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Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association Meeting
February 27, 2018
CALL TO ORDER:
7:33 President, Melanie Fernandez J4VCT & lead the Pledge of Allegiance
SPEAKER THIS MONTH:
Dirk N4AN gave a very interesting presentation on his trip to the Japanese International Ham Fest. There are over 1 million Amateur Radio Operators in Japan. The “Big 3” (ICOM, Kenwood & Yeasu) are all Japanese Companies. They vary in income and number of employees. He explained & showed slides of the activities at the show.
There were 31 in attendance
First & foremost important-Rick KD4HGR is home and improving daily. It will be a while before he is back in action. The minutes of the last meeting were approved as posted on the website. The 50/50 drawing was won by Don W3AZD.
The Email list has been updated. Everyone should receive meeting announcements, etc. If you don’t receive them, please contact Ricki KJ4FSJ at the next meeting.
Ricki Witte, KJ4FSJ gave the monthly financial report.
The report was given by Joe, NX4T there were few changes except we had more members signing up and paying their dues. There are many more members that still haven’t paid.
Jeff Stahl tested 1 Tech & he passed with a perfect score.
Field Day is planned for June 23 & 24, 2018. Please sign up with your $20 food donation soon.
There will be a dinner on May 12th. We’ll keep you advised regarding the location.
We’re planning a Picnic at Vista View Park. Date & time to be advised.
The new ICOM repeater is working great! It seems to have improved range.
The Band Pass Filters for Field Day in June have been ordered. They are for 20 & 40 Meters & rated for 500 Watts.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM EST by President, Melanie Fernandez, KJ4VCT.
Respectfully submitted by Roy Neiman KJ4EGN, Secretary.