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September 2023 Relaxed General Membership Meeting
Meetings are open to all Amateurs, Interested Visitors, and of course all MARCA members.
Presentation:  The Transistor is 75 Years Old, by Ray Vasquez K4RMV(ke7tm).
License Exam Session: begins @ 5:00pm
pre-register, have FRN, and Exam fee $15 [cash only please].
When: Tuesday September 19th, 2023 @ 18:30 MST
Where ** NEW ** Location: Denny's Rural & AZ-60 SE Corner
Meeting Rm in back will accommodate both the License Exam Session & Meeting:
** NEW **  Denny's on SE corner of Rural & AZ-60 in Tempe
4403 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, Az 85282
Arrive early, say 18:00 MST, order a Denny's Special; or check-into ZOOM early; check-in & introduce yourself. There's always an opportunity to open a discussion on just about any topic related to amateur radio or just plain chit chat about the weather. When arriving early, please be considerate if License Exam Session is in progress.
Zoom Meeting    (connection details):
Zoom Link: click HERE
Meeting ID:  829 3599 3035
Password:  443050
Dave, n7zpy, is Zoom Net Control & Greeting Host 
[ZOOM made available by Brian McCarthy, ak7f].
Click the "Read More" link below to see Full Agenda...
Meeting Agenda for Tuesday September 19th, 2023
Zoom Net Control ... Check-In starts about 6:00 pm-ish MST; (Net Control is Dave, n7zpy).
Meeting Call to Order & Welcome [6:30 pm]; (Ray, k4rmv).
VE License Session: update & introductions: (Ray, k4rmv).
Presentation: The Transistor is 75 Years Old, by Ray Vasquez K4RMV; (Tom, ke7tm).
Business Meeting (if there is a quorum of Board members)
  • Approve Minutes: June 2023 Minutes: August 2023 Minutes: (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Treasurer's Summary Report: August 2023; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Membership Report: August 2023; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • 2023 New Membership Introductions and Approval (Norm, aa7oo).
QSTs (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Hamfests: (http://www.arca-az.org/).
    • 5-9 September 2023, GNU Conference, 1290 S Normal Ave, Tempe, Az.
    • September 2023, 1-5pm MST, GNU VE Exams, Cochise Rm, 1290 S Normal Ave, Tempe, Az.
    • 23 September 23; RST Tucson Autumn Hamfest; Calvary Tucson Church, 8711 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, Az.
    • 28 Oct 23; Copafest; CANCELLED.
    • 4 Nov 23; Harkfest; Redeemer Lutheran Church Annex, 470 Rose Lane, Wickenburg, Az.
    • 2 Dec 23; Superstition Superfest; Watch for details.
    • 11 Nov 23; Tucson Hamfest; Marana Middle School, 11285 W Grier Road, Marana, Az.
    • 13 Jan 24; 13 January 2024; Haven Church, 5902 W Cactus Road, Glendale, Az.
  • ADAW Newsletter: send any Club activities to (Clark, KI7TU).
  • Please ... Please ... Please MARCA Members: **too many bounced emails**:
      • update "email of record & profile " w7mot.org
      • then email Treasurer your updates.
  • QSTs from the floor.
Committee Reports; [By-Laws]; (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Website W7MOT.org Committee: (Norm, aa7oo).
    • SMTP Email.
    • Menu / Navigation.
  • Trustee Interference Committee: (Tom, ke7tm).
  • Contest Committee: (Paul, kd7kdo).
    • Field Day 2023 is recorded in history.
    • ARRL FMT.
  • Education Committee: (<name>, <call>).
    • VE Testing Update: (Ray, k4rmv).
    • W7MOT QSL Card Manager: [Ray, k4rmv].
    • MARCA Technology Net; status; (Tony, kb7u).
  • Emergency Committee: (<name>, <call>).
  • Interference Trustee: (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Membership Committee: (<name>, <call>).
  • Nomination Committee: (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Program Committee: (Tom, ke7tm).
  • Project Committee: (Dave, n7zpy).
    • 24th_St [Chandler Phase 2]; (Paul, kd7kdo; Tom, ke7cli; Dave, n7zpy).
    • OnSimi 52nd Site Relocation; (Paul, kd7kdo).
    • Inventory of Assets; (Norm, aa7oo).
    • Storage Re-Organization & Cleanup: (Dave, n7zpy). .
  • Publicity Committee: (Clark, ki7tu).
    • ADAW: (Clark, ki7tu).
    • Facebook: (Norm, aa7oo).
    • Membership Initiatives: ideas to increase membership; (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Technical Committee: (Dave, n7zpy).
    • Repeater Owners Committee Meeting Update; (Dave, n7zpy).
    • ARCA Meeting Update; (Dave, n7zpy).
    • Repeater RF Exposure Evaluations here.
    • Repeater Site Reports.
      • DStar update & status; (Paul, kd7kdo; Norm, aa7oo).
        • Email Notifications: Registrations, Logs, Errors, Reports.
      • W7MOT-2 Payson 144.390Mhz APRS Digi; (Dave, n7zpy).
      • W7MOT-3 White Tank 144.390Mhz APRS Digi; (Paul, kd7kdo).
      • W7MOT-4 White Tank 445.925Mhz APRS Digi; (Paul, kd7kdo).
      • W7MOT-6 White Tank 145.710Mhz 1200 Packet; (Paul, kd7kdo).
      • W7MOT-8 Mt. Elden 144.390Mhz APRS Digi; (Mark, kc7kmp).
      • W7MOT-8 Mt. Elden 145.010Mhz 1200 Packet; (Mark, kc7kmp).
      • W7MOT-10 Mt. Ord 144.390Mhz APRS Digi; (Paul, kd7kdo).
      • W7MOT-11 Mt. Ord 445.925Mhz APRS Digi; (Paul, kd7kdo).
      • W7MOT-13 Pinal Pk 145.710Mhz 1200 Packet; (Dave, n7zpy).
      • W7MOT-14 24th St 442.975Mhz Voice; (Paul, kd7kdo).
      • W7MOT-15 24th St 927.4375Mhz Voice; (Paul, kd7kdo).
      • W7MOT-24 South Mtn 443.050 Mhz Voice; (Dave, n7zpy).
      • W7MOT-25 South Mtn 927.2125 Mhz Voice; (Dave, n7zpy).
      • W7MOT-37 Scottsdale 443.150Mhz Fusion; (Ron, wb9exl).
      • W7MOT-33 Scottsdale GD 147.340Mhz Voice; (Tom, ke7tm).
      • W7MOT-34 Scottsdale GD 442.025Mhz Voice; (Tom, ke7tm).
      • W7MOT-36 Scottsdale GD 927.3875Mhz Voice; (Tom, ke7tm).
      • W7MOT-44 Payson 442.975Mhz Voice; (Dave, n7zpy).
      • W7MOT-45 Payson 927.4375Mhz Voice; (Dave, n7zpy).
      • W7MOT-52 52nd St 442.050Mhz Voice: (Paul, kd7kdo).
    • Technical Committee Issues List; (Dave, n7zpy).
    • new Technology Committee topic.
Old Business (Ray, k4rmv).
  • MARCA 2023 new member dues are still being accepted: (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Attendance Raffle: must be present to win; (Ray, k4rmv).
  • MARCA Meeting dates & Locations (old business?) (Ray, k4rmv).
New Business (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Techsoup Software; Norm aa7oo.
  • ARRL Book Club; Norm aa7oo
  • new-3.
Open to the Floor.
Close Net; (Dave, n7zpy).