January Monthly Meeting

The first meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association for 2015 was this past Monday and like every first meeting of the new year the top priority is the election of new officers.  The 2015 PARA officers are:

President –  Ken Wontor KW4DI

Vice President – Mike Newman  WD4EFZ

Treasurer – Paul Smith ND4X

Secretary – Jeff Wielgos KB9BVL

Among topics discussed were the club insurance for this year is due.  The $260 amount was approved.  Jim Rudd reminded us of the “No Tobacco” policy for the entire campus.  Ken showed several video clips on the Fox Hole Radio and the use of an antenna tuner.  Mike Newman added that the tuner didn’t actually change the characteristics of the antenna but made it match what the transceiver wanted to see.  He also cautioned putting too much power into a severe mismatch could create a fire situation, IE max smoke.

Net control operators have been set for the next month.  To view the NCO’s click here.

Club dues for 2015 are also due at this time.  The dues are $20/year, or $25/year for all members of a family living at the same address.

Congratulations to our new officers and we look forward to a fun and exciting year in amateur radio.  Until next time….

73’s

Rob – KC9VFV

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