January 2021 Update from N3EJL

Hello, everyone!

For those who were unable to make the January 2021 meeting, I wanted to give you a short update, so that you’ll know what’s going on with your club:

Our meeting opened with a moment of silence for our recently deceased members. After that, minutes of the November meeting were approved, our treasurer’s report was read and approved, and Frank, N3TN, gave his ARES/ RACES report.

K3UKE, Sean, gave his Chief Engineer’s report which included updates/ improvements to 135 and 85 and items that still need addressed.

I gave a report on our E-board meeting that we had earlier in the month, which included discussions on by-laws, repeaters, increasing membership, public relations/ education and some other topics which will be brought to the membership.

As for by-laws, there are several that need to be updated; the drafts are complete and we will start the process of ratifying them at next month’s meeting.

There was discussion of a new amplifier for the 85 machine; we want to balance transmit and receive performance but not overpower the repeater. A motion was made and passed to purchase a new Henry amplifier to increase the output to approximately 100 watts.

We also discussed some avenues to increase interest, not only within the club but to bring potential amateurs into our hobby. We will be looking at doing something related to Parks on the Air to try and generate public interest. We are also looking at doing a virtual open house/ get-together via Zoom; we will do the first one within the club, and if we get a good turnout, we will open it up to other clubs as well. More to come on that!

Also, Frank, N3TN noted that there has been a resurgence in CW interest and asked if anyone would be interested in a CW refresher; many of the group in attendance expressed interest in that, and Frank will be putting together a Zoom class that will be held soon

Next month’s meeting is very important, with by-law amendments and other topics, so please make every effort to attend, and please, if you did not get an email invitation to this month’s meeting get in touch with Frank, N3TN and update your email address with him.


Dom, N3EJL

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