Paducah Amateur Radio Association

Minutes for PARA Meeting

June 12, 2023

Club President KD4GCY-Garry presided and called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance to the US Flag.  29 Members and Guests were in attendance.

Club Treasurer KC4WPS- Roger read the minutes of the May 8, 2023 meeting.  KC4DR- Don made a motion to accept the minutes as read.  KC4ENA- Fred seconded.  The motion was voted and carried. 

Club Treasurer KC4WPS- Roger read the financial report.  KG4SRK- Dennis made a motion to accept the financial report.  AB4IQ- Ed seconded.  The motion was voted and carried. 

ARRL Field Day is June 24-25 at Keiler Park.  Discussion on Field Day on getting equipment and supplies set up.  Three stations will be set up for activation.  The club has use of the Emergency Management trailer which will have the SSB Station and GOTO Station set up inside.  The CW will be set up in one of two pavilions.  Set up will begin at 8:00 am and will be getting on the air at 1:00 pm and operating continuously for 24 hours.  Also, food and drinks will be supplied by the club and KN4TIP- Michael is tentatively going to supply and fry fish.  Also, those that may wish not to attend, may operate from home.

KD4GCY- Garry informed the members that the club shirts are on order and is collecting money; $20 for Small to 2X and $23 for 3X.

ND4X- Paul gave an update on the KYQSO party.  Bands were good and waiting on scores. 

WD4OKO- Neil reminded everyone that Field Day is not only about contesting and points, but to sharpen our skills for emergency preparedness.

Club Scribe has been temporarily filled by KQ4FWO- Duane.

The next PARA meeting will be July 10, 2023.

The meeting was adjourned at 20:45.

Net Control Operator assignments are:

June 18- KQ4FWO- Duane

June 25- KY4LDS- Frank

July 2- KO4ZRX- Ronnie

July 9- KD4GCY- Garry

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