Meeting Minutes 03-12-2011

Nixa Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

March 12, 2011

Call to Order
James Adkins KB0NHX, called the regular meeting of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club to order at 1803 hours on March 12th, 2011 at the Nixa fire station on South Nicholas road in Nixa Missouri.

Roll Call
Sign in sheet was passed. There were 25 persons present.
16 members, 9 visitors

Treasure report
Jeff Morrissey KB0WVT read the treasurer's report as follows:

Beginning Balance: 2055.81


$0 Total


$0.03 Dividend

$3 Donation from Jim Young

$125 Donation from Eric Harrison

$15 Nixa Community Foundation Dinner/Al Gallo

$200 Sale of Compaq Computer Shelves to South Side ARC

$96 Dues (Some extra change from Paypal payments)

439.03 Total

Ending Balance: 2494.84

News and Announcements
EchoLink: Jeff Kerr KC0VGC and James Adkins KB0NHX retrieved the EchoLink computer from the 2m site. The computer was locked up and would not reboot. Jeff is going to attempt to repair it.

HF Station: Kent Doucey N0IRN, Gary Doucey N0IRM, and Jim Adkins KC0IYI, worked this afternoon putting the Club HF station back together in the Fire Deptartment HQ radio room. Most of the station is back together and just needs a few more items secured and it will be ready to go.

Community Foundation Banquet: Kent Doucey N0IRN received the grant on behalf of the club at the Community Foundation Banquet. Kent reported that the club is well-repspected in the community. Many kind words were said about the Club and it’s benefit to the community.

Boy Scouts: Terry Zembsch KC0SQE is working with the local Nixa Boy Scouts troup leader to organize a class for the scouts so they can achieve the Radio Merit Badge. 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
James Adkins KB0NHX gave an update on funds to complete the move of the primary 6m repeater receive site to the EAST TRS tower location. Presently we a a little over $1000 away from being able to order the install.

To help raise funds for the EAST TRS installation, the club is going to sell the following assets:
Club trailer
UHF repeater
VHF duplexer

James Adkins KB0NHX also gave an update on the 10m repeater. The club is meeting with Nixa City Council for permission to install the 10m repeater on two of Nixa’s water towers. There are only a few small items left to purchase to complete the installation of the repeater once we have permission to use the tower sites. We anticipate that we will be able to do the installation ourselves and we are planning to have it operational by the end of the year to take advantage of the upcoming solar cycle :-)
The balance of the meeting was turned over to John Rayfield, Jr. W0PM for his presentation on Digital Mobile Radio and MotoTRBO.

Meeting was adjourned at 1754 hours.

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