The meeting began with a presentation by Ken, WB4AKK on How to Build a Stealth Mobile Antenna on a Tight Budget. President Norton called the meeting to order at 8:00 PM. The Treasurer gave his report.
ARRL – Dennis reported the League had filed comments with the FCC on all pending issues. This should enable the FCC to act on these issues. He invited members to check out the Roanoke Division website. For DX confirmation, it was noted that International Return Coupons are no long available from the Postal Service. Advice was provided on how to facilitate written responses from DX contacts. Dennis also noted that use of the Log Book of the World would serve to confirm DX contacts.
Encomm – Gary noted the two up coming events was the Reagan Airport Drill on Sept 18th and the Marine Corp Marathon on October 31st. A form for participating in the Marine Corps Marathon will be posted on the web site. Our ARES net continues to run on schedule with good participation.
Members were encouraged to come up on our repeater following emergencies, such as the recent strong thunderstorms that hit the area. We were also encouraged to be capable of using the 449.325 MHz repeater that covers Arlington county fairly well. Members were also encouraged to work on their ISO 100 and 700 certifications.
CERT – Cynthia noted that CERT classes will begin on September 16 and 21st. These classes run for 8 weeks. About 450 Arlington residents have been trained by CERT and about 250 remain active in CERT.
Other news – Mike will make a montage of Field Day photo and post it on the web site. Dennis provided a gift to the club of two digital clocks. Folks interested in a presentation on traffic handling should speak to George about that interest.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM
In attendance were: Ken WB4AKK, George KR4MU, Chuck KI4DHW, Dennis W4PWF, Mike KG4RKL, Arthur W4ART, Roy KI4GO, Gary KC5QCN, Jim AA0J, Randy WB4MJF, Erik KI4BXU, Mike KA8OPJ, Mike NW3V, Cynthia KJ4CLK, and Bill (Visitor).