Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association
1) Call to Order
Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT)called to order the board meeting of the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association, Inc at 13:07 EDT (17:07 UTC) on May 23, 2021, on ZOOM. A quorum was present with 7 members.
2) Old Business
a) Re-stated Articles of Corporation
The check was cashed by the state shortly after it was issued in May of 2020. We have the necessary paperwork from the IRS and so we are officially a 501(c)(3). The amended articles of incorporation should be coming soon.
3) PO Box
The fees for our PO Box are due by June 1, 2021. Erik Olmer (W4EJO) the board for approval of the payment. Motion to approve payment was made by Charlie Artner (KN4VDW); second by Jeff Stahl (K4BH). Motion carried with 7-0.
4) Social Hamming Around
A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 19:30 EDT to discuss further details.
5) Social opportunities for HAM Get Together IN PERSON
The first meeting will be on June 5th at 19:00 EDT (23:00 UTC) at Wings Plus on Sample Road. Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) will send out an email to all subscribers on our email list with an inline RSVP form.
6) Remote HF Station
HF Station has crashed twice now. One time when Joe McGee (NX4T) checked it, it was transmitting continuously. The issue could possibly be the ground. The plan is better more ferrites and better grounding. Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) will send Ricky Eaton (KD4HGR) several other options to access the computer for the remote station.
7) Plan for Winter Field Day
If we cannot get the pavilion, we could rent trucks again and do the Field Day at the field like we did the last time we were at Quiet Water Parks.
8) Picnic at VV Park
Possible picnic after Summer Field Day. Parks in Broward seem to allow get-togethers again. Melanie will call to make a reservation at Vista View. The target date is Saturday, August 14, 2021.
Possible workshops for new HAMs could be on how to build a dipole.
10) Any Other Business
Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) adjourned the meeting at 13:53 EDT (17:20 UTC).