April 6, 2009 minutes
Minutes LPARC April 6, 2009
Attendees:  Kathi,  Bill,  George,  Vic,  Kay,  (late) Ann
Minutes submitted by Kathi Larkin
I.    Call to Order @ 7:35 pm
II.   Moment of Silence in memory of Marc Ziegler
III.  Previous Minutes (unavailable)
IV.  Treasurer’s Report (George)
  Dues Income of $105
  Expenses of $16.80 (postage) and $33.40 (phone)
  Balance at end of month $1158.27
V.   Equipment Report  (George and Vic)
  3/28 Shack Cleanup included Vic, George,  David, and Charlie
    All are satisfied with the cleanup
    George has a box of stuff to take to the flea market (or otherwise dispose of)
  Packet stuff up at the radio room at the Loma School
    Need to re-solder some wires
  4/25 Repeater  Parts Day at Charlie’s 10 am - AB6VS – non-functioning remote base
    Austin is ready for 4/25 Repeater  Parts Day
    Also will install the weather station that day and do some antenna work
    Note:  4/25 is a conflict for all who are also in Red Cross/MERC
    4/25 is also Pat Tilllman Run in San Jose
VI.  Net Control for April
  We were on the air only once last month…we need more volunteers!
    4/7 George
    4/14 Kathi
    4/21 David?
    4/28 Vic?
VII.  Ares Report (George)
  George briefly ran a radio equipment survey of those in attendance
  4/18 Quarterly Drill?  George will let us know
VIII.  Monthly Focus Item?
IX.  New Business
  3/21 Science Fair Report
    David, Jennifer, George, and Kathi attended
    Good turnout despite the rainy day
    Jennifer made great posters on the physics of radio waves
    David set up Morse Code gizmo  that was fun and attracted some attention
  Nominations for Secretary?
    Jennifer Katinsky,  no others offered
  7/11 Skyland Run
    Mark your calendars
X.  Other business?
XI.  Training
  Don’t do what Kathi did!
  Might be a good idea to lock your radio when at public events.
  Prevents random buttons being pushed and embarrassing surprises next time you are on the air.
XII.  Meeting Adjourned at 8:25 pm