3M ARC November 2001 Meeting Minutes
The monthly meeting of the 3M ARC was held November 8, 2001 at the Spicewood
Springs Branch of the Austin Public Library at 8637 Spicewood Springs Road. The
meeting started at approximately 6:00 pm.
There was no secretary’s report for October since the October meeting was
The treasurer’s report for November 2001 was read and
Reports of Standing Committees
3M Half Marathon – Dan Cronch is looking for volunteers to help at the 3M
Ham Magazine Distribution – Tom Nevue is continuing to distribute magazines to
shops in the Cedar Park area.
Worldwide Net – Dan is still looking for volunteers to assist with the
Wednesday 3M Worldwide Net meeting. John Benedict agreed to escort those
individuals who are not 3M employees and also agreed to provide general coverage
for those without a general or higher license who wish to participate.
Reports of Special Committees
K3M Certificates – We agreed to get these completed and mailed as soon as
Holiday Party – Dan Reisem reported that the Christmas party would be at
Shades Cafe (Lakeline Plaza) on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:30 to 8:00. A
motion was carried to budget $100 for this party.
Officer Nominations – The following candidates will appear on the
ballot: Dan Cronch – President Dick Taylor or Debbie Ward – Vice
President Tom Nevue – Treasurer Elmont Hollingsworth – SecretaryWrite in
candidates will be accepted.
Repairs in Radio Room – The TNC-KPC3 has been repaired and is operational.
The TNC-PK232 hasn’t been repaired because parts are difficult to find. A
search via SwapNet will be made for these parts.
3M Centennial Special Event – Debbie will investigate the possibility of the
3MARC hosting a special event for the 3M Centennial. Tom agreed to help.
Internet Repeater Link to St. Paul Repeater – On hold.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Event – Even though
participant turnout was low, the event went smoothly. About $35,000 was raised.
The club received a certificate of appreciation from the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge Activity – All six Boy Scouts qualified for the
W1AW/5 – The Central Texas DX & Contest Club and the Amateur Radio
operators in Texas will represent the US in the 2002 IARU HF World Championship,
July 13-14. Richard King, president of the CTDXCC, would like to attend our club
meeting to talk about this event.
TNC – There’s a lot of interest in packet radio. Currently, equipment in the
radio room used for packet radio is set up in TNC. Is it okay to leave the
equipment set up in TNC instead of TCP/IP?
The business meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm. Afterwards, Dan Reisem gave a
presentation on electrical tape. Free samples were given out.