The Stephen F. Austin Radio Club, Inc.


             An Association of Amateur Radio Operators in the Austin, Fayette and Waller County Areas



Mailing Address:          12172 FM-949

Cat Spring, TX 78933


Meetings:                      Last Wednesday of each month


Repeaters:                    145.410     (W5SFA – PL 100.0)

444.875     (W5SFA – PL 103.5)


2001-02 Officers:         President, Carl Hickman, K50WC

Vice President, Dennis Alexander, W5KU

Secretary/Treasurer, Dan White, W5AOV



April 24, 2002


President Carl Hickman, K5OWC, called the meeting to order at 1930 hrs.  Dan, W5AOV, read the minuets of the March meeting.  Wade, W5TEN, made a motion to approve as read and was seconded by Linda Pleasant, N5LXG.  Motion carried.  The treasurer’s report was given and the current balance is $215.08.


Old Business:


A motion was made by Linda P. to pay Dan for the machine work that had to be done on the tower installation at the Courthouse.  A base plate to tower adaptor needed to be made.  Wade seconded it and the vote carried.  The cost of machine work was $40.


The coax is in to mount the two antennas (VHF/UHF and VHF) on the tower.  Carl suggested that we mount the 2Meter antenna down and the dual band up.  They will be on the side of the tower below the existing VHF and UHF antennas for the county radios.


The command vehicle radio work will start Friday at 4PM with antenna installation (five antennas, 3 UHF and 2 VHF).  On Sunday about 4PM we will start installation of the radios inside the van.


New Business:


The election committee, Carl H., presented the 2002/2003 slate of candidates.  They are as follows:  Wade, W5TEN, for president; Dan, W5AOV, for V.P. and Linda P., N5LXG, for secretary/treasurer.  Other nominations were called for but none given.  Wade made a motion to close the nominations and Carl P, W5MPX, seconded it.  The vote was unanimous.  The slate will be posted on the club web site and all paid members for 2002 will be eligible to vote.  If you can not come to the May 29th meeting a proxy vote sent to the president Carl Hickman will be voted for you.  All current members are listed on the “members” list on the web site.  Please vote.


Linda P. made a motion for adjournment and seconded by Wade.  The meeting was adjourned at 2008 hours.


Members present for the April meeting were: Carl Pleasant, W5MPX; Linda Pleasant, N5LXG; Carl Hickman, K5OWC; Wade Eilers, W5TEN and Dan White, W5AOV.