- -Meeting called to order by President Sam NV1P at 8:00pm
- -There was a presentation of “The History of Hallicrafters” by Don Hudson KA1TZR
- -Motion by Dave Heiden N1TJG to approve secretary’s March minutes on the website, seconded by Jim KC1FB
- -Secretary’s report: For the June meeting only, GNARC will be back at Stop & Shop (385 CT Ave, Norwalk).
- -Half dozen Bamboo trees are on top of the Belden Ave library, for rebuilding the “inverted V” antenna, as well as 4 concrete blocks. Marty also said one of his YL friends’ ex-husbands was a HAM (last name is Gordon, unknown call). In December he died, & she’ll be in touch to help arrange for GNARC to get his gear.
- -Treasurer’s report: We’re “doing well”, including $600 rec’d from sale of equipment by Jay NE2Q. Renewal notices have gone out. Motion to accept (report): Paul WB2JVB, seconded by Steve K1RF.
- -Visitors/Guests: Brian Vetter N2KMX, Gary (no license………yet!!)
- -Old Business: none
- -New Business: Curt states he has new Maple firewood to be given away.
- -David Day N1DAY (from FARA) made a report about FARA’s activities.
- -Public Service: Sam states more bodies are needed for the annual tree festival, held at Cranbury Park (Gallagher Estate) on May 17th. There will also be a tree festival art exhibition from April 22nd , through May 6th, at the Gilbert & Bennett Cultural Center, 49 New St, Wilton, between 9:00am & 4:00pm, free to all.
- -On April 29th, there will be free Skywarn training at WestConn, in room 125 of the science building, midtown campus, 181 White St, Danbury, between 7:00pm – 9:30pm.
- -Sam announced Westport’s “Mini Maker Faire”, being held at the Westport Library, Jesup Rd, on April 26th. Volunteers are needed to help staff the booth, starting at 10:00am – 4:00pm.
- -Repeater: Curt W1FSM answered the question about “East” & “West” being heard on the 2 meter repeater. “East” indicates the main repeater, while “West” indicates the back-up repeater.
- -Motion to adjourn the meeting: Steve K1RF, seconded by Dee N1ZD at 9:15pm.
Martin KA1WBN Diamond GNARC Sec’y & PIO