Tuesday, September 13, 2016

EAWA Minutes September 8, 2016

The September 8, 2016 meeting of The Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association was called to order at 7:00 PM by President Mark Albee N1MEA. Evie KA1BRA made a motion to accept the August 11, 2016 Minutes as e-mailed. The motion was seconded by Rob W8HAP. Motion carried. Gwen KC1BKN made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report of Petty cash $193.01, Savings Account $1216.55,VE Account $18.82, and Repeater Fund $92.39. The motion was seconded by Ron N1AHH. The motion carried.


Net Controls EMCOMM (Tuesdays, around 7:00 PM, 146.91 repeater)        

                             September 13       Chris AB1PZ

                             September 20       Mark N1MEA              

                             September 27       Evie KA1BRA

                             October 4             No Net

                             October 11           Mark N1MEA     

          Net Controls EAWA Net (Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, 147.03  repeater)              

                             September 14       Chris AB1PZ         

                             September 21       Mark N1MEA                        

                             September 28       Evie KA1BRA

                             October 5             Evie KA1BRA

                             October 12           Mark N1MEA

MDI Marathon-
Evie KA1BRA was asked to contact Gary Allen to find out if amateur help is needed for the Marathon this year. Evie will get back to Chris with the information.
LATE NOTE: The MDI Marathon organizers do plan on amateur radio help again this year. I have a family commitment and cannot attend. We also have two hams who usually help, but have medical issues that might prevent them from helping this year. If you are able to help, please contact Chris AB1PZ at ohno5below@hotmail.com. The Marathon is Sunday October 16 and will be busier than usual since it's the 100th Acadia Anniversary. If you can even help for a short while, do contact Chris or Evie eviesargent@yahoo.com.

Meadow View Antennas - Dick W1KRP mentioned that there was an inspection at Meadow View and something had to be done about the dangling antenna soon. Chris AB1PZ set this coming Sunday at 1:00 PM to see what needs to be replaced or repaired. The antenna may not be repairable. Chris will bring a ladder and Mark N1MEA will also be there to help. Other helping hands are most welcome!

Rob W8HAP made a motion to adjourn the business meeting. The motion was seconded by Mark N1MEA. So done at 7:12 PM. 

Respectfully submitted,

Evie Sargent KA1BRA, Treasurer/Secretary


Ron N1AHH presented a very interesting program on DMR.

In brief from Evie's notes:


              Scaleable: from a single repeater to world-wide

              ~$1700 Eddington Repeater

               Efficient use of spectrum

               Centrally controled system

               Lower cost

              Battery use extended by 40%

               Forward error correction

              Universal Translator

Thank you, Ron!!


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