Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association
Meeting April 23, 2013
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Joey Tiritilli,
N4ZUW.We were led in the Pledge of Allegiance by Stan Cyrway, KG4UBG. Jack
Kornfeld,KI4LPF, won the 50/50 ticket for this month.
42 people were in attendance.
The meeting minutes of March 2013 as written on our website…..w4bug.org were
approved and seconded by the membership.
Jack Kornfeld,KI4LPF, won the 50/50 ticket for this month.
FINANCIAL REPORT: Bob Walter’s, KI4BFS gave the financial report. A call to approve
the budget report was made and seconded by the membership.
Joe Ruby, KJ4OW, Membership Chairman, informed the membership present that we
now have 237 active members, 163 of which belong to the ARRL. Only 88 are up to date
on their dues.
Eight people took the tests 2 failed but we have 2 new technicians, and 2 new generals,
and 2 new extras.
It is Field Day time again. Plans will be made for the June 22, 23 , 2013 event. An appeal
by Dave Crane was made to invite younger people to the event in hopes of getting more
kids interested in our hobby. Joe Ruby, KJ4OW, will be the chief cook again.
Repeaters are status quo.
SPEAKER THIS MONTH:
Four of our members, Joe Tiritilli, NZ4W, Jon Kramer, W4JRK, Matt Immler, KK4AML, and
Randy Shine, KJ1RJS, gave us the highlights of their recent trip to Aricebo, Puerto Rico, to
see the Radio Telescope there first hand. They were given a personal tour of the inner
workings of the facility and much was learned.
Joey Tiritilli, N4ZUW, closed the meeting at 8:50 PM and invited everyone to join him at
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY MELANIE FERNANDEZ, KJ4VCT