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August 2020 General Membership Zoom Meeting ....  Routine


The next Meeting is Tuesday August 18th 2020 @ 18:30 MST.


Start TIME for Chit Chat n Greetings is ...... 6:00 PM local MST

start TIME for Business Meeting ... call to order ...... 6:30 PM local MST

August's meeting format will be done using Zoom. This meeting is open to all MARCA members, guests, and those interested in Amateur Radio. Follow the instructions below.

The VE Testing Sessions continue to be On-HOLD for near future.  Keep checking here and website .... for updates on MARCA's VE Program & Schedule. Status will also be posted on ARRL website. 

To join ... a Zoom Meeting is simple, from your PC, click on the link below. If you have never participated in a Zoom video conference, just trust the instructions on screen, a few applications will be added to your PC, just allow them, then enter the Meeting ID and Pwd. Mute your Audio ( there is an icon for that to click). Don't panic when things don't happen instantly, be patient with the process of getting started. If you are first to connect, it will be lonesome whith nothing happening. The magic starts when flickers of light and a face appears followed by "hello".....
Zoom meeting Link:
Meeting ID:  ID: 829 3599 3035
Password:  443050
Dave, n7zpy, is our Zoom Net Control [conference administrator / with Brian's assistance].
Meeting agenda is below.
Click the "Click Here to Continue Reading .... " (button) link at right see full Meeting Agenda


Meeting Agenda

Zoom Net Control ... Welcome; (Dave, n7zpy).

Check-In; (Dave, n7zpy).

Business Meeting

Approve Minutes:  July 2020 (Dave, n7zpy).

Treasurer's Report: July 2020 (Don Aldridge, wa7rll).

VE Testing Report (Ray, k4rmv).

QSTs (Dave, n7zpy).

  • Hamfests (
    • Tucson Fall Hamfest, 26 September 2020, location TBD, Tucson, Az.
    • Copafest, 24 October 2020; Ultrastar at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, AZ.
    • Cochise Hamfest, Reschedled Date; 7  November 2020, 2756 South Moson Rd, Sierra Vista, AZ
    • Oro Valley Hamfest, 14 November 2020, Marana Middle School, 11285 West Grier Road, Marana, AZ.
    • Superstition Superfest; 5 December 2020; Mesa Community College, 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ.
    • <enter new Hamfest here>
  • MARCA Members housekeeping: email of record; communications to members.
    • Inconsistent method to send all active members email notices.
    •; update or register, make sure your profile is current; phone, postal Address, email.
    • Provide the same information to the Treasurer & Secretary; see contact info,
  • QSTs from the floor.

Old Business (Dave, n7zpy).

  • W7MOT DStar Gateway Server Project; updates (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • MESH Node Chandler Proposal; Status updates; (Ray, k4rmv & Gary, ac7r)
  • <enter missed old business item here>

New Business (Dave, n7zpy).

  • <enter new business item here>
  • From the floor.

Open to the Floor

Presentation: Last nanoSecond Surprise the Future by Norm Johnson, aa7oo; (Norm, aa7oo) 


Close Net; (Dave, n7zpy)