- For the purpose of “doing club business,” a quorum was present for the April 4, 2019 BARC meeting, which was called to order at 1855.
- Mr. Clarence Mager, Burke Medical Center Emergency Management Coordinator, was the club’s guest speaker for the evening. He gave a talk on hospital emergency situations and communications. Mr. Mager was very complimentary of amateur radio operations provided by our club.
- He has asked for a list of “Burke Medical Center Amateur Radio Operators (ARO’s)” to include name, class of amateur radio license, email address and cell phone number. So far, the following operators have agreed to be a hospital amateur radio operator:
- Jason Cravens
- John MacDonald
- Diane Magin
- Rich Magin
- Johnny Pless
I know there are others who have operated with us at one time or another who would like to be listed as a hospital operator, too. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The following motions were made, seconded and voted on favorably:
- The club unanimously voted to continue meeting on the first Thursday of every month at Waynesboro City Hall, 628 Myrick St, Waynesboro, GA at 1900 local time. Dinner will be at 1745 local.
- The BARC Board of Directors (president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer, and PIO) voted to have a monthly BOD meeting, usually on the third Thursday. Club members will be invited to attend all BOD meetings. The BOD meeting place(s) will be determined.
- The club unanimously voted to purchase an Echolink interface to put Echolink back on our 146.64 repeater. PIO Jason Cravens will head this project up.
- The club agreed that the 145.23 repeater should be installed on a tower at our earliest convenience. K4BR has 50′ of Rohn 25G tower and a “set of cans” (duplexers) that we may use, but we need:
- at least another 50′ of 25G for a minimum of 100′ of tower
- 100′ of preferably 50-ohm, 7/8″ Heliax (a.k.a. “hardline) cable with female connectors on each end.
- some kind of mini-building to house the repeater and duplexers.
Any help with the above will be greatly appreciated!
- If it’s first Sunday of the month, it must be
HOSPITAL NET IS TOMORROW
Tomorrow, Sunday, April 7, 2019 will be the date of the next Georgia Hospital Net. The purpose of the net is to determine the operational capability of each of the hospitals. Checking in from home or another remote site doesn’t help meet the requirements of the new CMS rules that are now in effect.
We will begin with a DSTAR net at 1430 on reflector 030B, hosted by Steve Jonas, K4SDJ in Savannah. At this time, Region RCH’s will be asked for any relays they have from hospitals within their regions. With Doctor’s Hospital and Augusta University Hospital not participating (???), Burke Medical Center is the only participating hospital in Region G.
If you would like to participate with us, park in the rear parking lot of the hospital. Call John on his cell phone at
seven zero six – four six six – five six four six
and, as you are facing the back of the hospital, walk to the right side of the parking lot and onto the grass. Someone will come to the door in the corner of the building and let you in.
Stay as long as you like – we usually finish up our part of the drill between 3:30 PM and 4 PM.