Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team Meeting October, 13 2017
Published: February 06, 2019
Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team
Meeting Minutes for 10-13-17
Welcome and start of meeting – Joe K2JVS The meeting started at 7:33 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 September 8 - Carver W2TFM Minutes approved by majority vote.
Monthly Net report – Aly N2SHO The net is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm on the WRAET 2 Meter Repeater. It is a general discussion net. Then going forward, it will expand including topics on Traffic Handling, Practice Emergency Drills, Swap and Shop, Emergency Preparedness, ARES/RACES” etc. This month it was held on October 27. Seven stations checked in. Aly announces the net on the Passaic County ARES net and the NNJ ARES net. It is also promoted by word-of-mouth. Joe, K2JVS, asked if any technical problems with repeaters. There were none mentioned. If there is a problem let Joe know.
Web Site Login for members. – Aly N2SHO Aly discussed login for members on the WRAET web site. Aly also described content on web site. He will also get the ARRL blurb on our club updated. It still shows four members.
JOTA Update – Jack KB2LNO, Joe K2JVS JOTA is scheduled for Sunday October 22. Jack indicated we need one hour for set up. Setup will start at 8:30 am with the scouts arriving at 9 am. Joe K2JVS and John KC2OII will bring vhf radios. John will also bring an HF radio and HF antenna . Carver W2TFM will invite Tom Cantisano to JOTA and ask him to invite Mark McGrath.
Other Member business proposed from the floor We need member to take lead on training. Also need a member to be program chair for meeting programs.
Program – Joe K2JVS
Stan K3KKH described an RF sampler he designed and built which samples a radio output for input to a scope. It is good for 600 watts and operates 3 to 30 MHz, possibly up to 50 MHz. Its input connects to an up to 100 watt radio with an output to a scope. It can look at the carrier and modulated carrier. It can also look at a trapezoidal waveform with the scope generating the trapezoidal waveform for checking linearity.
Joe K2JVS described EchoLink. Tom KR2I has a radio and dedicated computer assigned for EchoLink . He has established a link KR2RI-L from Tom's Internet computer connected into the club 2 M repeater. EchoLink can communicate anywhere in the world with another EchoLink connected radio or repeater. Echo Link Information - tutorial links are available on You-Tube and in slide presentations describing the operation of this valuable asset for new-comers to this service.
Joe N2BOZ suggested a program on building antennas - both VHF and HF.
Next meeting November 10th. Carver W2TFM will check with Tom Cantisano on availability of Health Room #2 for November 10 (eve of Veterans Day)
Meeting adjourned at 8:32 pm.
Dan Giandoso K2DDG Member
Joe Scuralli K2JVS Member
Jack Carbone KB2LNO Member
John Demetrius KC2OII Member
Joe Basilicato N2BOZ Member
Aly Badawy N2SHO Member
Carver Washburn W2TFM Member
Gary Kantor WA2BAU Member
Vernon Cooper AD2W Member
Allan Jay Baum KD2IGD Member
Allan Baum KF2EE Member
Stan Ekiert K3KKH Member