President Charlie WB6NVB called to order the regular meeting of the Stockton-Delta
amateur Radio club at 7:30pm on November 10, 2016
at Bear creek Church Stockton, CA.
The following persons
were present: Charlie WB6NVB, Guy W6MSU, Dave N6LHL, Eric W6INP, Paul N6KZW, Bob N6TCE, Karen N6KSO, Ed N6XMA, Annie KM6BJJ, Dave N6DCH, Mike W6MRM, Bob K6DGQ, Todd, Mark KM6FQZ, Dennis, Dave from Lodi, Tammy KM6CBK, Randy K6TVT.
Charlie WB6NVB had everyone introduce themselves
around the room.
Bob N6TCE gave a brief rundown of the
differences between ARRL VEC and Laurel VEC.
Laurel VEC only accepts donations for testing they do not charge.
ARRL charges $15.00. Laurel VEC usually has test results and new licenses issued within days of the test vs. weeks.
Also was mentioned about testing groups such as boy scouts , girl
scouts, aux. coast guard, Offering a 6 week course that met once a week.
December 10th, Saturday starting at 8AM is the next Ham Cram at Comcast
building on Tam-O-Shanter. Elmer University to start at 9AM. Bob N6TCE also stated there would be testing on the 19th of November in
Tracy. Mark KM6FQZ a new member, offered his services to help
out at the Ham Crams and Elmer University.
He is a former teacher at Delta college.
Bob K6DGQ let him know to not teach
over their heads because new operators would loose interest. There is only 45mins per module - enough time to get them interested not make them an expert.
Bob N6TCE suggested a 6 week course for General to
extra because the test was more technical and required more studying.
NPOTA update over 350 QSOs.
Guy W6MSU to attend a Pacificcon OES meeting,
Randy K6TVT offered to go with him. 12/3/16 at 9am in Livermore. They will be discussing new laws as they
relate to ham radio mobile operators.
Guy to report his finding at the January meeting.
Tammy KM6CBK is holding off on her home antenna.
Paul N6KZW reported UJ’s was full on Dec 8th,
and he would be contacting Chucks, to have the party there. The club voted to pay the $100.00 fee to rent the
room at Pacific Bowl. Paul to set up the
dinner and reserve the room.
Paul N6KZW reported on the "Turkey Trot" Run Against Hunger. Nov 24.
This is all organized but still needed 2 more volunteers. Handheld radio is fine for this event. Starts at 6AM and should be completed by
10AM. Run Simplex and use 444.325 Mhz repeater
as a back up . Ed N6XMA wanted to know where he would be stationed.
Ed N6XMA gave a run down on how the Great Calif. Shake
out went that was on Oct 20, 2016 at 10:20AM.
Ed reported that he operated from NZ6Q's station. Had 12 check-in’s. (2 new comers)
The meeting moved on to voting : Charlie WB6NVB called for any new nominations ? None heard.
Charlie moved to close the nominations, Dave N6LHL 2nd. The nominations were closed. On Treasurer.
Cecil KJ6QXQ and Dave N6LHL had backed out leaving on Paul K66RRR unopposed. On President, Charlie WB6NVB withdrew to accept the position of Call-Sign Trustee leaving John NZ6Q unopposed. Vice President nominees are Paul N6KZW or Randy K6TVT. Secretary nominees are Eric W6INP or Annie KM6BJJ
ballots for Vice President and Treasurer were passed out, the ballots were collected and counted by Eric W6INP, and
Paul N6KZW. The following were the
President - John NZ6Q
Vice President - Paul N6KZW
Secretary - Eric W6INP
Treasurer - Paul KC6RRR
Call Sign Trustee - Charlie WB6NVB
Member-at-Large to be voted on at the January meeting after selection by the new board
John NZ6Q will get the gift certificates / prizes for the Christmas Party from HRO.
Feb 25th Pedaling Paths to Independence Bike Ride in Linden. The Delta Century Bike Ride is the first Sunday in May 2017.
The 10-meter net meets at 7:30 PM local time each Thursday except club meeting night. Any class of license can check in on 28.457 MHz.
The Treasurer reminded club members that Dues are not due until January after the AGM, Please refrain from
adjourned the meeting at 8:35pm