Minutes of the Boston Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting
October 5, 2000
Recorded by Guy Bzibziak, KB1CRY, BARC Secretary
- Guy Bzibziak, KB1CRY, Secretary
- Arthur Ashley, N1NHZ, Membership Services, ERT Leader
- Paul Carter, N1TMF, SPARC Editor
- Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ, Vice-President
- Mark Duff, KB1EKN, President
- Bob Salow, WA1IDA, Public Service
- Dan Malloy, KA1RDX
- Mike Coffey, KB1EZL
- Ed Hennessy, N1PBA
- Bob Cassell, N1ENS
- Ed Hennessy, N1PBA
- Paul Olivieri, N1ZKR
- Mike Ardai, N1IST
The meeting was called to order at approximately 1848 hrs.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 2100 hrs.
Everyone is reminded that the October VE Session is being held 16 October,
due to the Columbus Day holiday.
We are in need of more volunteers to man (and drive) the Salvation Army
canteen truck. People interested are encouraged to contact Dick Doherty,
Reports were received from the various committees regarding various
ongoing concerns of the club, such as emergency response, and education.
Problems with the Web pages have been fixed.
The next Public Service event in which the club participates is the
Chancellor Challenge [8 October]- a 100-kilometer race around the Charles
River Basin will be held. The Jimmy Fund walk and the WGBH Ice Cream Fun
Fest were successful. People interested in volunteering for public service
events, please contact Bob Salow, WA1IDA.
Classes for No-Code Techs will start January 2001 with a newly revised and
updated curriculum. Contact Mark Duff, KB1EKN, or Mike Ardai, N1IST, if
you are interested in volunteering to help conduct these classes. Details
for attending the classes will be published soon.
The club's portable emergency station is still progressing, with the
club's purchase of a compact Astron switching power supply to put in the
base of the VHF & UHF Box. Besides the purchase of the power supply, it
was also voted to buy hardware for the box (D-handles, and so forth).
Design issues are being resolved, and it has progressed to the finishing
stage of assembly. Contact Mike Coffey, KB1EZL to learn more.
The Simulated Emergency Training exercise this November 4th. This year's
scenario will be concerned with an earthquake striking the area. Arthur
Ashley, N1NHZ, is preparing the Boston Emergency Response Team (BERT) for
this drill. Contact Arthur to offer your assistance. More details will be
The October General Meeting is going to be a round-table format with
demonstrations of various aspects of the radio art and public safety.
It was voted to leave the annual dues rate unchanged from last year.
Jamboree On the Air (JOTA) 2000 is coming October 21 & 22 this year.
Further information is available on the ARRL's web page.
A suggestion has been made that the Club standardize around a simplex
frequency: 147.42 MHz and 147.45MHz, as well as other frequencies have
been suggested. Check your BARC-List email, and participate in the
discussion. This is handy for close-range radio work, without tying up the
The annual BARC Holiday Dinner will be held on December 21st this year.
This is also the time that the Club honors the "Ham of the Year" that the
membership votes on soon. Further details as to place and cost will be
The Friday Night Nets at 2100hrs has switched to a new format in October:
- 1st Friday @ 2100 - SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Response Net);
- 2nd Friday @ 2100 - Weather Net;
- 3rd Friday @ 2100 - ARES net;
- 4th Friday @ 2100 - Tech Net;
- 5th Friday @ 2100 - All or Some of the Above.
Thanks to Paul Carter, N1TMF, for conducting a successful "pre-season"
Tech Net last Friday, September 29th
Speakers for future meetings are needed! If you have a topic you wish to
see presented at a future meeting, or that you wish to present, please
contact Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ.