLSIGN and how she handled dues payments. She said there is a place for notes to add CALLSIGN. She further said we need to have acknowledge / receipt to the member. For new members we discussed how to welcome them such as a certificate.
ACTION: Bruce and John.C will review how to incorporate CALLSIGN into PayPal
ACTION: John.C will look at how to acknowledge new members and payment as new member or renewals
ACTION: Bruce to create secondary logon
ACTION: Bruce to generate PayPal report for Patrick
DMR MICROWAVE PROJECT
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 got that end setup and working. Next he needs to 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
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
rick K1DS needs antenna brackets for antenna to cover the box boom plates.
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
Bruce updated board on plans and some options.
ACTION: Bruce will continue linkage with Life Safety Solutions for AED.
ACTION: John to connect with Walt on possibility for AED funded by park
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
The board discussed training and logistics to conduct remote classes.
ACTION: Jay, Jeff.R, Roger, Al to define DMR curriculum
ACTION: Bruce will define logistics for online Zoom licensing classes and testing
Board discussed future Zoom dates and how to access the links. We discussed notification of 2021 dues opening on 1-Oct-2020. We need to encourage use of PayPay to pay 2021 dues. Jeff.S suggested we add PayPay link on weekly email to pay dues.
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 continue member good and welfare checks
ACTION: John.C will DRAFT to board message for 2021 dues
ACTION: Board will send list of BRARA accomplishments to Bruce
ACTION: John will add PayPay link to in email for members to pay dues
ACTION: Board will email to Bruce their suggestions for directors
Board discussed Zoom Auction group (Bruce, Mike.G, Jay,john.C) to review logistics for a planning session on 430 pm Monday 14-Sept for 45 min. The backup date is 21-Sept.
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
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: John.C will outreach to ARRL for speakers
ACTION: Bruce will continue addressing refrigerator repair
Next Board Zoom meetings:
- Agenda: Saturday 12.00 pm 3-October 2020
- Mid-month: Wednesday 6.00 pm 14-October 2020
Adjourn: Motion by Jeff.S and 2nd by John.C adjourn at 7.59 pm and zoom ended
John Cole N1QFH / Secretary