FEBRUARY 2014

DADE RADIO CLUB FEBRUARY 10, 2014 MINUTES OF MEETING

 

PRESIDENT:                                    MIGUEL GARATE (KJ4YUN) (NOT PRESENT)

VICE PRESIDENT:                         JULIO HERRERA (KK4KMO)

CORPORATE SECRETARY:        JOANNE CARBANA (KG4GKU)

TREASURER:                                  ESTHER SANCHEZ (KI40TX)

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: LLOYD KURTZMAN (W4KAM) (NOT PRESENT)

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

 

DAVID THOMPSON (WB4DT)

CARL JAGIELSKI (KA4HLO)

RAY VAUGHAN (KD4BBM) (NOT PRESENT)

ANDY PICHS (N3PI) (NOT PRESENT)

ERNESTO DIAZ (KG4LXH) (NOT PRESENT)

 

WEB SITE:  http:/www.daderadioclub.org

 

Meeting was called to order at 19:39 with 28 present.   We have a quorum.

 

Julio presided over the meeting because Miguel is out sick 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.   Miguel welcomed everyone again.  Julio reminded everyone present tonight to sign in.

 

The minutes for last month were posted on the website.  Julio asked if there were any objections to the minutes as posted on the website. There were none. The minutes are accepted as posted.

 

Corresponding Secretary – Lloyd was not present tonight.

 

Treasurer – Esther advised that she is collecting dues for 2014.  Please see Esther to pay your dues.

 

Website – Julio advised that the club website has being updated.

 

Club Elmer/PIO – Frank is not present tonight.

 

Julio advised that we will be joining the Everglades Club again this year for Field Day.

 

Repeater update:

 

The 147.000 is being worked on and hopefully will be up and running soon.

The 147.760 – Ray is not here tonight.

The 51.660  – Ray is not here tonight.

The 444.200 – Carl advised that it is working fine and quiet.

The Digipeater – Ray is not here tonight.

D-Star is working.

 

 

Old Business:

 

David spoke about the MS Bike ride.  It’s a two day event on March 1 and 2nd. He needs volunteers.  The bike ride goes from FIU to Key Largo on Saturday and then from Key Largo back to FIU on Sunday.  He needs operators to sign-up.  Also, David is riding himself in the MS Bike ride.  He needs to collect $350.00 worth of sponsorships to ride.  He only has $100.00 so far.  Anyone interested in sponsoring David can see him tonight or go to the website.  They also take credit cards.  He cannot ride unless he collects $350.00.  Several members gave him money.

 

 

New Business:

 

Julio announced that the Hamboree 2014 went alright.  We did not get the number of people that we wanted.  We are looking to change the venue for next year.  If you know of a venue, please let us know.  So far Harris Field in Homestead; MilanderPark in Hialeah and a park in Sweetwater were discussed.  The Fair Grounds are too expensive.  The Club did receive $200.00 back from them.

 

Julio announced that we are having a raffle tonight for an assortment of batteries.  Tickets are $1.00 each.  David won one set and John won the other.

 

Dave announced that we administered 18 exams at the Hamboree.  Out of the 18 exams, 17 were successful.  There were 4 new generals and the others were all techs.  Tonight we have 1 General and 1 Extra.  Congratulations to all of them!

 

Virgil gave us a show and tell on a roll of LED lights and how they can be put into a strip.  Thank you Virgil.

 

Julio asked if there was any other new or old business. There was none.

 

Julio thanked everyone for coming.

 

Esther made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Luis.  The DRC meeting was adjourned at 19:59.

 

Joanne Carbana

KG4GKU