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Meeting notes: April 10, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 22 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from February and March were read due to the special club program in March.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Ordered a new Yaesu Fusion repeater.

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• Extended the tail squelch of the club’s repeater.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• POD exercise was held on April 1st. Three radio stations were used. Hendricks Regional and I.U West hospitals and a portable radio station at the Danville High School. Operated for one hour and handled 17 messages.
• Monthly Hospital Test Net April 15th at 10:30am, 147.570 Mhz.
• Membership meeting April 19th, 7pm at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center.
• April 15th, Bob Burns W9BU will show us on how to use Win-link. 1-3pm at the HCSSC.

RACES Report : Bob Burns
• Couple of Severe weather episodes lately, Bob thanked those who participated on the Hendricks County SKYWARN Net.
• A mass communication system is being set up by the county to be used to warn RACES members and to those hams who reside in Hendricks County that operate on the Hendricks County SKYWARN Net.

Old Business :

New Business :
• An idea was brought up for the club to make a plaque for Hendricks County Amateur of the year. The plaque would be at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center for display. Ron Burke to follow up with the senior center for placement.
• Field Day is June 24-25, 2017.
• Bruce Jones will oversee the club’s field day activities this year. Erik Cohee will volunteer for antenna set up. Tom Hansen will do the GOTA station and will be the liaison between the club and the Hendricks County Fairgrounds.

Other Announcements :
• 4th of July parade in Brownsburg contact person will be Bob Thompson.
• NVIS (Near Vertical Incident Skywave) event will be April 22, 10a-2p at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds.

Special Program :
• Demonstration from the Avon Roborioles club.

Meeting closed : At 8:30 pm Bruce Jones made a motion to close the meeting, which was seconded by Jay Wright.

Respectfully submitted, Ron Burke KB9DJA