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