Minutes of Baldwin Hills ARC Meeting 8/5/98

The seventh 1998 meeting of the Baldwin Hills Amateur Radio Club was called to order by the President, Ed, KD6LT, at 1946 on August 5. Also in attendance were Ed, N6EW, Chairman of the Board; Hugh, NV6H, the Secretary; and David, N6HGJ, our dedicated Membership Chairman/Treasurer.

I. Old Business

  1. The Secretary read his way cool minutes, which were accepted as read.
  2. The Treasurer reported that the Club had $603 in its account. There was one 2-year renewal, and one new membership with family. The room has been paid for the rest of the year.
  3. The Secretary, acting in his capacity of ARRL representative, reminded everyone of the 1998 SW Division Convention in San Diego. Also, he read the minute from the League board meeting that put the wheels in motion to petition FCC for amateur license restructuring. Provided this goes through, which it probably will, there will be four grades, A through D, and the fastest code element will be 12 WPM.
  4. The President, acting as LAACARC rep, reported on the LA Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs meeting. ARRL is looking for radio coach volunteers to Elmer kids who express interest in school. TASMA is redoing its database (which needs it), and moving APRS to 144.390. We still need people to write Congress in support of the Amateur Spectrum Preservation Act.

II. New Business

  1. Greg, KD6AIS, showed us his new commercial radio, which looks and performs more like a PCS phone. Apparently, Nextel is buying up all the mom 'n' pop repeaters and giving everyone radiotelephones with lots of features - for a price! (I have seen these Nextel things all over town.)

With this, we thanked Samir for his typically great refreshments, and stood ADJOURNED at 2018, until September 2, 1998.

Submitted for approval this 2nd day of September, 1998

by Hugh Stegman NV6H,