Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association Meeting
August 22, 2017
CALL TO ORDER:
@ 7:30 PM by President, Melanie Fernandez KJ4VCT who lead the Pledge of Allegiance
SPEAKER THIS MONTH:
Bruce Ratiff. The theme was: “Shoe box QRP Radio on a Shoe String.” He did a show & tell on the various miniature devices that he designed & built inside Altoid boxes. He kept everyone’s attention and all were impressed with his knowledge.
Roll Call: 27 in attendance.
Secretary Notes of, July 25, 2017 were approved as posted on the website.
The 50/50 of $36.00, was won by Chuck, N4CEW who donated it back to the club. Thanks, Chuck
The “Mail Chimp” account will be available for use soon.
Mike Wolfe is still working on the Face Book site.
Ricki Witte, KJ4FSJ gave the monthly financial report.
Membership Report given by Ricki Witte, KJ4FSJ. Currently, there are 12 Life Members, 61 members paid up for 2017, 1 Honorary Member. 83 ARRL members, 40 unpaid members. (a few more members paid up at the meeting)
Jeff Stahl tested no one. NOTE: He will be gone in August, so no testing will be available.
Winter Field Day will be Saturday January 27th, 2018
Rick Eaton, KD4HGR reported that the 442.500 Repeater is functioning. (Tone, 110.9) It’s a Motorola system donated by Mike’s Electronics. Thanks, Mike for all you do for the club. The location is on John Knox just like the 146.61.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:41 PM EST by President, Melanie Fernandez, KJ4VCT.
Respectfully submitted by Roy Neiman KJ4EGN, Secretary.