Minutes of the OVH Club Meeting

January 16, 2006


Ruth/KU4WH called meeting to order at 2000 Eastern Time.


Following the Pledge of Allegiance, all present stated their names and call signs.  There were ?? OVH members present.





The minutes of the December 2005 OVH meeting were approved.


Bill/N3OH read the Treasurer’s Report.





REPEATERS – Art / W1CRO – Art mentioned that there is something wrong with the repeaters given what he heard on the most recent weekly OVH net.  David / KI4AZX thought that it might have just been that he keyed the wrong access code.  Butch / W4HJL thinks that there might be some local interference, and Art / W1CRO thinks that the cold weather might be an issue.  Regardless, the OVH repeater team will be out at the sight soon to check on things and do the necessary maintenance.


EDUCATION – John / WA1STU – Everything is set for the new technician class.  Four people have signed up so far.  The location will be at Strayer University.  David / KG4GIY will get a flyer posted on the reflector and Bill / N3OH will get the information posted no the OVH website.  John / WA1STU would like to have a VE session shortly after the class.


HAMFEST – Ruth / KU4WH – We need someone to step forward to be the Chairperson.  Butch / W4HJL noted that this person needs to be named soon so that the contact information can be made available.


MEMBERSHIP – John / WA1STU - John Jay Outland / KI4MNH was voted in unanimously.  Morgan Jones, who is taking the OVH technician class and does not yet have a license, and Daniel Herschler / KG4CFQ were read in and will be voted on at the February 2006 OVH meeting.


ARES – David / KG4GIY – David relayed pertinent information regarding classes that are needed and useful to help Prince William County in the event of an emergency.


CLUB EC – David / KI4AZX – David noted that there is a dinner / program this Thursday for Citizens Guide to Emergency Preparedness.


BPL – KG4TVM – George noted that last Sunday was the last day for the BPL company to have the City of Manasssas notched.  However, George put together a team of seven mobile units, and it was found that the notching was ineffective.  A meeting will occur tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at the power company, and ARRL will have representatives attending.





Al / KB4BHB suggested that the OVH have a special event that originates from the Manassas National Battlefield.  This idea has been brought up at previous OVH meetings, and the OVH had a special event from the Battle Field in 2001 to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas).  Al contacted the National Park Service to obtain information regarding how to have this event, the cost, and the application process.  John / KG4NXT made a motion that the Club do the event and for the Club to pay the application fee of $50.  The motion was approved, and Bill / N3OH agreed to chair the event and handle technical issues.


NOMINATING COMMITTEE – Ruth / KU4WH read an E-mail from Art / W1CRO regarding the slate of candidates that the Nominating Committee has put together.  They are: President – John / KG4NXT; Vice President – George / K4GVT; Treasurer – Bill / N3OH; and Secretary – Phil / AC4PL.  The election will be held during the February 2006 OVH meeting.


Ruth / KU4WH noted that the current repeater controllers are Butch / W4HJL, Steve / N4OGR, Alan / KD4KBX, Milt / N4SN, Art / W1CRO, and John / WA1STU.  Art / W1CRO is also a new member of the Finance Committee.





The 50/50 ticket was drawn by Emma Lane, and John / KG4NXT won and graciously donated his winning share back to the Club.  A total of ?? was collected.


The meeting adjourned at 2115 Eastern time.