Minutes of Baldwin Hills ARC Meeting 3/4/98

The second 1998 meeting of the Baldwin Hills Amateur Radio Club was called to order by the President, Ed, KD6LT, at 7:42 PM on March 4, 1998. Also in attendance were Dieter, KD6LVW, the Vice-President; Hugh, NV6H, the Secretary; Ed, WA6MDJ, the Chairman of the Board; and David, N6HGJ, our dauntless Membership Chairman/ Treasurer.

I. Old Business

  1. The Secretary read the minutes for February, 1998. They were approved with one correction.
  2. Ed, WA6MDJ, re-opened the matter of saving money on monthly room rentals for the meetings. It appears that the Club could indeed meet in a large enough room at a saving of something like $100 a year. The matter was put off until April for study.
  3. The Secretary reported, in his capacity as ARRL representative, that the League now has a large book on compliance with the new RF safety requirement. There is also a document on the FCC Web page which explains what hams must do, which in most cases is nothing.
  4. The Vice-President noted that APRS has asked for a new frequency of 144.39 as per the national band plan, pending TASMA approval.
  5. The President, in his last time as LAACARC rep, reported on the recent meeting. ARRL has decided not to pursue licensing reform. The HAMCON at the Queen Mary is definitely on, but nobody has done much advance work. The Orange SM thinks LAACARC should join TASMA, if anyone wants to take this on.

II. New Business

  1. The President is looking for a Field Day chairman, as this event is in June, sooner than you think. Turnout remains nonexistent at the VE testing, so they are thinking of either joining Jun's group or to test on the meeting nights and get the room for free.
  2. Greg, KD6AIS, is taking signups for communication help at this year's UNCF Walk on May 30, starting in the Crenshaw/Baldwin Hills area. 10 to 15 people are needed.
  3. As the prizes for the Community Service raffle weren't there, this drawing will be held at the April meeting. It was MOVED and SECONDED from the floor that the rules be changed to require that the winner be present at the meeting, to improve attendance. This motion PASSED.
  4. The President thanked Samir for his really awesome refreshments.

With this, we adjourned at 8:35 PM, until April Fools' Day, 1998.

Submitted for approval this 1st day of April, 1998

by Hugh Stegman NV6H,