Totah Amateur Radio Club
April 14, 2016
President Dave KE7ILU
Vice President Bill KK5ZH
Secretary Don KJ5GQ
Treasurer Bobby N5XDQ
Paul NM5PH 3yrs remaining
Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining
Doug NQ5G 1yrs remaining
NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS May 12, 2016
Meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).
The meeting was called to order by Dave Jordan, K5AVO, at 19:30.
There were 13 attendees.
March 2016, Read by Bobbie N5XDQ. Beginning Balance, $3378.62 Income, 1 dues paid, 15.00, Interest: March, $0.02 Expenses, $130.00 US Postal Service Box Rental, Ending Balance,$3263.64. Motion to accept as read by Bill KK5ZH, seconded by Doug NQ5G, Motion passed.
The minutes of the March meeting were emailed to members that the Secretary has email address for and posted to the web site, motion to accept the minutes as posted by Bobbie K5XDQ, seconded, by Bill KK5ZH, motion passed.
Welcomed the 3 New Members to the club.
Ham Radio VE Test Secession April 16, 2016 in Durango.
Field day Undecided for location most like the Mancos CO location. Rumor has it that Durango Club is getting t-shirts made $15.00. Field Day June, 25-26 noon to noon.
National Parks on the Air is going on in honor of the National Parks 100th anniversary. You can find information ARRO NPOTA, runs throughout the year. Dave is wanting to coordinate a weekend where we all go to the different National Park/Monuments in the 4 Corners area and active these parks. If you are interested in camping out at one of the area sites for the weekend and want to do Ham Radio get with Dave K5AVO to set a weekend for doing this.
Boy Scout Jamboree on the air (JOTA). The local Boy Scout District has decided to hold their Fall Camporee this weekend in order to participate in the JOTA. The Official Dates for this year’s JOTA is October 14, 15, 16, 2016. Dave K5AVO and Gary K5RIZ are willing to be coordinators for this event so if you are interested in helping with this event contact Dave or Gary. If you want to know more about what the JOTA is there are websites for the BSA and ARRL about it.
The club held the cleanup of our sponsored Mile on the La Plata Highway April 2, 2016, We had 10 Volunteers. A local lady stopped and ask how she could be involved Bobbie has her number and will call her when we plan the next clean up in the fall.
The Road Apple Rally bike race will be held October 1, 2016 We help with monitoring the race at various locations to aid getting safety personnel to help if needed. Bobbie will start lining up volunteers.
No update on the Hart Canyon/Alien Race.
The Corporation Fee is due for the year. Motion to pay the Fee made by Bill KK5ZH, Seconded by Doug NQ5G, Motion passed the Secretary will handle it as he did it last year.
Saturday May 1st any one interested in help or learning about building Band pass filters for Field Day can meet at Doug’s NQ5G house to help build some at 1pm.
Sarah KB5SPX donated a Field Day tee shirt for door Prize, it was won by Linda H.
There were 3 of the club vest available for members. 2 were returned from old club members and one we have had.
Motion to adjourn made by Bill KK5ZH, second by Doug NQ5G, Meeting
Join us for an informal breakfast gathering at Los Hermanitos Restaurant East in the Middle Fork Square on East Main St. at 7:30 am on Saturdays. Anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome to come eat, chat and get to know us.
Some thing of Interest
Socorro Amateur Radio Association Tailgate and Family Camp Out
San Antonio Park, San Antonio NM
Friday May 13 Noon to Sunday May 15 Noon
Event will be held regardless of weather
No Reserved places, just arrive and set up
Door Prizes awarded at 13:00 Saturday
Contact Jim Boswell 505-412-3732
Porta-potties on site
Tent Campers welcome
Rv campers welcome
No water, no waste dumps, not electric hook ups
There are slides, swings, monkey bars
Shade Trees and some picnic tables
Fire Restrictions may be in effect
Directions: Take I-25 to exit # 139 Drive 1/4mile toward town.
Park is on the right (South) side of the road.
Talk in repeater 146.68, 100 tone
GPS coordinates: 33.9165 106.8739