NCARC 10 February 2022, Zoom and Library Meeting Minutes.
Meeting was opened by NCARC President Steve W8IZ at 18:30 EST.
There were 6 members at the Library: Tom K8DMM, Norb N8KJT with xyl Bobby, Fred N8AHS, Fred WB8UDA and Joe N8QXC.
There were 8 members on ZOOM: Steve W8IZ, Paul WB8CYI, Tom WD8EFF,
Heidi WD8EFK, Dan KB8A, Mary Lou K8MLS, Rick K8SCI and Rob WB2BTI.
The following guests were present: Thomas WB8LCD and Charlene, (xyl of Rob WB2BTI) who were connected via ZOOM.
There were 16 people in total present.
Treasures Report: Dan KB8A, There is money in bank, and the Bills are Paid.
Membership: Mary Lou K8MLS, No new membership.
Old Business: Tom K8DMM, the computers have been approved for NCARC.
New Business: Tom K8DMM and Joe N8QXC went down to get the computers and they couldn’t find them. They will get them ready by Monday, 14 February. Rick K8SCI, thanked everyone who helped to get the computers. Tom K8DMM said that when he gets the new software, everything should be set for Field Day.
Field Day: Tom K8DMM, we need to begin much earlier. The GAP Titan Antenna should be checked out before step up. Contact Fred N8AHS to help with the antenna.
Tom K8DMM indicated that he had sent a video to watch to Cheryl and Juda Baird who came in near the end of the meeting. Cheryl said they have not finished it yet. The video is “GRS’, Royal Society of Great Britain explains all about Ham Radio. “Did you get it, send it”.
The General Mailing Address for N.C.A.R.C. will now use the P.O. BOX of Rick Wells K8SCI as the Clubs old P.O. BOX is no longer valid. This has also been updated for the Clubs Callsign N8NC with the F.C.C..
The complete address would be:
N.C.A.R.C. c/o Rick Wells K8SCI
P.O. BOX 271
Brunswick, OH 44212-0271
** Webmasters Note:
NCARC Mail that is Financial in nature, such as Renewals, Applications for Membership, Tax Filings and all Government Accounting Requirements and Invoices must continue to be sent to our Treasurer at the following address:
The North Coast Amateur Radio Club, c/o Dan Sarama, NCARC Treasurer
4103 Keswick Dr., Brunswick, OH 44212-7004
A Motion was made to adjourn the Meeting, It was 2nd. The Motion Passed.
Steve W8IZ, closed meeting at 18:50 EST.
Minutes submitted by: Rob WB2BTI, Charlene, wife.
Next meeting presentation:
“BASIC RADIO COMMUNICATIONS GOOD PRACTICES”
Steve Stein, KE8BJD, will be conducting a presentation on "Basic Radio Communications Good Practices" at our March 10th meeting. Steve is a relatively new HAM but brings with him a 30+ year background in video communication, and 20+ years of experience in volunteer search and rescue radio communications. His emphasis is in presenting tools to help any radio communicator to speak with clarity. As he likes to say, "A communication not understood, is a communication not sent.” This presentation would be especially helpful for newer communicators, or those wishing to participate in emergency communications.