Split Rock Lighthouse 2012
Fitzgerald Crew 2012
2023 Simonet Memorial Award
SARA Work Party 2
SARA Work Party 1
Ice Station WØJH 2014
2014 SARA Officers
2021 W0TBC Memorial Award
The Joe Simonet WØTBC Memorial Award
SARA Does Skywarn

Board Meeting Minutes – April 23, 2015

Stillwater Amateur Radio Association

1618 Pine Street West

Stillwater, MN 55082


Roll Call of Officers: Six officers were initially present, Bob WØGAF joined us later.

President: Joe KCØOIO

The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM.

Secretary’s Report: Steve KAØOBI

Minutes for March 19, 2015 Board Meeting were approved as published.

Treasurer’s Report: John N5JLZ

Beginning Balance      3/1/2015         $2,897.41
Income:                                               $   235.00
Expenses:                                            $    29.80
Ending Balance           3/31/2015       $3,102.61

Membership dues have been received from one new member, since the last report.

Activities/Events: Dave WØOXB (scouting White Rock site)

New Ham Hands-On Skills & Demo – scheduled for Thursday, May 21st at Pioneer Park in Stillwater (at corner of Laurel St E. and 2nd St N.) No reservation should be necessary.

Mobile & Portable Operations Show-N-Tell Day – scheduled for June 13th will be at Autumn Hills Park, 13600 58th St. N. (1 block West of Boutwells Landing) , in Oak Park Heights.   An invititation will be sent to SEMARC.

Field Day – June 27th & 28th – Dave WØOXB will be in WA, so Joe KCØOIO will lead the event.

White Rock, SD – Dave WØOXB will be finalizing the event date soon.

MAP & HEARTS: Dave WØOXB (scouting White Rock site)

Outdoor maintenance projects will soon begin and volunteers are needed to help.

Meeting Programs:

May – Mike KCØIQW & Dick NØUC are scheduled to talk about Broadband HamNet.

September – Smart Phones & Tablets in the Shack by Joe KCØOIO & Bob WØGAF

October – Fun with DX put on by Mike NØODK

November – (Tentatively) APRS with John Dean KØJDD

December – Amateur Radio Jeopardy (trivia and highlights from FCC licensing exams)

January 2016 – SWEEP and Elections

February 2016 – Digital SSTV & Easy Pal put on by Keith AGØH & Mike WAØKKE

Education and Training: Bob WØGAF

VE Sessions scheduled –          April 30th at Boutwells and August 23rd at Radio Camp

Newsletter & Website: Dave WØOXB (scouting White Rock site)

The deadline for submitting content for the May issue is April 26th. The issue will be published by May 2nd.

There was a question about whether the club website met the new Google mobile optimizing criteria. It does not. It would be too expensive to do for the reward that would be derived.


Shel NØDRX attended the Repeater Council Spring Meeting on Saturday April 11th in Mankato. The council has 61 members, of those 25 were present. There were three agenda items: Approve new members, update coordinators tool kit, and Repeater Transfer Request for Chisago County ARES.

Unfinished Business:

Coffee Mug with club logo – Keith AGØH checked locally and found that ordering coffee mugs online at discountmugs.com is probably the best deal for now. Cost is $4.50@ for 36 or $3.23@ for 72. The club could offer the mugs to the membership for $3@. The design will be refined and we will ask at the next general meeting how many people would want to buy one.

Refreshments for Mobile Show-N-Tell – Coffee: a large container of Caribou Coffee. Donuts: a package of assorted types. Soda: assorted flavors.

Library Meeting Room – Although the Stillwater Library room is booked for May thru July, three dates are not available – May 28th, June 4th, and July 23rd. We will play it by ear for those nights and may decide at the last minute where to go.

New Business:

John N5JLZ has continued to research the idea of an oval decal with the club logo in the center. The logo would have to be darkened and the type needs to be bolder for it to be visible. An interior decal is preferable due to potential weathering deterioration. John will rework the logo and get back to the board.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:14 PM.