Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association Board Meeting
April 7 2018
CALL TO ORDER:
8:18 President, Melanie Fernandez J4VCT Opened the meeting
Melanie Fernandez, Mike Wolfe, Ricki Witte & Roy Neiman
Resource: Dave Crane, Jeff Stahl, Joe McGee & Kenny
Steve Martin KN4FEN asked permission to use the 146.820 Repeater to conduct a “Memory Lane Net.”
The Board granted permission. It will be held on Thursdays
Mike: Speaker next meeting Kai Siwiak “Live trees affect Antenna performance.)
Mike is also arranging for publicity releases for Field Day. Dave Crane is contacting Mayors in the area to attain Proclamations
Jeff Stahl: Inspect the recently purchased Filters @ Mike’s Electronics ASAP.
Also, arrange to Sync Laptops before the June Field Day.
He will have the “Fox” ready for the Vista View Picnic.
Joe McGee: We will, again, have our next dinner Wings Plus scheduled in May.
FIELD DAY: Joe hopes to make 500-1000 contacts this time. He and Jeff will supply virtually all the necessary, Radios, Antennas, Beam & Vertical. Joe has 1 500 w Amp & Mike is to also supply his Amp.
Coax (2 x150ft. capable of handling 500 watts are needed) It may be necessary to purchase more.
Dave Crane supplied the batteries that may be used for the GOTA station. Hopefully we will have 2 ea. 3500 Watt Generators. At least 3 Laptops will be programmed & Synced for logging.
Jeff has built a racking system to keep the Coax off the ground for safety. It also will be used to isolate the Radio cluster from the general population to avoid interference. They can stop and look & listen but not to talk excessively which would bother the Radio Operators.
Kenny will bring his grill, as well as, additional Radio equipment. Etc.
We need to ask Vic if he will be Safety Mgr. If not, Dave Crane agreed to step in.
General: A $20.00 donation for food. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs & Sausage, along with selected sides will be served.
We will invite the Palmetto Club to our Field Day. Of course, any Club may join us.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 AM EST by President, Melanie Fernandez, KJ4VCT.
Respectfully submitted by Roy Neiman KJ4EGN, Secretary.