April, 2020 meeting

Club Vice President Bill N3WD opened the meeting to a turnout of eight. As our first virtual meeting, this was a success. Bill demonstrated various features of the Zoom product. Subsequent meetings could benefit greatly from PowerPoint presentations. Additionally, such computer connection should enable attendance by members who find it difficult to otherwise attend in-person meetings. We will continue with Zoom for a few months and consider upgrading to a version with additional necessary features.

Treasurer Dave AB3TE provided an update on financial matters. Dave continues to handle documents pertaining to the club tax status.  

An update was given on the hamfest; to include opportunities at the Arcadia grounds for following years. The hamfest e-mail database by Neil W3ZQI has been completed. A short discussion took place on ideal advertising timing. We continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will make final decisions closer to the date of the event.

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, no further plans were made regarding participation in the 2020 ARRL Field Day. — Neil W3ZQI Secretary