NORTH BREVARD AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
MINUTES NOVEMBER 9, 2017
Mary Haag, KJ4HDJ, President, opened the meeting at 1900 hours.
Pledge of allegiance to our flag led by Gary Hayward, KJ4BOJ, Vice President.
Steve Haag, KJ4FJV, Treasurer presented the Treasurer's Report. Approved by members present.
Nominations have been presented and will be voted on at the Christmas Dinner.
Nominations are: Mary Haag - President
Gary Hayward - Vice President
Steve Haag - Tresurer
Jim Hough - Secretary
Ricky DeLuco - Technical Director (appointed)
William Klosowski - Assistant Technical Director (appointed)
Mike Fontanna - Operations Director (appointed)
Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Ricky Deluco for his invaluablle service in Installation,
Maintenance, and Operation of our communication equipment. He was then appointed Technical Director
William Klosowski was also acknowlege for his invaluable service in Installation, Maintenance and
Operation of our communication equipment and the Installation of his own repeater equipment and was
appointed Assistant Technical Director.
Christmas Dinner will be at the Chinese Buffet, Thursday, December 14, in the Target Shopping Aera at
Minutes of October Meeting were read by Secetary Hough W5ZXO, and approved by members present.
Dan McDonald, W4DMD reported to Ricky that he has connectivity with our repeated. There was a de-
sensing problem with the former Alinco Repeater. Dan’s name in list of members attending the October
Meeting was inadvertently omitted from the Web Site. His attendance was in the October Minutes.
Perhaps, Eric could correct that in the Web Site. List should include Dan McDonald, W4DMD.
ICOM repeater is working, software installation progressing. Antenna weatherhead is good but there was
no ground on antenna. Grounded to cold water pipe in area. Ricky/William/Eric will be running five new
feedlines into room for additional equipment. Adding a slide rail to present mast for uhf and vhf additional
repeaters for winlink-APRS-DMR, etc.
Christmas Parade 9 December. Use .33 for primary and .85 for secondary comm. Participants bring Radio
programmed and a spare battery is recommeneded. Wear Club shirts if you have them and the Safty Vest,
again if you have them. This is our opportunity to expose Ham Radio to the community and present a
favorable image of what we can do! Contact Gary, KJ4BOJ and request the position along the parade route
Please pray for Mary who has a scheduled operation soon.
Question on our 501-3C. Required payment sent in and cashed but no response back. Government slow
but if they have our money it must be good.
Gerald, KJ4IMP commented on Repeater list for county. We do need an upgraded on and we hope
someone will take this on as a project and cancass clubs and compile valid current list.
Mary Haag, President, KJ4HDJ
Gary Hayward, Vice President, KJ4BOJ
Steve Haag, Treasurer, KJ4FJV
Jim Hough, Secretary, W5ZXO
Ricky DeLuco, Technical Director, KJ4TT
William Klosowski, Assistant Technical Director, K4SVT
Gerald Phelps, KJ4IMP
Donald Spade, N1DES
Dan McDonald, W4DMD
My Observations: Thank you all so much for attending. Ten members, that is great. Thanks to the work
provided by so many of you in providing your time, money, equipment and expertise. I don't believe our
club has been this well attended and supported in a very long time. Looking forward to meeting, greeting
and working with all of you at the Christmas Party and the Titusville Christmas day parade. We will, as
always, have our best foot forward and be professionally represented by all of you.
Meeting closed at 1950 hours.
James R. Hough Jr (Jim) W5ZXO
As usual, Please direct corrections, deletions, additions and criticism to Jim Hough, Secretary, -
Cell Phone: 321-750-3520 or on the net, Tuesday's 7 PM, 147.33 MHz 107.2 Tone.