AGENDA KARS MEETING 7:30 P.M. October 11, 2010
I. Call to Order
II. Pledge to the Flag
III. Old Business
A. Minutes of September 13, 2010(On Website) (Phil) -motion/vote
Motion made & 2nd to accept. Approval passed.
B. Treasurers report – (Phil) -motion/vote
Balance remains the same as last month. No income or outgo.
C. Other Old Business?
IV. New Business
A. New Members (if any) – election
B. Attendee introduction and visitors identified
20 in attendance.
C. Discuss Katy ISD emergency drill.
Report from Charlie on today’s exercise. Several hams participated, all went
well. Should be some publicity in the local papers soon. Ran late today.
D. Radio Room progress report.
Work inside room is done except for running coaxes to outside of building.
Finalized plan for two towers South of the fence at each corner. 40 ft self
supporting, with mast – 50 ft, will need to put antenna between them, can
only use loop temporarily due to testing of ladder truck, supports and
VHF/UHF antenna to be mounted on building,
Can we get across driveway? in a joint or something.
Need to ground towers, need 3 ground rods per tower.
*Need authorization to spend up to $250 for misc. items to use on the
project, tuner, pulley, rope, wire for antennas, connectors, junction box,
Motion tabled until after towers are in.
E. Discuss changes to bylaws and application form.
Will need to change the bylaws slightly and application form, no change to
constitution. We would change the procedure to receive a membership
application at one meeting but not vote on it until the next meeting. Should
have something formally for next month.
Not for profit corporation status with the state of Texas is out of date.
Chris is working to get the back tax forms filed and back in good status
with the state.
G. Any other new business.
Steven KT5USN did 3 special events the last couple of weekends including the
KATY ISD exercise today.
Next Sat/Sun is bike around the bay, leaving from Baytown. Nov. 6 is the
Novemberfest, bike ride. Wings over Houston airshow is Oct. 22/23/24.
*How many would like to hear a program on D-Star? 10 out of 20
A. Website features.
B. Volunteer opportunities.
Presentation – Certificates for First Time NCOs. Anyone not recognized
please let me know.
- Refreshments follow.
VII. Dave Land, Presentation – HF stealth antennas.
Next month Owen will give a talk on loop antennas and Scott has something on