DADE RADIO CLUB NOVEMBER 9, 2015 MINUTES OF MEETING
PRESIDENT: JULIO HERRERA (KK4KMO) (NOT PRESENT)
VICE PRESIDENT: LLOYD KURTZMAN (W4KAM)
CORPORATE SECRETARY: JOANNE CARBANA (KG4GKU)
TREASURER: BRIANNA PUCK (WD4BNJ) (NOT PRESENT)
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: LLOYD KURTZMAN (W4KAM)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
ESTHER SANCHEZ (KI40TX) (NOT PRESENT)
MIGUEL GARATE (KJ4YUN)
JASON SWIFT (WB0ATS) (NOT PRESENT)
RAY VAUGHAN (KD4BBM)
ANDY PICHS (N3PI) (NOT PRESENT)
WEB SITE: http:/www.daderadioclub.org
Meeting was called to order at 19:35 with 23 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 no testing being conducted tonight. Everyone took turns and stated their name, call sign, and a ham project they did the last month. Miguel welcomed everyone again.
Miguel spoke about his visit to Ojus Elementary School for their Youth Crime Watch and Science Club. Miguel, Julio and Branden all attended. Miguel gave a presentation on talking on the radio. Ray asked if anyone knew where Ojus came from. It means north of Miami. Dave advised that AT&T was there and that every long distance call went through that building. It was a very important part of South Florida communications. It was also a Coast Guard listening site with a giant antenna that could turn.
The minutes were posted on the website. A motion to accept the minutes as posted was made by Dave, seconded by Armando.
Armando announced that the next Ham class will be in January 2016.
Secretary: Joanne asked that everyone please sign in.
Corresponding Secretary: Lloyd advised that there was no mail.
Treasurer – Brianna is not present tonight. Dues for 2016 are due. Please see Miguel to pay your dues or you can pay them online. Dave asked how much we have in our account and it was advised about $7,000.00.
Frank advised that he renewed the club’s license Wn4NVU and we are good until 2015. Thank you Frank.
Miguel spoke about the Paddle Challenge last month and the success that it was.
Lloyd announced that the Susan G. Colman Bike Ride for November 14 has been cancelled for lack of registration. It will be re-set and TBA.
Miguel showed photos of the Ojus Elementary School presentation and old bike ride photos.
Miguel spoke about the Hambulance. It’s running and we are still working on it.
Ryan announced that our website is up and running. Ryan announced that there will be another ISS contact next year but cannot release any other information yet.
Hamboree – Lloyd announced that we still have no venue. He is still looking for a venue. If you have any suggestions, contact Lloyd.
Ben Nemser came in and spoke about the Miami Marathon. It will take place on January 24. He needs volunteers. He spoke about how the route will be changed this year. He is passing around a list for those interested to sign up.
Miguel announced every Tuesday night we have various nets. They are listed on the website and he showed those present the list on the screens. There will be no net this Wednesday for Veterans Day.
Miguel spoke about our Holiday Party. It will be at Macaroni Grill this year on Kendall Drive and 122 Avenue (off the turnpike). It will be at our next monthly meeting, December 14 at 7 PM. The cost is $25.00 each. Awards will also be given out. Information will be posted on the website.
Emergency Committee Chair Miguel announced that there is nothing right now. There is a Tropical Storm Kate out by the Bahamas, but we have not been asked to do anything at this time.
Dave announced that there is no testing tonight because we don’t have anyone to test.
Armando announced that the Red Cross is conducting training classes in our region on January 15, 16 and 17, 2016. The fee is $50 for all 3 days and includes meals. It will take place at Nova University I Broward. See Armando if you are interested.
Club Elmer/PIO – Miguel stated that there will be a hamfest on November 14 at Cy Harris. The Coral Gables Flamingo Free Flea will take place on November 21. The Hamfest in the Woods will take place in Okeechobee on November 28, 2015.
Repeater Update: They are all working or we are working on them.
Ray did a demonstration on radio software on South Florida Hams website. It can show how many contacts each month. There is a website link that tunes into the BBC radio 4 on 198 KHz. The receiver is located in the Netherlands. We listened to other signals on the AM band. There were 96 people from all over the world listening and talking right now. If you get on the website, you can actually hear what you sound like when you talk. Great shortwave presentation Ray!
Hollis asked if we have a historian for the club. He volunteered. Thank you Hollis.
Miguel asked if there was any other old business. There was none.
Miguel asked if there was any new business. There was none.
Miguel thanked everyone for coming. Dave made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Lee. The DRC meeting was adjourned at 20:39.