February 2015 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:33.

22 members in attendance.

Motion to accept last month’s minutes passed, Sam (NV1P) first, Dee (N1ZD) second.

Old Business:

Winter Field Day went really well. We made 120 contacts, lots of people showed up. The food was great and the equipment worked well.

Service Event Announcement:

ConJamm 2015 is an event that’s being put together by Douglas, WA1SFH, that is going to help expose between 2,000 and 3,000 young scouts to amateur radio. There will be 6 activity booths for groups of Boy Scouts to visit and learn different things about radio direction finding, APRS, radiograms, and more. Hugo, AA1XV, is running the booth to get Scouts to send and receive their names in morse code. A few keys and practice oscillators are needed. We need lots of volunteers! Even if you can’t make it we still need loaner equipment. Go get your one service event a year out of the way. This event will be located in Orange at High Plains Community Center on May 16th.

On the same day is the tree festival, where we provide logistical support at Cranbury Park. This tree festival is organized by the Norwalk Tree Alliance, and is a family-oriented day of entertainment and education, dedicated to advancing the place which trees occupy in the vitality of the ecology. More than 40 exhibitors come from CT and southern NY for this free event. Food is included. If you can’t make it to Orange for ConnJamm this is another way to give back to the community.

Contact Sam as soon as possible to sign up for one or the other.

Committee reports:

Curt – Technical Committee
We need to get a few things straightened out and put together in the radio room, such as redoing the entire patch panel and working on VHF/UHF side. We’re not ready to do check-outs yet but will be open this Saturday from 9-12, come get on the air and have some coffee and doughnuts.

DMR is going quite well, coverage is excellent, lots of new people using our DMR repeater.

Jim, KC1FB – Expense report

Doing very well on finances. More than half the members in attendance have already renewed membership. Please send yours in if you haven’t yet. The deadline is March 1st.


Steve K1RF gives SDR presentation. If you’d like to read it or follow the links he mentioned, it will be posted on the GNARC website.

Meeting adjourned at 9:32.

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