Monday, July 18, 2016

EAWA July Meeting Minutes

EAWA Minutes July 14, 2016

The July 14, 2016 meeting of The Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association was called to order at 7:05 PM by President Mark Albee N1MEA. Evie KA1BRA made a motion to accept the June 9, 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 $178.01, Savings Account $1201.23,VE Account $18.82, and Repeater Fund $92.39. The motion was seconded by Dick W1KRP. The motion carried. Evie mentioned that the food costs for Field Day were $119.53.
Net Controls EMCOMM (Tuesdays, around 7:00 PM, 146.91 repeater)        
                             July 19                 Evie KA1BRA
                             July 26                 Chris AB1PZ                
                             August 2              Mark N1MEA
                             August 9              Evie KA1BRA
 Net Controls EAWA Net (Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, 147.03  repeater)              
                             July 20                 Evie KA1BRA       
                             July 27                 Chris AB1PZ      
                             August 3              Mark N1MEA
                             August 10            Mark N1MEA
Field Day Report - Rob W8HAP gave the following tally for Field Day:
                             CW 469    SSB 131    GOTA 10 = 610 contacts
                             Bonus Points  1450 (We racked up here!)
                             Total Score for 2016 = 3608
                             Total Score for 2015 = 4246
                             Total Score for 2014 = 4334
                             Total Score for 2013 = 4140
                             Rob noted that propagation was not as good this year
                             and we had fewer operators.
From the past - Rob W8HAP received a QSL card and a letter from one of the Field Day contacts. He is a collector of old QSL cards and kindly sent us a W1TU 1948 QSL card from the station of Luke W. Dufresne.
Public Awareness- Dick W1KRP, Galen KB1NJC, et al expressed the need to keep ham radio visible to the public. Dick has been very good about keeping ham radio and the EAWA on public media.  It was expressed that there is a need for a public demo of ham radio like we used to do at the Maine Coast Mall. There was no resolution to this issue.
Rob W8HAP made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Chris AB1PZ. So done at 7:37 PM. 
Respectfully submitted,
Evie Sargent KA1BRA, Treasurer/Secretary


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