Minutes of the OVH Club Meeting
March 20, 2006
John / KG4NXT called meeting to order at 2000 Eastern Time.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, all present stated their names and call signs. There were 27 OVH members and two guests present.
Phil Wherry / AI4JF, of the Vienna Wireless Society, gave a fascinating presentation on recent amateur radio experiments involving weather balloons done by members of the Vienna Wireless Society. Vienna Wireless has now launched three balloons. Typical payloads included an HT, a GPS, one or two cameras, and marshmallow “Peep,” known as the “Peeponauts.” Complete information regarding these weather balloon / amateur radio experiments and dozens of excellent photos can be found at www.viennawireless.org. Thank you Phil for your excellent presentation.
Bill / N3OH read the Treasurer’s report.
The minutes of the February 2006 OVH meeting were approved.
REPEATERS – Art / W1CRO – Art is working on a receiver and a tone module.
HAMFEST – Art / W1
MEMBERSHIP – John / WA1
EDUCATION – John / WA1STU – The class is going well. We expect for students to take the exam on April 22. John Thanked Al / KB4BHB and John / KG4NXT and everyone else who has helped for their help with the class.
FIELD DAY – John / WA1STU – John asked us for our ideas for field day. Otherwise, we’ll do it all John’s way! There was a general consensus that we should
use fewer stations this year, though the details have not yet been finalized. We’ll have Field Day at
HARRY D. VORHAUER SCHOLARSHIP – Jim / W4JTP – We are looking for candidates. The deadline for application is the end of April. John / KG4NXT read a thank you card from Alexa Jones, who won the Harry D. Vorhauer Scholarship last year and is now a student at Virginia Tech.
ARES – David / KG4GIY – David thanked everyone who participated in the Patriot Challenge in
January. Steve / N4OGR is working with
Bill / N3OH – We will have a special event on August 26. This will be near the Groveton section of the Battlefield. More details will be forthcoming.
Bill / N3OH will try to put up a winlink station with the help of the “Davids” - KG4GIY and KI4AZX.
50/50 RAFFLE – $31 was collected, and Phil / AC4PL won. Phil Donated his winning share back to the Club.
The meeting adjourned at 2135 Eastern time.