1)  Call to Order

Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) called on ZOOM to order the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association’s Board meeting at 14:41 EDT (18:41 UTC) on September 18, 2022. A quorum was present with five board members.

Members present: Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT), Ricki Witte (KJ4FSJ), Charlie Artner (KN4VDW), Erik Olmer (W4EJO), Jeff Stahl (K4BH), Tom Savoca (K9TJS), Ricky Eaton (KD4HGR)

Members Absent (Excused):

Guests: Barry Porter (KB1PA)

2)  Old Business

a)    Echo Link – Ricky Eaton (KD4HGR)

Still on hold

b)   WinLInk – Charlie Artner (KN4VDW)

Waiting for laptop

c)    2023 Winter Field Day / Summer Field Day

Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) and Carol Sjursen (KJ4AWB) have drafted both letters. The letter for the WFD has been submitted, but we are not sure if the SFD letter has been submitted. We will have to check with Carol Sjursen (KJ4AWB).

d)   HF Station – Ricky Eaton (KD4HGR)

Ricky Eaton (KD4HGR) is taking the radio to Chris today to see if he can fix it. Rickie Witte (KJ4FSJ) moved to approve the shipping cost of up to $100. He was seconded by Erik Olmer (W4EJO). Motion carried. 7/0

e)    Move WX station to Point of Americas – Ricky Eaton (KD4HGR)

It has not been moved yet because Dirk is out of town.


Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) moved to give Jeff Stahl (K4BH) permission to negotiate the take-over of 146.910 repeater. The motion was seconded by Ricky Eaton (KD4HGR) and carried 7/0. Mikey Baker (N4MB) is currently the trusty of the .910 repeater. The grant submitted will be to link the 146.610MHz-146.820MHz-145.340MHz.

g)   Banners

Tom Savoca (K9TJS) proposed coloring options for the logo. Jeff Stahl (K4BH) moved to table the motion to adopt the colorized logo. Second by Erik Olmer (W4EJO). Motion carried 7/0.

Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) suggested discussing the size of the banners. We need a table banner which should be 6ft x 2ft; 1 banner for the pavilion size TBD; 1 long event banner, 10ft x 3ft.

h)   Boca Repeater

Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) had computer problems, and Liggie’s letter was erased.

i)     Money Minder Status on Data

Erik Olmer (W4EJO) said that everything is caught up now, and in the future, every member will receive a call from Hope to remind them when their membership expires.

3)  New Business

a)    Nominating Committee for elections in November

For nominations, please contact Barr Porter (KB1PA) at barryp13@mac.com. Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) will not run for President anymore. Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) will not run for Secretary anymore. Jeff Stahl (K4BH) will not run for office anymore. Ricki Witte (KJ4FSJ) would prefer if somebody else is running for the office of VP.

4)  Adjournment

Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) adjourned the meeting at 15:29 EDT (19:29 UTC).

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