SMARS REGULAR MEETING
December 20, 2007
President Lou Ryason called the meeting to order at 7:00 P. M.
A Motion was made and second to ACCEPT the Minutes and Treasurers Report as printed in Feedback. MOTION PASSED.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Hamfest Chairperson Stephanie, 37 Hamfest reservations have come in, hamfest on track. Members told the Repeater Technical Engineer that 440 Repeater is making a dong dong sound. Repeater Technical Engineer will look into it and take care of problem. Repeater Technical Engineer expressed the need for a DSL Line to 220 repeater. President will call for an Executive Board Meeting during the break to seek approval for new DSL to 220 Repeater for ECHO Link.
OLD BUSINESS: In order for the club to get more exposure during Field day, it was brought up to seek a location that affords more exposure: The places mentioned were Binder Park, the lot at former Cereal USA. Members were asked to present their suggestions as to where to hold field day. Vice-President suggested to make field day as simple as possible, at such other place as the Kingman Mesuem. Also it is essential that members paricipate in field day to make the event a success. The idea of getting a trailer ready to go in case of an emergency was brought up. Need someone to work on this.
NEW BUSINESS: Election of Club Officers for the new year. Bill Booth talked about SMARS CLUB partnering with Civil Air Patrol to work emergencies. He also mentioned CAP is planning to hold an emergency exercise using Boyne Mountain. More information on this later. Bill Booth will keep in touch with CAP EXECUTIVES on the subject. Here is the list of Nomonies for Club Officers for New Year as presented by Nomonies as presented by Rene Bush, Chairman: For President Bill Booth, for Vice-President Ned Davis, for Treasurer Rene Bush and for Secretary John Davidson the membership voted for all the members elected. Congrulations to our new Officers for the next year, looking forward to working with you in the coming year. The SMARS EXECUTIVE BOARD approved spending $15
for new DSL line for 220 Repeater Echo Link each month.
A MOTION was made and second to Adjourn. MOTION PASSED.
Adjourned at 8:05 P.M.
Jesse, KC8EIC Secretary
SMARS Board Meeting
Present: Bill Booth KD8CDS President
Ned Davis WB4BKO Vice-President
Rene Bush KC8SLI Treasurer
John Davidson KC8WMM Secretary
Jim Holloway KG8GZ former Treasurer
Stephanie Halbert W8AEZ Hamfest Chair
Bob Kingsbury KC8PRL Hamfest Co-Chair
Called to Order: 7:05 P.M.
42 tables now sold. New layout of tables with corrections af
ter last year is nearly ready. Tables are paid for. Things are
Civil Air Patrol exercise:
Correction to date. Should be 1st or 2nd Saturday in May.
Still need chair. Whether to try to hold a reduced Field Day
with only 1 trailer. Location with concern over airport expan
sion with several alternatives mentioned. CW trailer and if
anyone would be willing to man it. Question about antennas
and the time and manpower needed to erect. Question
about HF equipment with tuners. No decisions reached.
Bill presented a rough layout for trailer to be converted
into a permanent installation. Questions about sound
insulation and lighting. Questions about what stations could
be used in trailer. Where to leave trailer for easy access.
Possibility of using one of the other trailers to store tables,
chairs and misc.
Decision tabled for more feedback.
Getting more people involved (especially kids):
More summer events i.e. short notice events with special
QSL cards or involvement in special events. Coordinating
with Red Cross/Scouts/Tech Students for special events.
Need more experienced members to share their knowledge.
Articles in Shopper/Enquirer explaining Ham Radio.
Decision tabled for more feedback.
Factions among Hams:
Need to heal rift. Need to sit down with disenfranchised
members. More club involvement in events such as siren
testing, Red Cross walks, and other events that need more
manpower. No decisions reached
Possible future programs:
APRS. Anybody know somebody? Dave Eddy/Bill Gray on
local radio history. Get to know the members of SMARS.
Hi-Def TV or digital radio broadcast. Internet/DSL behind the
scenes. Still working on this.
DSL line for echolink:
Costs will be more than approved at Club meeting. Don
Larkin W8RVT in California, will get info on his return.
Decision tabled for more info.
Membership list needs corrections. Some people are
not on list, but should be. Others may have paid twice.
Rene will work on a spreadsheet to track membership.
Meeting adjourned: 8:45 P.M.
John Davidson KC8WMM