February 5, 2007 minutes

  --- President David, N2RDT, called the meeting to order at 7:37 PM in the CDF Burrell Fire Station
   --- Attendees were Charlie AB6VS, Austin AB6VU, Vic AE6ID, George AE6KE, Trudy KC6NAX, Alex KC6TYG, Leon KD6FAQ, Cap KE6AFE, Mike KG6LPL, Bill KG6VMX, David N2RDT and Marc W6ZZZ
   --- Visitors were Pete and Amber

Minutes From Last Month
   --- Minutes from the December meeting were approved (there was no meeting in January)

Treasurer’s Report
   --- Month end balance as of Jan 31 is 525.13, two month expenditures of 40.80 for telephone at the AB6VS repeater shack, report approved
   --- A number of members paid their dues at the meeting ($25/year and $30/yr family)

AB6VS LPARC Repeater Equipment Report
   --- There has been plenty of wind and the batteries are fully charged

General Business
   --- David N2RDT and George AE6KE presented Trudy KC6NAX with a certificate for her many years of dedicated service to both the Loma Prieta ARC and Loma Prieta ARES
   --- Trudy KC6NAX was given honorary lifetime membership in LPARC, approved
   --- Cake (from Bobbi Norman) and sodas were had by all in celebration
   --- LPARC will not hold a separate Field Day event in June 2007; we just don’t have enough attendees
   --- Cap KE6AFE reminded us that Feb 24 will be Radiofest from 7AM to 2 PM over in Seaside, he recommends attending this event (details at  HYPERLINK "http://www.radiofest.org" www.radiofest.org )
   --- Alex invited us to use his KC6TYG repeater, which has excellent coverage on both the San Jose and Santa Cruz sides of the hill. 440.650 frequency and 94.8 pl.
   --- David N2RDT gave a description of getting a domain and email reflector set up for LPARC using Google. A motion was approved for him to get this set up for the club’s benefit at a cost of $10/year. This is a great idea that could really help LPARC and its members.

AE6KE ARES Repeater Equipment Report
   --- George AE6KE gave a report about the site survey at Pete’s place and will send out an email detailing the AE6KE repeater equipment move, which will happen on Feb 10 or Feb 17
   --- The repeater will be located inside an existing building, thus saving ARES $300 or more for a shed

   --- George AE6KE and Cap KE6AFE gave a report on Bill Dale, N2RHV, Santa Clara Valley Section Manager holding a meeting with all the ECs and DECs in his section

Net Control
   --- 2/6 Austin AB6VU        --- 2/13 George AE6KE (county)
   --- 2/20 David N2RDT        --- 2/27 TBD (county)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.

Submitted by Marc W6ZZZ, LPARC Secretary