Nixa Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes

March 13, 2010

Call to order
Chris Cochran, KBØWZC called to order the regular meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club at 18:20 on February 13, 2010 at the Nixa Fire Station.

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

Chris Cochran KBØWZC, James Adkins KBØNHX, Gerald Johnson KEØKI,
Brian Umbenhower KØOLD, Art Trampler KØRO, David Bowman WBØQIR
Jeff Kerr KCØVGC, David Vogt KAØDNA, Lance Riffle KQØQ
Randy Jordan KCØUKB, Shawn Baker KAØRZE, John Copelin KCØQNM
Bill Hotsenpiller KCØMAE, Jim Adkins KCØIYI, Bill McNamee KBØWHN
John Bonnot WBØLTE, Kent Doucey NØIRM

17 Members present

Visitors present:

B. Brower, Ron Blessin AF7A

2 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.

News and Announcements
  1. James Adkins KBØNHX reported the club purchased and received the 60A 24v to 12v converter for the 2m repeater site.
  2. James Adkins KBØNHX reported the club spent the Community Foundation Grant monies on two amplifiers, one each for the 440 and 220 repeaters. Also purchased were two 75A 12v DC power supplies for the amplifiers. Installation of the amplifiers at the repeater site is expected sometime in the next two months.
  3. James Adkins KBØNHX announced that the Nixa Bike ride was coming up on May 22nd. The ride is anticipated to run from 6:30am to 2:00pm. The routes and rest stops are the same as last year. Volunteers are still needed for SAGs and rest stops.
  4. Chris Cochran KBØWZC read the treasurer's report.
Treasurer's Report
The Treasurer's Report was given and will be printed in the next club newsletter.

The remainder of the meeting was given over to Art Trampler KØRO for a presentation ProLog2K, a logging and award tracking software package for amateur radio. Questions and and answers were taken and given.
The presentation concluded at 19:20.

It was announced that next month's meeting would highlight a presentation on mobile storm spotting by Jeff Morrissey KBØVWT.


Chris Cochran, KBØWZC adjourned the meeting at 19:31.

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