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Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club meeting notes July 11, 2014  printer friendly  
Open meeting with remarks from president Scott, AK4DV, will be his last meeting, resigning position as he moves out of town.

Previous meeting’s minutes read by Gary AJ4GL, voted & approved with a correction [ 440 repeater is recorded as 440m , but should read 440 MHz ]
Treasurers report present by Doug KR4XE , voted & approved
 Introductions around the room and traffic noted. 


Doug KR4XE
has Flyer for Shelby NC hamfest on labor day weekend.

- Hamfest chairman, Friday afternoon Aug 1 is setup.
PC vendors backed out, working for replacement. Please bring a handheld for 146.58 simplex for site communications. Skywarn is 9-11AM, 11:15-12 emergency communications meeting. Bingo will not be available at the hamfest this year.

– visiting the club, his ham roommate requires ham licenses in the rental contract, so here he is 

Wally WD1U
 – 2 test sessions , last Tuesday of June and tonight before the meeting. 10 new hams KM4CMK thru T.  2 upgrades tonight one to general another to extra.

Gary AJ4GL
– next meeting is a program meeting, will show photos from field day and share your hobby night. Members are talented and have other hobbies as well as radio, share or demo a minute or two about a favorit hobby 
Scott AK4DV was presented a thank you plaque for his years of dedicated service to the club.

Scott AK4DV Hamfest is August 2, please volunteer help to chairman Tom K4TKW and the VE sessions by Wally WD1U. Field Day scoring – 2790 pts. Call Used:W4CA
GOTA Station Call:AK4DV
ARRL/RAC Section:VA Class:3A
Participants:16 Club/Group Name: Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club
Power Source(s): Generator, Battery, Solar
Power Multiplier: 2X
Bonus Points:
Description Points
100% Emergency power 300
Set-up in Public Place 100
Information Booth 100
NTS message to ARRL SM/SEC 100
Formal NTS messages handled - No.=12 100
Natural power QSOs completed 100
Youth participation
Youth operators=3
Youth participants=4 60
GOTA Bonus 280
Submitted via the Web 50
Educational activity 100
Total Bonus Points 1,290
Score Summary:
CW Digital Phone Total
Total QSOs 356 41 605
Total Points 712 82 605 1399
Claimed Score = 2,798 Band/Mode QSO Breakdown:
Band CW Digital Phone
80m 0 16 190
40m 356 0 260
15m 0 3 0
GOTA 0 25 152
Total 356 41 605
GOTA QSO Breakdown:
Band CW Phone Digital Total %
80 0 33 0 33 18
40 0 7 0 7 4
20 0 114 25 139 77
15 0 0 1 1 1
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 154 26 180 100

Tonight is Scott’s is last Day as president. VP Fletch K4DCF  has also resigned his post.

Gary AJ4GL and Doug KR4XE will carry on the offices of president & VP, as well as their current offices as secretary & treasurer, until club elections the second week of September, or other club officer arrangements are made.  

Other upcoming events:

Oct 3 – Blue Ridge Bonanza
Oct 11 – WeatherFest
Theresa – KK4TAF sold the most Hamfest raffle tickets and won the honor of presenting Scott with the pie in the face. 

otes recorded July 11   2014 by Gary AJ4GL
News Author: Gary AJ4GL News Date: Saturday July 12 2014 - 10:25PM

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