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Board Meeting 09-March-2022

Date: Wednesday March 9, 2022   Location: via Zoom   

Directors and Officers present:  Bruce KO4XL, Jay S. N2ELG, John C N1QFH, George WA2VNV, Mike K8BQ, Bonnie KC2JVS, Lou K4LA, Jeff S K4BH

Members present: Walt W4WCD, Henry WA2ROA

President Bruce KO4XL called the meeting to order at 6:07 pm local.

Officer Reports

President’s Report, Bruce – New A/C filters are in the broom closet.

VP Report, Ralph – Participated in the repeater work with George, Art, Lew and Mike.

Secretary’s Report, Mike – Motion to accept Minutes for Board meeting on 02/09/2022 made by Jay S, seconded by Lou. The motion carried.  No minutes for 02/26/2022 as there was no formal meeting due to lack of a quorum. Helped with repeater work last week. John C has shown Mike how to create a targeted email for renewal.

Treasurer’s Report, Bonnie – Presented a cash flow report. Reported the payment for liability insurance has been submitted and we are waiting for documentation from the insurance agent.

Director and Chair Reports

Jay S – Participated in the satellite planning meeting with George. Need to do work on cameras with Walt.

John C – Who is next month’s speaker?. Ralph said it is Tim Duffy, the K3LR Story. We need to target renewals in addition to a mention on the weekly blast.

Lou – Increase in liability insurance is nominal.  No one sent any questions about our quote for A/C maintenance. It was suggested that he try Priority Air at 954-788-6501 to see if they would give us a quote.

George – Only four people showed up for the satellite planning meeting including him. We had over 20 express an interest in satellite operations. They created a list of things that we need to order to complete the project.  George is stepping down from the project in order to spend his time on the repeater.  The satellite project is on hold until a new lead is found.  The coax to main repeater antenna was replaced last week but repeater was still noisy in duplex mode on a single antenna. Lew and Art returned to split the transmit and receive antennas again. We need to order a reflection coefficient bridge to help properly retune the duplexer.

Jeff – nothing for the Board

Walt – Need to send County updated insurance documentation

Old Business – A/C Maintenance

Lou updated this earlier

New Business


Miscellaneous Discussion

Mike reported that the West Boca Branch said the capacity of the room we used was 20. Ralph suggested looking at the City of Boca Raton library to see what they charge.

Bruce said that he will be away from after the April general meeting until after the May meeting

Ralph will be away for the end of month Board meeting in April and the Mat general meeting

Mike will run the May general meeting

Motion to adjourn John C second Lou. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:02 pm local.

Respectfully submitted

Mike Greenfeld K8BQ/ Secretary