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DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2009

DECEMBER MEETING AND CHRISTMAS DINNER

12/10/09

AT SENOR~GRILL OILDALE



BARA PRESIDENT'S REPORT

From The President's Desk of George KC6KGH

Several comments have trickled thru the Amateur Radio Community here calling B.A.R.A. the"food group","potluck club",and the Sunday Nite Net as the "food net,"Simply because we have a great time getting together and enjoy having our meetings over Dinner. Enjoying each others company. Face facts, the majority of the membership are Senior Citizens. We can't climb towers anymore, crawl around on rooftops, or go to mountaintops for field day. Most are limited by Canes, Wheelchairs,an Medications.However, we're not limited by our ability to think, reason, and the creative juices still flow. So, come and ask u Questions,rely on us when you're building Equipment. We'll tell you the best coax to use, and explain "false readings" on your meter after you load & tune and then some. By downgrading the Elder Hams, verbally.And alienating oneself from storehouses of wisdom, gained by experience in the"trenches"is the best way I know to limit your ability as a decent Ham Operator.We welcome all and everyone, and the Seniors have a Home here.

Today's "Flash-in-the-pan" Amateurs that go from Tech to Extra in a short period of time, lack experience and proper technique. Usually bringing with them their CB mentality. This includes hooking Amplified Microphones to a 2-meter mobile, and asking how their signal is, going thru a Repeater, linked to 5 other repeaters, tied to an IRLP?

I said all that to say this. Enjoy Amateur Radio, and tune in to the Old Pharts and learn. How many remembered that December 7th was Pearl Harbor Day? How many of us took the time to visit with Bob KI0KS in Nebraska on the "Pearl Harbor Survivors Net" on 14.283? Or listened to Him tell of the Japanese Hitting Hickham Field? It makes absolutely no sense to Boycott those that have been there, and done that! And then tell others NOT to check in on BARA's Sunday Nite Net because they're old or disabled and set in their ways. But, that's a whole other ongoing story. I'm going to enjoy my Dinner with the rest of the BARA Group, around 6:pm at Senor Grill Mexican Restaurant.

TREASURER'S REPORT Jerry N6BAR, Treasurer:

In the Bank as of NOVEMBER the 1st, 2009:$2718.66

Paid ck#1612 to Raymonds $28.65

Paid ck#1613 to Food Max $12.98

Paid ck#1614 to Web cost & Website $54.95

TOTAL Paid Out $96.58

In Bank as of NOVEMBER 30, 2009:$2622.08 Total

SUBMITTED BY: BARA Treasurer Jerry N6BAR

SECRETARY'S MINUTES for November 12, 2009

BY BARA SECRETARY Kathy KI6UIN:

Meeting was called to order by BARA President George KC6KGH at 7:10 PM. There were 9 members Present.George KC6KGH led the Pledge to the Flag.KC6KGH then gave the Treasurer's Report for Jerry N6BAR, who was late because of his transportation. The Treasurer's Report was accepted as read. The check for the Website and Webmaster was made out and given to KI6UIN.The Secretary's minutes were read by Kathy KI6UIN. There were no corrections or additions and the Minutes were accepted as read.

OLD BUSINESS:The reminder that the December 10th B.A.R.A. Christmas Dinner will be at the SENOR GRILL starting around 5:30/6:pm.

NEW BUSINESS: A motion was made by John KE6BEZ to give our Webmaster $50.00 for damage control and upkeep on the W6BAR.ORG Website.Richard KG6ACH 2nd the motion.It was voted on and passed.

George KC6KGH read a letter from the ARRL regarding the Pacific Division Leadership Meeting.He asked if anyone was planning on attending.

John KE6BEZ made the Motion to Adjourn the meeting. Tex KD6UQW 2nd it. BARA Meeting ended at 7:31 PM, just in time for our Thanksgiving Dinner.

Submitted by B.A.R.A. Secretary. Kathy KI6UIN.

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