Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association Meeting
May 23, 2017
CALL TO ORDER:
@ 7:38 PM by President, Melanie Fernandez KJ4VCT who lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
SPEAKER THIS MONTH:
Barry Porter KB1PA Video of the history of the Transistor. Everyone enjoyed the presentation
Roll Call: 22 in attendance.
Secretary Notes of April 25, 2017 were approved as posted on the website.
Ricki Witte, KJ4FSJ gave the monthly financial report.
Membership Report given by Ricki Witte, KJ4FSJ. Currently, there are 12 Life Members, 57 members paid up for 2017, 1 Honorary Member. 83 ARRL members, 47 unpaid members. VE: 2 tested, 1 Extra and 1 Tech.
Jeff Stahl tested 2. 1 Extra and 1 Tech. Congratulations!
Dirk Basting, N4AN, has got the D-Star station up and running. It is using the Club frequency again.
Ricky Eaton, KD4HGR, is still working on the club repeater with the help of Joe Nunemaker, KD3VR. They are going to straighten out the repeater room so there will be room to work and will start working on repairing a back up repeater. The board approved the purchase of a power supply to replace one that is no longer working.
There was no speaker this month and the whole meeting was led by Mike Wolf, K2HXC, Jeff Stahl, K4BH, Dave Crane, K4RU, and Kenny Hollenbeck,KD4ZFW in the discussion of this year's Field Day. Volunteers were asked for and most of the equipment needed was promised. This year's coordinator of Field Day, Joe McGee,NX4T, had already laid out plans and Mike Wolf presented them.
GCARA is looking forward to a good Field Day with everyone's help.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM EST by President, Melanie Fernandez, KJ4VCT.
Respectfully submitted, Melanie Fernandez, KJ4VCT.