Minutes of Baldwin Hills ARC Meeting 11/6/97
The eleventh 1997 meeting of the Baldwin Hills
Amateur Radio Club was called to order by the President, Greg, KD6AIS, at
7:41 PM on November 6, 1997. Also in attendance were Hugh, NV6H, the Secretary;
and Ed, WA6MDJ, Chairman of the Board of Directors. David, N6HGJ, our valued
Membership Chairman/ Treasurer, arrived soon after.
I. Old Business
- The Secretary read the minutes. They were
accepted as read.
- The Secretary, acting in his capacity as
ARRL liaison, noted that the 'scanner bill' in the telecom committee has
been pretty well gutted in markup. It now seeks only to 'protect' commercial
telephone frequencies, which are illegal under two previous laws anyway.
- WA6MDJ reported that the tower work is still
pending. Arrangements for the Christmas party are the same as last year;
$25 at Bruno's on Centinela near Venice Blvd.. Club members should have
gotten a mailing on this. I paid up. Yummmm. The first raffle prize will
again be a hand held radio. The Community Events Raffle, based on participation
in Club activities, will be in January. The January meeting may
be moved to Monday, the fifth, due to CES.
- WA6MDJ is still checking on cheaper alternatives
for the meeting room, but he noted that the Club gets a great deal on its
present space. The President inquired about the low audio fidelity of the
Newsline playbacks since their dedicated phone line went away. Apparently,
it's mike-in-the-speaker time, until someone connects up their radio directly.
II. New Business
- Ed, KD6LT, our representative to the Los
Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs, reported on the bi-monthly
LAACARC meeting. He noted that Fried Heyn still maintains the guest speaker
list, and that SCRRBA voted down a 12.5 kHz split on 440. It isn't too
early to start thinking about the 1999 ARRL SW Division Convention (HAMCON)
at the Queen Mary on October 1-3. Finally, Ed noted that the annual Baker
to Vegas relay run is getting huge, with 219 teams and international press
coverage, and it's gonna need 120 hams this spring.
- David, N6HGJ, reported the Club balance as
$10 less than the month before. He reminded us that the latest newsletter
is in a .PDF file on the Club web page. There was a discussion of the best
way to do this, and how to determine who wants electronic distribution
vs. Snail Mail.
- The President reminded us of the upcoming
Rose Parade, and that TORRA had some spaces available. Meetings are on
the air, 147.270, on each last Thursday. Hams showing up at the December
12 credential meeting can also be signed up.
- At this point, the President opened the floor
for 1998 officer nominations. There were no new ones. Nominations were
closed. Nominees remain Dieter, KD6LVW, for VP; Hugh, NV6H, for Secretary;
and David, N6HGJ, for Membership Chairman/ Treasurer, which he may very
well be doing for life.
- Samir was thanked, and the meeting was adjourned
at 8:23 PM, until 7:30 on December 3rd.
Submitted for approval this 3rd day of December,
by Hugh Stegman NV6H,