Minutes of the OVH Club Meeting
January 16, 2006
Ruth/KU4WH called meeting to order at 2000
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
Bill/N3OH read the Treasurers 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
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.
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
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 ??
meeting adjourned at 2115 Eastern time.