EAWA Minutes September 14, 2017

The September 14th meeting of the EAWA was called to order at 7:01 PM by President Chris Stanley N1CJS. Evie KA1BRA made a motion to accept the August Minutes as e-mailed. Rob W8HAP seconded the motion. The motion passed. Phil N1EP made a motion to accept the Treasurer's Report ( Petty Cash $313.57, Savings account $1035.37, VE Account $18.82, and Repeater Fund $92.39) that was seconded by Chuck AC1BS. The motion carried.



Tuesdays at 7:00PM on 146.910 Repeater         Wednesdays at 7:00PM on the 147.030 Repeater

September 19 Evie Sargent KA1BRA                 September 20 KB1ONQ Scott Grindle

September 26 Chris Weaver AB1PZ                   September 27 Chris Weaver AB1PZ

October 3 Chuck Liebow AC1BS                       October 4 Chuck Liebow AC1BS

October 10 Chuck Liebow AC1BS                     October 11 Chuck Liebow AC1BS

Old Business

Operating Procedures (SOP's) – After re-visiting the International Amateur Union (IARU) site for “ham-operating -ethics” ( http://www.ham-operating-ethics.org ), Evie KA1BRA felt that all the information there covered what the EAWA should have in their By-Laws as to ethics, etc. Jeff KA1DBE made a motion to add the IARU recommendations to the EAWA By-Laws. Chuck AC1BS seconded the motion. The motion Passed.

440 Repeater Update - Dick W1KRP asked about the status of the 440 repeater on Beechland Road. He did get into it, but noticed that he was also picking up the radio station output. Evie KA1BRA said she would check with Burt K7HVN .

New Business

October Breakfast – The October breakfast at Denny's in Ellsworth will be Saturday, October 7 at 9:00AM. Please let Phil N1EP (n1ep@yahoo.com) know if you plan to attend so he can give them a head count.

EAWA Meeting Time – After a short discussion why the EAWA meetings start at different times during the calendar year, Chris AB1PZ made a motion that all EAWA meetings begin at 7:00PM. The motion was seconded by Jeff KB1DBE. The motion passed!

MDI Marathon- Evie KA1BRA gave the highlights of the MDI Marathon that will take place Sunday, October 15th: No early starts, children's race Saturday October 14th in downtown Northeast Harbor,

Marathon 7:00AM start in Bar Harbor, race course closes at 3:00PM, 1750 participants. Evie stressed that help is needed again this year. Chris AB1PZ stated that he was ashamed of the EAWA last year for lack of commitment. That if no one wants to help, the EAWA should not commit to the marathon.

Regretfully last year Chris single handedly handled all the communication for the race. This year he will be representing the EMA along with Andy KB1TGL and Bradley KC1HVP. If anyone can help for even an hour or two, please let Evie know (eviesargent@yahoo.com, 244-1063). Chris N1CJS suggested that we have a meeting for all those who plan to help with the race ASAP and not wait until the last minute to get the information packets. (Evie has contacted the race organizers and asked that the information be available ASAP.) If you can help, please give me your shirt size. I don't know for sure whether we will be given shirts or whatever, but we usually get something to wear during the event. Thanks to Chris AB1PZ for a bang up job last year!

November VE Test Session – Phil N1EP reported that possibly there will be a test session in November at Meadow View Apartments.

Rob W8HAP made a motion to adjourn that was seconded by Chuck AC1BS. The motion carried. So done at 7:45 PM


Phil N1EP gave a program on message handling using various RADIOGRAMs as well as the Amateur Radio Disaster Welfare Message form.The purpose is to get accurate information passed as quickly and accurately as possible. There will be a SET (Simulated Emergency Test) coming soon. Also with an active hurricane season this year, how to handle emergency/welfare messages might just prove useful!

Thank you, Phil, for an informative and hands-on session!

Respectfully submitted,

Evie Sargent KA1BRA


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