January 2014 TARC Meeting Minutes

January 13, 2014

Meeting called to order by President Herb Champion, KG4BJH

Herb invited members present to introduce themselves and give their call sign.



Roll Call of Officers:

President: Herb Champion, KG4BJH, in attendance

Vice President:

√Secretary / Treasurer, Michael Krueger, KI40XX, in Attendance

√Repeater Trustee: David Drummond, W4MD, in attendance



Membership:             Signed in on sign-in sheet.



Old Business:

            David Mize, KK4HQT accepted the nomination for Vice President.

Motion by Tommy Howell and seconded by David Drummond.

Question called and passed.


Mike read a letter from Walt White regarding the Nicolas Wilson Memorial Tashka 50K, 25K, and 4 mile run at Lake Lurleen on Saturday January 18th at 7:00am. Letter attached to minutes.

            Sign-up sheet for volunteer Communicators was circulated.


Review of Club Christmas Party at Billy’s Sports Bar. Those in attendance enjoyed it.


New Business: no new business discussed.


Treasures Report: by Michael Krueger, KI4OXX

Mike reported that all accounts are reconciled and there are no outstanding checks.


He also remarked that there were 10 renewals to date and he would receive renewals at the meeting.


Repeater Trustee / Net Manager: by David Drummond, W4MD

David reported the 146.820 repeater, operating at 50 watts is preforming well.

He is still on the lookout for a stronger amplifier, but all is well with the present equipment.


Guest Speaker / Program for the Evening:

Everett Sharp N8CNP gave a very informative and detailed Power Point Presentation on Building a Loop Antenna. His discourse explained the fundamentals and circuit design that he used. A question and answer period followed his presentation.