July 2021 Monthly Meeting

Monthly Members Meeting

July 14, 2021 – Meeting Minutes

AttendingOfficer members –Jon Perelstein AI1V, President; Paul LaVorgna W1PPL, Treasurer; Peter Healy KC1GBZ, Vice President; Tom Gunther W1TEG, Secretary.  Other members in attendance included: Dee-N1ZD, Jonathan AB1HI, Jonathan K1RFD, David W1DPW, Jim KC1FB, Hugo AA1XV, Steve N1CF, Steve K1RF; Marty KA1WBN; William; Don.

Minutes:  Meeting called to order at 7:30 PM by President Jon AI1V;

Order of Business

  • Reminder Bloomin Metric is moved to Sept 19th  Bloomin’ Metric (bloominmetric.com)  Members will be needed to support this event.
  • The GNARC picnic at Lyz Richards is scheduled for SUNDAY August 29th.  Save the date.
  • Tower/Trailer – has been scrapped
  • Field Day was a success with 6054 points recorded.
  • VE Session is Saturday 7/31 at SoNO mall – Readiness Collective at 1:00 pm
  • Jon is preparing to offer a Tech License class in the spring and a GENERAL class in September.
  • FD Outreach – no response as yet but will be followed up.
  • Future meetings at Shop Rite?  Zig N1ICL is the contact to follow up with.  Also the Coast Guard Aux building at Calf Pasture Beech is also available as an alternative.
  • Meeting Presentations – Jonathan K1RFD “What’s New in EchoLink”  to discuss Internet Connectivity – EchoLink updates. Jonathan is the creator of Echo Link.  Latest version is V2.3 for PCs; V2.16 for IOS devices.  See www.echolink.org for more info.
  • Treasurer’s Report –– $16K+ remains in our accounts with little or no spend occurring other than for Field Day.  Once all invoices are processed an updated report will follow.  The club finances remain strong. 
  • Activities – Discussed a summer show & tell focused on “mobile radios”.  More discussion to follow.

Next meeting will be August 29th … at the GNARC Picnic.  Stay tuned for details to follow. 

Meeting adjourned 8:25 PM

W1TEG, Secretary.

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