September - 2023

Meeting Bullets:
  President Joe McIntosh, called the meeting to order at 6:30PM and noted the previous meeting minutes were posted on the website.
  Treasurer Tom Wallace presented the Treasurer's report.
  WinLink Net Controller John Acton was not present but continues to post the weekly Winlink exercise on our home page.
  President Joe McIntosh reported that the 147.090 repeater has been repaired.  The club spent $200 to help cover the cost.
  Ron Thomas noted that the Rabin repeater could use a tune-up.  That will be explored in the next few weeks.
  President Joe McIntosh reported that the club purchased an 80/40 antenna to replace the damaged dipole at the EMA.  Cost was $249.94.
  President Joe McIntosh says he is working with local scouts for the Jamboree on the air event on October 21-22.
  Ken Bell reported that he was contacted by Patrick Kenny as to possibly holding Winter Field Day at WMOB radio station on the Bay.  Something to consider.
  Ken Bell gave a presentation on the Alabama QSO Party he and Ron Thomas worked from Covington County using the club callsign.  They hold all the records!
  Joe McIntosh gave a presentation on the recent SET exercise that the club did in conjunction with the EOC.  The exercise was very successful.
  Rich Lee and Ken Bell gave a report and presentation on the upcoming MS Bike ride.

Other News:
VE Coordinator Joel Emmett was not present.  The next VE test session is on October 7th.  If you are interested in becoming a ham or upgrading your license, be sure to visit the VE testing schedule for 2023 which is now posted on the home pageThere you will also find more information on VE testing and Joel's contact information.

I counted 25 in attendance on this late summer evening.  We got a lot of updates on recent events and activities and as always had a pleasant gathering.  I hope to see everyone at the meeting next month!

Please note:
The club's policy is to publish the last meeting minutes on the website well in advance of the next meeting.  This saves time at the meetings and gives members a chance to analyze and discuss any items at the meeting.  The minutes also include more details on club business than is possible in the Kerchunker.  Please go to the Meetings Page to view current and past meeting minutes.


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