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Meeting notes: March 14, 2011

The meeting was called to order at 7:08 PM by President John Farmer N9CQ. Fourteen persons were present.

The minutes for the January and February meetings were read and approved.

Treasurer’s report was given by Wayne Fox KE9P.

VP Dennis Gilbey K9JZZ reported a phone number and local news report of how to become a “destination expert” for Hendricks County tourism.

Jay Wright KK9L indicated that the repeater needs to be checked if recent problems are caused by freezing temperatures.

1. John Farmer talked to a fellow from the Park to Park Relay. Anyone wishing to participate in this should get in touch with Bill Schini N9JPS.
2. Field Day:
a. This year’s FD will be held at the same location as before (Hendricks County Fairgrounds).
b. John proposed and it was discussed about operating 3-alpha this year in order to use to new filter equipment. People wishing to operate UHF/VHF would have to bring their own antennas. (Consensus of present membership was that 3-alpha was okay.)
c. Logging software was a problem last year. The club hopes to find resolutions for that.
3. The Indiana QSO Party takes place on May 7-8. The Mini-Marathon also takes place on that weekend.

New Business:
1. Ham license testing will take place on March 30th at the Senior Services Center in Danville.
2. Due to the disaster in Japan, SATERN members are urged to monitor 14.265 MHz. Also there will be a SATERN booth at Dayton this year…and a forum on Dayton Saturday from 9:15-10:15.
3. ARES training will take place at the Sr. Services Center. Feb. was Net Control Fundamentals; March was Preparedness; April will be Message Handling. The session will take place from 1:00-3:00 PM.
a. There are 34 members of ARES in Hendricks County.
b. The weekly net now takes place every Tuesday at 7:30 PM on the 147.015 repeater.
c. There was some discussion about an ARES booth at the 4-H fair next summer. Booth cost is $200.
4. RACES had no report.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:21 PM.