March 3, 2008 minutes

LPARC Minutes 2008-03-03
   --- Vice President Vic AE6ID called the meeting to order at 7:33 PM in the Burrell Fire Station
   --- Attendees: Charlie AB6VS, Vic AE6ID, George AE6KE, Leon KD6FAQ, Bill KG6VMX, Jennifer N2RDU and Marc W6ZZZ
   --- Guests: Hannah, Kathi Larkin (student from our technician ham radio class)

Minutes From Last Month
   --- Minutes from the February meeting were approved
   --- Minutes for past months are available in MS Word format at

Treasurer’s Report
   --- Income of $50 from dues, $160 payment for ham radio class technician books, monthly expense of $25.17 for the phone in the repeater shack (used for remote control and phone patches), balance of $1132.57

LPARC Business
   --- Final ham radio class is Thursday March 6, 7:30 PM in Room 11 at C.T. English middle school. The students are doing very well.
   --- Kathi Larkin joined the Loma Prieta Amateur Radio club. Welcome!
   --- Motion passed:  Consensus to consider the cost of a new repeater controller and possibly new radios.
   --- The club was donated some equipment. Astron RS-35A power supply, Yaesu FL-2000B HF amplifier, 2 Icom 735 HF radios and a misc bag of piece-parts.
   --- We are putting together a group to assist the equipment donor by taking down a vertical antenna on his condo roof. Charlie AB6VS is organizing this, contact him if you would like to help on Saturday March 8.
   --- The Loma Prieta Elementary School Home and School club has asked us if the club could show off ham radio at their Science Day on Saturday March 29. We need a volunteer to lead this. Contact Jennifer N2RDU for more information.

ARES Business
   --- We had some training on the duties of the radio “shift supervisor” at a large emergency set-up. Things like oversee the net control operators, provide immediately needed training and briefings/announcements.
   --- 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:
   --- 3/04   Vic AE6ID    --- 3/11   David N2RDT
   --- 3/18   George AE6KE    --- 3/25   Charlie AB5VS    --- 4/01   (volunteer needed)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:46 PM.

Submitted by Marc W6ZZZ, LPARC Secretary