Minutes of SPARC Meeting – November 1, 2019
Meeting called to order by Bob N2ESP at 7:30 PM followed by the Pledge of allegiance.
Introduction of guests and member roll call.
Club meeting minuets are posted on the web voted to accept and approved.
Vice President Ed NZ1Q spoke about the SPARC Net and Pre-Net. Also mentioned tonight’s program by K4JJD about Space Communication.
Treasures report given by Tom AI4QP.
SPARC available funds as of Oct. 31, 2019 Balance $8,133.25
Net Managers Report Rick KK4WTE
NET QNI QTC QND SES
2 Meter 512 8 1014 31
220-440 43 2 56 5
MGR NET 23 25 35 4
TOTAL 578 36 1105 40
CERT-NET 29 2 41 4
Repeater Trustee report Ron KP2N All repeaters are working well. Repeater Time Out function has been well tested.
Club Station Trustee Dave KR4U: The station is working well. The club station was active during the Macrothen RTTY Contest as Multi-Multi High Power. Did around 600 QSO’s.
Membership Tom AI4QP reported three new members: Eric Ludin N2EL, Eddie DeYoung KS4AA and Bruce Kreuteer K4RK which were voted on and approved for club membership.
VE TESTING Don N4KII
ARRL testing at DMI, 3 new Techs 1 General
W5YI at Lealman Fire Station no sessions in November and December.
Science Fair was canceled due to bad weather but activity can be seen on the SPARC Web Page.
SPARC Fest will take place on Nov 12th
Ex Board Meeting at DMI Nov 30th at 2PM.
Tampa Bay Ham Fest Dec 13 &14th.
SPARC After Holiday Party Feb 9th at 3PM. Location to be determined.
SPARC Dues are due.
New Club Officers voted on and elected.
President: AA0O Patrick C Connelly
Vice President: KC1YL Lisa L Neuscheler
Secretary: AA2MF Richard L Cariello
Treasurer: AI4QP Thomas R Wedding
Executive Board Members Elected:
NY4I Thomas M Schaefer
KI4UIP John K Toth
N4GD Dee Turner
Secretary casted a single vote for all except VP officer. Membership voted electing KC1YL Lisa L Neuscheler.
Meeting Break 8:07PM
Meeting resumed 8:15PM
Program by K4JJD Jeff DeGrasse “Space Communication”
Meeting Adjourned 8:55 PM
Rich AA2MF Secretary