July 2008 Meeting Minutes

DADE RADIO CLUB JULY 14, 2008 MINUTES OF MEETING

PRESIDENT: JOHN VECCHIO (KF4ACN) (NOT PRESENT)
VICE PRESIDENT: ROBERT CRUZ (KE4MCL)
CORPORATE SECRETARY: JOANNE CARBANA (KG4GKU)(NOT PRESENT)
TREASURER: ESTHER SANCHEZ (KI40TX)
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: VIRGIL SALISBURY (K4VSC)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
SAME HARTE (KQ4MR)
CARL JAGIELSKI (KA4HLO)
ANDY PICHS (N3PI)
CAESAR CARBANA (KG4BZA)
RAY VAUGHAN (KD4BBM)

WEB SITE: http:/www.daderadioclub.org

Meeting was called to order at 7:40PM with 21 present.

John was not present tonight and Robert presided over the meeting. Robert welcomed everyone to the meeting. The meeting was broadcasted live on the air tonight from the EOC. Testing was being conducted in the other room. We do not have a guest speaker tonight.
The microphone was then passed around the room and everyone stated their name and call sign. A slide show of the pictures taken at Field Day held at the Jimbo’s Shrimp Shack was playing in the background during the meeting. The photos were taken by Robert Cruz (KE4MCL).

Old Business:

Robert spoke about Field Day at Jimbo’s. They were rained on and Field Day activity was moved to Robert and Jeff’s house under a dry roof. They stayed up all night.
Trailer updates-Robert, Jeff and Steve stripped the antenna off the trailer. The trailer is now ready to be towed to Kendall Trailer. Air conditioner was not removed so that Kendall Trailer can remove and replace it. Ray suggested if the trailers AC can have drainage system can be modified so that the water can drain properly.

New Business:

The minutes for the June meeting were not posted on the web. A motion was made by Steve to postponed approval for next meeting.

Repeater update:
Ray spoke about the 146.760. It is working fine.
Merritt spoke about the 147.000. It’s working. Site is not reliable as to time remaining on the tower. Tower has been sold and insurance coverage to get on the tower is too expensive. Merritt is thinking of a different plan if and so they have to take it down.
Carl was not here tonight regarding the 444.200. It works and has good range.
Robert spoke about the 220.000. Not working. Same problem with accessing the building during the day while at work.

Fort Pierce Hamfest coming up on August 9, 2008 at the Indian River Community College. There will be no tailgate. Some members are going and will take DRC Hamfest postcard to pass around.

Melbourne Hamfest is coming up as well on October 11 and 12th.

Radio Room Update, no new news about the current status of the radio room. John did not leave any information.

Robert discussed our Hamboree in October. The date and location has been set. Floor plan and applications to vendor have been created. A committee is needed. Robert asked if anyone was interested in the position of Tailgate Chairman. Merritt was asked to do it and he accepted to be the Tailgate Chairman. Advertising is being done by Jeff and if anyone else would like to help. Jeff already did the postcards. The Hamfest will have this year Dock Space for boaters to arrive. Forms will be uploaded into the website and website will be updated by Ray. Felipe will be getting the mailing list from ARRL. Ray will also be setting up the Phone Tree for the Hamfest it has been approved.

With no other business, Robert thanked everyone for coming. A Motion to close the meeting was made by Steve, seconded by Esther.

The DRC meeting was adjourned at 8:42pm.

Esther Sanchez
KI4OTX