Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of March 6, 2006 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
The meeting was called to order by President Cole at 5:09 PM.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Longo, Manos, Middlemiss, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Greene, Schneider
Visitors: Roy Mayhugh
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the February meeting as posted to the Web site were approved.
4. Treasurer's report
Treasurer Blazek presented the report for February 2006.
5. Correspondence
Treasurer Blazek reported receiving a donation with a note attached that complained that they were unable to install an antenna because they lived in an apartment building.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
Channel 39 was placed in analog service to broadcast KTLA until the digital translators arrive. The south face of Laurel Mt. was prospected again to re-confirm the best location for digital reception from Mt. Wilson. The input to channel 49 is being fed from the upper dish antenna to see if fading on channels 65 and 66 occur at the same time.
C. Old business
1. The DTV transition committee recommended eight digital companion channels for Greg Best Consulting to begin working up the FCC engineering for.
E. Discussion items
1. KUOR interferance
KVID appears to have upped their transmit power three weeks ago and now it's causing interferance to KUOR's reception. It might be possible to build a phased array to eliminate the interferance.
2. TV Outlook in Daily Independent
Member Longo will try to get TV Booster channels listed in the TV Outlook section of The Daily Independent.
3. Digital rollout publicity
A discussion evolved regarding the planning of the publicity for the digital rollout.
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, April 3, 2006, Kern County Library, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:08 PM.

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