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Date: August 12, 2018; Time: 08:30; Location: Loflin’s - Thomasville, NC

Meeting Called to Order By: Richard, KK4RR

Type of Meeting: Regular


Minutes of our July meeting were compiled by Richard Weinbaum, KK4RR

A Motion to approve the July minutes, as posted on the club website was approved by voice vote without corrections.
Visitors: None

Reports & Business:

Next VE test session In Thomasville at the library is Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 0930.

Summer Field Day 2018 – Report of Operations

Our Summer Field Day was on 6-23-18. We operated lakeside from a shelter in Oak Hollow Park.

We operated Saturday afternoon on 20 and 40 meters SSB after setting up our dipoles, radios, and generator.

10 club members helped with setup, operated the radios, prepared the food, ate, drank, cleaned up and left. We made about 100 contacts and submitted our logs to the ARRL.

Motion to go ahead and reserve a shelter at Oak Hollow Park for Summer Field day 2019 – Josh, NC4WD. Unanimously approved by a show of hands.

Upcoming events:

Bobbie Labonte Charity Ride: Saturday, September 8. MOTION to meet for lunch at Loflin’s at Noon as club meeting since this event falls on our regular meeting day – made by Gerald, KF4NEF.

Tour de Tanglewood: Saturday, September 22 – Sunday, September 23.

Nominating Committee: In the coming weeks Rick, KK4RR, will appoint a committee to search for Officers to be nominated at our regular business meeting in November in accordance with our bylaws.


Bill KK4ZIU presented a debriefing report of analysis of operations at last year’s Bobby Labonte Charity Ride and guidance for the upcoming event. A written report was included and will be posted to the website.

Presentation by Wayne, K4JO – “Tips On Event Communication”

Who do we talk to?
Direct your communication to Net Control unless directed by Net Control to contact another station.

What do we say?
We’re there to provide service to event staff and participants.
Call EMS through Net Control as needed.

How do we say it?
Plain English!
No 10-codes
No Q-codes


We will be operating a station from the caboose on Everybody’s Day, Sep. 29 from 9am-2pm. Feel free to come early to help set-up and stay late to help clean up! Check out our event listing at ARRL.ORG and share a link with friends.
Please contact John, KF4QDS, if you are able and interested in serving as a Net Control for the Thursday Night Net!

Motion to adjourn was made by Bill, KK4ZIU and a good time was had by all.

Minutes submitted to the Board of Directors by Don, W4DWD, club Secretary.
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