Club Meeting 5 December 2018

MINUTES OF THE NAPIER AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

Meeting on Wednesday 5 December 2018

at the Clubrooms 123 Latham Street

Chair: Dave ZL2MQ, the meeting started at 7:30 pm.

Present: Dave ZL2DW, Blue ZL3TT, Mike ZL2MY, Peter ZL2CD, Revel ZL2SS, Errol ZL2IT, Stan ZL2ST and Karl ZL1TJ.

Apologies: ZL2US, ZL2HB, ZL2XC, ZL2MO.

Minutes of previous meeting: Read and confirmed to be correct: ZL2MY, ZL2ST.

Arising: An offer for the tribander and rotor from Mike Price ZL2MCP for $500 was accepted at the last committee meeting. Transport to Whanganui to be arranged. Quoted by Main freight $166.30. Dave 2DW suggested Laurie ZL2TC may be visiting Hawke’s Bay soon, Mr. Price to be advised.

Correspondence: with ZL2MCP regarding tribander, paid tax invoice from RSM, to and from ZL2CZE regarding tech talk presentation, seasons greetings from Steve ZL1FS Branch 86.

Finance: Treasurer’s report attached. Peter also presented the annual accounts for the previous year, audited by Stan ZL2ST. Moved by Peter and seconded by Dave 2MQ that the annual accounts be accepted. Passed.

General Business: 2019 Programme: Errol 2IT will present his latest results with 630m at the February meeting, Jan ZL2CZE to present another look at SDR in March. Dave 2DW offered his services as short notice standby in case of default.

Dave 2DW also reported the following from Branch 13: The annual Christmas Tea at the Napier RSA was another success, a ‘meet fellow Hams’ gathering is planned at the Ploughman’s Restaurant (near Taupo airport)  for March 16, a 4 wheel drive trip up Kahuranaki is planned for February 17th, the last of the summer wine bus trip and RSA lunch on December 8th, the Branch 13 AGM saw the committee unchanged, Branch 13 nominated Warren ZL2AJ for the NZART ZL1 Councillor position, Errol ZL2IT to present talk at January 23rd meeting and the Branch 13 SDR project is still being considered.

Stan 2ST reported medical problems and the need for surgery within the next few weeks.

Mike 2MY and Stan 2ST reported successful participation in the recent worldwide CW contest of the ZL4T group from Holger ZL2IO’s QTH.

The meeting closed at 8:10 pm

And was followed by the Club’s annual quiz prepared and presented by Dave ZL2MQ.

It was another mix of general knowledge and radio questions. Some easy and some not so easy.

Joint winners were Revell 2SS and the undersigned with 16 out 20 points, joint second place with 15 points went to Dave 2DW and Stan 2ST.

It was another good one. The evening finished on a social note.

Karl ZL1TJ Secretary NARC.