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February 2024 General Membership Meeting
Welcome to our 2nd Meeting of 2024
When: Tuesday February 20th, 2024 @ 18:30 MST
3rd Tuesday of every Month except December ... 
Meetings are open to all Amateurs, Interested Visitors, and of course all MARCA members.
Presentation:  "DC to Daylight and Beyond: Using the spectrum to explore deep space".
License Exam Session:  Held the 3rd Tuesday February 20th, 2024. 
     begins @ 5:00pm.
Please pre-register, provide your FRN, and Exam fee of $15 [cash only please].
     same location as meeting below .... 
When: Tuesday February 20th, 2024 @ 18:30 MST
Where 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 February 20th, 2024
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: VE Session for Tuesday February 20th, 2024 @ 5pm: (Ray, k4rmv).
Presentation: "DC to Daylight and Beyond: Using the spectrum to explore deep space" by Clark Jones, KI7TU (Mike, k7urk).
Business Meeting (Quorum of Board members)
  • Approve Minutes: January 2024 Minutes: (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Treasurer's Summary Report: October, November, & YE 2023; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Membership Report January 2024; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • 2024 New Membership Vote & Approval: Full & Affiliate; (Norm, aa7oo).
QSTs (Ray, k4rmv).
  • 2024 Membership Dues:
    • Treasure is currently Accepting 2024 Membership Renewals & Dues. Renewal period ends on 3/15/24.
    • Treasurer is also Accepting New Membership Applications.
  • Hamfests: (http://www.arca-az.org/).
    • 24 Feb 24; GVARC, Green Valley, Az.
    • 16 Mar 24; Scottsdale Springfest; 17705 N Pacesetter Way, Scottsdale, AZ.
    • 30 Mar 24; Devry Hamfest, 2149 W Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ.
    • 6 April 24; Tuson Springfest; 8711 E Speedway, Tucson, AZ.
    • 29 April 24; Prescot Hamfest; 5250 Stover Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ
    • 4 May 24; Cochise Hamfest; 2756 South Moson Road, Sierra Vista, AZ.
    • TBD 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 " on our website; Home (w7mot.org) 
        • where again? login 1st, then >>Members>>My Profile ... don't forget to 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).
  • D-Rats for Emcom; (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • AllStar Link for S Mtn; (Dave, n7zpy).
  • Electronic Payment Method for MARCA; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Field Day 2024 site discussion; (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • <forgotten old business> (Ray, k4rmv).
New Business (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Members on W7MOT.org; Member Lookup content; (Norm, aa7oo)
  • HB-2864 Countering CCP Drones Act; amend section 2 of the Secure & Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Senate Bill S.3690; Eliminate Private Land Use Restrictions on Amateur Radio; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • new items; (??,??).
Open to the Floor (Ray, k4rmv).
Adjourn (Ray, k4rmv).
Close Net; (Dave, n7zpy).