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General Meeting Minutes 22-Jan-2019

CALL TO ORDER:
7:32 President, Melanie Fernandez J4VCT & lead the Pledge of Allegiance
SPEAKER THIS MONTH: Jeff Stahl
Jeff gave a presentation covering the various characteristics and technical information
required to select the proper battery for Ham operation. He recommended (extended
power batteries) for HT radios.
ROLL CALL:
There were 31 in attendance
SECRETARY NOTES:
The 50/50 was won by G.W. Lanahm WA3OYW. He donated it back to the club.
Joe Ruby desires to hand off the website task. We are thinking of turning the job over
to John Cole of the Boca Club, due to his experience with their web site.
FINANCIAL REPORT:
Ricki Witte, KJ4FSJ gave the monthly financial report.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT:
Joe McGee reminded everyone that the 2019 dues need to be paid.
VE Report:
Jeff Stahl tested 1 Tech, Juan from Ecuador.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Joe McGee presented the plan for Winter Field Day on January 27th, 2019. Cost for
simple Food & drinks are $10.00 OR bring your own. Joe NX4T needs 3-4 men to help
raise his Beam antenna. Set up starts @ 9AM. He plans to run high wattage again &
run bands: 10-15-20 & 40. Ricky will handle the FT8 mode. “Digital Dan” will be there
with his 60 ft. Antenna & super radio system. “Fox Hunts” are planned @11AM & 1
PM. Bring those tape measure Yagi’s.

The Quarterly Dinner will be at Wings Plus on Saturday March 23, 2019
The Annual Picnic will be at Vista View on April 13th. Details later.
Mike Wolfe is working on the Facebook page for the club. The address is:
GCARAGoldCoast Amateur Radio Association
TECHNICAL REPORT:
The 146.61 Repeater and the DMR Repeaters are both working well.