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June 2020 General Membership Zoom Meeting ....  Morphing Continues !!


Presentation: DX Seasons by Ned Stearns, AA7A


The next Meeting is Tuesday June 16th 2020 @ 18:30 MST.


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


Note the TIME for Business Meeting is ...... 6:30 PM local MST


Note the MEETING Location & FORMAT ZOOM .... protocol ....


June'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 Session are on HOLD for near future.  Keep checking here .... for updates on MARCA's VE Program & Schedule. Status will also be posted on ARRL website. 

Why Zoom? May was a successful meeting including an enjoyable presentation.

Never used Zoom? I'll post below the essentials for joining the meeting.
Brian McCarthy, ak7f, has offered his Zoom account to host the MARCA June Zoom meeting. Thank You again, Brian.
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 829 3599 3035 
Password 443050
Dave, n7zpy, will be Zoom net control [conference administrator / with Brian's assistance]. Meeting agenda is below.
The May Zoom Meeting was successful dispite using newer technology than our comfortable and trusty Radios on a Voice Net. We had 16 participants, some didn't allow us to see their techie stress faces looking into a computer video cam. It was fun to just chit chat a bit, play with the computer buttons, drawing mustashes on everyone while becoming comfortable with being .... looked at ... and staring back...  Fun. Dave was our Zoom Control and meeting leader, he did a great job again keeping things moving and including everyone.  We did our Business Meeting formal stuff, mostly discussing Field Day 2020. We had our first Presentation, click Sim Smith, via Zoom by Paul Bennett, kd7dko, which included a real time demonstration of the Sim Smith program. All very impressive and all went smoothly. This was a great meeting and fantastic meeting experience. Feedback is we will use Zoom for our June meeting. Most of us saved about 1hr of driving time to Denney's by using Zoom .... felt relaxing.
Click the "Read More ....  link at right" to see the full Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda

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

Check-In; (Dave, n7zpy).

Presentation: DX Seasons by Ned Stearns, AA7A ; (Norm, aa7oo)

Business Meeting

Approve Minutes: May 2020 (Dave, n7zpy)

VE Testing Report (Ray, k4rmv)

QSTs (Dave, n7zpy).

  • Hamfests (
    • White Mountains Hamfest, ?rumor? July 2020, Location TBD
    • 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)
  • Field Day 2020 next week - Club FD Cancelled...however Rule Change...; (Don, wa7rll)
    • Member comments on FD participation.
  • <enter missed old business item here>

New Business (Dave, n7zpy).

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

Open to the Floor


Close Zoom Meeting; (Dave, n7zpy)