Friday, June 10, 2016

EAWA Minutes June 9, 2016

The June 9, 2016 meeting of The Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association was called to order at 7:03 PM by President Mark Albee N1MEA. Evie KA1BRA made a motion to accept the May 12, 2016 Minutes as e-mailed. The motion was seconded by Rob W8HAP. Motion carried. Rob W8HAP made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report of Petty cash $297.54, Savings Account $1201.08,VE Account $18.82, and Repeater Fund $92.39. The motion was seconded by Chris AB1PZ. The motion carried.

VE Session    -Phil N1EP will be holding a VE test session on Sunday, June 12th at 9:00 AM at Meadow View Apartments IV Dining Complex on Tweedie Lane, Ellsworth. Walk ins will be welcome and all class exams will be available.

Field Day- Field Day is June 24-26th this year. Here's the scoop thus far:
Friday, June 24th  Set up any time after lunch. Mark N1MEA plus maybe more plan to stay overnight Friday with the gear.
Rigs: Mark's gear, EMA radio (s)
Power: Rob W8HAP urged us not to use the EMA propane generator because of the noise. Chris AB1PZ, EMA, and others have generators that can be used. Mark N1MEA and Chris AB1PZ will bring gas. Evie KA1BRA has propane for the grill. Rob W8HAP will also have solar.
Antennas: Phil N1EP suggested to Evie that each station have a vertical and a horizonal antenna in order to avoid interference with the other stations nearby. Several folks including the EMA have antennas, but maybe not all the ones needed to provide a vertical and horizontal as recommended by Phil N1EP.
Logging Program: Rob  W8HAp and Mark N1MEA will download the latest logging program for the event.
We are allowed to have one VHF as a "free" station this year. Mark N1MEA may try to get that going. We will be operating 2A--1 sideband, 1 CW, and 1GOTA station.

Other: Evie KA1BRA has brochures for a PR table. Dick W1KRP will do social media PR for Field Day. Andrew Sankey KB1TGL will be our Safety Officer.
Saturday about 5:00PM will be a pot luck supper. Breakfast and lunches will be provided as well as coffee and water. Please bring what other beverage(s)one might prefer to consume.
Operating: If one has a certain time that he/she would like to be on the air, please let me know. John KQ1P plans to CW the wee hours of Saturday night/Sunday morning. Rob W8HAP will CW when the station is free.

Rob W8HAP made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Chris AB1PZ. So done at 7:35 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Evie Sargent KA1BRA, Treasurer/Secretary

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