Minutes of MFARS Committee 12th September 2023
Present: Paul GM8HWZ, Ron GM4ILS, Dennis 2M0TAS, Graham GM0MEM, Johny GM7LSI, Stewart 2M0BZB (visitor)
Apologies: Ian GM0ONN, Ritchie MM0TQH.
1 It was agreed to make a donation to the Covesea Lighthouse trustees in respect of our use of the lighthouse and its facilities for ILLW 2023.
2 The corroded coax on the VHF/UHF colinear needs replaced, Ian MM1DVC has kindly offered the necessary cable. We will terminate this with an “N” plug so as to differentiate it from the HF cable.
3 The sale will now be publicised, Robbie MM6IXH is happy to do catering given 2 weeks’ notice. Pricing was agreed at £5 entry, £10 per seller’s table. Open 9am for sellers, 11am to the public. It is planned to hold a raffle, Dennis 2M0TAS to sort raffle tickets. Members to sort prizes.
4 The program of meetings was discussed, it was agreed to discontinue mid “on air” meetings due to lack of interest, but possibly have specific activities on air. GM8HWZ noted a number of suggestions for meetings and will collate these into the MFARS Diary.
5 The Xmas social was discussed, the reserve centre is likely closed, Stewart 2M0BZB offered an Elgin location in his church facilities, costs are confirmed at £20 per hour. Dennis 2M0TAS is to check availability of the upstairs room at the care home which was £25 last time we used. Possibly will be a video + Quiz night.