|LARG Monthly Meeting
July 15, 2006
The meeting was called to order by Vice President, Dave Putman, KE4S, at 8:40am with 25 members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The minutes of the June meeting and the Treasurer's Report were both approved as submitted.
Balloon - Tom, WB3AKD, reported that the balloon manufacturer we used in now out of business. New sources for balloons are available, but they will be more expensive. Henry, K2BFY, donated a weather balloon to the club.
Emergency/Public Service - Tom, WB3AKD, had nothing new to report from this past month.
The Reston Bike Ride in August is the next regularly scheduled public service event.
The Octoberfest in Lovettsville, which is held at the end of September/first of October, is looking for radio support. More information will be forthcoming.
Contests - nothing to report
Interference - Mark, W3ZI, reported an Echolink transmission speaking exclusively a foreign language has been picked up. This shows future problems that could be possible in VOIP communications. He also reported that a new OO is needed for the Section.
Coax - Tom, WB3AKD, reports that he still has coax available for those who signed up.
Field Day - Jeff, KE5APC, gave an after-action report on Field Day 2006:
Donated Station - Merc, N4TGA stated that we are still looking for suggestions on how to use the donated equipment. The TS-930S was checked out and is in working condition. A storage location for the equipment is also needed.
Antenna Project - Stevens Miller, WA4LDA, told the club that he was looking for other hams to help work on an antenna restriction project for the HOA Board in the Broadlands.
Photos - Norm, AI2C, made a call for any additional pictures of Field Day that could be posted on our website.
The motion to adjourn was heard and seconded. The meeting was dismissed at 9:20am.
Randy Sly, W4XJ