3M ARC July 2001 Meeting Minutes
The monthly meeting of the 3M ARC was held July 12, 2001 at the Spicewood Springs Branch of the Austin Public Library at 8637 Spicewood Springs Road. The meeting started at 6:07 pm.
The treasurer’s report for July 12, 2001 was read and accepted.
The secretary’s report for June 14 was read and accepted.
Reports of Special Committees
Radio Equipment/Repeater Repair and Replacement – Two transmitters are working. The 1.5k amplifier has been tuned and is operational. Instructions will be placed beside the amplifier. The repeater has been repaired. The PK-232 is undergoing repairs.
Satellite Station – Nothing to report at this time.
Antenna Rotor – Need to get into the rotor case.
K3M Special Event Certificates – The certificates have not been mailed out. Club members expressed concern that the reputation of our club will be harmed by the slowness of our response. Old Business
Field Day Planning – We totaled 2,650 contacts. We had some competition this year. A commentary on our operations was sent out Saturday night on 20M at 1:30am Zulu.
Operator Schedule for Worldwide Net – Operators are needed for the Worldwide Net on Wednesday nights.
Remote Repeater Receiver in Georgetown/Leander Area – We have three lengths of Rhone tower for the remote receiver. We’re working on the ground antenna and the Super Stationmaster.
Light the Night Event – Members were reminded of the volunteer opportunities for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event in September. This is a night 3-mile Walk for Life event and radio support for health and welfare is needed. The Austin event is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 and will held around the Town Lake area. The San Marcos event is scheduled for Sunday, September 23 at City Park. Volunteers will be needed from about 6:00pm – 9:30pm. Debbie will provide more details about this event, including a map to scale.
3M’s 100th anniversary will occur in 2002. Do we want a special event? If so, we need to start soon. Will the St. Paul radio club be willing to host the event?
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:00 pm.