SHARC October 2008 Club Meeting Minutes

Meeting October 28th, 2008
Called to Order at 7:30 pm on 146.79 MHz  by Pres. Jack km6te
Members Present:
     Eddy             kg6rhl
     Sally             kg6fol
     Gary             k6jxm
     Todd            kf6kbx
     Leland         w6clg
     Gladys         kd6ibf
September 08 Meeting Minutes Read & Adopted 
Treasurer's Report:
    This year we have 59 club members.
        Checking:             $ 725.78
        Savings                 $   26.29 
        Eq Fund:               $ 295.48      ( Equipment )
        Eq Fund CD:        $ 519.41      CD started last year with $500.00 
Committee Report
         146.79 MHz  - Saw Mill Road Site.
              Linked to 146.94 MHz
         146.94 MHz - Shelter Cove Site
             Linked to 146.79 MHz
         147.33 MHz - Grasshopper Site
            OK as stand-alone repeater.
         Packet Repeater - Pratt Mtn Site
             Not functional.  Radio is OK with 45W output & excellent sensitivity
             TNC with Don & friends for Digi-repeater settings formatting 
Old Business:
     80 M antenna at Alderpoint Cal Fire station was serviced .... SWR is OK
      October 19th Humboldt Redwoods Marathon  .... 500 runners
     Club's 147.33 MHz  repeater functioned flawlessly all day
     Club's December Face-to-Face Gathering
          December Holiday party & meeting date unknown.
          Richardson Grove Campground Center location is dropped.
          Possible site at Wilson's if there were no conflicts.
          Topic will be explored during Club's Monday Night Nets.
     Nominations for SHARC 2009 Officers
         Committee volunteers included: Steve, Sally, & Jerry
         Gary nominated for Treasurer
         Todd & Steve nominated for Board members
          Eddy nominated for Secretary or President
          Leland nominated for Vice President
          People from Shelter Cove area were considered.
New Business:
     Club's Liability Insurance
          Policy premium of $263.00 was paid .... in-force till 10-1-09
          Policy pool includes FWRA & HARC.
         SHARC possibly dropping coverage with 3 month advanced notice.
     Club's Equipment Insurance
          Policy premium of $56.00 per year is paid.
          Lightning strike to a repeater site could require $1000. plus to replace.
          Gary expressed actual claim return on older equipment & if policy is needed..
    Nov 13th - Earthquake Drill  .... Nationwide ... starts at 10:00 am
    Shelter Cove Repeater Pre-Amp ... UHF link radio input needs a tweak
    Jack suggested a HamTronics pre-amp to be purchased & installed to improve path.
    Voice ID on Repeater .... Leland suggested this feature to replace Morse Code ID.  
     Not sure if slot on rack is available or who would do project.
 Open Forum:
       Club Mailings .... 2008 & 2009
         Suggested we combine 2009 election ballots with 2009 membership reminder & dues stub.
         Possible 2009  new membership mass mailing .... this years mailing worked out well
Meeting adjourned around 8:10 pm