February BAARC Meeting Date and Time Change-New Date Feb 6th, Time 6:30PM

BAARC Members,

The February 1, 2021 BAARC meeting has been moved to Feb 6, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) and will be a Zoom meeting only. A brief 25 minute business meeting will be held starting at 6:30 PM, after which the officers and directors have decided to accept an invitation by the Oklahoma DX Association to join their February Meeting for a Special Zoom Webinar featuring Tim Duffy talking about his unbelievable DX-Contest station in Pennsylvania, K3LR. Tim is a great speaker and this will be a tour of one of the top DX/Contest stations in the US.

Link to the BAARC Zoom Business meeting is:

BAARC Zoom Business Meeting February 6, 2021, 6:30 PM

Duration: 25 minutes

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4049055174?pwd=VXVaTlBjTTZoOXZqd01POEEwek1TUT09

Meeting ID: 404 905 5174

Passcode: BAARC1

 

We will adjourn the Business Meeting and then sign into the OKDX Webinar as follows:

 

When: Feb 6, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: OKDXA with Tim Duffy, K3LR

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86399241058?pwd=b1RmVWlXMGJldytLZVE1aVlyVnNTUT09

Passcode: 015830

 

Thanks to BAARC club member, Jeff Martin, K5WE for bringing this to our attention and thanks to OKDX Association and their president, Kim Elmore, N5OP, for the following Invitation:

 

The Oklahoma DX Association proudly presents a virtual station tour webinar of the contesting/DXing super-station, K3LR, hosted by K3LR himself: Tim Duffy. Tim is a lifetime member of the OKDXA and has graciously agreed to be our feature for this special virtual Winter Zoom Meeting of the OKDXA. I saw a presentation about his station that he gave to the Alpha Sigma Delta Radio Society (the OU student amateur radio club) a few years ago and it is truly amazing. It is a very impressive multi-multi contest station (to put it mildly).

Every interested party is welcome to attend this virtual meeting; you needn’t be a member of the OKDXA, nor even licensed, to “tune in.”

 

To expedite the approval of the January BAARC Minutes in the upcoming February business meeting, please find the minutes below for review.

Minutes for the January 4, BAARC Club Meeting:

Earl, WB5UUW, called the meeting to order a little after 7:00 PM with 16 members present. No minutes were available for the December Meeting, so reading of the minutes was waived.

Ray, WB5JJA, gave the Treasurer report. $130 in dues had come in, adding that to the current balance, the club had $6669.79 on hand. Dan, W5BM moved to accept the treasurer report, Guy seconded, and it was approved unanimously.

Earl started a discussion on the election of 2021 BAARC officers. Earl noted we may not have a quorum. Dan made a motion that those present waive the need for a quorum to conduct business, Guy, WB5MXO, seconded, and the motion was approved without dissent.

Earl called for nominations from the floor and Bruce Bierma, KG5CZT,  was nominated for the 3rd director position. Earl read the nominees, a vote was taken and the following slate was unanimously approved.

The newly elected BAARC officers and directors for 2021:

Bob Holmes, K5GSC, President

Dan Woods, W5BM, Vice President

Barbara “Be” Engler, KG5MSM, Secretary

Ray Richardson, WB5JJA, Treasurer

Guy Shipley, WB5MXO, Director

Earl Stutzman, WB5UUW, Director

Bruce Bierma, KG5CZT, Director

Earl thanked everyone for allowing him to serve as president. Bob thanked Earl for his work with the club during the unusual events of 2020 and all agreed. Bob then introduced himself and discussed a few items he hoped to introduce in the club agenda for 2021.

Earl called for adjournment of the Business Meeting, Jeff Martin seconded and the Business Meeting ended by unanimous consent. It should be noted, the Business Meeting ended with no one objecting to a lack of quorum.

No presentation was planned, so the group continued with general discussion. Earl mentioned a three part Youtube video on winding a 9 to 1 Balun. Chuck Bigbie, N5ANY, mentioned another good you tube video for making Baluns. Chuck also mentioned he had recently built a very nice HF amplifier from a kit. Chuck videoed the process and said he would give a club program in the future on the amplifier and the steps building it.

More general discussion followed and the meeting was adjourned at 8:17 PM.

Minutes by DAW, W5BM for Secretary, Be KG5MSM

Thanks, and 73,

Bob Holmes, K5GSC