March 2014

DADE RADIO CLUB MARCH 10, 2014 MINUTES OF MEETING

 

PRESIDENT:                                    MIGUEL GARATE (KJ4YUN)

VICE PRESIDENT:                         JULIO HERRERA (KK4KMO)

CORPORATE SECRETARY:        JOANNE CARBANA (KG4GKU) (NOT PRESENT)

TREASURER:                                  ESTHER SANCHEZ (KI40TX)

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: LLOYD KURTZMAN (W4KAM)

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

 

DAVID THOMPSON (WB4DT)

CARL JAGIELSKI (KA4HLO)

RAY VAUGHAN (KD4BBM)

ANDY PICHS (N3PI)

ERNESTO DIAZ (KG4LXH)

 

WEB SITE:  http:/www.daderadioclub.org

 

Meeting was called to order at 19:30.   We have a quorum.

 

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

 

More volunteers are needed for net control on Mondays.  Please email Miguel or Carl if you can help.  Think about not relying on the repeaters and going to simplex.

 

Nominees for elections:

 

Julio nominated for president.

Lloyd nominated for vice president.

Brianna nominated for corresponding secretary.

Miguel nominated himself for PIO.

 

The director for the nominating committee is Jason.

 

The Hamboree chairman is Lloyd.

 

New to the website:  information about CERT training is now available.

 

Brandon is nominated for event chair for Field Day.

 

The 147.000 should be up soon.

 

The 224.200 – we are waiting for conduits to run it on emergency power.

 

The 51.600- UM is going on spring break so Ray should be able to fix it.  Ray is going to try to patch it up.  We need a new controller for it since the old one is from the 80’s.

 

The 444.200 – Carl’s repeater is working well. The link repeater is not working.  Link repeaters will not be connected once the main machine is working.

 

The Digirepeater is working well.  The repeater will be checked.

 

It was discussed again about people volunteering for other nets on Wednesday nights.

 

 

Old Business:

 

There is nothing yet until next month.

 

Hamfest.  No Youth Fair this year.  MDC Kendall’s gym is too small.  Hamfest is on the weekend of Feb 6 & 7 (possibly).  We are still looking for a place to host the event.

 

Jason instructed the club on the ARRL message form.  The form is radiograph.  They theory is t fill out a message and it will be sent.  The number box is for archive reasons so it is known how many messages were sent through NTS.  Precedence is where a person puts there call sign.  Time filed is the time the message was sent and date is the date sent.  This is relevant during an emergency to call for supplies.

 

The members watched the ARRL 100 video.

 

Amanda Gonzalez won the raffle.

 

The third week of June is Field Day.

 

The DRC meeting was adjourned.

 

Esther Sanchez for

Joanne Carbana

KG4GKU