Paducah Amateur Radio Association

Minutes for PARA Meeting

May 8, 2023

Club President KD4GCY-Garry presided and called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance to the US Flag.  28 Members and Guests were in attendance.

Club Treasurer KC4WPS- Roger read the financial report to the membership.  Approval was requested to reimburse Jeff KB9BVL, $402.80 for the purchase of 20 Baofeng Portable radios.  A motion was made by Jeff KM4LDP and seconded by Brian KK4OKW to authorize the payment. The motion was voted on and carried. 

ARRL Field Day is June 24-25.  A discussion was started concerning liability having Field Day at a personal residence.   A motion was made by Don KC4DR and seconded by Danny to move back to Keiler Park.  The motion was voted on and carried.

Paul, ND4X, made a motion to allocate $450.00 for Field Day expenses. The motion was and seconded by Jeff KM4LDP and voted on and carried.

Paul, ND4X, made a short presentation about the KY QSO party scheduled for June 3, 0800-2000 local time.  Anyone interested in helping can go to

The Iron Mom Half Marathon will be held Saturday, May 13th.  Amateurs will be manning the greenway trail only.  We are to meet at7:30 am at the skate park in Nobel Park.  Talk in will be on the club repeater with 443.00 as a backup.

President Garry led the membership in discussion on the following topics:

Club Scribe: We need a person to take over the duties of Club Scribe in the absence of KN4TIP- Michael.

Net Control Operator assignments were made, and the formal portion of the meeting was adjourned at 2025

May 14 – KW4DI – Ken

May 21 – Neal – WD4OKO

May 28 – KY4LDS – Frank

June 4 – KN4TIP – Michael

June 11 –  KB9BVL – Jeff

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