Meeting Minutes - September 13, 2018


Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society

Business Meeting 13 September 2018

The meeting was called to order at 19:00 EDT.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said, followed by a moment of silence and roll call.

Secretary Matt de Rouville, K3MR, read the minutes from the August business meeting.  Dave, N2WCO, moved to accept the minutes, with a second by Bill, KD2MZM.

Treasurer Joe Russo, KD2NAY, was not present but had giving his report to President Tom Russell, KD9BVC.  There were reports for the August Hamfest and the month as a whole.  Rick, KC2VXI, moved to accept the report, which was seconded by Bill, KD2JBJ.

Charlie, N1CRR, gave the August net report for the Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society Traffic Net,

·         Check-ins:  625

·         Messages in/out:  40/40

·         Total minutes:  526

·         Sessions:  31

·         Participants:  655

Charlie also noted he would be offering a soldering course on the fourth Thursday of the month, teaching soldering and other skills and providing members with the opportunity to build a battery condition indicator which they could keep.  Information is available on the JSARS website under the “Education” tab including the supplies needed for the course.  Pauline, KD2NGS, and Bill, KD2JBJ, moved and seconded approval of the net report.


Jim, WA2RJP, noted that work had not yet begun on the water tower hosting the W2DOR 146.91 MHz repeater.  When the water company is ready to proceed, we will be notified to move our equipment.  The move should only take a few hours.  A contractor to the water company will do all the work.

Chris, K2HVE, suggested that Hamfest start times should be pushed back to 7 a.m. for vendors (instead of 6 a.m.), with buyers continuing to arrive beginning at 8 a.m.

He also moved that those passing the JSARS’ VE tests be offered a free year of Society membership.  Charlie, N1CRR, suggested that the membership only be to the end of the membership year.  The motion was amended and seconded by Brian, WA2FAX.  The motion passed.

Tom, KD2BVC, noted that KB9JJV wanted Hamfest pictures for the website.


Tom, KD9BVC, thanked Pauline, KD2NGS, for cleaning up the refrigerator after a power loss caused numerous soda cans inside to explode.

Glen, KD2FFR, noted the New Jersey Makerfest will be held Saturday, 20 October, at the former Ritacco Center, now known as the RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River.  This is a free event with volunteers showing technical and art skills.  This will be JSARS’ third year participating in the event.  Pete, K3PMC, suggested that we let local schools know that there will be a ham radio exhibit and agreed to do the work.  He moved, and Steve, KC2YQZ, seconded that we send out notifications.  Tom, KD9BVC, noted we had literature to hand out.

Tom KD9BVC, noted that the ARRL Logbook contained important information such as the ARL numbered radiogram texts.

Total Attendance was 20.

The meeting was adjourned at 19:33 EDT after being moved by Charlie, N1CRR, and seconded by Pete, K3PMC.


Submitted by Matt de Rouville