NORTH BREVARD AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
  MINUTES 10 AUGUST, 2017

     Metting called to order by Vice Gary Hayward at 7 PM, Parrish Medical Center, Room 6.

     Pledge of Alleginance to our Flag was by all.

     Report from Don Spade on his serious medical conditions.

     Reading of July Minutes by Jim Hough. (minutes were disributed to all members and interested 
     parties by e-mail in July).  Motion to accept by Don Spade and a second by Daniel McDonald and
     and approved by members present.

     Treasurer's report by Gary, Read and approved.  (Treasurer Steve is recovering from open heart
     surgery.

     Gary donated funds to renew our 501 (c) 3. Application has been forwarded for some time.

     Extensive report from Ricky Deluco. Repeater feed line was replaced after the old feed line was
     disintegrated and connectors were rusty and water in them. SWR 1.1 to 1 with new feed. Antenna
     was re-orientated to a more Southernly direction and gives excellent coverage to the South now.

     At the present, consensus was to keep the Alinco's and present repeater setup and investigate other
     options such as ICOM D-Star, Yaesu Fusion or other commercial repeaters. Permission to proceed
     with a 440 repeater was given by all members. Don Spade will attempt to get support from Spectrum
     on providing a internet connection free.

     Other locations for Ricky;s vast repeater resources was discussed such as the Titusville Tower and
     Great Outdoors Tower.

     Much, much more discussion on disaster prepartion, equipment installations, cooperation with BEARS
     and providing North Brevard with better emergency commuications with locations such as Daytona
     and Jacksonville.

     MEMBERS and GUEST Present"

     Gary Hayward, Vice President, KJ4BOJ

     Jim Hough, Secretary, W5ZXO

     Mike Fontana, Special Ops Director, N1RFD

     Ricky DeLuco, Intallation and equipment manager, K4JTT

     Will Klosewski, Assistant Intallation and equipment manager, K4SVT

     Jerry Phelps, Consultant, KJ4IMP

     Danald Spade, Consultant, N1DES

     Mike Torres, KM4CBT

     Daniel McDonald, W4DMD

     Sincere Thank you to all attendees and the depth of system and installation information
     disseminated at this meeting. Nine attendees-that's a record in a very long time.

     Adjourned at 2037 hours.
    

     As usual, Please direct corrections, deletions, additions and criticism to Jim Hough, Secretary, -
     NBARC jrhough@msn.com

     Cell Phone: 321-750-3520 or on the net, Tuesday's 7 PM, 147.33 MHz 107.2 Tone.