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Minutes of the SARA Meeting

SARA MEETING MINUTES - February 9, 2011 (approved 3/9/11)

Call to order: 7:32 PM Presiding: Jim Boswell 20 Present - see attached sign-in sheet

The January 12, 2011 minutes were approved.


Treasury: by e-mail from Jim Lommen
SARA Account TARA Account checkbook balance
12/31/2010 balance $ 6,486.78 $ 320.08 $ 6,806.86
Debits: - 65.28 - 65.28
Deposits:         + 105.00 + 105.00
1/31/2011 balance: $ 6,526.50 $ 320.08 $ 6,846.58

ARES: Vern Leavitt reported that Fred Hollis wants our batteries to be removed. Prescott Grey made a motion to approve spending up to $200 for plastic boxes and a charging system for the batteries. The motion PASSED. 

Charter School: Jon Spargo reported that there are now 6 students in his radio class, 4 are preparing for their technician license and 2 for general. The two kids that have Technician Class Licenses are helping the others. Jon wants to get permission to hold the examination at the school on Saturday, May 7 and be able to invite others in the community to take the exam also. Jon will be gone April 14-29. A motion to pay the testing fees of $90 for the six students was PASSED.

LEPC: Doug May reported that the February 10 meeting of the LEPC will deal with our response to hazardous materials incidents. On Monday, Feb. 14 at 5:30 pm a special LEPC meeting will be held to see what lessons we can learn from our responses to the snow, cold and low gas pressure events of February 1-6. All government and business entities, and individuals are urged to attend.

Announcements and input from the floor

  1. David Johnson announced that the Tour of Socorro Off-road bike race will be held April 16-17. He needs 3 or 4 radio volunteers on Saturday for the 8 mile South Baldy Hill Climb and 9 volunteers on Sunday for the Cerrillos del Coyote cross-country race on the BLM's Quebradas Backcountry Byway. 
  2. Jim Boswell attended the January 29 Tailgate Swapfest in Albuquerque. 
  3. Jim Oty announced that April 9 (8 am - 8 pm) is the date for the New Mexico QSO Party. 
  4. The 2011 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention will take place August 5-7 (Friday through Sunday) in Taos, New Mexico.

Continuing Business:

Dave Finley and Howard Peavey each paid $15 for their dues.

Adjournment: 7:57: pm

Following the business meeting Dave Johnson brought in an old (ca. 1980s) spectrum analyzer from AT&T. Bill Brundage demonstrated the analyzer using a portable disc cone antenna. Demonstration concluded at 8:30 pm.

Doug May KF5AVG, Secretary 


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