BRARA minutes for 04-January-2022
The BRARA monthly association meeting was held via Zoom conference. The meeting was called to order by the President KO4XL at 7:16 pm local. Attending: 39 Zoom participants. Each attendee checked in with name, call, and location. Officers and directors provided an update of their club related activities.
Directors and Officers Present
Bruce KO4XL, Jay S N2ELG, John C N1QFH, George WA2NVW, Ralph W1DAR, Jeff S K4BH, Mike K8BQ, Bonnie KC2JVS
President: Bruce KO4XL
PBC Parks and Recreation has reinstituted a mask requirement in county buildings. You will need a mask in the station. It has been noticed that some members are not properly shutting down the Shack when leaving. Turn off equipment and lights, ground antennas, turn down the AC, make sure both doors and gates are locked.
We will not have a club effort at the Shack for Winter Field Day. Members will be able to schedule time at the Shack and operate under their own calls. Contact John C to book time slots. Other individuals working from home stations can also contribute toward an aggregate club score. Jeff S let members know that the Gold Coast club will be operating from Quiet Waters Park at the Bald Eagle Pavilion.
Rick K1DS will be working the ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes with George WA2VNV. He will send a message to the club requesting members try to at least make an FM QSO with them. They will be listening around 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
Secretary: Mike K8BQ
Minutes for both October and November have been added to the BRARA Blog. Motion to accept October minutes made by Art WA8VSJ seconded by Jay S. Motion carried. Motion ato accept November minutes was made by Jeff S seconded by John C. The motion carried. Mike reported that we currently are up to 202 members including those who have not yet renewed for 2022.
Treasurer: Bonnie KC2JVS
Bonnie provided a financial update for November and December. She reported that she is now current with deposits.
Director at Large: Jay S N2ELG
Working with Bruce on some computer issues at the Shack
Director at Large: George WA2VNV
VHF/UHF contest the weekend of January 15. The AED has been mounted in the Shack. He asked Jeff S to recommend a first aid kit. He discussed the need to rent a man lift to do tower work.
Director at Large: John C N1QFH
John reminded the members of the weekly nets on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. He added the ability to see family information on the membership roster. We need to get a FD coordinator soon for summer FD or we won’t have one.
Vice President: Ralph W1DAR
Director at Large: Jeff S K4BH
Five months to the start of hurricane season.
Membership Chair: Henry WA2ROA
Thanks to John C for helping him out.
Larry KN4WGR requested help with a TYT code plug. John C said he’d help him out.
Motion to adjourn by Jay S, second by John C. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.
Tim Duffy K3LR from DX Engineering provided a presentation on new products and the history of DX Engineering. He then answered questions from the membership.
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary