SOUTH FLORIDA FM ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2000
DUES FOR THE YEAR 2000 ARE DUE NOW. $30 for renewal plus $5 per licenced household member.MAIL TO SCOTT KF4FIK TREASURER SFFMA POB 430025 MIAMI, FL 33243-0025
PRESIDENT LEE CIERESZKO N4TCW VICE PRESIDENT ROBERT CRUZ KE4MCL SECRETARY JOSEPH CHWICK AC4TV TREASURER SCOTT POWERS KF4FIK PAST PRESIDENT JASON SWIFT KE4KYY
DIRECTORS SAM HARTE KQ4MR 00-02 JOE CHWICK AC4TV 99-01 RICK VAHAN N4PBF 98-00
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OCTOBER 09 2000. Meeting came to order at 7:41 Pm with twelve members and two visitors present. First order of business was the introduction of members followed by a voice vote on accepting the minutes as printed in the newsletter. APPROVED. The treasurers report was not available due to the absence of SCOTT, our treasurer.
REPEATER REPORT: RAY KD4BBM The 6.76 is working well, our NOAA radio has no audio and must be repaired, the 440 needs repair, and the 1.2 Ghz needs a lot of work.
JOHN KU4GY: The 7.000 is working well, had to replace a filter. This repeater is linked with the 442.350 ONLY during emergencies. We had a discussion concerning linking, and a lot of bottlenecks still have to be overcome. We discussed sending our signal further to the north utilizing the W Palm frequency that we have. Still talking about it.
Although we voted to pay our dues to the repeater council, it has never been paid due to Scotts absence. For Next month we will appointed a nominating committee, LEE N4TCW, RAY KDBBM, AND RICK N4PBF. If you receive a call, PLEASE do volunteer to be an officer of the club. The club is only as good as the people you elect. Same goes for our elected officials. JOE KALLAHER KG4GTS has already volunteered for the job as CLUB TREASURER. LEE N4TCW says he will not be available as president next year. Secretary post is also in doubt. I have to travel 31 miles round trip to a meeting, and I do have an eye problem. I can still do the newsletter, unless some else wishes to do it.
We are going to have a FIELD DAY in mid JANUARY. We, (arpsc) hope to get all the clubs involved in this. It is stupid to have a field day in June with all the heat, mosquitos and Humidity. We hope all the Southern clubs will follow suit. The field day site will be the front lawn of the new EOC. And as was stated, ALL CLUBS are invited. The field day will be sponsored by ARPSC.
Our guest speaker Lt. Bob Palestrant who was supposed to speak to the club abour CERT, never showed up. Meeting ended at 8:52 Pm.