Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team Meeting April 12, 2019
Published: April 15, 2019
Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team
Meeting Minutes for 4-12-19
The meeting started at 7:32 pm. Carver moderated the meeting. It began with a flag salute followed by discussion of
Club Business Meeting Topics (Members Only Discussion)
Approval of Meeting Minutes March 8 - Carver W2TFM
Minutes approved by majority vote.
Monthly Net report – Aly – AL0Y
There was no net. Next net will be Wednesday March 27 on the 2M repeater.
Web Site – Aly AL0Y
WRAET Facebook Page – Steve KD2PJK
Membership – Allan K2AJB
Allan was not at the meeting.
Scouting Radio Merit Badge and the Communications Merit Badge Jim N2RBJ has started working on these merit
badges. He will contact all 7 troops in Wayne to schedule a September meeting in the Library to conduct and
complete the merit badges.
ARES/RACES Drill – Mike KD2NCN
Mike, KD2NCN has selected the next drill as a Power Outage and scheduled it for Sunday, May 5th at 10 am.
Meet in the Municipal Building parking lot. He is soliciting all members who will commit to participate.
JOTA-JOTI 2019 – Jack, W2USN
Jack advised we will not be participating in the event.
Field Day 2019 – Jack, W2USN Jack advised that everything is all set and ready for establishing manning –
personnel and radio equipment/positions. A survey was distributed to all members to that end. John will now register
the event with the ARRL week of April 15.
There was a consensus to purchase the WRAET banner with its first use Field Day. Aly, AL0Y, agreed to complete the
design (logo, etc.). It will be purchased once this is accomplished.
WO2X, Dave, offered the suggestion to try and use the light posts further back. Last year several antennas were “end
to end”, not providing enough isolation between bands resulting in more separation. He also suggested we think
about a dedicated FT8 station to be active on 20 or 15 during the day (following the band conditions) and on 40 at
night. Digital contact score more points than voice. Lastly, he suggested we distribute the load across two generators.
Last year there was too much load on one.
Open Chair positions:
Program Chair and Hamfest Chairs are required. There was discussion about having the Hamfest at Camp Veritans.
KC2OII, John, will talk with Dave Schwartz, Camp Veritans Board Member about the Hamfest..
WRAET Jackets – Dave, K2NEC
Dave worked with the vendor for WRAET jackets, Phil Bellomo, of Finish Line Sports. Dave, K2NEC, set up ordering
of jackets. Each will pay for his/her own through a web site set up by Finish Line Sports. Deadline is April 27 to
Mayor/Council recognition of WRAET Club
Joe, K2JVS requested that KC2OII, John correct the legal name of the Club on the insurance to reflect that filed with
the State. Joe will move forward with the Council for approval with the same benefits and legal alignment as
currently exists with Wayne C.E.R.T.
EchoLink proposal to Wayne OEM for funding – Joe K2JVS
Joe, K2JVS, will write up a justification of the expenditure for Wayne OEM.
Programs – AL0Y, Aly, will speak at the May meeting on APRS, and how he used Arduino and Raspberry PIs to build
an APRS station.
Special Event Station – KC2OII, John, will flush out a plan for WRAET Special Event Station at Dey Mansion..
N2RDA, Rob, will follow through on possible participation in Wayne Day (June). W2TFM, Carver, provided Rob
Wayne Day contact information to find a way to have a booth without paying the booth fee (expensive).
KD2OLL, Chris, discussed a special event station at the Greenwood Lake Air Show with the show manager. The
Show Manager had no interest.
Other Member business proposed from the floor
K2NEC, Dave, announced the Lincoln Park run on May 4th
AL0Y, Aly, announced the ARES NNJ QRPX contest this weekend April 13-14.
There were no guests or business.
ADJOURNMENT – Business Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.
PROGRAM - The program was FT8 operating experience presented by K2JVS, Joe and provided valuable insight with
the installation and operation of the required software (which is all free).
Next meeting will be Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm.
Meeting Attendees 4-12-19
Aly Badawy AL0Y
Joe Scuralli K2JVS
David Pandoscak K2NEC
John Demetrius KC2OII
Mike Williams KD2NCN
Chris Luccarelli KD2OLL
Piero Mosca KD2ONN
Steven Brodkowitz KD2PJK
Jim Sadur N2RBJ
Rob Arms N2RDA
Jason Findlay W2PX
Carver Washburn W2TFM
Jack Carbone W2USN
Gary Kantor WA2BAU