July 2015

Minutes for the July 13, 2015 PARA Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Ken Wontor with 17 people present including 3 visitors.

Minutes from the previous meeting were not available.

The treasurer’s report was given by Paul Smith.

Cash on hand    $681.00

Savings account    $7.00

CDs                     $2330.00

Total                   $3471.00

Motion was made to pay the W4NJA.ORG domain registration fee of $30.00.   Motion passed.

Field Day was discussed and Paul updated us on how the club call is doing on LOTW.

Net Control Operators were assigned:

Date Net Control
July 19 KY4LDS
July 26 KY4LDS
Aug 2 KG4VKB
Aug 9 KW4DI

We also discussed having regular programs at the meetings to help new hams.  Some of the topics discussed were:


QSL incoming/outgoing bureaus

Grounding practices

SDR radios

Club members are requested to let a club officer know about topics that he or she is interested in and we will try to get a program going for that topic.

Paul gave a brief introduction to LOTW after the discussion.

We also discussed the club operating some kind of Special Event station.  Some interest was show in operating an IOTA station (Islands on the air) from the “island” below the powerhouse at Kentucky Dam.  This location should draw a lot of activity since it is a newly designated island.  We plan to do this later in the year when we have cooler weather.

Ed, AB4IQ has made reservations at Casa Mexicana Restaurant for the second Monday in December 9th for the annual Christmas party.  Stay tuned for a time.