July, 2020 meeting

Club President Hale N3NYC and Treasurer Dave AB3TE opened the July, 2020 meeting. A turnout of 16 people. Dave AB3TE gave the treasurer’s report. State financial filings continue. Dave AB3TE advised that printing of a batch of 2020 hamfest flyers is an unrecoverable expense. He reported that we are good with the Arcadia Fairgrounds people for the 2021 BARC Father’s Day Hamfest. VP Bill N3WD spoke of this year’s 13 Colonies on-air event which represents the 13 US colonies plus bonus stations. New member Marty (ex-WA2ZVV) had questions which spurred discussions of CW keys and keyers. Jon KC3PAN advised that James W3HBD is now a silent key; a relative is seeking to find a buyer for the ham station. — Neil W3ZQI Secretary