Meeting Minutes, July 13 2021

Called to order; K0VH 6:32pm
Motion to accept minutes from last month: w0bm motion n0kzo seconded
Treasurer’s report: Received
Opening Balance: $ 9,175.20
PayPal Dues: $ 130.00
United Way:
RPU: $ 51.52
Meeting Food
Paypal charges $ 4.06
Field Day: $ 593.26
Equipment 625 parts $ 80.14
Tower Lease $ 125.00
Web Domain
Closing Balance: $ 8,451.22

Opening Balance: $ 4,821.52
Interest: $ 0.03
Closing Balance: $ 4,821.55

Total: $ 13,272.77 

Tech Committee: Discussion about 625 repeater 1/2 power into the 100W amp (~50w out). Consensus was hundreds of dollars to bump it up probably not worth the expense, will stay at 50w for now.
Still looking for club equipment, email
Will be coming up with maintenance process.
1 loaner baofeng still out on loan.
Steve W0STV talked to K0RDA about club drone and baofeng emergency radio cache.
Equipment from Mayo and other agencies; two antennas and two feedlines. We will bring our own equipment to interface. Will get data on antennas. Compiling a list of Mayo operators.
ARES Trailer; W0STV checking it out. Needs new bearings.
625 repeater; old repeater to stay as a backup, new racking. Mayo expansion upwards is on hold.

BuG Group; to start on Saturday! Getting ready for airport exercise in September. Link video back to radio room. 5GHz dishes and links from KA0MYG for testing video via wifi. How to do WiFi equipment from water tower? Work-in-progress for BuG group.
Fusion repeater moved rooms (old room no longer exists). KE0YJJ’s repeater moves around to different rooms.

Public Service 
Bike MS Cycling (Austin MN); July 23-24th. Starting and ending in Austin. One way one day, the other way the next day. Any ham that can help out is requested to help. Need VHF and APRS.
Aug 28th; Healthy Human race. Still TBD
Med City Marathon; Sept 11/12th (12th to be actual marathon.)
Mayo Bounce Day, 1st weekend in October generally. Nothing heard yet this

Coordinate equipment; Collecting at the EOC.
GHz with Airport drill may be a new capability.; Sept 16th.
ARES applications; Taking corrections for ARES Roster.
VE Test Session in September. In Person, registered with ARRL.
Skywarn maps; See Steve.Skywarn Shirts; Also see Steve.

Contesting: 6-meter contesting upcoming this weekend (CQ VHF)Field Day; went well! 5555 points! 1350 were bonus. CW went amazingly. 445 10m contacts! Some antenna work to do.

Education: K0RGR – Contact person for FD, may recruit a class.

Picnic @ KOA. Bring your own food/beverages, there will be club food available (hot dogs, buns, cookies). Folks can bring other food/cookies. Will be in contact to confirm.

Remote HF Club station Possibility, will investigate with the Tech Committee.

Motion to upgrade RARC machines to Windows 10: W0BM made motion, Stan seconded. Motion passed. AA0CN to implement.
Motion to adjourn: Passed.