SHARC Jan 2007 Club Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Jan 23rd, 2007

Called to Order at 7:30 pm on 146.79 MHz  by Pres. Jack km6te

Members Present:
    kg6rhl     Eddy
    kf6ibp     Jerry
    kg6bil     Nancy W.
    kf6ibo     Ron
    kb6lad    Nancy P.
    k6pig      Steve
    w6clg      Leland
    kd6ibf     Gladys
    k6jxm      Gary
    kf6ibo      Ron
    ki6dgx     John

Treasurers Report:
    Account Balances:
        Checking   =  $  265.43
        Savings      =  $    51.29
        Equipment =  $  918.57

    Account Activity:
        About $600.00 grant due to the club from The Humboldt Working Together Group

    Eleven paid club members for 2007 as of today.

Committee Report & Old Business:
    Repeaters:  Grasshopper  147.33 MHz - no date set for field service trip
                         Shelter Cove  146.94 MHz - machine seems down at times

    HAM Class:  Tech Class starts mid-February with 4 students so far
                            Redwood Times Ad running for 2 weeks
                            Class about 6 sessions & Jack has the new textbooks

    Garberville Fire Station Radio:  no power supply for new gel cell batteries
                                                           Leland has a supply he could donate to station

    CDF Fire Station:  HF antenna is broke .... need to repair

New Business:
    Club's 40 foot antenna "crank-tower" parked at Jacks ?
    Discussion opted to keep tower for an emergency incident.

    Club project grant of $600.+  for Equipment fund use ?
    Suggested Grasshopper repeater link controller with battery level telemetry capabilities.

Open Forum:
    Possible Club face-to-face monthly meeting in April or May
    Jerry suggested the G-ville fire hall ..... Gary suggested a BBQ

    FCC has dropped the Morse code requirement for amateur licenses.

    New Spring exercise for area to test remote stations.
    Noted questionable equipment at RRHC and Briceland Fire

Meeting was adjourned around 8 pm