2015-Jun-04 meeting

04-Jun-2015 LPARC Minutes

minutes taken by Bert Bailey


Austin Lesea, AB6VS, President

Bert Bailey, KG6MBA, Vice President

Kay Fanucci, KI6POL, Member

Gary Watson, K6PDL, ARES EC

David Katinsky, N2RDT, Member

George Smith, AE6KE, Member

Mike, Visitor

Austin called the meeting to order at 7:02pm

Approval of the April 2, 2015 minutes

Austin recommends approval of minutes -accepted

Treasurer’s Report N/A

Plan for July LPARC Meeting

July 2015 LPARC meeting which would fall on 02 July, which is too close to 04 July, hence it was decided that there would be no July LPARC meeting.


June 09 - Bert

June 16- George

June 23 - Kathi,

June 30 – Austin

Net Control for July nets will be handled via e-mail or spontaneous assignment.


AE6KE – wonderful

AB6VS – does not link, so don’t use this during the nets. Austin and Bert agreed to take down the repeater on 20 June at 10:00 AM and transport it to Austin’s house. Repairs will be made and the repeater will be returned to its operating location at a date yet to be determined.


  • It is now on a timer and works!

  • This is still in the works:

[if !supportLists]· [endif]The purchase some is required software (approx $25) to load the local frequencies on that radio).

ARES EC Report

Gary had the following comments:

[if !supportLists]1) [endif]LPARC is invited by the volunteer Fire and Rescue to have a table at the 07 June 2015 Fireman’s BBQ.

[if !supportLists]2) [endif]Sue Pierce invited LPARC to have a booth at the Neighborhood Night Out Event at Redwood Estates on 04 Aug 2015.

President’s Report N/A

New Business N/A

Training N/A

Bert briefed his ongoing activities in support of his plan to get the LPARC personnel trained up on packet operations. This plan will be presented at the Aug 2015 LPARC meeting. In support of this effort, Bert will be meeting with Cap Pennell on 10 June to discuss the Santa Cruz county packet setup and protocols at the county EOC. Bert will also be comparing Paclink to RMS express and candidate SW to interface with Winlink. Bert mentioned that his plan was to achieve compatibility with Santa Cruz county first. It turns out that Santa Clara county can accept Santa Cruz messages with the vital content even though they may not be in Santa Clara County message formats.

Bert also mentioned the possibility of getting a better TNC for the School equipment. George stated he had a Kamtronics KPC 3+ that might fit the bill. Bert also suggested getting a second Kamtronics KPC 3+ for station operational reliability. The cost would be $200, and Austin mentioned that the current club account easily had that amount on hand.

Mike, a visitor to the meeting asked about how to get his technician’s license. Several folks provided Mike with good approaches.

Old Business

Bert motions meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm, Gary seconds, adjourned.