Maui Amateur Radio Club – Apr 8, 2015 Minutes – Maui EOC Wailuku, HI
President Tom Worthington called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
Meeting minutes and treasurer’s report were approved, and accepted by acclamation.
14 members and guests attended.
New Business: Field Day Preparation
K6GSS-John: Trouble with AC power. Cellphone dead. Has KH6RS cards to go out.
NH6Y-Tom: Tried WPX contest, only 100 contacts, 54 different countries.
N0DQD-Bob: Experimenting with digital potentiometers.
KH6H-Mel: Exam session cancelled, no attendees.
KC7ASJ -Dave: No radio this month
KH6PO-Diane: Worked QSO party. Wrote letter about CC&Rs.
AD6E-Alan: Started process of digging hole for tower base.Invited to TX3X invitation.DXpedition
KH6CJJ-Kent- In CQWPX phone contest, 900 co ntacts, personal best. 7Q1 contact.
KH6HTV-Jim: Headed back to Colorado till next fall. HF contacts on 15 meters. Other digital TV standards. Taiwan company building digital TV adapter DVB-T.
KH6AH-Ron: Talking on 10 Meters. QSO with Nepal.
KH6RSV-Shawn: Changed jobs, missed a few meetings. Updating website
AH6AH-Anita Interseted in Skywarn Training
AH6CU-Joe: CAP net for Cadets. Looking for a pod or van for Field Day
Bill: -Visiting, his father was a ham.
This month’s discussion: Field Day Preparations
June 26,27,28 2015 Last weekend in June. Decisions need to be made for how many transmitters, starting time, antennas.
Station Captain – Collect, transport, setup, test, and disassemble a single or multiband station.
Transceiver, Amplifier, amplifier keying circuit/cable, spare fuses, tuner, mouse, pad, USB hub, router, computer, cw, Dunestar, ferrite chokes.Power meter, interconnection cables, headsets, splitter, footswitch, RTTY interface, Station connection map and operators guide. N1MM+ guide,
Antennas and Coax- Locate and inspect all antenna parts, Get enough coax, radials, connectors, switches, barrel connectors, silicone tape. Construction documentation, tools list for assembly, supervise antenna assembly and disassembly at site. Need 7/16” box end wrenches.
Towers and Masts- main tower, 15m tower, 10m mast.
Administration – Contact Gerard, MEO, Pacific Portables, I&L rentals, Kihei Renta Car, Press Release Invitees, Welcome Desk, SignIn Sheets, Edit Log, and Submit, Thankyou letters.
Power- Diagram Field Day site, Locate and Inspect sufficient power cords to support each station. Power strip for each station, ground rod, backup generator and gasoline
Logistics- Tent, tables and chairs, desklamps, fan, outside lighting, water, ice, snacks, Saturday night dinner, coffee pot, trash, transportation, a list of who’s bringing what.
Management Jobs- Station Captain, one or more, Antennas and Coax, Towers and Masts, Administration, Power, Logistics
Many options were discussed, 3A/4A, High/Low power, antenna types& locations, shelter/additional vans, building a partition for blockhouse, GOTA station. VHF station, alternative energy station, internet access, operator recruitment, painting blockhouse,
Kent, Tom, Bob, Alan, Station Captains, Shaun&Diane – Administration, John and Tom tower inspection, John I&L for power. Logistics-Diane, Antenna Plan-Alan,
147.02 Repeater is not working, can’t get access to fix it. Been down for over a month.
Next month: May: Field Day Preparation
Manager’s report in each area.
June: Network all computers, setup a radio without amp to demonstrate operation.
Meeting adjourned 9:05 PM.
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