Meeting minutes:

Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team Meeting May 11, 2018
Published: February 06, 2019

Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team
Meeting Minutes for 5-11-18
Welcome and start of meeting – Joe K2JVS The meeting started at 7:35 pm. Joe moderated the meeting as Tom, KR2I was absent. It began with a flag salute followed by discussion of agenda items.

Club Business Meeting Topics (Members Only Discussion)

Approval of Meeting Minutes April 13 - Carver W2TFM Minutes approved by majority vote.

Monthly Net report – Aly – AL0Y3 The net was held on April 25, the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm on the WRAET 2M Repeater. It opened at 8 pm and closed at 8:12 pm. Net participants:
Allan - NCS K2AJB
Carver W2TFM
Jason W2FPV
Ariel KD2ONX

Next net will be Wednesday May 23 on the 2M repeater

Web Site – Aly AL0Y Meeting minutes being added and some restructuring.

Membership – Allan K2AJB New Members –
Linda Doering KD2OIO,
Richard Carter AC2GI,
Matthew O’Neill KD2ORT.
Welcome! Total members now 29. Prospective member at meeting: KD2ONO, Jim Halstead, 153 Church, Haledon 973-790-3218

Wayne OEM Coordinator for WRAET Club – Mike KD2NCN  The letter to all licensed amateurs in Wayne from Wayne OEM to Join WRAET Club is being held in abeyance by Wayne OEM. Also considering expanding the letter to invite the licensed amateurs in Wayne to join CERT. Projector in meeting room now operational with HDMI. Awaiting VGA cable for VGA connection.

Hamfest and Social Events Dan K2DDG did not attend meeting.

Field Day Plans for June 23-24 – Jack KB2LNO  Location is set at St Joseph Wayne Hospital - entering off College Road and driving south it will be the first parking lot on the left and across from Regency Health Care. Dry run set for Saturday, May 19 at 8 am. Rain date Sunday, May 20. Parking lot to be paved but after Field Day. Wayne OEM supplying tent and 15 KW generator. Hospital also supplying 15 KW generator. Hospital wants to do PR on the event. Ariel. KD2ONX will contact them. He has the press release and will be coordinating with St Joe’s Office of Development and PR for release late in May. Ariel will be handling addition PR including Wayne Today and Wayne Patch. For the event, food and water – you are on your own but many food stores in the area.
Corporate name, insurance and associated documents discussed with John KC2OII, Jack, KB2LNO and Joe, K2JVS after the meeting. First Aid and Safety Officer, Dave, K2NEC is primed, ready and fully equipped Carver, W2TFM, handled equipment and band planning. A spreadsheet listing of all volunteered equipment and supplies was distributed to members. Expect to stage operations on 80, 40 and 20 meters HF plus VHF/UHF. Stan, K3KKH, advised that all Field Day participants label everything they bring to the site. Bring a surge suppressor for their radios and computers. Stan, K3KKH, coordinated set up with Dave, WO2X, for the logging software and training. Dave provided a link to the SW which Stan forwarded to Dan ( K2DDG) and John ( KC2OII) so they could download and install the SW. With a little work Stan got the SW working. Stan will setup a meeting with Dave and Dan so that Dave can verify the N1MM Networking SW is working properly on three laptops. Dan, K2DDG and Stan, K3KKH are handling antennas and setup locations. John, KC2OII is doing Scripts for QSO, back up paper logging etc. John, KC2OII is doing GOTA station-log sheets, etc., and certificates Publicity Chair, Ariel, KD2ONX is inviting Boy Scout, Girl Scouts, local groups, public officials, etc. John, KC2OII has registered us and the site location with ARRL. Banner Design completed by Ariel, KD2ONX. Suggested adding Wayne Township logo which requires Town legal approval. Banner cost around $49. which was approved. License Training Course Conducted May 5-6 – Jack KB2LNO  4 attended – all from listing on ARRL web site. None from St Joseph Wayne Hospital or Wayne CERT attended. 3 passed Technical of which 1 also passed General. Conclusion reached that Club should not pursue training on its own, rather, refer to others such as Red Cross for instruction. Thanks to Dave Everson for conducting the class. Thanks also to Baggo (St Joe’s Dir. Security) for reserving the hospital’s auditorium for the technician’s licensing lectures.

Open Chair positions which require a volunteer are:  Program Chair (meeting programs) required. No programs are scheduled beyond June. Mike Lisenco N2YBB, Hudson Division Director, program for June 8. NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Systems) by Aly, AL0Y, at this meeting.  Training Chair – no longer required given our recent experience with training.

Mayor/Council recognition of WRAET Club Joe, K2JVS, indicated nothing to report but still in progress.

EchoLink proposal to Wayne OEM for funding – Joe K2JVS Nothing to report

Club Shirts Dave, K2NEC, took the lead on Club shirts, Dave sent to the members a draft design for review and comment.

Program Aly, AL0Y,gave an excellent presentation on NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Systems). Thank you!

Other Member business proposed from the floor There was no other business

GUEST/PUBLIC PORTION There was one guest, prospective member at the meeting - KD2ONO, Jim Halstead
Meeting adjourned at 9:25 pm. Next meeting will be Friday, June 8th, 7:30 pm.
Meeting Attendees
Aly Badawy AL0Y
Joe Scuralli K2JVS
David Pandoscak K2NEC
Joe Dunphy K9MBA
Jack Carbone KB2LNO
John Demetrius KC2OII
Mike Williams KD2NCN
Ariel Tolome KD2ONX
Jim Halstead KD2ONO
Steven Brodkowitz KD2PJK
Joe Basilicato N2BOZ
Rob Arms N2RDA
Carver Washburn W2TFM
Jason Findlay W2FPV
Gary Kantor WA2BAU