Club Minutes May 4, 2014

Meeting called to order by Vice President David Mize, KK4HQT

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



Roll Call of Officers:

President: Herb Champion, KG4BJH arrived after meeting started

√ Vice President: David Mize, KK4HQT in attendance

√ Secretary / Treasurer, Michael Krueger, KI40XX in attendance

√ Repeater Trustee: David Drummond, W4MD  in attendance


Membership:             Signed in on sign-in sheet.


Old Business:

            Field Day report update by Todd Kirby, KK4CHT

Volunteers are requested for setting up equipment and antennas on Saturday morning, June 28th, 2014.  Specifics will be detailed at the June 9th 2014 Club Meeting.

Everett Sharp, N8CNP volunteered to make 2 wire antennas for Field Day. He requested a couple of volunteers to meet at his home 6710 Dunbarton Drive (205 758-1545) at 8:00am Saturday May 17th to help him with the construction of the antennas. Coffee pot will be on.

Todd will co-ordinate reimbursement of expenses for Field Day.

This year we will operate (2A)  2 stations on generator power, we will use the club call sign W4XI.


New Business:

Rusty Lee commented that Tom Hardison wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming Alabama QSO Party on June 7th & 8th. We could set up station or operate individually. Details can be found on the web site.


Treasures Report: by Michael Krueger, KI4OXX

Club bank account reconciled with no outstanding checks.

Membership status is 36 regular and 8 family for a total of 46 members.


Repeater Trustee / Net Manager: by David Drummond, W4MD

Repeater 146.820 is on the air with no issues.

The weather net was activated on April 28th & 29th the net managers took call-ins and reported the progress of the storm. Good response from the community.


Guest Speaker / Program for the Evening:

Tonight’s guest speaker was Wes Wyatt from FOX SIX NEWS. Wes gave an outstanding presentation on the resent weather events we have experienced and the important role that local Hams play in reporting the on the ground conditions and progress of the storm.