January 2020


Meeting Bullets:
  The meeting convened at 6:33 pm.  Vice President McIntosh started the meeting for delayed President Couch.
  Treasurer Richard Lee presented the 2019-2020 finance report with a summary of last year's budget performance.
  New President Jere Couch arrived, welcomed all present, and introduced himself with some background and biographical information.
  President Couch then asked all members to email him ( jere@n4dq.com ) and introduce themselves including their particular interests in amateur radio and suggestions for the club.
  President Couch presented his 2020 budget proposal which was approved by the membership.
  Bruce Raymond and Joel Emmett were appointed for the 2020 audit committee.
  Don Newberry gave an interesting and excellent presentation on EME (Earth Moon Earth) communication and his efforts in the field.

Other News:        
     VE Coordinator Joel Emmett reported that all three examinees passed exams in January resulting in new Tech, General, and Extra class tickets!  Joel also thanked the group of examiners that assisted with the test session.  Many thanks to Joel and the VE team for keeping our membership growing.  This is an important part of ham radio that requires time and dedication.

Editorial:
   
 We had an exceptionally well attended January meeting with 5 guests, most regular, and few less regular members in attendance.  The presentation and new information were great but can only be appreciated in person.  I have heard of moon bounce communications for decades but never realized it was so involved.


Please note:
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