Meeting called to order at 7:32 pm.
Number of members in attendance: 19.
Motion to adopt July minutes: made by Jim KC1FB, seconded by Dee N1ZD.
Old Business: We got some QSL cards in the past couple of months, but no DX!
Bylaws committee voted on new bylaws and bylaw edits. New bylaws were accepted into the club literature at 7:42 pm.
Events: Nothing planned.
Treasurer, Jim, KC1FB: Last month, we broke even. We made $400 selling goods at Boxboro, but spent about $400 on replacing tents, other small club expenses.
There hasn’t been a Board of Directors meeting in the past few months, nothing to really discuss.
Technical Committee, Curt, W1FSM: There is more work to do on the radio room, but repeaters are doing as well as can be expected. At the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend event, Curt got tired of running generator power, so he decided to set the Sheffield Island lighthouse up to run solar. We’re looking for some corporate sponsorship to donate solar batteries to Sheffield Island; batteries are typically $500 to $600 a piece, and there’s eight of them. Know someone who knows someone? Get in touch with Curt.
During Curt’s committee presentation, possible expanded coverage for the GNARC repeater was discussed. This would obviously take some time and doing, but the immediate reaction from the present members was very positive. Contact Curt for more information about this if you’re on board. Also, we acquired AM transmitters that were originally used for “talking homes” – these might be good for a show and tell at events to explain general coverage, and we can work on them as a club project over the winter.
Education committee, Paul, WB2JVB: We’re going to plan a few new ham classes, anyone want to help teach? Get in touch with Paul if you want to teach a few lessons!
Special Events: We participated in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend event, five club members went down to Sheffield Lighthouse, made a few contacts, and had lots of fun.
Meeting adjourned at 7:54.