August 2021 Meeting Minutes
Coleto Creek Amateur Radio Club
August 5, 2021
The meeting was held at the TrustTexas Bank Community Room in Yorktown.
Attending: Jimmy Podsim - KD5QHH, Luci Podsim - KD5RIF, Hurshel Pruitt - WB5MEX, Dave Dodge – NV5C, Bryan Haun – KG5AUZ, Otto Bluntzer – WB2RJB, and Gilbert Gibbs – WA5YKK.
Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Hurshel. Previous 5-6-21 meeting minutes were read by Bryan Haun. Jimmy moved and Otto seconded for their approval. They were accepted by common consent.
Treasurer’s Report: Dave reported a balance of $437.05 in the bank and he has $30 in undeposited dues from 2020. Dues for 2021 have not been collected yet as this is the first in-person meeting of the year. He has a license tag for ET but it will expire in September. Luci moved and Bryan seconded to approve his report. Motion carried.
Public Relations: Jimmy has been posting interesting tidbits on the Facebook group.
Points of Interest: Jimmy reported that Jackson County has a new club (CRHRC.org) that is very active and has a strong repeater. Also reported that Davy repeater is down.
Old Business: Bryan reported that there was still no progress on the repeater move and that we are waiting on approval from Motorola to use the new SO tower. He will continue pressing for action.
Dave reported that the Water Safari went okay and Field Day was very good. He and Hurshel attended and noted that the Mission Valley location was ideal. They used the VARC trailer and made contacts on 40 and 20 meters. Gary gave lessons on programming with Chirp and they were visited by an ARRL official.
Otto reported that the antenna needs paint and new tires. The odd size rims are a problem. ET was also in need of repairs due to water seeping in on the top. There was much discussion about both trailers including the lack of funds to repair them and limited number of members to tow them to other sites. Further action on the trailers was tabled.
Jimmy reported that the autotuner is working again and is in ET.
New Business: All participants paid dues of $20 for a total of $120 collected for the night.
Luci moved to adjourn, second by Otto. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:10 pm.
Submitted by Bryan Haun, Secretary