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Minutes of SPARC Meeting – February 5, 2021

Meeting called to order at 1930 via zoom call

Minutes by Charles, W4BPP

Executive members in attendance:
President: Pat Connelly, AA0O
Vice-President: Lisa Neuscheler, KC1YL
Treasurer: Tom Wedding, AI4QP
Board Member: Dee Turner, N4GD
Board Member: John Toth, KI4UIP
Board Member: Tom Schaefer, NY4I
Past President: Bob Wanek, N2ESP
Club Trustee: Dave, KR4U
Repeater Trustee: Billy, KN4LUZ

36 at max attendance

Meeting start and check-in:

  • The meeting opening with the pledge of allegiance
  • New members and first timers recognized and introduced themselves
    • New members are voted on and unanimously admitted to club
  • Roundtable of members/roll call style check-in


  • Secretary’s Report:
    • Review of last meeting and receipt of various reports recorded
    •  minutes from last meeting on website (board and club meeting
  • VP report:
    • No special topics, hoping for a homebrew again soon.
  • Treasurer report:
    • All income and expenses are rectified and in balance
    • 3 new members accepted into club during the month
  • VE report
    • Tuesday:
      • 5 passed
      • 8 scheduled for next session, marching filling up
    • Saturday:
      • 3 passed
      • 6 people scheduled for February, 7 for march
  • Net Manager Report, Repeater Trustee Report Billy KN4LUZ
    • 785 check in
    • 46 messages
    • 1505 minutes
    • 40 sessions
    • AJ4DG with record 33 check-in
    • Repeater in good shape, nothing to report
  • Trustee Report, Dave KR4U
    • Due to DMI roof repair, various items Removed from roof
  • Website updates:
    • PayPal working and online now
    • New member application online as well.
  • Repeater Report. Dee N4GD
    • Dee says all 3 seem to be working well

Old Business:

  • Club Tower:
    • KO4WWW seems to be missing, still awaiting updates from tower guy
  • New Repeater Trustee KN4LUZ
    • Thanks to KP2N Ron
  • PayPal
    • Setup, working well. 45 used for 2021 dues so far
  • Membership online form
    • online and working. 5 new members have used.
  • In person meeting:
    • Location arranged board will meet to discuss first meeting to use outdoor location
  • Dues are due
    • 2021 dues

New Business:

  • SK has called to pick up equipment in seminole, Pat AA0O asked for volunteers, several volunteered
  • Pat AA0O mentions some hamfests upcoming: treasure coast; brooksville;
  • Rick KK4WTE will reach out to KO4WWW
  • Dave KR4U suggests an antenna meeting in order to start planning for a tower antenna. Current tower issues discussed. Marty W4AFP suggests a local contact (Joe Evans W4XXI) who builds towers who offers to be available as well. A date is set for an onsite meeting to review tower and options: February 27th, 10AM.

Contest Report:

  • Pat provides a rundown of contests coming ahead

Meeting Adjourned 20:53

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