Meeting Minutes - November 17, 2007

Nixa Amateur Radio Club
November 2007 Meeting Minutes

Meeting commenced by President Chris Cochran, KB0WZC, at 18:15.

Chris welcomed everyone to the Thanksgiving meeting of the Nixa ARC at the Nixa Pizza Hut, the place where it all began.

Congratulations to those that passed their Tech test and to those that upgraded their license.

Jeff Morrissey began with the Treasurer's report:

408.01 Beginning Balance
148.00 IN (48.00-2008 Dues, 100.00, Joe Hargis Donation)
182.30 OUT
( 32.00 PO Box, 53.25 Parts for 220 Tone Board, 97.05 Completely Assembled AMI-2 Board In Enclosure)
373.71 Ending Balance

Chris Cochran, KB0WZC, has been working diligently to find grants we can apply for. He found out that our 501(c)(3) had been labeled "inactive" due to some mail that was sent to his old address and returned to the IRS. He has contacted the IRS and is in the process of getting it re-activated. This re-activation doesn't require any money, just the time and effort to fill out the forms necessary. Once this is complete, he will be able to apply for several grants. Currently, we have two grants pending, one with Allstate and one with the Nixa Community Foundation with others on the horizon. These grants would be used to pay for the remainder of the 220 MHz repeater project, the club HF station, repeater linking projects, and IRLP on the 224.280.

Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC, then took the floor and announced the new 6-meter net to be held on Monday's at 8:00 p.m. The first net will be Monday November 19th. The net will be held on the 53.270 repeater, input 51.570, PL 162.2 Hz. The net will be a roundtable of all things 6 meters and below. After the net, for those of you who just can't get enough of 6-meters, there will be a “Post Net Ragchew” on 50.125. If the band is open, it will move to 50.165. Thanks to James French, KC0TQD, and Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC, for coming up with, developing and taking the idea full circle to completion. You can check out their website at

We need volunteers to run the 145.270 net starting in January. We would like to have 4 net control operators so each person runs the net once a month (theoretically). Please sign the sign-up sheet when it comes by if you are interested. We'd like to at least add 2 people that haven't done the net before so they can also get experience handling traffic. The 145.270 net is held every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the 2007 NARC net sign up sheet, we are also passing around an "initial interest" form stating activities we plan on doing for 2008. If any of these interest you, please sign up and either Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC, or James Adkins, KB0NHX, will be contacting you soon. We'd like to see as many different people active in this as we can. Not only is it fun, it also builds friendships and helps you get to know other club members better. So, please find something you're interested in and sign up. We don't care if you have experience or not, someone will help teach you if you ask.

Our final order of business is the election of a new club treasurer. Jeff Morrissey, KB0WVT, has served as our treasurer for the final part of the 4-year term that was held by Dave Beckler, WA0SAP, and Dean Gaines, KC0SQD.

(Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC, passed out the ballots)

Jim Adkins, KC0IYI, and Jeff Morrissey, KB0WVT, have been nominated as possible candidates.

Congratulations to Jeff Morrissey, KBØWVT for being elected as treasurer.

Meeting adjourned and Pizza enjoyed by all by Chris Cochran @ 18:55p.m.