3M ARC October 1999 Meeting Minutes
The monthly meeting of the 3MARC was held October 14, 1999 at Mr. Gatti’s Pizzaria. The meeting was called to order at 6:10PM by Brian Inberg, there were 7 members present. The September meeting minutes and treasures report were read and approved.
Antenna-The 40 meter beam antenna will be assembled in the pent house and on the roof of the building starting the week of 10/18. The schedule is 11:30-12:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until completed. Volunteers are needed and should show up when possible. Dwight Baldwin will do scheduling and logistics and any day or time changes will be sent out on Lotus Notes. Tom Nevue will check the availability of an antenna installation company and the suggested raising date is November 13. Tom Nevue will coordinate the other tower repair items i.e. the antenna rotor and install cable bridge.
Repeater Status-The collinear antenna appears to be operating properly now. Tom will present information at the next meeting. The paperwork has been filed for the annual repeater frequency coordination.
Club Officers-Four candidates have been coerced into running for club officer. A ballot will be made up and sent out to members in October. Ballots need to be returned by the November meeting. Candidates are:
President Dwight Baldwin
Vice President Dick Taylor
Treasure Tom Nevue
Secretary Gene Olson
Open House-The dates for the open house are December 7, 8 and 9. Hours are from 11:30-12:30 on the 7th and 9th and from 5PM to 7PM on the 8th. On Tuesday the 7th the focus will be on packet radio. Harold Bates will have his home station operational so keyboard to keyboard QSO’s can take place. On Wednesday the 8th the focus will be on the worldwide net and on the 9th. 2 meter, packet or HF or wherever there is the most interest.
Y2K event-Three ads have been submitted to QST, CQ and 73 magazines and should be in the December issues. Tom Nevue will go over proposed event information and further planning and commitments will be needed at the November meeting.
Radio Repairs-The TS 440 xmtr will need to be sent into Kenwood for repairs. Tom Nevue asked the 3M club if funds are available for the repair. No answer yet.
Clean-up. There was a brief discussion regarding club interest in cleaning up a section of 2222 as a possible method of raising funds for the club. The clean up is done 4 times annually and the 3M club pays $250 per time. Further discussion was tabled until the November meeting.
Christmas Party-Dan Reisem volunteered to coordinate the annual Christmas party. He will report at the November meeting.
November Meeting Location-Mr. Gatti’s is undergoing renovation and the small meeting rooms no longer exist. John Benedict will check during the month of October to determine if there is a spot for our meetings in November. If not, the November meeting will probably be held at the 3M center radio room. The final decision on the location will be announced over the repeater beginning on the Monday preceding the next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:52PM.