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General Membership Meeting May 2023

BRARA General Membership Meeting minutes for 2-May-2023

The BRARA monthly association meeting was held via Zoom conference. The meeting was called to order by the President, Bruce KO4XL at 7:17pm local. Attending: 28 Zoom participants.  Officers and directors provided an update of their club related activities. Tonight’s speaker is Anthony Luscre, K8ZT with a presentation on Exchange Confirmation – Did They Copy Me?

Directors and Officers Present

Bruce KO4XL, Mike K8BQ, George WA2VNV, Jay S N2ELG, Lou K4LA, Jeff S K4BH, Ralph W1DAR

Secretary: Mike K8BQ

Mike reported that the April minutes have been uploaded to the BRARA Blog. Motion to accept Jeff S K4BH, seconded by Ralph W1DAR. Motion carried. New members Willem vanDam (Sjaak) W4RIS. 175 members.

Financial Report from Bonnie KC2JVS

Treasurer’s Report April 30, 2023

December 31,2022 Available Balance $9096.26
March 31,2023 Available Balance $7,468.41
April 30, 2023 Available Balance $9,056.18

Income: $2,649.86
Income includes $457.86 in memberships, $30 in donations, and $2,162 from auction.
Not included: monies collected for group antenna purchase.

Expenses: $1,061.60
Expenses include: $605.95 for air conditioner repair, $184.54 for new door lock, $209.86 for Zoom
subscription, and $61.25 for SunBiz registration for the state

Vice President: Ralph W1DAR

Jay and I have been clearing up after the auction. Two people left to pick up their stuff. Getting items in for the next auction already.

Director at Large: Jay S N2ELG

Auction was a success. We brought in about $2200. Some stuff that is hard to sell will put online.

Rick K1DS

Status of Satellite station. Jan took home the elevation rotor and created an automated control for computer control. Planning to do the same with the azimuth control. Need a non-conductive mast. Bruce ordered one from Granger.

Director at Large: Jeff S K4BH

We’re a month out from Hurricane season. Need to get prepared.  New radio club in Broward, the Parrot ARC will meet on the second Tuesday of the month at Winds Plus in Coral Springs. Gold Coast testing will begin on the 3rd Saturday at 10am. Location is the 1st Christian Church of Wilton Manors.

Director at Large: George WA2VNV

Tower recabling or inspection is needed for the crank up tower. Status of APRS relocation.

Membership Chair: Henry WA2ROA

We had a nice turnout at Lucille’s BBQ. Time to RSVP for Sabai Thai on May 20.

President: Bruce KO4XL

We lost a member recently, Kevin Addison KM4RYN. He joined relatively recently.

The club made around 200 QSOs on the Florida QSO party

Director at Large: Lou K4LA

Nothing club related to report.


Motion to adjourn by Jay S N2ELG, second by George WA2VNV.  Meeting adjourned at 8:01 pm. Presentation by Anthony Luscre followed.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Greenfeld K8BQ, Secretary