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August 2017

NORTHEAST GEORGIA RADIO CLUB
Minutes
3 August 2017

The meeting was called to order  at 6:35pm by President Dick Ashworth WB4HXF.

The program was presented by Bob KE4JLL on Solar Eclipse and Ham Radio.  Ham radio groups will be conducting a major study of how the ionosphere works and there will be many things happening in conjunction with this major event on Aug 21.  Check out QST.

Reports:
Treasurer:  $220.95

Repeaters  are working well.  The Barnesville repeater is occasionally causing interference but the problem has been noted.

ARES  - The ARES group will meet at Northridge Hospital in Commerce at 6:30pm on Aug 8.

Public Service :  See website for times and locations of events.

Aug 5 – Coach Mike 5K in Athens
Aug 26 – Primal Rush at Crows Lake, Jefferson  20K, 10K, 5K
Sept 2 – UGA Football begins
Skywarn:  No active weather events but remember the Skywarn net on Tuesdays (except the 1st Tues.) at 7:30 pm on the NEGARC repeater

Business:

The possibility of holding a Swap Fest was discussed and Sean Laker was designated to look for suitable sites.  Ideas for the event were discussed including the possibility of a special event station.

Next meeting on   7 Sept 2017 at 6:30pm

Motion made and seconded for adjournment at 7:45pm
Submitted by Janna Tolbert, Sec