Meeting Minutes 02-12-2011

Nixa Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

February 12, 2011

Call to Order
Kent Doucey N0IRM, called the regular meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club to order at 1800 hours on February 12th, 2011 at the Nixa fire station on South Nicholas road in Nixa Missouri.

Roll Call
Sign in sheet was passed. There were 19 persons present.
Jeff Kerr KC0VGCRichard Doucey KD0HGYArlen Evens N6DDD
Marci EvinsGary Doucey N0IRNKent Doucey N0IRM
Gerald Johnson KE0KITamara Roofener KC0UXTMichael Roofener K5MIK
Jim Young WA6NFYCW Stiver KC0VNTPeter Sills KD0AA
Jim Adkins KC0IYIBill McNamee KBoWHNRon Blessin AF7A
Al Gallo W0ERE
Visitors Present:
Tom Harper KD0CUTScott CostelloBill Kastler KF0IQ

Treasure report
Treasure report was read as follows:

Beginning Balance: 730.92


$120 ARRL Testing Payment

$120 Total


$150 ARRL Testing Fees

$500 Donation from Rebecca Higinbotham

$294.89 Dues (Some extra change from Paypal payments)

$500 Donation from McKesson on behalf of Jeff Kerr

1444.89 Total

Ending Balance: 2055.81

News and Announcements
Kent Doucey, N0IRM made the following announcements:
The Club events on the calendar for this year are as follows:

March 12 - Club Meeting featuring a presentation on MotoTRBO

April 9 - Club Meeting featuring a presentation on station grounding

May 14 - Club meeting will focus on Field Day planning

June 4 - Nixa Bike Ride

June 11 - Club meeting focusing on Field Day and will feature a logging demo

June 25 Field Day

September 10 - Annual club picnic (location to be determined)

October 15 - Tour de Bass

November 12 - Thanksgiving get-together at Nixa Pizza Hut

July, August, and October meeting dates are open for meeting ideas.

March 3rd is the Nixa Community Foundation Banquet. If any club member would like to attend, payment is needed by the end of today’s meeting. The cost is $15.

Terry Zembsch, KC0SQE made the following announcement:
The Club has been asked to help the local Nixa Scout Troup attain their radio merit badge by holding a class on amateur radio. This is an excellent opportunity to present amateur radio to a group of young individuals. Any and all assistance is welcome and appreciated. For more information or to assist with this very worthwhile effort please contact Terry at [email protected] or you can e-mail the club officers via the links on the website.

Technical Committee Update
Kent Doucey, N0IRM gave the following updates on the club’s projects:

The club is still raising funds to complete the installation of the primary receiver for the six meter repeater at the East TRS tower site. At this time we are a little over half way there.

The Club donated five sections of Rohn 25 to TA Highspeed Internet Service in a show of goodwill and appreciation for the Internet service we receive from them at the Cox South, Nixa, and Republic repeater sites.

VE Testing Update
At today’s VE session there were three testers. One passed the Extra exam, one passed the General exam, and one passed the Technician exam.

Meeting was adjourned at 18:50 hours.

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