January 2016 meeting minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM.

Attending: David W5DUH, Jason KS5TX, Jim AB5JK and Erik K5WW.

Our always-generous President opened the meeting by uncorking (and sharing) a fine bottle of Dom Perignon champagne. Nice! 😉

We discussed the progress regarding the issue of the horrible radio interference at the club shack. After weeks of search and research we found that the interference originates at one or more transformers in an alley a few blocks to our northwest, and pinpointed the problem pole(s). In late December the APE people were informed of our findings and conclusions; and much to our surprise (it was “the holidays” after all!) they showed up at the club shack two days later to check out things. Unfortunately our main guy was out of reach at the time; so the AEP crew headed back home, closing the work order because of “no problem found”. AEP was once again contacted on Friday the 22 of this month (after finding out the work order had been closed) and in agreement with the Uvalde supervisor we will try to meet with him and his crew this week to demonstrate the problem and hopefully get this issue resolved soon. Stay tuned for more!

Also discussed: our participation in the ARRL’s National Parks on the Air event. It’s gonna happen soon; stay tuned for late breaking news even more!!

The Treasurer’s report showed no change from last month; but that is being worked on. We are going to try a new brand of potting soil.

The meeting was adjourned around 8 PM or so.

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