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Meeting Agenda 19 January 2021
Zoom Net Control ... Check-In; (Dave, n7zpy).
Welcome; (Norm, aa7oo).
Presentation:  TBD ; (Ray, k4rmv).
Business Meeting
Introducing MARCA's elected Officers and Board for 2021-2022
President             Norm Johnson, aa7oo
Vice President     Ray Vasquez, k4rmv
Secretary             Paul bennett, kd7kdo
Treasure              Don Aldridge, wa7rll
Board Member     David Yee, n7ajr
Past President     Dave Hall, n7zpy
Approve Minutes:  December 2020 (Norm, aa7oo).
Treasurer's Report: January 2021 (Don Aldridge, wa7rll).
VE Testing Report (Ray, k4rmv).
QSTs (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Reminder 2021 Membership Dues.
  • Hamfests (
  • Thunderbird Hamfest (Postponed); TBD 2021; details to follow.
  • Yuma Hamfest 19-20 February 2021 (Cancelled); details to follow.
  • Radio Society of Tucson Springfest; 27 March 2021; visit
  • Cochise Hamfest (CARA); 1 May 2021; details to follow.
  • Radio Society of Tucson Fallfest; 25 September 2021; visit
  • Copafest; 30 October 2021; Ak-Chin circle, 16000 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, Az.
  • Cochise Swapmeet (CARA); 6 November 2021; details to follow.
  • <enter new Hamfest here>.
  • Dayton Hamfest Cancelled.
  • QSO Today Expo March 13-14 2021. Early Registration $10
  • FCC Application Fee Proposed Rule: $35 new, renewal, vanity; Read and Comment click HERE.
  • FCC to Require Email Address on Applications;  Read and Comment click HERE.
  • MARCA Members: email of record; so we can all communicate.
  • To UPDATE goto  Login>>Contact Us>>Members>>Edit My Profile....
  • Provide the same information to the Treasurer & Secretary; see >> Contact Us .
  • QSTs from the floor.
Old Business (Norm, aa7oo)
  • 2021 MARCA Membership Dues (Don, wa7rll).
  • Dstar; update (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • Winlink/Echolink/Allstar with VARA over Packet Repeaters (Ray, Mike, Dick).
  • Chandler add VARA / Winlink (Ray, Mike, Dick).
  • Mt. Elden - Packet - add VARA / Winlink (Ray, k4rmv, Dave, n7zpy).
  • MARCA Packet Applications for Arizona EMCOM representative (Norm, aa7oo).
  • MARCA Chair to Arizona Emergency Packet Standards Committee (Norm, aa7oo; Dave, n7zpy).
  • Techsoup Software Status;  (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Mesh Update (Gary, ac7r).
  • <enter missed old business item(s) here>.
New Business (Norm, aa7oo)
  • Technical Committee & Chair (Norm, aa7oo).
  • AmazonSmiles Account (Gary, ac7r).
  • <enter new business item here>.
  • Open to the Floor.
Close Net; (Norm, aa7oo).