Meeting Minutes 2014/10/13

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Meeting Minutes for 2014/10/06

Meeting started around 23:00 EDT on Google Video Chat

Attendance

  • Ricky Elrod (N8QSL)
  • Andrew Hewko (KD8JKF)
  • Jimmy Carter (KG4SGP)

Administrative

Ricky to post office for PO Box. Still waiting on call sign paperwork to get through.

EME Project

As we will focus on the EME project as a club we have decided to set some milestones and lay out how we would like to accomplish this project.

Plan of action:

  • Obtain the antenna from storage
  • Check antenna detentions
  • Do a calculation as to the gain of the current system. Check to see if this is good, and if we need a power amplifier for contacts.
  • Ask Jason S. if we could borrow his power amplifier. Invite him into the project.
  • Build/Find stands for the antenna to make this somewhat portable
  • Schedule a contact (see what the other end wants to use [WSJT, CW etc]) and try to make a contact
  • Try to make a contact in Morse Code
  • Try to hear own echoes off the Moon

Success? (in order they should probably be attempted.)

  • 1st Some contact off of the moon in any mode.
  • 2nd Hear own echo

Finances

There was a lot of discussion on the finances of the club and how we wanted to approach running the club finances at this meeting. Some of what we came up with:

  • There shall be digital copies of receipts for record keeping
  • Receipts shall be required for reimbursements from the club.
  • We would like to produce quarterly financial reports.
  • Quarters will start on October 1st 2014 and occur on the first of every 3 months following.