Boston Amateur Radio Club

Business Meeting

March 3, 2005

Called to order at 1832 hours.

Those attending:

Joe Harris ††††††††††††††††††† KB1IXK†††

Hank Buccigross††††††††† K1QK

Bob Salow†††††††††††††††††† WA1IDA

Mike Ardai†††††††††††††††††† N1IST

Eric Falkof†††††††††††††††††† K1NUN††††††††† President

Paul Olivieri††††††††††††††††† N1ZKR†††††††††† Secretary

Dan Malloy††††††††††††††††† KA1RDZ

Mark Duff††††††††††††††††††† KB1EKN

Jim Clogher††††††††††††††††† N1ICN †††††††††† Treasurer


Committee reports:


Public service: Bob reminded us about the Boston Run to Remember on Sunday,

March 13, 2005.He said that many hams have volunteered and he probably has all he needs for that event.Bob will meet soon with the race director to go over the final course layout and notify people of their assignment.Also coming up this spring is the MS Walk and the Bikes Not Bombs ride.


MarkKB1EKNsaid that he needs volunteers to help at the Blue Hill Observatory Open house on April 30, 2005. BARC will have a display and a demonstration station.The Observatory staff was very pleased with Barcís participation at SkyWarn Recognition Day and a photo of our activity was placed in their recent newsletter.


Mark also mentioned that BARC has been invited to an Astronomy Open House at the Clay Center in Brookline on April 16th.


Newsletter: PaulN1ZKR showed the new electric stapler that was bought to replace the old and ailing stapler that was being used.


Repeaters: A Kenwood TKR 720 has been acquired as a back-up for the 145.23 machine.


Treasury: JimN1ICN reports a balance of $3691.41


Old Business:

JimN1ICN told us that a donation was made to the Boston Shriners Burn Center in memory of Greg Richardson N1QLSSK. An acknowledgement will be sent to his wife, Priscilla N1VQY, who has been a long time Net Control op for the Public Safety Net. Both Greg and Pris have been very active in the Boston Ham community and CEMARC.


The speaker for the March General Meeting will be Fred HopengartenK1VR who will talk about antennas, CCRs, and zoning issues.

MikeN1IST reports that there have been more responses to the on line survey and another reminder will go into the March SPARC.Mike will also send a message to the BARC List.


The By-Law Committee had a very productive meeting and feel that the bulk of the work is done. They will bring recommendations and items for which they would like input from the Exec. Committee to the April Business meeting.


Eric is still looking for input on the brochure. He will do some further tweaking of the text and hopefully we can find some photos.


New Business:

2005 Boston Marathon:MarkKB1EKN reported that he had been to a BMARCmeeting and that while things seemed to be going slowly that he felt that there is progress.They report that there now over two hundred volunteers and could still use a few more.Marc said that BARC participation in the consortium would be a positive step.


A motion was made by Jim N1ICN and seconded by JoeKB1IXK that the Boston Amateur Radio Club should join with the Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Communications consortium in support of amateur radio communications for the Boston Marathon. After discussion, the President called the Exec Committee to vote on the motion.The motion passed with four yea votes, one nay, one member abstaining and one member absent.


Field Day:Eric and Joe are leading the charge and will be contacting some key people who have helped in the past to once again lend their expertise in certain areas.

A storage area for the club equipment is still needed for post Field Day.


Eric has asked for volunteers for a nominating committee and for anyone interested in a club office to please make their interest known.


The meeting adjourned at 2044 hours.