Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes 2020/01/08

Minutes for the SARA Meeting on January 8, 2020

Attendees:

Peter MelhusAA6PM
Jeff WalkerN6ADE
Larry HawkinsonKJ6GMN
John GlassNU6P
Tom ServerNT6S
James LindsayKN6BSW
Morris JonesAD6ZH
John YontzAA6JY
Jack GriswoldKM6ZWR
David B. RitchieW6DR
Diana Steps
Steve StepsAJ6HM
Wendy LynnKM6KKY
Yin ShihN9YS
Mike TurnerN6DXQ
Walter SpectorW6WS
Stan RobertsAB6SR
Lyle TophamKB6OKO
Steve GlowinskiKM6JIL

Meeting called to order by Peter Melhus at 19:30

Business meeting started 19:32 (started to give the speaker time to properly setup)

Peter entertained a motion to accept the previous meeting’s minutes as posted on K6SA.NET.
Yin (N9YS) raised the motion
Seconded by John (NU6P)
Yeas: all, Nays: none

Peter discussed the FARS Winter Banquet (Foothills Amateur Radio Society) linked here
February 28, 2020 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Reservations are required
Keynote speaker is Dr. Andrew Cromarty (N6JLJ) with a discussion on Heathkit.
Grand prize raffle prize is: Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver

Peter then discussed the upcoming credentialing program that Santa Clara County ARES/RACES is launching in 2020. Please look forward to further email, website updates, and other materials if you are interested in emergency communications.

Guest Speaker:

Eric Swartz (WA6HHQ), co-founder of Elecraft discussed their upcoming product, the K4.

Return to the business meeting:

  • Treasurer:
    • $5,700 bank balance
    • 43 members
    • Starting the 2020 renewals
    • Trialing a PayPal renewal process

Business meeting adjourned 20:24

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