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General Member Meeting – October 2020

Director Attendance

Bruce KO4XL, Jeff K4BH, George WA2VNV, Patrick KO4OBV, John N1QFH

MINUTES for 6-October 2020

The BRARA monthly association meeting was held via Zoom conference. The meeting was called to order by the President at approx. 7:11 PM. Attending: 38 zoom participants. Each attendee shared their current status, projects and helpful information.

Secretary’s Report


Motion to approve September minutes was not done


Total paid members 158
New members 3
Pending online applications 1
Silent Keys 10
Associate members 1
Family members 26
Lifetime 2

New Members 

We welcome the following new members to BRARA

  • KO4HLK Jeff Toeniskoetter
  • NC4A Harry Woodworth
  • K1JBX John BoudreauxDue

Newsletter Reviewed

Using the Newsletter, John reviewed and discussed his report that included:

  • PayPal
  • Remote station
  • Zoom auction
  • Tower climbers
  • Groups.IO
  • Relocating the packet station
  • Reviewed new ways to present silent keys
  • Good and welfare
  • Website updates
  • WordPress training

President’s Report

Reviewed Upcoming Meetings

  • Next BRARA meeting is 7:00pm Tuesday 3-Nov-2020 via ZOOM (Sat before general meeting)
  • Next BRARA Board meeting is 6.30pm Wed 14-Oct-2020 via ZOOM (2nd Wed of month)

Bruce reported new members joining after July-1 2020 and due to COVID-19 are considered paid for 2020 and 2021.

QSL Status Report: Ed N4II

No report

Vice President’s Report

Jeff W4AEQ – No report


Jay N2ELG gave net update for DMR Tech Net

 Treasurer’s report

Patrick presented his financial report.

Month end balance July $3,113.83
Emergency fund balance $2,000.00
Pending and outstanding expenses 0.00
Current month expenses $115.00
Projected future expenses $0.00
Deposits $35.00
Deposits Pending and not posted $0.00
Total deposits $35.00

Director at Large: Jerry.Z W4BFL

No report

Director at Large: Jeff.S K4BH

Bruce share with us that Jeff is celebrating his 50 years as amateur radio licensed. No 2021 Orlando hamfest. Jeff was on CDC website and reminded us we need to get COVID-19 under control.

Repeater Trustee: Lew K4LEW

No update

Director at Large: George.S  WA2VNV

Updated on various VHF / UFH sprint contests. Mentioned that the satellite rotors need to rebuilt. Goal is to get that station up and running spring of 2021.

Old Business

The following items covered:

  • Next BRARA meeting is 7pm Tuesday 3-November-2020 via ZOOM
  • Tuesday Breakfast Net at 9am on 145.29 (-) PL110.9

New Business

  • Matthew KO4DJH was able to receive the ISS SlowScan image
  • Bruce reminded members on Amazon Smiles account purchases for BRARA
  • Bruce reviewed JOTA plans for October
  • Rich announced CT DX Zoom meeting and contact WB1J FMI


Due to late hour of day, Bruce will present his material at a future meeting.


With no further association business, meeting was adjourned at 9:05 pm local time.  Motion to adjourn Jeff, K4BH, second Jay, N2ELG

Respectfully submitted,
John Cole N1QFH, Secretary