Minutes of the OVH Meeting

19 June 2000

The meeting was called to order at 8:03 PM by Don "Butch" Blasdell (W4HJL) acting as Chair.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, all present stated their names and call signs.

Attendance: 18 Members and 1 guest

The past month's minutes and current financial status were approved by the membership.

Committee Reports:

Hamfest: Jack McDermott (N4YIC)

Hamfest was a success. Some of the questions we need to ask for next year is how much do we need to earn vs. how much do we want to earn? Do we want to consider moving the date of the Hamfest because of the change of the date of the Dayton Hamfest and so we are not competing with Rochester?

We need to get the county to address the issue of "authorized" signs at the side of the road (currently it is $100 fine per sign on county property).

Changing the date may incur a penalty from the fairgrounds because we have to reserve the property so far in advance. Jack is putting together his thoughts and will present them at a future meeting for the membership's consideration.

All the prizes have been delivered to their winners.

Jack would like to thank everyone who helped out for giving up their weekend so that others could have a good time.

Butch thanked Jack for his effort in putting together another successful Hamfest.

Repeater: Butch Blasdell (W4HJL)

There is a problem with the 2nd amp on 2m - Art suspects a hairline crack in solder on the board. The 440 amp is in fix mode.

License Classes: Bill Hinely (K4WRG)

All classes were completed before Hamfest and initial reports are that all students obtained some form of license at the VE session. The question was raised about having a class in the fall before the fall VE session. That is being investigated.

Membership: Mary Lu Blasdell (KB4EFP)

Membership for Mac McMillian of Lake Jackson was read in. His call is pending.

New Business

Field Day is 24-25 June 2000. Operation will run from 2 PM Saturday through 2 PM Sunday, with setup scheduled for early Saturday before the 2 PM kickoff. After the operational event, there will be a picnic for OVH members and participants. Antennas will include verticals, dipoles and a beam. There will be a novice station, and 2 meter, along with generator operation. We will be competing under 2A rules.

ARES: Erv Whalen (KT4DS)

We are in the summer doldrums, and there are no planned events.

Art Whittem (KW4AW) will chair the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM.