Meeting called to order by President Jay NE2Q at 8:24pm
Members introduced themselves: guest Will Mills KB1PXQ
Marty KA1WBN mentioned making phone contact with Art Santella K1VKO. Art mentioned he’d like to return to the hobby more, & possibly putting up 2-Meters. He now has the frequencies & PL’s so he can listen for now.
Toy announced Public Service events coming up:
Sept 8th – Cystic fibrosis Ride
Sept 28th – North East Community Cycles Bikes4Bike
“Fall Foliage” Ride
(These will be joint GNARC/CTSARA events)
Toy K1WYQ made a motion that the June minutes may be accepted as read on GNARC’s website……seconded by Tim W1GIG
Jay said he has the Treasurer’s figures from Jim KC1FB for Field Day:
$234.35 hardware for beams & repairs
Field Day was critiqued.
Jay proposed that the club purchase some used ICOM IC-718 transceivers to be used for future Field Day’s, due to their ease of operation. Toy said he thinks the club may have one, & will report back at a future meeting. Jay contacted the family of Lewis Tenzer N2LU (Silent Key) and is waiting to see if they will donate his IC-718 to GNARC.
Jay NE2Q made special mention to thank George Flay AB1QK & Paul Lourd WB2JVB for their efforts.
In addition to AB1QK & WA2JVB, also special thanks to those who helped with set-up & take-down, incl: Gus W1BV, Tim W1GIG, Jim KC1FB, Jay NE2Q Will KB1PXQ , Hugo AA1XV, Dee N1ZD, Rachel KB1VWJ, Sam NV1P, Chris W1CF, Marcel YO7ARY, Marty KA1WBN (anyone else omitted by accident only)
Extra special thanks to Tim W1GIG & a round of applause for so many years of dedication to Field Day.
Toy K1WYQ commented that extra measures need to be taken to be sure that any/all visitors are (almost) guaranteed to make a contact!!!!
Sam NV1P mentioned several points that need improvement for next year’s Field Day.
Hugo AA1XV gave a presentation of a breakdown of Field Day points, peak times of activity, etc.
Toy did a raffle: Kathleen KB1RJQ won a Leatherman!
Jay made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Sam at 10pm