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April 2024 General Membership Meeting
When: Tuesday April 16th, 2024 @ 18:30 MST
Club Meetings are monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of every Month except December ... 
Meetings are open to all Amateurs, Interested Visitors, and of course all MARCA members.
Presentation:  " Artificial Magnetic Conducting (AMC) Metasurfaces for Conformal Antennas and RCS Reduction" by Dr Constantin Balanis of ASU. 
License Exam Session: 
  • Held the 3rd Tuesday of Month; April 16th, 2024 @ 5:00pm.
  • Same location as meeting below.
  • Please pre-register, provide your FRN, and Exam fee of $15 [cash only please].
Club & Exam Session Location: Denny's Rural & AZ-60 SE Corner
Meeting Rm in back accommodates 1st the License Exam Session & then Meeting:
 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 the Full Agenda...
Meeting Agenda for Tuesday March 19th, 2024
Zoom Net Control ... Check-In starts about 6:00 pm-ish MST; (Net Control is typically Dave, n7zpy, or a Net Control volunteer).
Meeting Call to Order & Welcome [6:30 pm]; (Ray, k4rmv).
VE License Session: VE Session for Tuesday March 19th, 2024 @ 5pm: (Ray, k4rmv).
Presentation: " Artificial Magnetic Conducting (AMC) Metasurfaces for Conformal Antennas and RCS Reduction" by Dr Constantin Balanis of ASU;(Mike, k7urk).
Business Meeting (Quorum of Board members)
  • Approve Minutes: March 2024 Minutes: attendance: (Ray, k4rmv)
  • Treasurer Report March 2024: (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Membership Report April 2024; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • 2024 New Membership Approval; (Norm, aa7oo).
QSTs (Ray, k4rmv).
  • 2024 Membership Dues:
    • Treasure is always Accepting 2024 Membership.
  • Hamfests: (http://www.arca-az.org/).
    • 29 April 24; Prescot Hamfest; 5250 Stover Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ
    • 4 May 24; Cochise Hamfest; 2756 South Moson Road, Sierra Vista, AZ.
    • 20 July 24; Flagstaff Hamfest; Northern Arizona DX Ass; details to follow; Flagstaff, Az..
  • ADAW Newsletter: send Club "News" & "Activities" to (Clark, KI7TU).
  • MARCA Member emails: **many bounced emails**:
      • update "email of record & profile contact info "  
        • where ? ... on our website; (w7mot.org) 
        • login 1st, then >>Members>>My Profile ...
        • don't forget Call Sign ...
        • finally ... "save" before exiting or logging off.
      • then email the Treasurer & Secretary your updates.
  • QSTs from the floor.
Committee Reports; [By-Laws]; (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Website W7MOT.org Committee: (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Interference Committee: (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Contest Committee: (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • Education Committee: (<name>, <call>).
  • Emergency Committee: (<name>, <call>).
  • Interference Trustee: (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Membership Committee: (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Nomination Committee: (Sept 2024) (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Program Committee: (Mike, k7urk).
  • Project Committee: (Dave, n7zpy).
  • Publicity Committee: (Clark, ki7tu).
  •  Technical Committee: (Dave, n7zpy).
    • Repeater Site Reports.
Old Business (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Attendance Raffle: must be present to win; (Ray, k4rmv).
  • WT Internet Update; (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • D-Rats for Emcom; (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • AllStar Link for S Mtn; (Dave, n7zpy).
  • (in review) Electronic Payment Method for MARCA; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Field Day 2024 Plan; (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • MCDEM MOU for South Mountain Repeater; in discussion; (Dave, n7zpy).
  • Status; relocate W7MOT-52 with MCDEM; in discussion; (n7zpy & kd7kdo).
  • <forgotten old business> (Ray, k4rmv).
New Business (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Field Day 2024 Update; (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • New Projects; Website Replacement & Repository; (Dan, nvob; Norm, aa7oo).
  • MARCA FMT Challange, May 24th 8PM MST; (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • GD VHF, W7MOT-33 parts; (Dave, n7zpy).
  • WT VHF, W7MOT-6 down; (Paul, kd7kdo)
  • Purchase "Spare Parts" for VHF Rptrsr; (Dave, n7zpy).
  • new items; (??,??).
Open to the Floor (Ray, k4rmv).
Adjourn (Ray, k4rmv).
Close Net; (Dave, n7zpy).