Meeting Minutes 5-30-2009

Nixa Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes
May 30, 2009
  1. Call to order

Chris Cochran, KBØWZC called to order the regular meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club at 18:16 on May 30, 2009 in Nixa Fire Station.

  1. Roll call

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

Chris Cochran KB0WZC, Dave Beckler N0SAP, Gerald Johnson, KE0KI,
James Adkins KB0NHX, John Perkins W6OQS, Gary Doucey N0IRN,
Dean Gaines KC0SQD, Matthew Elliff KC0QJJ, Richard Doucey KD0HGY,
Ken Doucey N0IRM, Robert Kentch KC0WSE, Brian Umbenhour K0OLD,
David Vogt KA0DNA, Paul Coroleuski W1PGC, Jim Adkins KC0IYI,
Bill McNamee KB0WHN, John Copelin KC0QNM, Randy Jordan KC0UKB,
Shawn Baker KA0RZE, John Bonnot WB0LTE

Visitors Present:

Patty Doucey, Arlen Evins N6DDD, Marci Evins, Gary Akers KC0WHR, Cole Akers

26 persons present

  1. 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.

  1. News and Announcement
  1. Chris Cochran KB0WZC made the following announcements:
  2. VE Testing: There were six test takers. All passed. Two upgrades to General, Two upgrades to Extra, and one new Technician.
  3. The Club received a $1000 grant toward the club HF station
  4. The Club purchased a 1.5KW continuous-duty commercial broadcast amplifier to be converted for use on the Club's 53.270 6m repeater. This amp sells for $5000 new and was a real gem to find for $750.00. Thanks to Shawn Baker KA0RZE for finding this amp and helping us transport it to Nixa.
  5. The Club received approval from the Missouri State Highway Patrol to place receive sites at the Milo and Ganby towers for the six meter repeater.
  6. James Adkins KB0NHX made the following report related to Sucker Days: The club station was well attended. The station operated on 6m SSB, and the 6m, 2m and 440 FM repeaters. 38 contacts were made during the event.
  7. The Treasurer's Report was read as follows:
    Beginning Balance: $1892.33
    04/29/2009 $125.00 Michael Torluccio (N3XXH).
    Payment towards the 220 repeater
    05/12/2009 $100.00 Michael Torluccio (N3XXH).
    Final payment towards the 220 repeater
    05/21/2009 $1012.00
    $1,000 ARRL Foundation Grant for HF Station
    $12.00 2009 Dues David Deck (W2WFD) Collected on 4/25/2009
    05/30/2009 $142.00
    $60 ARRL Testing Fees Collected on 4/25/2009
    $12.00 2009 Dues James French (KCØTQD) Collected on 4/25/2009
    $8.00 Donation James French (KCØTQD) Collected on 4/25/2009
    $12.00 2008 Dues Shawn Baker (KAØRZE) Collected on 4/25/2009
    $12.00 2009 Dues Shawn Baker (KAØRZE) Collected on 4/25/2009
    $12.00 2009 Dues Chris Raymond (KCØTLE) Collected on 4/25/2009
    $12.00 2009 Dues C.W. Stiver (KCØVNT) Collected on 4/25/2009
    $2.00 Donation C.W. Stiver (KCØVNT) Collected on 4/25/2009
    $12.00 2009 Dues Jim Young (WA6NFY) Collected on 4/25/2009
    $1379.00 Total Credits
    03-09-2009 1574 Seabury & Smith $320.00
    04-03-2009 1546 Nixa Sucker Days $60.00
    Sucker Day Booth Fees
    04-25-2009 1547 ARRL $60.00
    ARRL Exam Fees
    05-13-2009 PayPal $9.96
    Motorola RICK HLN333B
    Total was $48.44 but PayPal had Credit of $38.48
    from refund of a LinkSys Router BEFSX41 that was never received.
    05-15-2009 PayPal $36.99
    LinkSys Router BEFSX41
    05-28-2009 1578 Orr & Earls Broadcasting, Inc. $750.00
    BEXT T 1500 FM tube amplifier to be used on the 53.270 repeater
    05-29-2009 1579 Chris Cochran $13.19
    Postage and Packing Tape Reimbursement
    $1250.14 Total Debits
    Ending Balance: $2021.19 (using last month end balance $1892.33 + $1379.00 Credits - 1250.14 Debits)

V. Field Day

  1. The MSHP Command Bus has been reserved for Field Day use
  2. There will be at least one CW station, two phone stations, and possibly one digital station along with a QRP station, and GOTA station.
  3. Convoy of Hope will have their mobile command center on-site and the CW station or stations will operate from there.
  4. Thanks to Dean Gains for securing the use of Fountain Plaza for the Club's Field Day operation
  5. The MSHP command bus will be driven by Ken Doucey, James French, and John Copelin to and from Field Day.
  6. Gary Doucey N0IRN may have secured the use of the Greene County mobile command center for Field Day.
  7. The SSB stations will use an A3S, A4S, and dipoles for 80m and 40m.
  8. The CW stations will use an R7, R7000, DXCC, and a “secret” antenna to be constructed.
  9. David Becker N0SAP, and John Copelin agreed to contact an elected official to attend Field Day.
  10. An operating schedule will be made up for the June Field Day meeting in June.
  11. Jeff Morrissey will be asked if he would be willing to cook for the event to BBQ dogs and burgers.
  1. Adjournment

Chris Cochran, KBØWZC adjourned the meeting at 19:25.

The meeting was concluded by viewing the 2007 and 2008 Field Day videos.

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