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Board Meeting Minutes – May 14, 2015

Stillwater Amateur Radio Association

1618 Pine Street West

Stillwater, MN 55082


Roll Call of Officers: 4 officers were present: Joe KCØOIO, Bob WØGAF, Steve KAØOBI, and John N5JLZ.

President: Joe KCØOIO

The meeting was called to order at 7:17 PM.

Secretary’s Report: Steve KAØOBI

Minutes for April 23, 2015 Board Meeting were approved as published.

Treasurer’s Report: John N5JLZ

Beginning Balance      4/1/2015         $3,102.61
Income:                                               $            0
Expenses:                                            $      5.00
Ending Balance           4/30/2015       $3,097.61

Committee Reports:

Activities/Events: Dave WØOXB

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.)

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.

Field Day – June 27th & 28th – Keith AGØH and Joe KCØOIO will lead the event.

White Rock, SD – Dave WØOXB has set the event dates as Sept 18- 20.


Pat WAØTDA would like to have radio brand specialists (i.e. ICOM, Elecraft, Kenwood, and Yaesu) that are familiar with equipment that can help checkout and clean up gear.

Meetings & Programs:

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

Other ideas for programs include: Mobile Installations, Maidenhead Grid Squares, Foxhunting, Propagation, All Awards via logbook – DXCC, WAS, etc.

Education and Training: Bob WØGAF

The Technician Class was well attended and had a particularly strong turnout from the high school class.

VE Sessions scheduled – August 23rd at Radio Camp

Newsletter & Website: Dave WØOXB

The deadline for submitting content for the September issue is August 29th. The issue will be published by September 5th.


Nothing new to report.

Unfinished Business:

Coffee Mug with club logo – Keith AGØH announced the design of the coffee mug at the last general membership meeting and the response was excellent. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to acquire 72 mugs to sell to the members for $3 apiece.

Decal with club logo – John N5JLZ showed examples of 4”x6” oval decals with a club logo in the center. The board was unanimous in wanting an exterior decal rather than the more expensive interior version. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to order 100 white vinyl oval exterior 4” x 6” decals to sell to members for $1 apiece.

Library Meeting Room – Although the Stillwater Library room is booked for May thru July, two dates are not available – May 28th and June 4th. We will play it by ear for those nights.

New Business:

There was no new business.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 PM.