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KARS General Meeting May 9, 2016

June 11th, 2016
  • Meeting called to order at 7:30 P.M.
  • The Pledge of Allegiance was said
  • There were 22 members and 3 visitors present
  • The BOD minutes were read. Charlie moved to approve and Bob seconded.   BOD minutes were approved

Treasurer’s Report

  • The Treasurer’s report showed that there was $2696.00 in the bank account
  • Mike is to collect dues
  • An insurance payment of $320.00 is due. Charlie moved to approve the payment and Jack seconded.  The insurance payment was approved.
  • The insurance claim for the lighting strike was $218.00

Museum Ships on the Air

  • Mike says Battleship Texas Amateur Radio Society will be on the air this year on for Museum Ships on the air weekend
  • The weekend is June 3-5, 2016
  • Must be a Texas Parks and Wildlife volunteer if you want to stay overnight


  • Membership applications were read
  • If dues are 90 days late, the member is dropped from the rolls
  • Bob B. is taking orders for KARS club shirts
  • Field Day is June 25-26, 2016. It will be at Mark Bing’s house.
  • The club will be a 3A club this year
  • Sign ups for a Potluck Dinner

Radio Towers

  • KARS have been offered two radio towers
  • Free to the club if the club takes them down
  • Jimmy Vance is Incident Commander
  • Charlie said there are a number of options for using the towers
  • The towers can be stored
  • The towers are Rome 45
  • There is talk of putting one up at the new HCEDS FD 48 Station #5
  • Could put at a different agency such as Willowfork FD
  • Could sell them to members too

Other Items

  • CERT training starting May 18, 2016
  • Reservations are online at Harris County CERT
  • Net controllers are need for weekly net
  • Mark Bing is looking for VEs

Break at 8:02 P.M.

Presentation for Meeting

  • John gave a talk on the Winlink system and how it works and hooks up to the internet


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