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General Member Meeting April 2022

BRARA minutes for 04-April-2022

The BRARA monthly association meeting was held via Zoom conference. The meeting was called to order by the President Bruce KO4XL at  7:18 pm local. Attending: 29 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, Ralph W1DAR, Jeff S K4BH, Mike K8BQ, Bonnie KC2JVS, George WA2VNV

President: Bruce KO4XL

Radiator Grille is scheduled for Saturday April 30 from 11 am until 2 pm.

Secretary: Mike K8BQ

Minutes for the March general meeting have been added to the BRARA Blog. Motion to accept March minutes made by Jeff S K4BH seconded by Jay S  N2ELG. Motion carried. New members from March; Simon Sapot KM4IQC,  Stuart Gallant K3RZB, and Dan Stockdale KO4DVN.  Membership as of April 4 is 157.

Treasurer: Bonnie KC2JVS

Bonnie provided a financial update for March. March expenses were $1008.76 which included the liability insurance, a new gate lock, and a reflected power bridge.

Director at Large: George WA2VNV

Tried retuning duplexer to allow duplex operation on higher gain antenna.  It was found that one transmit cavity has a high loss. Removed it from the transmit path and went back to separate transmit and receive antennas.  Only two or three memebrs showed up to plan work on the satellite system.  We need a volunteer to take over the project as George will be heading back north.  A couple of shorted stubs were built for 220 and 440 antennas at the Shack to help mitigate impact of lightning strikes on the preamps.

Vice President: Ralph W1DAR

Speakers are lined up through August.

Director at Large: Jay S N2ELG

Updating computers at the Shack.

Director at Large: Jeff S K4BH

FCC fees take effect April 19.

Old Business

A memorial was held for Michael Siegel W2RT at the Shack and on Zoom April 2. His HF rig has been donated by his wife, Elaine, N2GET and is in the south operating room.

New Business



Motion to adjourn by Jay S N2ELG, second by Jay M VA3COW.  Meeting adjourned at 8:22 pm.


Presentation by Tim Duffy, K3LR about the origins of the K3LR contest station.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary