of Baldwin Hills ARC Meeting 5/6/98
The fourth 1998 meeting of the Baldwin Hills
Amateur Radio Club was called to order by the President, Ed, KD6LT,
at 7:39 PM on May 6, 1998. Also in attendance were Dieter, KD6LVW,
the Vice-President; Ed, N6EW, the Chairman of the Board; Hugh, NV6H,
the Secretary; and David, N6HGJ, our totally cool Membership Chairman/Treasurer.
I. Old Business
- Ed, WA6MDJ/ N6EW, noted that site cleanup
on Signal Hill was coming up. All repeaters were OK except for 10 meters,
which needed battery work.
- The Secretary read his typically awesome
minutes, which were accepted as read. He also mentioned this year's ARRL
convention, which is in San Diego. Early registration had ended the day
before, but Sandy was nice and let us in for the ten bucks at the meeting.
- The Vice-President reported that 12 people
had shown at the latest Jun's Electronics testing session. SCDCC has gone
to quarterly meetings, and the status of APRS' coordination was still pending
at TASMA. The Secretary wants the record to show that the Vice-President
deserves high commendation for hanging our Club banner before the meeting,
just like old times!
- The Treasurer noted that the club had about
$700 in bills coming up, and just about enough in the treasury to pay them.
One of these is room rental. We'll be staying in the Rotunda Room this
- Ed, WA6MDJ/N6EW reported that Field Day,
June 27-28, will probably be at Blue Ridge this year, El Nino permitting.
It will not be at Guffey Campground (aka Camp Goofy) which had another
forest fire, burning whatever survived the first one. Campsites are therefore
first come, first served.
- The President, in his capacity of LAACARC
rep, reported on that Council's recent meeting with the FCC, in which more
(or some!) enforcement was promised. The Council contributed $200 to Newsline,
which needs it. Since Ed is President now, we could use another volunteer
to attend LAACARC meetings, every other month. We also need Field Day and
Community Events chairpersons.
- Greg, KD6AIS, was still looking for volunteers
for the UNCF's worthy Walk-A-Thon, which BARC is doing along with the Los
II. New Business
- The President introduced the proverbial man
who needs no introduction, good old Fried Heyn, WA6WZO, ARRL SW Division
Director. Fried showed a Field Day video, and answered questions, mostly
about problems on two meters. He spoke some more about the upcoming convention.
On Friday, they will do 5 hours on RF safety, and 5 on amateur satellites!
- Fried shamed me into finding more pins for
my ARRL badge, which will be back in June. We missed it. It was also noted
that people really should renew their League membership through BARC, as
the Club gets money.
- The Community Affairs Raffle was moved to
the June meeting, despite objections from the Vice-President, who argued
that it had been announced as May on the net. He was overruled on the matter.
With this, we adjourned at 8:44 PM, until June
Submitted for approval this 3rd
day of June, 1998
by Hugh Stegman NV6H,