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EAWA Minutes June 8, 2017

The June 8th meeting of the EAWA was called to order at 7:03 PM by President Chris Stanley N1CJS.

Evie KA1BRA made a motion to accept the May's Minutes as e-mailed. Jeff KA1DBE seconded the motion. The motion passed. Rob W8HAP made a motion to accept the Treasurer's Report ( Petty Cash $358.01, Savings account $984.98, VE Account $18.82, and Repeater Fund $92.39) that was seconded by Lynn KB1OTM. The motion carried.


Tuesdays at 7:00PM on 146.910 Repeater Wednesdays at 7:00PM on the 147.030 Repeater

June 13 No Net---Skywarn program June 14 Scott Grindle KB1ONQ

June 20 Evie Sargent KA1BRA June 21 Evie Sargent KA1BRA

June 27 Chris Weaver AB1PZ June 28 Chris Weaver AB1PZ

July 4 No Net July 5 Evie Sargent KA1BRA

July 11 Mark Albee N1MEA July 12 Mark Albee N1MEA

Old Business

Skywarn Program – Joan Hildreth N1NUA asked what the Skywarn program was all about. Bradley Nuding from the HCEMA office explained that there will be a Skywarn training session on June 13th at 5:45PM at the Ellsworth Library. The personal from Caribou will talk about weather and the importance of recruiting “weather spotters” especially amateur radio operators.This is an excellent program/training worth attending.

Bangor Hamfest – A few of the gang were able to attend the hamfest, but none had found that super deal.

Touch-a-Truck – Those of us helping at the event thought it went well and was good to have a ham radio and EMA presence there. We didn't rate as high on the scale as the free ice truck though.

440 Repeater -Mark N1MEA reported that he has heard nothing more about it.

4H Event- Jeff KA1DBE reported that all went well. The kids were really into it and most likely two of the older kids would get licensed. Evie KA1BRA mentioned that it was terrific to see these young folks so interested in our hobby. Thanks to Burt K7HVN for setting this up and running the “show”!

By-Laws -Instead of discussing By-Laws and possible changes to them, we decided to postpone that task to our July Meeting in hopes that more folks will have time to read them.

New Business

EAWA Web Page – Chuck AC1BS said that all members previously had been listed with calls, addresses, etc on this site. W1KRP noted that several are now Silent Keys. It was decided that only the officers of the club should be listed with personal information attached. Thank you, Chuck, for tracking down and taking over this web page. Phil N1EP will also help with this site.

Dayton Flee Market – Joe Lowenthal WA4OVO was in town and attended our meeting. He went to the “Dayton Ham Fest which moved this year to a very muddy fairground nearby. Maybe next year it will move back to the original location.

Rob W8HAP made a motion to adjourn that was seconded by Lynn KA1OTM. The motion carried. So done at 7:33 PM

PROGRAM-Field Day June 23-25

Those in attendance and planning to attend Field Day were Jeff KA1DBE, Bradley Nuding, Rob W8HAP, Galen KA1NJC Chris AB1PZ, Mark N1MEA, Dick W1KRP, Chris N1CJS, Andy KB1TGL,Chuck AC1BS, Evie KA1BRA. Others plan to attend as well. Chris AB1PZ mentioned having an exam session at Field Daysince there is at least one person wanting to take a test. It was agreed that the test session would be on Sunday, June 25 at 9:00AM. Andy KB1TGL and Brad will get the EMA trailerand crank-up tower to the SERC site. Chris AB1PZ will bring his camper since Mark N1MEA is unable to get his there this year.

Set Up will be right after lunch on Friday, June 23.

Bonus Points: Educational – Short talk

Site Visit by Elected Official – Andy KB1TGL will find one.

GOTA- extra, extra points if more than 20 contacts by the same person—be sure to get names and ages of participants.

Social Media – Dick W1KRP on Facebook

Safety- Andy KB1TGL

PR Press Release-Already done by Phil N1EP

Messages to SEC, etc

Solar Power-Rob W8HAP

PR Table-Evie KA1BRA

Satellite Contact-Jeff KA1DBE

Field Day Message-can be copied Friday evening

Food – Bring own beverages -coffee and water supplied. Saturday evening will be a true pot luck; EAWA will spring for breakfast and lunch foods; Sunday noon will be leftovers.

Rob W8HAP would like to operate the first two hours of the contest on CW to make sure that equipment is operating properly.

Come for the duration or whatever time you have. It is a fun adventure!

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