Minutes - September 4, 2001

The meeting was called to order in Rathbone Hall 274 at 7:07 P.M. by President John Blessing, NØYRL.

The club's annual registration as a student organization prompted discussion. In order to be a registered organization, 50% of members must be KSU students. Membership options for faculty/staff and their families, as well as alumni, have made it difficult for the club to qualify.

A motion was made to amend the bylaws with the sentence, "Membership for KSU students is free." The motion passed. The final decision will be based on a second reading and vote at the Sept. 18 meeting. This proposal does not alter the station access fee.

Engineering Student Council had a meeting for organizations interested in funding. KSUARC can possibly get some funding if someone is sent to a meeting every two weeks. No action was taken.

There was discussion on NØYRL's project, a linked repeater system. The system may connect to a Topeka repeater, and involves a data link, including APRS. This could involve our 440 MHz repeater, possibly with a 220 MHz link. There may be a hub at the Jeffrey Energy Center.

There was discussion of possible club activities, including All-University Open House, communication with the solar car team while in Australia, and possible participation in HF contests.

At this point, members journeyed to WØQQQ in Seaton Hall, to have a look at the antenna farm, untangle a 2m beam, evaluate guy wires for the tower, and check HF SWRs.

The meeting was not formally adjourned, so technically is still in session, although members dispersed at approximately 8:45 P.M.

David Yoder, KAØJPM