GBARC Meeting Minutes January 2024

Meeting Date: 
January 8, 2024
Meeting Location: 

Virtual Presence: 15

Brett K9BY – President

 Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO, we reviewed the minutes from our December 4, 2023, meeting and one correction was made for Brett-k9by.     Recommended to approve as corrected by Greg-k9gjn, seconded by Chuck-wd9bb.          

Treasurer Report: Greg-k9gjn reviewed the status of the Club funds.     Domain name registration for $16.06 paid by Brett-k9by and a motion by Greg-k9gjn to reimburse Brett-k9by the $16.06, seconded by Cleitus-kd9nzj motion approved.      We have 5 paid members to date.    You can pay your $25 by PayPal online or mail or cash.     Chuck-wd9bb can you pay the repeater dues online?     Greg-k9gjn: YES      Motion to approve by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld.          

Old Business:     Special event station:  Greg-k9gjn has secured our special event call and dates: W9B, February 14-29.       Brett-k9by displayed our special event page which needs club history, photos and any appropriate information for the public.      We can have single or multi pages.    (audio gargling, no video at times)  Info at GBARC home page-“special event”, this is where the text will be .     We need copy, text, and pictures.      Brett-k9by is demonstrating the how to for the logging web site.    “Dean-k9flo log-in to demonstrate.      Everything needs to be populated e.g.: state, call sign, name.     Once completed: date, time stamp will auto complete.      Brett-k9by will be adding some auto-populate, carryover features and try to integrate a Call-sign database.      Greg-k9gjn make up a certificate instead of a QSL card in that way they could download it and fill it in themselves and print it out.     Brett-k9by I can do that by adding another COL to download a certificate.      (audio breaking up bad)  Brett-k9by will check into certificate?      (audio breaking up!!)   If someone wants to design a certificate, I can put it in or scan a QSL card.   Kurt-ke9n I have a copy of the club house.   (lost video and audio trying to log in!!!!!)  10min lost!!  Club made motion to approve using a e-mail certificate instead of a QSL card to eliminate mailing needs.       Kurt is going to build an 8.5x11 pdf certificate with the club information and club house photo instead of a QSL card.      A motion was made and all present approved.       Brett-K9by will build the software to do this.       Do we want to keep track of the number of contacts per member (points)?     No.         Winter Field Day: Greg-k9gjn will not be attending WFD.      Brett-k9by will bring pizza in the evening.     Brenda-kd9gdx will bring Bar-B-Q or Chilie.   Winter Field day will start at Denny’s breakfast, then to Chuck’s-wd9bb QTH to set up antennas, radios, and support equipment.     We generally start at Sat 1:00pm to 24:00 or later if someone is available to stay later.    Sunday morning returning about 7am till the end 1pm and the tear everything down.     We discussed the antennas to setup but “All audio and video was lost”.    

The meeting ended due to Audio/Video issues.    7:58pm      

New Business:

 A motion to adjourn could not be done due to audio/video problems.

Program:  none

Next Meeting will be February 5, 2024. 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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