2013-May-02 minutes

LPARC Minutes

May 2, 2013


George Smith, President; Kathi Larkin, Secretary; David Katinsky.

Guest: Jeff Miller

George Smith called the meeting to order at 7:09 pm

Approval of the April 4, 2013 minutes

George moves we approve, David seconds, approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Bill Rose


From last month:

$1142.34 current balance

No change in the balance. No income, no expenses.

12 members, 2 are family members.


5/7 - George

5/14 - Austin

5/21 – Jennifer?

5/28 - Kathi

6/4 – Bill?

(next meeting is June 6th)


KC6TYG repeater – Not sure of the status. David tested and it is still down.

AB6VS repeater (at Charlie’s)

Work Party Sunday April 7th:

David bravely climbed the tower.

Austin ordered new blades. The screws seem to have vibrated loose. Need something better?

Antenna seemed to be in good working order.

AE6KE (Adams Rd.)

George and Bill went over after the Red Cross Shelter Drill

From last month:

Cap called to say it was producing an annoying tone. George went up there. Swapped out to newer batteries. Driving around the back is not acceptable. Heroic efforts were expended. David asks if we should not have a backup power system at this important repeater. Austin says Solar panel might be all that is needed there, but panels are about $5/watt, so 100 watt panel is about $500.

President’s Report – George Smith


Old Business

April 27 was MERC Shelter Drill at Lakeside. 9am – 1pm

Bill Rose was tasked to be communications person. He verified from Lakeside he could hit AB6VS and the Red Cross repeater in San Jose.

4 newbies got to act as shelter workers.

Skyland Run July 6th

Stricter at the County, now they want to know details about the Event Plan.

Target this date for AB6VS repeater repairs.

No news, David will talk with Terry.

Science Fair – Thanks to Jennifer!

That’s how our guest Jeff found out about the club.

New Business

LPFR 50th Anniversary BBQ

June 2nd, 11am – 4pm

Bring your friends!



Jeff inquired about joining the club prior to getting his license.

George motions to adjourn, Kathi seconds, adjourned at 8pm