21 Jan 2020 AGENDA

  1. Call to order
  2. Round-robin roll-call
  3. Welcome to our new meeting space, with thanks to the town of Yountville.
    a. Discussion of facilities, parking, organization and clean-up, etc.
    b. Expression of appreciation to Napa Valley Memorial Park for providing our meeting space since 2007. A letter, or a letter to the editor of the Napa Daily Journal (or both)?
    c. Regrets that this evening’s featured speaker has had to cancel.
  4. Minutes of the last meeting (November, 2019)
  5. Introduction of new members
  6. Treasurer’s report
    a. Dues reminder
    b. Update on when dues become payable: should a list be in our Members’ Area on the website?
  7. Old & Ongoing Business
    a. Current status of the Club bank account
    b. Repeaters: status and forecast
    i. Should we continue to retain membership in NARCC (Northern Amateur Relay Council of California), with its obligations of membership such as meetings, dues ($20/yr), etc?
    c. Reports on CERT and RACES and SAR, etc.
    i. What is our Club”s relationship to these and similar organizations in Napa County? Is any action needed or desired? How/when would our net become active and interact?
    d. Further thoughts on Field Day 2020?
    e. Any further information on a presentation by Silverado Avionics’ Mark Evans?
    f. Net control schedule for the next 4-6 weeks
    g. Testing dates, times, and places
  8. New Business
    a. Volunteers for presentations at next and future meetings
    b. Any other?
  9. Activities in lieu of tonight’s presentation: Member Input!
    a. Who has new ham gear to describe?
    b. Who has recent experience with QSO’s on various bands, and with various modes?
    i. Where to
    ii. What kind of rig and antenna
    iii. How much power
    iv. What radio mode
    c. Eric KD6GO: Demonstration of our web site and how to use it (there have been a few changes).
  10. Gear demonstrations:
    a. Eric KD6GO: a compact portable power bank setup to support various rigs.
  11. Adjournment
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