Minutes for PARA Meeting

July 10, 2023

Club President KD4GCY-Garry presided and called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance to the US Flag. 

A discussion ensued about 2023 Field Day and the defective Ryobi generator.  Mike – WA4ER volunteered to look at the generator.

The conversation moved on to Echolink and the issues with the interface box.  A motion was made, voted on and passed to replace the interface box with a new one.  The club also voted to compensate Jeff KM4LDP for the purchase of new batteries for a UPS to power the EchoLink station.  A check was written for $126.98 for the interface box and batteries. 

Club Treasurer KC4WPS- Roger read the financial report to the membership.  A motion was voted on and carried to approve the June financial report. 

A special “THANKS” to Michael – KN4TIP for providing and cooking the fish for this year’s Field Day!!

Club President Garry – KD4GCY continued the meeting with a discussion of the new PARA polo shirts.  Everyone agreed that the shirts looked great and were a value purchase.

The Summer Amateur Radio Technician Class, administered by Michael –KN4TIP, will continue July 15th, 22nd and 29th.   Testing will be during the August PARA meeting.

President Garry – KD4GCY has the following announcements:

The August PARA meeting will be August 14th.

The National Weather Service has a new Chat service for rapid reporting of severe weather.  You can sign-up online at NWSChat: Create Account (weather.gov)

August 5th is the Fancy Farm Picnic

There will be a major Solar Storm, Thursday, July 13th

Huntsville Hamfest is August 19th and 20th.

Net Control Operator assignments for the next month are as follows:

July 16 – KN4TIP – Michael

July 23 – KD4GCY – Garry

July 30 – KY4LDS –  Frank

Aug 6 –  KQ4FWO – Duane

Aug 13 – KW4DI – Ken

Club President Garry –KD4GCY, presented a new BaoFeng portable radio to our newest 11 year old Amateur Radio operator, Jameson –  KQ4HUV!  Congratulations, Jameson!

A motion was made to close the meeting at 8:29 pm and everyone left….

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