Meeting Minutes 1-08-2011

Nixa Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes
January 8, 2011

Call to Order
Kent Doucey N0IRM, called the regular meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club to order at 1800 hours on January 8th, 2011 at the Nixa fire station on South Nicholas road in Nixa Missouri.

Roll Call
Sign in sheet was passed. There were 29 persons present.

Treasure report
Treasure report was read as follows:

Beginning Balance 218.34
No debits
.58 dividends
12.00 Dues
500.00 Donation from McKesson for Board of Directors Grant
512.58 Total
Ending Balance 730.92

News and Announcements
We have received a $500 donation from Dick Higinbotham who had sold some equipment with the help of Dave Beckler. This money will be used for the 6 meter local receiver install.

We have received a grant from the Nixa Community Foundation for the sum of $1850.00. This will be used for the following items:

$950 to purchase remaining parts needed to install the local 53.270 receiver on the east TRS tower.

$450 to purchase a new S-COM 7330 controller for the 927.5375 repeater

$450 to purchase a new S-COM 7330 controller for the proposed 10 meter repeater.

Technical Committee Update
Internet was installed by Total Wireless at the Republic site at no monthly charge to the club. A router was installed and a JPS NXU-2 which is a point to point or point to multi point commercial VoIP device. This is used for experimenting with this technology for remote receiver sites that are too far for an RF link.

The NARC PR-1 (power reset device) was installed at the 145.270 site. This is the same as was installed at the Cox hospital site and allows for the power to be reset to the Internet radio router via DTMF or via the Internet when necessary.

The room at the fire station has been made ready by the fire department for work on the club HF station. N female connectors we placed on patch cables to go from the heliax running to the antennas to the radio equipment. No other progress has been made at this time.

The application for Special Services Club has been sent to the ARRL and we are waiting for a response.

VE Testing Update
The VE session was conducted at the OMAR hamfest this morning. 10 people were tested and 4 passing. 4 VE’s were present.

The meeting was turned over the Mike Edwards, WB9M from Lebanon Missouri. He give a presentation on the ARRL Logbook of the World program.

Meeting was adjourned shortly before 2000 hours.

Minutes submitted by: Jeff Kerr, KCØVGC, Secretary
Minutes approved by: James Adkins, KBØNHX, President