Monthly Meeting - 12 March 2015, 6PM ET, at National Electronics Museum

03/12/2015 18:00

ARCNEM
K3NEM - - W3GR
Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum
MINUTES of the 12 March 2015
Monthly Meeting

1. ATTENDEES

Ted Bauer WA3AER
Gary Hendrickson W3DTN
Bill Dillon WA3SCW
David Rinker WB3IGN
Rich Bumgarner W7HGE
Zory Glaser KB3VQC
Fred Kuss KA3CXQ
Steven Stitzer WA3ZWC
Mike Birdseye K4DUM
Jerry Richards W3GBR
Jim Smith AB3CA
Rick Simpson K3IND
Chuck Angel AA3FB
Jim Nowotarski N3GOO
Melenie Maule K3ECR

Mike B, K4DUM, chaired the meeting.

2. MINUTES – no minutes were presented from February’s meeting.

3. REPORTS
(a) Treasurer's Report - - (Fred was out of town. Jim N3GOO provided account receipt.)
Bank balance - $2955.23 currently (as of 2/23/15)
Tube Fund is allocated $1428
(b) Station Equipment and Operation Reports
i. Northrop Grumman Family Net, Wed. 3PM ET - - Alvin K0IQE / Bob K3FQP
Station is exhibiting some noise. The omni-directional beam is rather omni-directional.
ii. 2M Net, Wed. 7:30PM ET - - Mike K4DUM
Good participation, but no new NCS volunteers. Mike B is handling NCS for the time being.
iii. Station Equipment / Issues
• X7 Repairs: Mike B will follow up with Mike S and see if there are options for near future.
• ATV: no work performed.
(c) QSL Report - - no report
(d) FISTS Report - - Nick K3NY – no report
(e) Training Report - - Extra Class continuing. Large crowd continues.
(f) Special Event Report - - nothing to report.

4. OLD BUSINESS
• Chip Weems Memorial: Ted and Dan will use the plaque format with 24 plates. Cost is estimated to be between $275 and $350.
• Club Bank Account: Looking into Sun Trust. Plan to resolve and make transition in the future.
• Video Conference Capability: Mike B proposed the idea. Possible options: Skype, GoToMeeting. Capability would enable remote attendance, remote presentations, and provide NEM use as well. Jim W offered to explore CalLab interest in a full-blown system. Mike will contact Gary Yarborough (NGC) for advice.
• 2015 Officer Elections: Secretary Position remains open for 2015.

5. NEW BUSINESS

6. NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

7. TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS

Next regular meeting: 9 April at 6:00PM local time.
Respectfully submitted by Mike Birdseye, K4DUM

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