NARC Meeting Minutes 3.15.15

James brought the meeting to order at 18:02. 33 people were in attendance. 
Jeff Morrissey gave the Treasurer's report which is attached at the bottom of the minutes. 
6 people tested during the VE session with one person passing all 3 tests,  those who tested who stayed for the meeting were recognized and congratulated. 
James gave the technical report and had information on the proposed communications trailer 
Larry Grinstead gave a report  from the NARCfest committee meeting.
Technical Report from James Adkins KB0NHX: 
Jumper cable replaced on tower at 147.015 repeater in Springfield by Second Sight Systems. 
No problems have been observed since the cable was changed out 
IP to Serial server installed at 147.015 site so we can now program and remotely control that repeater and others on SMLRS 
Total High Speed has agreed to provide Internet at the following SMLRS sites to facilitate remote programming and control of the repeaters: 
146.655 Branson /442.150 Crane / 145.390 Granby 
We are working with another company to provide Internet at: 145.450 Nevada 
Update from Jeremy, KC0UJZ, on Branson 146.655: 
Verizon and the City of Branson have come to terms on the general scope of the re-design at the site. 
Jeremy predicts that the 146.655 antenna installs, which will be done by Verizon contractors at no cost to us, will occur ~ September 2015. 
Jeremy, Steffen & I (James) completed the ground work on site in January, 2015.  All that remains is to have antennas installed at the site. 
Hamfest Report from Larry Grinstead WA0JZK: 
Larry gave a verbal report from the NARCfest committee meeting some highlights from the minutes include 
Hamfest date 11/14 at Nixa Event Center / 3 speakers / Baldknobbers Special Event station,  Larry also spoke about testing and using another rented speaker towards the front of the venue for better sound and having results of the drawings near the front as well. 
 The presentation from Steve Runnels KD4OPZ, and Quay Kendrick from the National Weather Service about NWS radio began at 18:13.  In addition to the valuable information that was provided, they were available to answer questions from the audience. 
After the presentation the meeting was adjourned at 19:05.  Members visited with each other and visitors. 
Treasurer's report: 
NARC Main Account 
Beginning Balance:     
$1705.91 with $30 in petty cash 
$2.45 - PayPal transaction fees on dues payments 
$211.54 Connectors and weatherproofing kits 
Debit Total $213.99 
Dues - $68.77 (Odd amount due to PayPal transaction fees) 
Anonymous Donation - $500 
Credit Total $568.77 
Ending Balance:  $2060.69 with $30 in petty cash 
Hamfest Account Report 
Beginning Balance $2161.26 
Debits $0 
Debit Total $0 
Credits $0 
Credit Total $0.00 
Ending balance $2,161.26