Minutes from "Monthly Meeting - 12 April 2012, 6PM ET, at National Electronics Museum" on 04/12/2012 - 18:00

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Monthly Meeting - 12 April 2012, 6PM ET, at National Electronics Museum from 04/12/2012 - 18:00 to 04/12/2012 - 18:00

ARCNEM
K3NEM - - W3HEM - - W3GR
Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum
MINUTES
of the
12 April 2012
Monthly Meeting

1. ATTENDEES

Mike Birdseye K4DUM Chip Weems W4PBG
Bob Gardenghi K3FQP Ted Bauer WA3AER
Jim Nowotarski N3GOO Chuck Angel AA3FB
Jim Smithson KB3UZN Steve Stitzer WA3ZWC
Alvin Glusik K0IQE Tom Dalton KB3NHQ
Zory Glaser KB3VQC Jim Smith AB3CA
Phil Bernacke KB3WDI Gary Hendrickson W3DTN
Tom Christovich K3YH Gary Johney N3BYN
Nick Yokanovich K3NY Ulis Fleming K3LU
Dan Zeitlin K2YWE John Paul Howell AA3WI
Jim Dressler KB3GSA

Meeting chaired by John Paul Howell, President.
2. MINUTES – minutes from March 2012 meeting accepted, approved

3. REPORTS
(a) Treasurer's Report - - Fred AI3Z (email read by J.P. Howell)
Bank balance: $2939.66
Tube fund: $ 700.00
Dues received from 4 additional members.
QUESTION: Shall we increase this year’s donation to NEM? Discuss at May meeting.
(b) Station Equipment and Operation Reports
i. Power Line Noise - - Rol K3RA – deferred to May due to Cal Lab tour this evening.
ii. Northrop Grumman Family Net, Wed. 3PM ET - - Chip W4PBG / Bob K3FQP
deferred to May due to Cal Lab tour this evening.
iii. 2M Net, Wed. 7:30PM ET - - Ted WA3AER
deferred to May due to Cal Lab tour this evening.
iv. Equipment Issues – deferred to May due to Cal Lab tour this evening.
(c) QSL Report - - Nick K3NY –
292 DXCC entities now confirmed. Newest is Gabon.
(d) FISTS Report - - Nick K3NY – no report
(e) FAR Report – no report. We lack a FAR Representative.
(f) Training Report - - Rol K3RA – deferred to May due to Cal Lab tour this evening.
(g) Special Event Report - - Titanic Wireless Association event is 9-5 14-15 April; no formal schedule, but Tom C. would appreciate knowing who will be on site when. Chip distributed write-up on Marconi Detector in museum, as used on Titanic.

4. OLD BUSINESS – except as noted, deferred to May due to Cal Lab tour this evening.
• Inventory: Report not complete.
5. NEW BUSINESS
• Field Day Planning: activity will be initiated at May meeting.

6. NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
Special Events:
• Upcoming Hamfests: 14 April - York Hamfest
Announcements:
• Zack and Laurie are moving to upstate NY. We will need a new support person for the reflector and web site. Tom C. may have a candidate.

7. Technical presentations – Suggest or volunteer by contacting John Paul.
• Future ?: Bruce Carpenter presentation on lightning and grounding
• Calibration Lab Tour: Members got a behind-the-scenes tour of the NGC Cal Lab. Tour was organized by Jim N. and well received.

Next regular meeting: 10 May 2012 at 6:00PM local time.
Respectfully submitted by Ted Bauer, WA3AER

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