W0STV called meeting to order: 6:30pm
Vice President (K0SIR) has resigned, looking for a new VP for remainder of 2022. Contact Steve W0STV
Secretary report: On website
Treasurer’s report: N0UM
Opening Balance: $ 4,973.76
Dues: $ 180.00
PayPal Dues: $ 120.00
Raffle: $ 11.00
Donation: $ 15.00
RPU: $ 47.11
Meeting Food $ 19.37
Paypal charges $ 4.36
Closing Balance: $ 5,228.92
Opening Balance: $ 9,821.88
Interest: $ 0.08
Closing Balance: $ 9,821.96
Total: $ 15,050.88
Treasurer’s report accepted.
Tech Committee: 147.255 repeater, sensitivity down, avoid using. Tech request is in the works.
146.820 repeater is primary until further notice!
Consider unlinking the 146.625 repeater (FM only perhaps, as a backup)
County has two duplexers that we could use; Storing these at 820 site for the moment. May use in ARES trailer repeater
Bulk supply order: if someone has an order they want to put in, could be put out as a club request. Combine orders. If bigger orders, can collaborate.
ARES trailer might need some shelving
Talked about remote station, 125Live (need experienced folks, keep station easy-to-use). Talk with W0STV
John Marshall HS: Some issues, attempt to keep going.
W0STV is looking at cabinetry for 125Live station
Med City Marathon (May) and Rochesterfest Parade (June); Go to website. Need participants! Contact W0STV and KF0S.
Sunspots are high, solar flux >140.
Middle of May, upcoming QSO parties.
Parks-On-The-Air; This summer! Consider 20m dipoles! Easy to get into!
POTA awards for contacts, etc.
State ARES: AB0BW
State monthly email next month.
Olmsted ARES: W0STV
NWS training, 6:30pm at the Convention Center next to Apache Mall (Empire Convention Center)
Wear Olmsted County Skywarn shirts if you have them!
Saturday Skywarn Training / ARES training: 9AM at Fire Station #2
Check GPS for ARES/SKYWARN use! Get on APRS this weekend and Steve will add.
Update your info with Olmsted ARES on website.
Fillmore ARES/Skywarn training: April 23rd
Field Day: Taylor Ballman WB0RSJ, Field Day Coordinator
Sunday Night ARES Net schedule updated through 2023
WinLink: Send a message to W0STV to check connectivity.
John Marshall HS: KE0WNH
2 students very interested in taking the test, going through practice questions. 8th hour / Rocket hour
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Meeting closed 7:20pm