Nixa Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes

May 8, 2010

Call to order
Chris Cochran, KBØWZC called to order the regular meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club at 18:14 on May 8, 2010 at the Nixa Fire Station District Headquarters

Roll call
Jeff Kerr, KCØVGC conducted a roll call. The following members were present:

Ron Blessin AF7A, Alan DuBrul KØAWD, Kevin Hawkins KCØCIU,
Mark Schiefelbein KØABC, Fred Smith NØAZZ, Lee Books WØSLR,
Kent Doucey NØIRM, Rich Vogt KB9YZE, Jum Adkins KCØIYI,
Peter Sils KDØAA, John Perkins W6OQS, Robert Kentch KCØWSE,
David Bowman WBØQIR, Bill McNamee KBØWHN, Ken Reeder WBØQWZ,
Randy Jordan KCØUKB, Brian Umbenhower KØOLD, Gerald Johnson KEØKI,
Dave Beckler NØSAP, Art Trampler KØRO, Chris Cochran KBØWZC

22 Members present

Visitors present:
Mike Park NØRGR, Patti Palmer KDØAEL, Steve Palmer KAØSPM,
Harry Alder

4 Visitors present

Approval of minutes from last meeting
Jeff Kerr, KCØVGC filed the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as posted on the club website.

Treasurer's Report
Chris Cochran KBØWZC read the Treasurer's Report.

Beginning Balance: 1317.38

320.00 ARRL Insurance
320.00 Total Debits


793.15 Total

Ending Balance: 997.38

News and Announcements
  1. James Adkins, KBØNHX, asked for the 2m contest results. None were given. The participation level was less than expected. Given that there is still interest in the event It was discussed to possibly revise the contest and hold another one at a future date
  2. James Adkins KBØNHX, showed a short presentation of the work recently completed on the 442.275 and 224.280 repeaters. 200w amplifiers were added to each repeater along with two IOTA DLS-75 power supplies. The 442.275 repeater is working as expected. The 224.280 is experienced desense after the amplifier was added. The likely cause is mis-tuned duplexers. James will re-tune the duplexers at a future date.
The remainder of the meeting was given over to James Adkins, KBØNHX, for a presentation of Field Day rules and operation. Questions and and answers were taken and given.
The presentation concluded at 19:00.


Chris Cochran, KBØWZC adjourned the meeting at 19:10.

Minutes submitted by: Jeff Kerr, KCØVGC, Secretary
Minutes approved by: Chris Cochran, KBØWZC, President