DADE RADIO CLUB APRIL 10, 2017 MINUTES OF MEETING
Website – http:/www.daderadioclub.org
PRESIDENT – Julio Herrera (KK4KMO)
VICE PRESIDENT – Lloyd Kurtzman (W4KAM) (NOT PRESENT)
SECRETARY – Joanne Carbana (KG4GKU) (NOT PRESENT)
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER – Miguel Garate (KJ4VYN)
TREASURER – Brianna Pucko (WD4BNJ) (NOT PRESENT)
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY – Lloyd Kurtzman (W4KAM) (NOT PRESENT)
Board of Directors –
Andy Pichs (N3PI) (NOT PRESENT)
Ester Sanchez (KI40TX) (NOT PRESENT)
Jason Swift (WB0ATS)
Miguel Garate (KJ4YUN)
Ray Vaughn (KD4BBM) (NOT PRESENT)
Meeting Called to Order – Julio called the meeting to order at 19:32 with 22 present. We have a quorum. Julio presided over the meeting and welcomed everyone. The meeting was not broadcast live on the air tonight from the EOC. There was testing being conducted in another room tonight. Everyone took turns and stated their name and call sign. Julio welcomed everyone again.
Previous Minutes – The minutes have not been posted on the website. No motion to accept the minutes. Julio to speak to Ryan.
Secretary Report – Dani acted as Secretary. She asked that everyone please sign in.
Corresponding Secretary Report – Lloyd is not present tonight.
Treasurer Report – Brianna is not present tonight. Julio advised that we have $3,437 in the bank.
Website Update – Julio announced that he has worked but the changes have not saved. Will speak to Ryan.
Director – Miguel is speaking on their behalf. He is nominating Lee Abrahams for Treasurer. Brandon seconds the motion. Election will be held next month per Julio.
Club Elmer/PIO – Miguel spoke about 2 Free Fleas.
Hambulance – Julio got new batteries. Merritt will work on the hambulance next month. There is a diode that is not working correctly. Tires might need attention.
December Event – Steve spoke about possibly doing a winter field day “to have fun” using a 1 by 1 call sign on December 2, 2017. Possible opportunity to use the Areo Jet property. Merritt gave the club a brief summary of the site with pictures. Spoke about potential sites to have a field day.
Field Day – June 24-25, 2017. It’ll be in the same location as always, the Everglades Radio Club.
Repeater Update –
The 147.000 – Thumbs up, Jason is working on it.
The 147.760 – Ray is not present, but it on air. Possibly relocation
The 444.200 – Carl says it’s good, but it’s an hour off. Merritt states he will fix the time.
D-Star – Needs a new amplifier.
FYI – ICM has gone out of business. There for no one is making crystals anymore.
Emergency Committee – Lloyd is not here, but Robert (the Assistant Coordinator) spoke about the election they just had. Meeting will be next month. Julio stated he will give Robert access to the RACES website.
Net Manager – No change to the Net schedule. Possible change to frequencies.
Testing – 4 Techs, 1 General and 1 Extra.
Presentation – Video presentation on how to build a 2 meter ¼ wave antenna
Raffle – Tickets sold for 3 for $2.00. The prize was an LED display for a name tag. It was won by Jason.
Old business –
New business – New paid club member (KF2CS) received
Motion to Adjourn – Motion to adjourn at 8:28 and seconds by Brandon.
Meeting minutes completed by – Dani Hower KK4ZMF