January 25, 2015

First Club Meeting of 2015

Members of the Rusk County Amateur Radio Club met for the first meeting of the year this past Thursday evening, Nine members were present for this meeting. Incoming club officers for 2015 were recognized, President - David Chenault, Vice President - Craig Roquemore, Treasurer - Lester Davis, Secretary - Keith Ballow, and Public Information Officer - Michael Searcy.
Ken Johnson accepted the duties of Net Control Coordinator for 2015.

President, David Chenault speaking about WinLink
David Chenault presented outgoing, President, Keith Ballow with a plaque of appreciation for his service as the first president of the club.

Other items of business discussed included the report that the club repeater's, updated information had been sent to the Texas VHF/FM Society, the repeater coordinating body for the state of Texas, and reflected the club's callsign, N5RCA having been programmed into the repeater's controller for ID purposes.

David advised members of an upcoming regional emergency drill, planned for April 9th. Members also discussed some pending changes to the club's bylaws to support the club's efforts to acquire 501-C3 status.

Members Jon Brunner, Eric Smith, and Dudley Craig volunteered to serve on a newly formed "Awards Committee". More information on this will be forthcoming at future meetings.

David Chenault discussed and showed examples of the club's webpage and Yahoo E-Mail Reflector. David closed out the meeting with an informative presentation on WINLink and the various methods and modes by which it can be used for emergency communications.

Following the meeting, Eric Smith let members try their hand at flying his quad copter!

The Rusk County Amateur Radio Club holds a monthly meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Fire Station on West Main Street in Henderson, Texas. Area Amateurs and the public are invited to attend.