Minutes of Baldwin Hills ARC Meeting 11/4/98
The tenth 1998 meeting of the Baldwin
Hills Amateur Radio Club was called
to order by the President, Ed, KD6LT, at 1939 on November 4. Also
in attendance were Ed, N6EW, Chairman of the Board; Dieter, KD6LVW,
the Vice-President; Hugh, NV6H,
the Secretary; and David, N6HGJ, our dedicated Membership Chairman/Treasurer.
I. Old Business
- The Secretary read his way cool minutes, which were accepted as read.
- Acting in his capacitly as ARRL Representative, the Secretary noted
that the ARRL had modified its licensing proposal to more resemble that
of the FCC.
- The Vice-President announced that the Southern California Repeater
& Remote Base Assn. (the beloved SCRRBA) is considering a 20-kHz band
plan for 440.
- The Chairman related the sad tale of 2-meter Santiago, which used to
have an 8-bay antenna, but at meeting time had a 4-bay, the fate of the
other half, and its feedlines, being quite unknown. In happier news, Harvard
was back up, and the member autopatch would cost 50 per cent less in 1999.
- The Christmas party will again be at Bruno's, at 6 PM on December 12,
with the same great food and way-kool prizes, yes, including radios.
II. New Business
- The President announced the night's featured speaker, David Carsilian,
WA6TWF, owner of the "Super System" of 22 (count 'em 22) repeaters.
He talked about which radios he liked and didn't like, and how to control
them by computer. This is a great way to get new hams up and going. One
file transfer and they're in business. He also has a class upstairs from
Jun's in how to use your radio.
- After this, the speaker showed some very impressive slides of various
engineering jobs he and/or his friends had done on remotely controlled
HF radios and VHF/UHF repeaters, including what has to be the ultimate
solution to the problem of DXing in the city. It's a remotely controlled
flame thrower out on the desert, operated from Newport Beach by a virtual
transceiver on a computer screen. One paltry megabuck gets you one too.
With this drooling session, we thanked Samir for his typically great
refreshments, and stood ADJOURNED at 2047, until December 2, 1998.
Submitted for approval this 2nd day of December, 1998
by Hugh Stegman NV6H, Secretary