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8 December 2017 Meeting Minutes

Saddleback Repeater Association Meeting

December 8, 2017


Present:  Paul (K1WO), Janis (KA1YZK), Dan (N1QLP), Bob (KB1BN), Rick (KB1WMV), David (KB1NZG), Mike (N1AMD), Annie (KB1WER), Janet (KC1HUB), Jeffrey (KB1SPH), Erin (N1YGH), Fred (K1ACL), Deirdre (AB1ST), Bill (K1BD), Shirley (W1ALO), Chris (KB1SXD)

Paul called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


Dan moved to adopt the minutes of the March 3, 2017 meeting as written.  Dee seconded.  All were in favor.

Treasurer's report:

Bob reported a current balance of $1,821.83.  The only expenditures have been a $200.00 payment in October for insurance and $550.00 for the new repeater.  He is now able to get the account statements on-line thus avoiding the monthly fee.  Mike moved to adopt the report as presented, and Erin seconded.  Everyone was in agreement.

Repeater status report:

The repeater is still on and is being "well used."  However, the majority of the usage is by non members of the SRA.

Sunday night net report:

Erin said there has been an average of three or four check-ins.  Bob thanked Jeff and Erin for their time on the Sunday night net.

SRA website report:

Fred is in charge, but Jeffrey provides the technical support.  

ARES net:

Nonexistent at this time.  David has tried to run it, but his equipment is no longer able to handle it.

Old business:


New business:

The new repeater is "going up."  

Bob asked about the membership of the SRA Technical Committee.  It is comprised of Paul, Mike, Bob, Deirdre and Jeff.  Bob thinks they should get together and make plans.  

Continuation of the SRA.  Paul says we need members to support the repeater financially, and who will "work on stuff."  There needs to be more than two people who can take care of the repeater, and there needs to be a software person.  He asked if the group should continue as it is or give up.

Dan commented that there were more people at this evening's meeting than there have been at previous meetings which demonstrates an interest in keeping the SRA "alive."  Deidre agreed that the number of people at the meeting says there is interest in keeping it going.  She expressed the idea of offering free SRA membership for a year to people getting their license through GBRA.  

Paul said the problem (repair of the antenna and feed line) can be solved by hiring a climber for $1,800 to remove and lower the antenna and feed line.  However, it would cost another $1,800 for a climber to the reinstall those items.  

Dan stated that this is the time that nominations for officers for the coming year are put forth.  

Nomination for President to complete the vacated 2017-18 term:

Erin quickly nominated Jeff for President to complete the current year.  That was seconded by Annie.  Everyone was in favor.  Paul nominated Mike who received seven votes.  Jeff received nine votes and was elected SRA President for the next three months.  

Nominations of officers for the 2018-19 year (to be voted on at the March 2018 meeting):

President: Jeff Zajicek

Vice President: Paul Marshall

Treasurer: Bob Nienhouse

Secretary: Janis Marshall


3 March 2017 Meeting Meeting Minutes

Saddleback Repeater Association Meeting

March 3, 2017





Present:  Paul (K1WO), Janis (KA1YZK), Dan (N1QLP), Bob (KB1BN)


Paul called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.




Dan moved to adopt the minutes of the December 2, 2016 meeting as written.  There were no objections


Treasurer's report:


Bob reported a total account balance of $1,729.83.  Dan moved to adopt the report as presented.  Everyone was in agreement.      


Repeater status report:


There was some interference on the repeater during the week of February 6.  It was reported that Jeff (N1XUQ) shut it off overnight, and it was fine the next morning.  It continues to function without a problem. 


Sunday night net report:


It was commented that participation has "picked up."  It hasn't been on for a couple of weeks though. 


SRA website report:


Paul will contact Fred (K1ACL) to find out what is going on with the website. 


Old business:


Bob stated that SRA 2017-18 membership dues are due on April 1, 2017.  Janis will send a notice to all current and past members to remind them. 


The antenna repair was brought up.  Volunteers who are able to do the work and make a firm commitment to a day and time to meet and carry out the repair(s) are necessary. 


Dan suggested that perhaps having donuts at the meetings might bring in a larger attendance!  Everyone present agreed that it would be a good idea to try so the club will pay for donuts at the June 2017 meeting!


Election of Officers for 2017-18:


Dan made a motion that as a contingency the current officers continue until it is expedient to elect new ones.  Bob seconded the motion, and Paul approved. 


New business:


The September 2017 meeting has been rescheduled to September 8, 2017, because of conflicts with several members' end of summer schedules.


The meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

2 December 2016 Meeting Meeting Minutes

Saddleback Repeater Association Meeting

December 2, 2016





Present:  Shawn (N1JEH), Paul (K1WO), Ann-Marie (KB1WER), Michael (N1AMD), George (W1BOF), Janis (KA1YZK), Bill (K1BD), Shirley (W1ALO), Fred (K1ACL), Dan (N1QLP), Bob (KB1BN),


Shawn called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.




Minutes of September 2, 2016 meeting were accepted by all present.


Treasurer's report:


Bob reported a total account balance of $1,733.85.  Two checks for membership were received at the meeting.  The club is being charged $2.00 per month for receiving paper statements from the bank.  Bob will talk to the bank about receiving them "for free" (electronic statements).  The insurance bill has been paid.   


We now have 17 members who are currently up-to-date with their dues payment. 


Bob needs the SRA federal tax number for filing the 501(c)(3) application.  Janis will try to locate it for him. 


Old business:


Antenna project:  Paul said that the end of April or early May will be the best time for the next attempt at repairing the Saddleback antenna.  He said that bad weather hindered the last attempt at repairing the antenna, and that there is a twisted bracket.  The ropes and pulleys are in the radio room at Saddleback.

Bob questioned if the cable that he received from Mike for the new repeater is the right one.  Paul reassured him that it is.  He asked Bob to bring the manual for the new Yaesu DR1X along with the cable to town on Tuesday. 


The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m






2 September 2016 Business Meeting Minutes

.Saddleback Repeater Association Meeting

September 2, 2016





Present:  Shawn (N1JEH), Paul (K1WO), Ann-Marie (KB1WER), Michael (N1AMD), George (W1BOF), Deirdre (AB1ST)


Shawn called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.




Minutes of June 2016 meeting were accepted by all present.


Treasurer's report:


Bob was not present but had reported that he had had a couple of deposits and that the insurance was due to be paid.


Old business:


Member recruitment:  We are actively seeking new members and asking former members to rejoin the SRA!  Shawn and Bob said they would take care of this by e-mailing all past members asking them to consider renewing their SRA membership  As of this date, no request has been sent. 


Antenna project:  Paul will check with Channel 11.  Two more ground crew members are needed.  Paul will check with John Rodenhuis KB1KKL, David Allen KB1NZG and Paul Michael KB1MIP and ask if they can assist for a few hours.  The work will be done on Saturday, September 10; time to be announced.  The 24th of September is the rain date for the work.


The meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m