The Stephen F. Austin Radio Club, Inc.
An Association of Amateur Radio Operators in the Austin, Fayette and Waller County Areas
P.O. Box 73
Carmine TX 78932
Meetings: Last Wednesday of each month
Repeaters: 145.410 (KC5YMJ)
President, Wade Eilers, W5TEN
Vice President, Brian Gaskamp, KA5BKG
Secretary/Treasurer, Dan White, W5AOV
Newsletter Editor, Dave Jenkins, K5KX
Newsletter Publisher, Dave Jenkins, K5KX
The SFARC Newsletter is published monthly for members and those interested in becoming members.
The next SFARC meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 28 at Sillivan’s Restaurant (Highway 36 between Bellville and Kenney) If, for some strange and inexplicable reason, the retaurant should be closed, the fallback location will be Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant, in Bellville. Dinner will be at 6:30 PM, with business meeting to follow.
The May meeting was called to order at 1950 CDT by President Carl Hickman, K5OWC.
The minutes for the last meeting were read and approved.
Members present discussed meeting and constitutional changes. Dan White’s recent meeting proposal (see May Newsletter) was dropped in favor of modifying the constitution to be able to conduct simple club business with those present at the meetings. Dave Jenkins, K5KX, was appointed to be chairman of the Constitution re-write committee and Dan White, W5AOV, is to assist.
Field Day will be held in Dan's barn, 12172 FM-949, Cat Spring. Carl Hickman is in charge of Field Day. Dave will be in charge of getting the logging software setup. Please attend and help with setup starting at 0900 on Saturday the 24th. The event starts at 1200 hours.
Wade presented the nominations for next year’s officers. They were:
President: Wade Eilers, W5TEN
Vice-president: Bryan Gaskamp, KA5BKG
Secretary/Treasurer: Dan White, W5AOV
Dave Jenkins, K5KX volunteered to remain the newsletter editor. As there were no other candidates that would accept a nomination from the floor, a unanimous vote was cast to accept the slate as presented.
Wade made a motion to adjourn and Carl Pleasant, W5MPX, seconded. The meeting was adjourned.
Dues received: Dave Jenkins and Brian Gaskamp. We have seven paid members and two life members for this year. Please send your check for $12 for single and $13 for dual membership to Dan White.
Members present: Carl and Linda Pleasant, Dave Jenkins, Wade Eilers, Brian Gaskamp, Carl Hickman and Dan White. This constitutes a quorum of paid voters to conduct business.
Field Day 2000 was held at Dan White’s house this past weekend and was successful on many levels. First, Dan got his new beam built and installed (temporarily) and it was instrumental in our HF efforts. Carl managed to relocate his entire shack to the Field Day site, and this effort allowed us to operate class 2A. Dave even managed to brush up his [minimal] CW skills. The following participated:
Cameron Mitchell K5CAM
Dave Jenkins K5KX
Dan White & XYL W5AOV
Carl Hickman & XYL K5OWC
The final scores haven’t been totted up yet, but I’m sure we won’t be at the bottom of the pile…
For those of you with Internet access, the following site has some pictures of this activity:
· Austin Summerfest 2000 – July 28-29, Hilton Austin North, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road