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Meeting Notes: May 9, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer. There were 20 members and 7 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from April were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report :John Farmer

Trustee’s Report :
• The repeater is working fine.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Hospital net this month on 147.570 MHz 9:30am Thursday, May 19, 2016.
• Hendricks Regional hospital moved their amateur radio station, however when a SWR check was done, there’s a short near the antenna.
• AEC Gordon updated us on the S.E.T. coming in October 15, 2016.
• Having a ham training class at the Field Day site this year.

RACES Report : Bob Burns
• Thanks for those who checked in on the weather net on Sunday May 1st.
• The county EMA director wants RACES to help monitor the weekly weather siren drills.

Old Business :

New Business :
• A motion was brought up for the club to donate $100 to the Avon United Methodist Church for hosting our Field Day this year. Tom Hansen made the motion, Gordon Cotton 2nd. Motion passed .
• Update on the club’s special event station: June 11th, starting at 10am at Ellis Park in Danville. Set up will be at 9:00am. The club can use this special callsign: K9W, from May 28th to June 11th.

Other Announcements :
• QSO party was discussed.

Special Report :
• Bill McCleary built a device to temporary hang an antenna on a utility pole. This devise can be used at this year’s Field Day.

Meeting closed : At 8:33 pm Bob Burns made a motion to close the meeting, which was seconded by Bill McCleary.

Respectfully submitted, Ron Burke KB9DJA