Meeting Date: January 26, 2021
Minutes Submitted by Charlie Artner (KN4VDW)
Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association
I. Call to order (19:13hrs)
Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) called to order the regular meeting of the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association, Inc at 19:13 EDT (00:13UTC) on November 26, 2021 on ZOOM. A quorum was present with 20 members.
II. Minutes from November 24, 2020
Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) made the motion to approve; second by Erik Olmer (W4EJO). Minutes have been approved without objection.
III. Treasurer’s Report – Erik Olmer (W4EJO)
PayPal has been setup and we are able to send out electronic invoices. Money Minder is setup and first reports have been presented. The federal application for the 501(c) has been mailed.
IV. Membership Chair – Joe McGee (NX4T)
We had 17 members that paid their dues and 1 family member renewed. We have 16 Life Members. The income for the year is about $650.00 from membership dues.
V. VE Status – Jeff Stahl (K4BH)
Jeff received a 3-page long email from the VE to go over. This email contains information on how to file electronically.
VI. Repeater Report – Riche Eaton (KD4HGR)
No changes regarding the repeaters. Boca site is still on stand-by. John Knox repeater seems to be working good except of the noise we receive from time to time.
VII. Web Site – John Cole (N1QFH)
New Features added (News Tab). Communication regarding the invoice was uploaded. This past weekend
Jeff Stahl: Broward County Emergency Net is up and running again. David (KB4ICU) took over net management. David is still looking for volunteers.
Carol Sjursen: The county depends on the HAMs in Broward to staff the shelters. Anyone who would like to volunteer, please let Jeff Stahl (K4BH) or Carol Sjursen () know.
Melanie: Looking for volunteers for the SUNSHINE COMMITTEE. Cannot get ahold of members in the club—old contact information, etc. Jeff suggested posting the names on the website and see if somebody knows how to get in touch with them. Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) is now handling our MailChimp account. We are still looking for presentations for this year. If you are interested, please contact Melanie.
IX. Speaker: Joe McGee (NX4T)
HF Rig: Live Demonstration; The remote station is now working on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters.
Winterfield Day: We are going to operate from our own homes. The website is winterfieldday.com. Recap of WFD 2020 results. This was the last time we operated outdoors. There were about 300 entries and we came in at 19. We were operating 3 stations (3O). We got all 4 categories for the bonus points (total: 6000). We submitted 18,342 QSOs and 16,202 have been confirmed.
Melanie Fernandez (KJ4VCT) adjourned the meeting at 21:16 ET (02:16 UTC).