Minutes of the OVH Meeting

17 July 2000

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 PM by Art Wittem (KW4AW) acting as Chair.

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

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

Committee Reports:

Hamfest: Jack McDermott (N4YIC)

Planning is under way for next year's hamfest. Have to find a resolution to the issues of "unapproved" signs in the county and getting the county to come up with a procedure for "approving" signs like ours. We are planning to do VE tests again next year assuming that Keith is on board. We made money with the bake sale. Jeff wondered if was possible to offer a basic Skywarn class at next year's event

Membership: Jeff Poulin (KV4AP)

Mac McMillian of Lake Jackson (call pending) was voted in unanimously - welcome! Worth Anderson (WB4ZIG), Michael Jacoby (N3MA), and Daniel James (AE4HS) were read in. Their applications will be voted on in August.

License Classes: Bill Hinely (K4WRG)

Bill is setting up Technician classes to start in the first week of September in preparation for the November VE tests.

Repeater: Art Wittem (KW4AW)

Everything up and running. Current interference being caused by pager sites. Art is planning to get ahold of the site manager and see what can be done to reduce it. 440 repeater is waiting on the alignment of the receiver. Output should be at 60 watts and is currently running 20-25 watts.

ARES: Erv Whalen (KT4DS)

We are in the doldrums until September. Art and Erv helped out Manassas Park in cooperation with the Red Cross at the 4th of July celebrations. Perhaps next year, we will get more notice and be able to offer more support.

Field Day: Butch Blasdell (W4HJL)

We did fairly well and the pavillion is reserved for next year. Thanks to all who came out.

Program: Art Wittem (KW4AW)

Art presented everything you wanted to know about volt meters and were afaid to ask. For more detail, contact Art!

John Fritsch (N4YOB) will chair the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:07 PM.