Date: Wednesday November 17, 2021 Location: via Zoom
Directors and Officers present: Bruce KO4XL, Jay S. N2ELG, Bonnie KC2JVS, Mike G K8BQ, Lou K4LA, George WA2VNV, Jeff K4BH
Members present: Walt W4WCD, John Q KE4JQ, John H KE4IDW
President Bruce called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm local.
Officer and Directors Update
President’s Report, Bruce – Following up on new member letters with invitations for Groups.io. He is unavailable for a December meeting if held at the normal time.
George – He is coming south December 8.
Jay – We need to get the grill moved into the shed. He needs someone to help move it. Computer on Station 1 keeps dropping off the internet. It may need a dongle.
Lou – Will meet Jay at 8 tomorrow to pick up the grill. Reported key jack on front of 7600 has something stuck in it. Temporary work around is to use the rear jack.
Secretary’s Report, Mike – Minutes for the last Board meeting on October 20 have been posted on line. Lou made a motion to accept the minutes, seconded by Jay. The motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report, Bonnie – Bonnie provided a cash estimate that did not include the last items received. She also transferred money out of PayPal to the checking account. It was decided to leave $100 in PayPal as a minimum.
Jeff – The STEM group at the charter school had a Flex radio donated to them. He is thinking of setting it up on a cart.
John Q – He has nothing new to report on the youth project. He has been in touch with Sam Wilfong
Walt – County update. There will be police dog training in the park on December 16. Exact location has not yet been determined. The mask requirement has been lifted by the County. It is our option. Park rangers have been putting a chain around the exit gate, blocking our exit even though we have a key to the gate lock. They have been asked to stop. No decision yet on location of bathroom. The storage shed was painted.
John H is planning a DXpedition to Frying Pan Tower, and offshore rig off of North Carolina. He would like to borrow bandpass filters from BRARA. He also has a go fund me. The operation is planned for March 25-31 and they have secured N4T as their call. It is also a lighthouse and counts toward Lighthouses on the Air. The web site for the tower is fptower.org. Jeff made a motion to loan the filters, seconded by Jay. After some discussion about the project Lou called the question. The motion to loan our bandpass filters to the team carried.
Next Board Meeting 10 AM on 11/27
Motion to adjourn by Lou, second by Jeff carried. Meeting adjourned 6:53 pm local.
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ/ Secretary