Jackson County Amateur Radio Association

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June 2013 Meeting

JCARA, Inc. Minutes, June , 2013


Meeting called to Order by President Kurt, K5KDO

Prayer by Chaplain, Chuck, N9RRI

Pledge of Allegiance led by Kurt


Field Day Presentation by Charlie, N2PKW – we had some challenging weather, but all who attended had a good time and great experiences.  Some pictures were shown.  We had better antenna isolation this year.  Dean, KF5LWT, got his first HF contact!


One new member Valerie, KF5SQA


Due to an unfortunate (but not lethal) accident involving another Field Day Event, Dan, AE5JG stressed the importance of keeping him informed about Club members’ activities for insurance purposes.


All Officers present

Quorum declared


3 visitors:  Harold Boudreaux, Amy Li and Vicki Perry


Sick Call:  Toxey, W5TMM – broken rib & heart problems

Rod, KC5LCW – recovering from exam

Ted Miller – heart problems


Secretary Report given by Val, N9RQX

Motion to accept by Dave, AF5DQ, Seconded by Barb, KE5QHZ, Motion carried


Treasurer’s Report given by Dan, AE5JG

Motion to accept by Chuck, N9RRI, Seconded by Dave, AF5DQ, Motion carried


Old Business


Repeater Update by Nick, K5BQJ: W5WA Repeater working well; Charlie, N2PKW with Kurt, K5KDO working with Gautier Mayor Elect, for some space on the water tower (located by Lowe’s Hardware Store on HWY 90) for the 440 and the 146.970 Repeaters.


VE Activity given by Charlie, N2PKW he had one scheduled during Field Day but got sick prior to the Event.


Richard, AF5AQ informed all about the Club’s Facebook page set up by Curtis Martz, KF5LJJ about a month ago.  Emails about it were sent out to all Club members then.  If you have problems “liking” into it, contact Richard.


Next Meeting, July 30, 2013


New Business


Round Island Lighthouse update:  It’s a go!

Chairman Fred, N5GJ spoke of the survey of the site by the interested Club members, June 15.  Dan, AE5JG has listed working 4 HF stations, and the dates: October 18 – 20.  Call sign for the Event is:  K5R    Glen, K2FF and Randy, W5UE will help us in every way.  QSL card design has been assigned to new Club member Valerie, KF5SQA


Kurt, K5KDO called for Motion to Adjourn.  Motion accepted by Barb, KE5QHZ, Seconded by Dave, AE5DQ, Motion carried,


Meeting adjourned.


Respectfully submitted by


Valerie N9RQX

JCARA, Inc. Club Secretary

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