January 4, 2023 meeting

A turnout of fourteen people (and two family members): Dave AB3TE (Z), Bill N3WD (Z), Jon KC3PAN (Z), Kurt WA3TOY (Z), Stephan KC3ILL (Z), Don N3FQC (Z), Jim WB3DJU, Hale N3NYC, Doug N3VEJ, Mike K2TPZ (Z), Jim W3BBE, Bud W3LL (Z), Al WA3SFR (Z), Neil W3ZQI. (“Z” is for by Zoom)

Treasurer Dave AB3TE opened the meeting.

Secretary Neil W3ZQI read the prior monthly meeting minutes.

Treasurer Dave AB3TE gave the treasury balance. Essentially the same

Old Business:

W3FT Repeater System: Maintenance was discussed.

Meeting Site: This meeting at the Greene Turtle-Hunt Valley did not meet our in-person count required by the venue. In-person meetings had been requested by the club membership. The February meeting will mark return to Zoom-only meetings. Another pay-for meeting site in Hunt Valley was proposed; investigation continues.

The Envision 3: Bill N3WD spoke well of this amazing laptop in the December meeting; all gone. They went quickly.

New Business:

Kurt WA3TOY is a proud grandfather of new “harmonic”, Andy on Christmas day. Pictures are available at the BARC groups.io site.

Bud W3LL announced the recent passing of world-class ham Fred Laun K3ZO. Most area hams interacted with him in DXCC/WAS qsl card checking, hamfest visibility, PVRC meetings, and 1st-tier contesting activities. He was the head of the 3-call area ARRL Incoming QSL Card Bureau and a card sorter.

— Neil W3ZQI Secretary