KARS MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES JULY 2015
Note: Before tonight’s regular meeting, KARS offered a VE session. In it were ten examinees. Eight persons passed their technician class exam, one of those then passed a general exam, and one existing licensed ham upgraded to Extra class. Congrats to all!!
July 13, 2015. Regular monthly meeting.
West I-10 fire station 4, Franz Rd. Katy, TX.
Meeting called to order by President Bob WB3EWP at 8:01 PM.
All in attendance stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Fourteen members and three visitors signed in.
Motion by Charlie KT5BBQ and seconded by Jack WB5KVV to accept the minutes as posted on the website. Motion passed.
Mike KA5OXA gave the treasurer’s report. John Wagner paid for the generator that he purchased from the club. Motion by Bruce and seconded by Jerry KT5US to accept the report of the club treasurer. Motion carried.
Bob WB3EWP read the minutes of the most recent Board of Directors meeting.
With a heavy heart, President Bob announced that longtime KARS member, well respected ham, vintage radio collector, and veteran airplane pilot Marshall Dues K5MMD became a silent key on June 25th. A memorial service in his honor is being organized for Saturday, August 1, 2015. Check your email as an RSVP will be needed.
Marshall was an outstanding member of the club, offering his help and knowledge whenever he could. KARS will greatly miss his presence and the club extends out its condolences to his family.
The weekly net, lead by Jerry KT5US, continues on Tuesday evenings at 8:00PM on our repeater, 147.200 MHz.
Summer field day was a great success. We made 380 contacts on at least five different bands. Thanks again to Mark N5YUS for allowing us to use his property as our field site. A few tee shirts are still available. See Bob WB3EWP if interested.
Fire Station #4’s radio room remains without VHF/UHF capabilities while we wait for the fire department to repair the outside wall that was damaged by lightening.
Charlie KT5BBQ and some other members attended a ham fest last month and purchased a replacement antenna. They purchased an antenna identical to the one that was destroyed by the lightning bolt. Charlie is donating LMR coax when we go to install the new antenna. Thank you, KT5BBQ.
The Texas City Ham Fest is Saturday, July 18th. Doors will open at 8:00AM. Parking lot tailgating starts when you get there. This is always a wonderful event for area hams and it is held in a nice air conditioned place at the Doyle Convention Center.
The next Board of Directors meeting is Tuesday July 28th here at Fire Station #4, starting at 7:30PM.
Our next regular meeting is Monday, August 10th at 7:30, also here at Fire Station #4.
Ares is giving a training session on Saturday, July 18th from 700 to 1200 hours.
Yes, this conflicts with the Texas City Ham Fest.
On July 26th, the Cypress Triathlon takes place. If interested in volunteering, see Scott KT5SR.
The attendees enjoyed sweet treats and coffee during the intermission. Everyone has been generously donating to the “break fund” and that has allowed it to keep going. Thanks everyone!
Instead of a planned presentation, due to a shortage of time caused by the VE session running a little long, some members discussed what has been happening recently in their ham activity. We had several new hams who had passed their exam earlier stay for the meeting and they enjoyed listening to how different hams partake in the hobby.
Hearing no further business, President Bob closed the meeting at 8:55PM.
Entered into record this 13th day of July, 2015 by Brian Havran AF5IT, recording secretary.