February 4, 2008 minutes

LPARC Minutes 2008-02-04
   --- Bert Bailey called the meeting to order at 7:47 PM in the Burrell Fire Station
   --- Attendees: George AE6KE, Bert KG6MBA, Bill KG6VMX and Marc W6ZZZ
   --- Guests: L. Fourie (from the ham radio class) and Rich W1WUH (President of the Santa Cruz Co. ARC)

Minutes From Last Month
   --- Minutes from the January meeting were approved
   --- Minutes for past months are available in MS Word format at http://www.lparc.org/meetingminutes

Treasurer’s Report
   --- Income of $205 ($25 from dues, $180 from gift radio sale), monthly expense of $25.34 for the phone in the repeater shack (used for remote control and phone patches), Jan 31 balance of $947.70
   --- The repeater replacement fund has received donations of $675, that plus our emergency preparedness grant from the LPCF of $700 should be close to replace our soon to be failing AB6VS repeater controller. George gave a description on where we stood on replacement selection and purchase (real soon now).

LPARC Business
   --- Our Ham radio class for CERT members and other interested community members (12 students!) is led by Jennifer N2RDU and meets on Thursday nights January 31 through February 28, 7 PM in Room 11 at C.T. English middle school

ARES Business
   --- Our training was a very useful discussion about what everyone carried in their emergency go-bags
   --- Bert had attended the Santa Clara OES training last Saturday; the subject was packet usage with Outpost
   --- The ARES radio equipment and wall-mounted cabinet will be moved to the LP office (bolted to the wall in the closet), a work party for this needs to be organized

AB6VS LPARC Repeater Equipment Report
   --- Nothing to report

Net Control for the local Loma Prieta net every Tuesday at 7:15 PM
   --- The latest net script is available at: http://www.lparc.org/lparcares%26clubnetscript
   --- 2/5   Marc W6ZZZ    --- 2/12   Bill KG6VMX
   --- 2/19   Bert KG6MBA    --- 2/26   George AE6KE

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.

Submitted by Marc W6ZZZ, LPARC Secretary