Date: Saturday 9-December 2020 Location: via Zoom Start Time: 6.07 pm
Attendance: Bruce KO4XL, Jeff.R W4AEQ, George WA2VNV, Jay.S N2ELG, Bonnie KC2JSV, Michael.G K8BQ, Jeff.S K4BH, Lou K4LA, Grant K4KEK, Ralph W1DAR, Myles N2EHG, John N1QFH
The following items were discussed and actions assigned:
This was a virtual meeting using Zoom. New directors updated all on their background. this is final meeting for outgoing board. Bruce reviewed logistics for new board.
MEMBER SILENT KEY MEMORIAL
Bruce and John updated BOD on status.
ACTION: John.C and Bruce will finalize and purchase plaques.
ACTION: Bruce will continue with certificate, ARRL brick, ARRL on hold
ACTION: John.C will collect silent key details and pictures
GROUPS.IO PRESENTATION AND LOGISTICS
Bruce updated board on status and activity.
ACTION: Bruce will continue to manage groups.io
FACILITY OPENING PLANS AND LOGISTICS
The Shack remains closed. Board regularly reviews the COVID status.
ACTION: John.C will examine filter about December 2020
ACTION: Bruce will pursue HEPA filter when shack opens
ACTION: John.C will rotate antennas, oil cable, spray the weeds.
2021 WINTER FIELD DAY
John updated all on Winter Field Day plans.
ACTION: Bruce will manage intra-club challenge.
ACTION: John will continue 2021 WFD communication plans
Board reviewed status of payment and renewal activity.
ACTION: Bruce to create secondary logon
ACTION: Bruce will connect to select member on renewals and FD results
DMR MICROWAVE PROJECT
Board reviewed status and current plans.
ACTION: Art, Lew, and Jerry will relocate dish
ACTION: Jerry will address FAU and repeater IP to shack
ACTION: Bruce will check with Jerry on alternate plans
Reviewed status – no change, is dependent on solid IP service to the shack.
BOD discussed possibility of packet/winlink node, plans, objectives.
ACTION: Bruce and Lew will update DMR repeater details
ACTION: Art and Lew will continue site repairs as needed
ACTION: Bruce, Robert.E W1ENG, John to configure packet/winlink
Board discussed fan diploes re-location and options.
ACTION: Relocate fan-dipole antenna that may block the satellite system
ACTION: Bruce will send letter when full services restored
Discussed next steps and status.
ACTION: Bruce will continue linkage with Life Safety Solutions for AED.
ACTION: Bruce will pursue alternate badge suppliers
(check with https://thesignman.com)
TRAINING AND TESTING
Jeff.S updated board on testing in Margate and future plans. Bruce updated board on training plans mid to late Q1-2021. Grant offered his expertise when needed. Will discuss detail plans for Jan 2021.
ACTION: Jay, Jeff.R, Roger, and Al to define DMR curriculum
ACTION: Bruce will define logistics for future classes
Bruce showed and reviewed treasurer report. Discussed transition plans to new board, handling keys, and banking. New board needs to discuss role backups. Bruce suggested new directors meet 12-Dec at 12pm and all folks please attend.
ACTION: John will continue sending targeted 2021 renewal reminders
ACTION: Jeff.S and Bruce will update flyer.
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
Discussed when to do next Zoom auction and request for items for auction.
ACTION: Jay will continue reviving laptops and desktops
ACTION: Bruce to get 1/2 terabyte drive to Jay to install in desktop
Reviewed relocating various antennas for satellite project.
ACTION: Jerry to re-key storage room locks and distribute
ACTION: Board to coordinate re-keying and station training
ACTION: John.C to install di-pole lightening protectors
ACTION: Board will change shack door combination
New board needs to review all sponsored and proposed projects. Reviewed matrix cross-connect switch and training.
- Satellite System
- Repair Ameritron HF Amplifier
- Acquire AED for The Shack
- IP FAU-to-Shack
- Relocate FAU dish at repeater site
- Cross connect matrix switch
We have a few others lined up for 2021. New VP will need to identify presenters. Bruce had suggestions on presenters. John suggested we get future speakers well ahead.
January: Matthew KO4DJG on micro-processors
February: John KE4IDW OCT Field Operation (need to confirm)
ACTION: John.C will schedule Feb 2021 for 1-1 WordPress training
ACTION: Bruce will continue addressing refrigerator repair
Next Board Zoom meetings:
- New Directors tentative meeting dates:
- 12-December-2020 directors discuss logistics
- 2-Janurary-2021 directors meet and vote on officers
- New Directors tentative meeting dates:
Adjourn: Motion by John.C and 2nd by George adjourn at 7.58pm and zoom ended
John Cole N1QFH / Secretary