BILLERICA AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY MEETING OCTOBER 1 2014

BILLERICA AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY MEETING OCTOBER 1 2014
Submitted by Paul Graveline K1YUB, acting for the Club Secretary this evening.

The meeting was called to order at 1910

Each of the members attending the meeting introduced themselves and mentioned what there were expecting of the BARS in the future.

Topics discussed:

1/ Potential net using 147.12 Billerica repeater as an operating frequency – decided to promote the frequency in the near future among local hams. Also a 10 meter net was discussed. All thought it might be a good idea to start a net.

Elections: The following are being proposed for the 2015 Club officers:

Mike Raisbeck President K1TWF
Tom Walsh Vice President K1TW
Treasurer Bruce Anderson W1LUS
Paul Graveline Secretary K1YUB
Board Member Peter Norden N1ALO
Board Member Peter Speen K1SUB
Board Member Ex Officio Jerry Muller K0TV

Other nominations were solicited from the members present but none were received. The election will take place at the November meeting.

MEETING LOCATION

The Chelmsford Police station was considered but rejected as they require guests to book ahead and only allow only 2 events a year according to K1TWF. Another potential is a church in town. A number of other locations want money.

K1TW TO BE ARRL EMASS SECTION MANAGER

K1TWF announced that the present Section Manager, Phil Temples K9HI, is not running this year and that K1TW will replace him on January 1.

ANNUAL DUES

BARS has not required annual club dues for several years. The topic of re-instating dues was discussed briefly. The idea is that even a minimal amount will allow the club to keep an accurate tally of members each year. Another idea discussed was to sell some of the club’s equipment to pay expenses. The Club’s only major expense at present is insurance which runs around $200/yr. No decisions were made but more input from members is welcome.

GUEST SPEAKER

The featured speaker BOB RAVENSTEIN, W1FDR, then gave a very interesting presentation on foxhunting. He pointed out that 146.565 is the main frequency on which foxes are located. He also described techniques for finding the foxes, the foxhunting rules and reviewed the national and international scene in foxhunting. His demonstration of the devices employed to hunt the foxes was especially interesting to the members.

The meeting adjourned at 2145

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