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2010-Aug-02 minutes

David, Jennifer, Hannah, Bill, George, Charlie, Ann, Kay
Open at 19:39
Meeting minutes for the July meeting were read out loud.
Bill (William) provided the Treasurer's Report:

$1835.41 balance as of today.
$  35.33 phone bill (hasn't posted yet)
$  00.00 deposit of dues

Equipment Status
    Both machines are working. George took measurements - 13 feet off the ground. No significant amount of slack in feed line.
    Continued discussion to elevate repeater antenna 20 feet (AE6KE). Project is possible with more research. We can add an additional
    10 feet easily. Perhaps between now and Thanksgiving we can do this - need to acquire

Net control operators for May
8/3    David
8/10    George
8/17    Bill   
8/24    Kathi (tentative)
8/31    Jennifer
9/7    Charlie

ARES REPORT- Training in Santa Clara County Field Operations Class in Sunnyvale on 8/7 and 9/11
    Cross band repeating at a secret location on 8/21
    Santa Cruz Events - Henry Cowell Park.

Monthly Focus - Nominating Committee
    Kathi is going to run the Nominating Committee for all positions. Congratulations Kathi!

New business:

    Residents Night Out at the Loma Prieta Playfield, Tuesday August 3, 2010.
    N6NFI will be running National Night Out checkin at 7PM. (Via Echolink)
    Loma Prieta Net will be conducted from the Mountain Night Out at normal time. 
    Emergency Preparedness Buckets will be handed out by the LPCF.
    Jennifer, David and Hannah will be attending for LPARC. All are invited! 

    Next meeting will be moved to September 13, 2010 due to Labor Day Holiday.

Old business:
    No old business.

    No training tonight.
    Anyone have any topics they would like to do training on - Ann brought up learning more about their HT's.
    Bring your HT's and manuals to the September 13, 2010 meeting.
    Kay asked: How often should you charge your radio?  After much discussion the recommendation is to charge
    the battery once a month for overnight. (This is for a straight wall charger.) Suggestion made to purchase a
    desk charger which floats the load.

    No discussions tonight.

Motion to adjorn. 20:20PM.

Monthly focus item - What do we have planned for this year?

Jan - Discuss of what we what to do this year.
Feb - Options for Field Day
Mar - Participation for Field Day
Apr - MNN article direct mailings for Field Day
May - Repeater work day
Jun - Field Day - last full weekend in Jun.
Jul - BBQ and Antenna Building Party
Aug - Nominating - National Night Out
Sep - Fox/Tee Hunt
Oct - Special Event - Not doing this event.
Nov - Elections
2010 LPARC Officers
David Katinsky - President
Kathi Larkin - Vice President
Jennifer Katinsky - Secretary
Bill Rose - Treasurer