May 2013 Meeting Minutes

DADE RADIO CLUB MAY 13, 2013 MINUTES OF MEETING

 

PRESIDENT:                                    MIGUEL GARATE (KJ4YUN)

VICE PRESIDENT:                         MERRITT BURRUS (KI4GQO) (NOT PRESENT)

CORPORATE SECRETARY:        JOANNE CARBANA (KG4GKU)

TREASURER:                                  ESTHER SANCHEZ (KI40TX) (NOT PRESENT)

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

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

 

DAVID THOMPSON (WB4DT)

CARL JAGIELSKI (KA4HLO)

RAY VAUGHAN (KD4BBM) (NOT PRESENT)

VIRGIL SALISBURY (K4VSC)(NOT PRESENT)

SAM HARTE (KQ4MR) (NOT PRESENT)

 

WEB SITE:  http:/www.daderadioclub.org

 

Meeting was called to order at 19:30 with 28 present.   We have a quorum.

 

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.  Everyone took turns and stated their name and call sign.   Miguel welcomed everyone again.  Miguel reminded everyone present tonight to sign in.

 

Miguel announced that we were having a raffle tonight of a laser kit.  One ticket for $1.00 and 3 tickets for $2.00.

 

The minutes for last month were posted on the website.  Miguel 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 – Not present.

 

Treasurer – Not present.

 

Website –Newsletter – Ryan is in testing.

 

Armando advised that they just finished a class last Saturday and we have 3 new Hams.  Another class will start in July for 3 Tuesdays starting at 8:30 AM – 12 Noon at the EOC.  Andy will be an instructor.

 

Club Elmer/PIO – Frank nothing to report.

 

Julio is on his way to Dayton, Ohio to their Hamfest to hand out flyers for our Hamfest.

 

Miguel spoke about D-Star.  He spoke with Frank.  Carl advised that he has an antenna for the UHF.  They will get it moving.

 

 

 

Repeater reports:

 

147.000 – Merritt  not here tonight, but Miguel advised that he is working on it.

 

147.760 – Ray is not present tonight.

 

224.200 UM – Is down.

 

1291.80 UM – Is down.

 

51.660 UM – Ray is not present tonight.

 

444.200 – Carl advised that it has a linking system problem and he is working on it.

 

No other repeater reports were given.

 

Miguel advised of the weekly nets on Wednesday night from 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.  146.925/146.520; Coral Gables Net – 147.150; UHF 444.200;  The totals of all nets are checked-in from 7:45 PM – 8:00 PM with Shannon the net control.  144.210 side band on 2 meters from 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM on Wednesday nights too.

 

 

Old Business:

 

Steve Taylor – the president of the Everglades Radio Club spoke about Field Day.  It will be June 22/23, 2013 at the SouthDadeAgriculturalCenter at 288 Street and SW 187 Avenue.  We can set-up 8 hours earlier so they will start at 4PM on Friday night.  Our club will be joining them this year.  Saturday, June 22 will start at 12:00 Noon.  They need operators.  Bring your equipment.  They will have satellite radio for extra points; national traffic system for extra points; CW operators, etc.  There will be plenty of room to spread out.

 

Miguel stated that the Hamfest will take place next year on January 31 – February 1, 2014.  The venue has been secured.  The next meeting is next Monday nights at 7 PM at the EOC.  They need volunteers.

 

Miguel asked if there was any other old business. There was none.

 

New Business:

 

Miguel announced that we have Polo shirts and Hamfest shirts on sale.  We have flyers for the Hamfest. Please take some and start handing them out.

 

Miguel announced that the Junior Orange Bowl Parade will be on the Thanksgiving weekend this year.  More info TBA.

 

David announced that the Kayak race will take place the end of September.

 

 

Rene won the raffle of the laser kit. Congratulations!

 

Miguel asked if there was any other new business.  There was none.

 

Miguel thanked everyone for coming.

 

The DRC meeting was adjourned at 20:05.

 

Joanne Carbana

KG4GKU