Meeting Minutes, May 2020

Meeting on Zoom due to COVID-19

Treasurer’s Report:

Opening Balance: $ 10,506.42
Dues: $ 120.00
PayPal Dues: $ 370.00
Raffle: $ 8.00
RPU: $ 51.64
Meeting Food
Paypal charges $ 11.74
Field Day: $ 127.61
Insurance $ 320.00
Postage $ 9.00
Closing Balance: $ 10,484.43

Opening Balance: $ 4,820.90
Interest: $ 0.04
Closing Balance: $ 4,820.94

Total: $ 15,305.37

Most public service are cancelled

Field Day ideas
Emergency power/mobile HF setups within 1000ft radius

Motion: AI0M moved, seconded, motion to: for new members in class and in general 2nd half of year, for first dues rolls over into next year and coverd next year as well.

All bylaws to apply to the end of 2020:

2019-12-9 1125 : Assembled by AA0CN
Motion to approve proposal 1 by K0RGR, seconded KE0YJJ

Motion to approve proposal 2 by AI0M, seconded N0HZN

Motion to approve proposal 3 by KF0S, seconded N0HZN
With change: “The committee shall consist of a minimum of four and a maximum of eight persons including to the
chairperson and the Trustee of the station license.”

Motion to approve proposal 4 by KF0S, seconded AI0M

Motion to approve proposal 5 by W0DCB, seconded W0AMB

Members who join via the K0RGR class are granted a year of club membership (current year if completed in first half of year, current+next year by rollover).

No other new business.

Meeting Minutes, March 2020

Program: Pitcairn Island, VP6R presentation
Business meeting started at 20:00
Minutes up, approved.
Treasurer’s report, received:
Opening Balance: $ 11,080.92
Dues: $ 210.00
PayPal Dues: $ 200.00
Raffle: $ 18.00
IBM: $ 6.60
United Way: $ 105.00
Amazon: $ 35.97
RPU: $ 51.27
Meeting Food $ 24.95
Paypal charges $ 6.20
Field Day:
Tower Lease
Insurance $ 320.00
Web Domain
Closing Balance: $ 11,254.07

Opening Balance: $ 4,820.98
Interest: $ 0.03
Closing Balance: $ 4,821.01

Total: $ 16,075.08

Intentions to redo the 820 site. Deciding to stay where the 82 machine is, replace the antenna+coax and move mount down to orient antenna properly. Can be done for less than $5000, trying to get Don Overby but he is very busy, looking at Tri-state communications for tower climbing, perhaps April-May. Est. $2000 parts, $2500 for work. Motion to modify previous motion from $4000 to $5500 max limit for this project. W0STV motioned, KC0P seconds, motion passed.
N0KZO talk about public service: NZ0S convinced N0KZ0 to take on with W0STV. Youth 5K at end of the month. March 28th, signup on website. North side of 52 frontage road between 52 and history center. Needs signups this week.
Med City Marathon in May, need 20+ operators.

MedAres; Andrew Vauhn taking this up.
Packet network to cities is a work in progress project
More ARES training this year, site available.
MN ARES: Interoperability MOU with MN Homeland security work-in-progress (AB0BW)

ARRL SSB contest last weekend
WI QSO party this weekend.

Field Day: Coming up! End of June
Assistant would be nice.

Classes: April 18th start; Need to register with Rochester Community Ed.
VE Test session in May.

Tech committee to be approved.
Minutes: Post DOCX and PDF to the website, reflector, and newsletter.

Net Control Script for Sunday evening net to be updated.

John Marshall Club: Work/DIY with RPIs. Need table for station

New Business:
Motion to approve Tech Committee. John N0MGY, John NZ0S, Steve W0STV
Dave Thompson, Mel KC0P, BJ Watts , Bill Osler, George.

Adjourned 20:28

Meeting Minutes, February 2020

Meeting called to order KF0S 6:34pm
Business: Officers Reports
E-mail from AARL : Not to re-elect CEO, looking for new one
VP News: Programs (Tonight: Trunked Radio)
Next Month: DXpedition (presented before business at 6:30PM)
Secretary: Minutes posted, no objections
January & February reports: Received.

Opening Balance: $10,484.43
Dues: $220.00
PayPal Dues: $120.00
IBM: $6.60
United Way:
Insurance Refund $320.00
RPU: $51.04
Meeting Food $15.23
Paypal charges $3.84
Field Day:
Tower Lease
Web Domain
Closing Balance: $11,080.92

Opening Balance: $4,820.94
Interest: $0.04
Closing Balance: $4,820.98

Total: $15,901.90

Liability insurance canceled over E-Mail SNAFU.
Working with Major in CAP; ATV in plane. 2 systems available.
Damage assessment class this Saturday @ 10AM. 3.5hrs. Red Cross supplies. At EOC under FS#2
Skywarn shirts: Fillmore county started with shirts, we’re getting some for Olmsted County Skywarn. $20 per shirt
March 9th: Skywarn training at International Convention Center. Looking for 3-4 volunteers for registration @6. Dinner at mexican restaurant before?

Public Service: MS Bike across MN July 27-31, 5 days, looking for Ham Operators to do volunteer. Sign up on reflector.
Frozen Goose was canceled due to low attendance
March 28th; Youth 5K race (TBD?)
John Scott will probably be done with public service leadership at the end of the year, looking to delegate.

Classes: No information at present. Community Education starting April 18th

Tech Committee: Lawyers for 82 tower gave authorization to replace feedline and antenna, move mount down 20ft so antenna goes vertically. No other options panned out. Looking at Don Overby (most recommended tower climber). Antenna ordered, w. John Scott: DB-224E
Taking on Inventory (including deployed equipment) with checks, etc.

Contesting: Some participation in MN QSO party, VHF contest
Control Operator Committee.
VE test session; 3 techs, 1 general, 1 extra!

John Marshall: 4 students, need topics! Setting up station, our radio, tuner, powersupply. They are supplying antennas and grounds, etc. Open for all HS in Rochester.
EOC donated 2m radio.
Winter Field Day: 6-7 operators. Portables set up, ran off of EOC radio.

Old Business: Bylaws. Distribute and plan to vote next month!
New Business: AB0BW repeater, Yaesu Fusion & FM Analog: 444.950 w. 114.8 PL
KA0MYG Repeater 443.700 is down, likely permanently.
Metro ARES meeting on Saturday (W0STV): Analog for disaster communications.
August meeting at KOA

Introductions & Topics:
CW & HW. General classes. Local EmComm
Meeting closed at 7:08