Minutes of the OVH Meeting

18 September 2000

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 PM by Don "Butch" Blasdell (W4HJL) acting as Chair.

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

Attendance: 20 Members.

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

Committee Reports:

Repeater: Art Whittem (KW4AW)

440 is low on frequency but functioning. It needs some tuning but we are closer to getting all the machines working. The VHF unit needs to be repaired before we have all three units working with PL tone.

JOTA: John Fritch (N4YOB)

Scheduled for the 21st and 22nd of October. We will have three stations this year. We need 3 rigs. There is no age limit for the Scouts involved. It is being held at the Urbana Swim Club.

Membership: Jeff Poulin (KV4AP)

David Worthington (WW4MM) and Susan Poulin (KG4JBD) were voted in! Welcome. Gerald (Jerry) Engman (WB3IWY) was read in and will be voted on at the next meeting.

Training: Bill Hinely (K4WRG)

New classes are scheduled to start October 10thh at Stonewall Jackson School. A VE session will be scheduled to occur near the end of the the classes, est. 12 December. Jack (N4YIC) says that the insurance is ready to go.

HamFest: Jack McDermott (N4YIC)

The moneys from the bakesale have been acounted for. The family that ran the bakesale would like to donate the money to SERVE. Jack agrees and motioned that the club bring the total donation to $200. The motion was seconded and carried.

ARES: Erv Whalen (KT4DS)

Erv has resigned as the EC of Prince William County effective 1 October 2000. Also, all ARES members should visit the VA ARES web site and renew/update their information. The link is at http://www.vaares.org/

Brian Cochran (KE4NFK)

Prince William County Bike Tour is the 30th of September and all support is requested. There are 3 routes - 10 mile ride, a 20 and 30 mile ride. Setup is scheduled to start at 8:00 am and the ride is scheduled to start at 9:00 am. The ride starts at Nokesville park.

Packet: Bill South (N4WJN)

The 220 Packet is down and the rig is off to Yaesu for repairs. Packet is being forwarded through 2M.

New Business:

There was some desire to start/coordinate a "building" class.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM. Art Whittum (KW4AW) will chair the next meeting.