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The December 2020 AARA Newsletter

The Aroostook Amateur Radio Association December 1, 2020


November 5, 2020,  Zoom Meeting MINUTES

Attending:    14 members

Roy Woods -KB1WGN                                

Steve Sandelier – N1NXU

Dave Berry KV1S                                         

Nelson Ketch – K1ANK – Zoom

Steven Vance -W1SPV                               

Bill Johnson – K1WLJ

Jim Cerrato- KC5UEQ                                  

Lee Reynolds – KD1SQ

Sonny Packard- K1VOR                               

Alan Mulherin – KROZAL

James Jalbert -KC1ECV

Sam Barrett – W5KF

Mike Lawler – K0LDO – Brunswick, Me

Seth Thomas – KC1MTT

Meeting called to order by Pres James Jalbert at 1830.

Welcome and Intro’s were done. 

Financial Report:  Steve Sandelier gave report of – $4,485.66 – vote on and accepted

Minutes of October 1st meeting were accepted as printed

EMCOMM   Roy gave written report.  ARES Team took part in the Annual SET Exercise.  Great turnout of 17 members.  All objectives for are area were met.  We found a few issues to work on but we did verify a communication link between all four health facilities in Aroostook County.  We are always looking for new ARES Team members.  Just call Roy @ 492-7532.

Public Relations:  Seth reported he was working with Roy to list future Ham Radio Testing dates and  he will be working on publishing club events in the new year. All members need to help by giving Seth information and ideas such as ham radio events, member special event, meeting reminders for interested public looking to get into ham radio and hamfests and news articles like new equipment someone just got.  Call Seth at 435-6528.

President’s Report

1.  James stated that meeting presentations would start up again at the January 2021 meeting.  We are always looking for more presentations for our meetings.

2.  The Weather Net will be restarting on November 17th,.  This year, we will do the Weather Net and the Swap and Sell Net together on the 3rd Tuesday each month.  The Weather Net is to practice giving a weather reports so when we are activated by the Weather Service, we will be ready.  John Hotelling KC1DRW agreed to be in charge of that net.  The Swap and Sell Net is a chance for you to get used equipment or anything connected to Ham Radio i.e. QST Books, Antenna Books, Study Materials or radio parts.  Sonny Packard K1VOR has agreed to run that net so call him with anything     you are looking for or want to move @764-1015.

3.  Field Day – James requested that Jim Cerrato send him a list of the Field Day    Committee members.  Jim reported that he would be meeting with the Mall Manager tomorrow.  Field Days is June 26 & 27th, 2021.

Old Business:

1.  Insurance Issue:  Roy and Steve met with State Farm Ins.  Steve reported that we met and reviewed all issues that the membership had questions on.   The club has $15,000. On off site equipment i.e. repeater with a $500 deductible plus $1,000.000 liability from injuries done at events.  We also have other coverage’s like borrowed equipment.  A copy of our police will be  kept by the Treasurer and be available when needed.

2.  Work continues on moving the club repeater.  New Antenna and Cable are up and we should move the rest shortly.  We can expect to have the repeater  down a few days while we move and reconnect everything.  Having a repeater  costs money yearly, which we get from club dues.  So if you want to continue  to use the repeater, please pay your share of the costs! 

New Business:

1.  Club members voted to have the December meeting by Zoom.  The December  Meeting will be very informal and short.

2.  Members voted to Cancel all club events for the remainder of 2020.

3.  No Annual Skywarn Event this year in Caribou.  NWS is in Lockdown.

Meeting was adjourned at 1900.

Respectfully Submitted:
Roy Woods KB1WGN

Coming Events:

Mondays 2000 Aroostook Emergency Net 146.730

December 3rd. AARA Zoom meeting

AARA meeting:

Next AARA meeting:
Club meeting on Thursday December 3rd. As we voted in october, this is a virtual meeting. It will be brief as it is the time of year when most of us a busy getting ready for the holiday, which I know will be different for all this year. See you all on line thursday at 18:30(6:30pm).

Also if you have no internet, or would rather join bu phone, I have included the phone number you may dial into.

Aroostook Armature Radio Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: AARA Club Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 857 8582 6598
Passcode: 858509

Dial by your location
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
 Meeting ID: 857 8582 6598
Passcode: 858509  

Have a safe Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  See you all on Zoom for the January 7th. meeting.

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