2010-Apr-05 minutes

David, Jennifer, Kathi, Cloud, Hannah, Bill, Anne, Roy Nunn, Vic.

Open at 19:39

Meeting minutes for the March meeting were discussed - David posted information on the webpage.

Minutes will continue

Bill (William) provided the Treasurer's Report:

$1891.42 balance as of today.

$ 35.12 phone bill

$ 35.12 phone bill

$ 00.00 deposit of dues

Why do we have long distance? Need to determine the local boundaries for our phone.

David and Bill did research - Local,Intermediate,Long Distance -not worth our effort to figure out the

difference in the cost.

Researched and determined that the effort cost more than the options we have currently.

Bill to send messages to those still missing dues for this year.

Equipment Status

DVR is there in AB6VS repeater, but we haven't done anything with it as of yet.

Request to raise the AE6KE repeater 10ft. Will do so as able.

Net control operators for April

4/6 Cloud

4/13 George

4/20 Jennifer

4/27 Kathi

Kathi will take the county net April 27,2010.


Santa Clara EC council meeting this week and a quarterly drill for Santa Clara County on 4/17.

Training - Packet Training Class level 1 on May 1st in Sunnyvale. Information is on Santa Clara ARES site

find the link off of lparc.org.

Service Opportunities -

Sea Otter Classic - April 15-18.

Big Sur Marathon - April 25

MCOM West is in Reno - April 30.

The Relay - Peteluma -> South - information run@relay.com

Strawberry Fields - May 16

AMGEN Tour of California - May 18 (Santa Cruz Stage)

Monthly Focus Item - Field Day - June 25-27

Vic reported the Santa Cruz Group is having difficulty locating someone to run the event. Therefore, the event is

currently not happening.

New business:

Science Fair - David and Jennifer participated as LPARC at the Science Fair - Saturday March 20, 2010 from 2-5PM.

This was a successful event for LPARC.

Old business:

Bill presented his steel tape and pvc antenna.

Cloud asked about hearing her during the last net she ran. She has been working from the top fo Call of the Wild.

It was suggested that Cloud use the AB6VS repeater. David will see if he can locate the DVR code to do a speak test.

Motion to adjorn. 8:29PM.

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

Nov - Elections

2010 LPARC Officers

David Katinsky - President

Kathi Larkin - Vice President

Jennifer Katinsky - Secretary

Bill Rose - Treasurer