2012-Apr-02 minutes

David, Jennifer, Steve(KJ6QXK), Bob, Bert

April 2, 2012

Burrell CAL FIRE Station

Open at 19:13

Meeting minutes from the March meeting were read and accepted as read. Thank you George for the minutes.

Treasurer's Report by Bill from March Meeting minutes.

New Account opened at USBANK.

(No fees as long as we stay below 150 transactions per month.)

Account balance of $1902.84

Balances as of March Meeting:

$1902.84 balance as of last treasurer's report

$ 80.00 balance of dues collected

Club Dues are now due! Please present your membership fees along with roster information to Bill Rose as soon as possible.

Membership dues collected on February 6, 2012 = $30.00 via check.

Club Dues - $25.00 individual

$30.00 family

Please mail checks (made payable to LPARC) to:


P.O. Box 385

Redwood Estates, CA 95044

Equipment Status

Discussion on AB6VS issues - Perhaps a new coordinated pair that could be impacting. The problem seems to be intermittent.

Net control operators for April 2012 - Thank you to those who have volunteered!

4/3 Bert

4/10 Kathi

4/17 David

4/24 Jennifer w/County Net



Still need an EC for group..... Anyone????

Sea Otter Classic Celebration of Cycling

April 19-22, 2012 Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Looking for Field Operators and Net Controls for the events.

AMGEN Tour de California will be running through the Santa Cruz Mountains on May 14th.

No requests for radio help known at this time?

New business:

Discussion of Monthly Focus Topics-Attachment of Topics.

Looking for new topics of interest. Please look at attached and make suggestions.

Discussion of Club training to hold a future meeting at LPCC to show and train on equipment in case of emergency.

Learn where the equipment is and how to set it up. The goal is to make sure the ability to activate the radios at

the community center is available in the case of emergency. (Perhaps July)

Bert will be starting another licensing class begining the first Wednesday in April 4/4/2012 -

running for 4 consecutive Wednesdays at the LPVFR. Anyone age 7-107 can join.

Loma Family Science Faire - LPARC participated on Saturday March 10, 2012

Jennifer promoted radio and Emergency Preparedness


No Training for this evening.

Weekly Topics for the Net are being done by Austin.

Discussion of topics for training at future meetings.

Old business:

Discussion of cheap radios. David brought his new bright yellow plastic radio from China.

Suggestion of having a "disaster" meeting.

Need Volunteers:

Looking for a liaison to the Santa Cruz County and

Santa Clara County Emergency Coordinator.

Looking for an ARES Coordinator.

Next Meeting May 7, 2012.

Motion to adjourn by Bob and Bert.

Meeting closed at 20:10.

2012 LPARC Officers

David Katinsky - President

George Smith - Vice President

Jennifer Katinsky - Secretary

Bill Rose - Treasurer