DADE RADIO CLUB
June 13, 2016
MINUTES OF MEETING
PRESIDENT: JULIO HERRERA (KK4KMO) (NOT PRESENT)
VICE PRESIDENT: LLOYD KURTZMAN (W4KAM) (NOT PRESENT)
CORPORATE SECRETARY: JOANNE CARBANA (KG4GKU) (NOT PRESENT)
TREASURER: BRIANNA PUCK HERRERA (WD4BNJ) (NOT PRESENT)
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: LLOYD KURTZMAN (W4KAM) (NOT PRESENT)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
ESTHER SANCHEZ (KI40TX) (NOT PRESENT)
MIGUEL GARATE (KJ4YUN) (NOT PRESENT)
JASON SWIFT (WB0ATS)
RAY VAUGHAN (KD4BBM)
ANDY PICHS (N3PI) (NOT PRESENT)
WEB SITE: http://www.daderadioclub.org
NOTE TAKER: DANI HOWER (KK4ZMF)
MEETING PRESENTER: MIGUEL GARATE (KJ4YUN)
Meeting was called to order at 19:39 with 26 present. We have a quorum.
Julio was not present tonight and Miguel 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.
Miguel talked about what he has done in ham radio this week and prompted everyone else to state what they have done in ham radio this week.
Carl has presented an item that was donated.
Miguel welcomed everyone again and the members introduced themselves.
Merritt stated that he and Jason looked at the 444.200 is turned off and the PA is shot. Merritt states he has a replacement part all that he needs to do is plug it in and tune it.
Steve spoke about the last ISS contact in March and gave the participants a QSL post card.
The minutes from May were posted on the website and have been accepted by Dani and seconded by Miguel.
Secretary (NOTE TAKER) – Dani asked if everyone signed in.
Corresponding Secretary – Lloyd is not present.
Treasurer – Brianna is not present tonight. Miguel states there is about $3k in the account.
Website update – Ryan and Julio are not present
Hamboree – Lloyd is not present.
Club Elmer/PIO – No one has asked Miguel for info.
Hambulance Progress – The hambulance is not ok, it almost caused an electrical issue. While being jumped, the jumper cables got extremely hot and caused Merritt’s truck to shut down. Ray spoke about a potentially getting a power source outside.
Field Day – June 25th and June 26th. It will take place at the South Dade Agricultural Center, 18710 SW 288 Street, Miami, FL 33030. Exit 5 on the turnpike. Same as last year. Steve said the classroom will be occupied and instead we will use the conference room on Saturday.
Repeater Update –
- The 147.000 – This topic has been tabled for later discussion. Jason said “there are good things happening”
- The 147.760 UM – It’s up and running with very little traffic. We will need to find a new site within the next year or so.
- The 220 – Not up
- The 444.200 – Is down. See Merritt’s comment above.
D-Star – No update
Dave Thompson stated 443.150 is up, PL 94.8. The height is 250 in Aventura.
Emergency Committee – Miguel is not present tonight.
Nets Manager – Brandon spoke about the nets. He had to reshuffle the frequencies.
Old Business – None
New Business – None
Guest Speaker – Ray stated we haven’t had a guest speaker in a while. Brandon showed a Worldwide Radio Forum Film video to the club, “How to listen to satellite transmissions with an HT in your hand”.
Testing – We have 1 new extra, 1 new tech and 1 upgrade to a general. Exam for Extra changes on July 1st.
Miguel attempted to auction off the donated item, but there were no takers. The item will be auctioned off at Field Day.
Miguel thanked everyone for coming.
Miguel made a motion to adjourn, seconded by the entire club. The DRC meeting was adjourned at 20:42.