July 23, 2019 meeting minutes

The meeting was called to order when the President arrived at 7:15 PM.

Attending: Mary KU5Z, Jim AB5JK, Erik K5WW.

Treasurer’s report: $906.98, after reimbursing K5WW $17.40 for sending DX QSL cards to the ARRL Outgoing QSL Bureau.

During preparations for the ARRL Field Day K5WW discovered that the link between the stations PCs had been severed, due to a recent update to the marvelous Meraki access point. After discussing the problem with the hospital’s IT guys and to remedy that problem K5WW installed a wireless bridge; and now the logging PCs are happy again.

Jim has some amazing plans to provide free, hospital-independent internet access to the shack, creating some redundancy for some of our internet needs, thanks to some surplus equipment he got his hands on. That would come in handy for when the repeater is back on the air.

Speaking of which: former President Jason KS5TX visited on Friday and had a good look around to see what exactly we would need to get all of our tower/antenna issues handled. He and K5WW made a good list of items (still) needed, and he even shopped around at local equipment rental places to get quotes. That equipment, state of the art stuff I might add, turns out to be quite affordable (renting it, of course!). So we’re going to get that done soon, it looks like, without waiting for cool weather and talking another year about it! 😉

After that he went fishing. A well-earned break. We all hope you caught a few hands full!

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM. Next meeting should be August 27.

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