DADE RADIO CLUB MARCH 9, 2009 MINUTES OF MEETING

PRESIDENT: JOHN VECCHIO (KF4ACN) (NOT PRESENT)
VICE PRESIDENT: ROBERT CRUZ (KE4MCL)
CORPORATE SECRETARY: JOANNE CARBANA (KG4GKU)
TREASURER: ESTHER SANCHEZ (KI40TX)
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: VIRGIL SALISBURY (K4VSC)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

SAME HARTE (KQ4MR) (NOT PRESENT)
CARL JAGIELSKI (KA4HLO)
ANDY PICHS (N3PI)
CAESAR CARBANA (KG4BZA)
RAY VAUGHAN (KD4BBM)

WEB SITE: http:/www.daderadioclub.org

Meeting was called to order at 19:50 with 22 present.

John was not present tonight and Robert presided over the meeting. Robert welcomed everyone to the meeting. The meeting was broadcast live on the air tonight from the EOC. Testing was being conducted in the other room.

The microphone was passed around the room and everyone took turns and stated their name and call sign. Robert welcomed everyone again. We do not have a guest speaker tonight.

Repeater update:

Merritt spoke about the 147.000. It was discussed about removing everything from the tower. Filipe made a motion to remove everything that belongs to us from the tower, 2nd by Caesar. A vote was taken, the motion passed.

The MS 150 Breakway was discussed next. They are looking into sites to use 1 or 2 repeaters or 2 separate nets. Ray stated that the 145.760 is working well and we are on it now. It is the first weekend in May. Different options were discussed. We will need to use mobiles instead of handhelds.

Ray spoke about the 145.760. It’s working. We are using it now.

Carl spoke about the 220.000. It’s running fine.

Robert spoke about the 220.000. We may move it.

Old Business:

Robert spoke about the Ham trailer. The roof looks great. Steve is not hear tonight but it still needs a lot of work.

The Orlando Show was good.

Robert asked about any other old business and there was none.

New Business:

Carl spoke about the MOU with the County and the Club to use the radio room. He is starting a RACES Program. If interested, you need to fill out an application and either give it to Carl tonight or fax it to him. If you need an application, see Carl or request one from KA4HLO@bellsouth.net. The radio room can be set up for contests, etc. You will get an access card to get into the radio room. The county will issue the ID”s. The data base will not leave here.

Robert advised of the Boy Scout Merit Badge College. Robert cannot get off work to go. Jeff is going. If interested, see Robert.

This Thursday there is a Hamfest meeting at Robert’s house.

Dave came into the meeting room and announced that we have 6 people taking exams tonight. One passed both the Tech and General. Two passed their Extra’s and 4 passed their Techs. Mark Sims and Robert Sicili, who passed their Techs, came to the meeting.

Next Field Day was discussed. It is the last weekend in June – June 27 and 28. Different locations were discussed.

The March of Dimes will take place April 25th at Crandon Park.

Robert asked if there was any other new business.

With no other business, Robert thanked everyone for coming. A Motion to close the meeting was made by Filipe, seconded by Dave. Voted and passed.

The DRC meeting was adjourned at 20:55.

Joanne Carbana
KG4GKU