Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of July 10, 2006 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
The meeting was called to order by President Cole at 5:03 PM.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Manos, Middlemiss, Schneider, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Greene, Longo
Visitors: Roy Mayhugh, John Starr
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the June meeting as posted to the Web site were approved.
4. Treasurer's report
Treasurer Blazek presented the report for June 2006: no real change, we have a little over $35,000 in the bank.
5. Correspondence
Treasurer Blazek reported receiving a solicitation to publish our web address on a website for $30. President Cole reported receiving a bill from Greg Best for the engineering required for the FCC digital companion channel applications and a bill from Pineapple Technologies for the balance owed on the digital translators we have yet to receive. The board also received an email from member Ash stating that he was unable to attend.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
On June 29th, we filed for digital companion channels for "B" Mt. channels with the FCC. We also tried receiving Roy Mayhugh's digital channel 8 from the upper dish site and encountered multipath and fading problems. It was later determined that Government Peak lies almost directly between Blue Ridge and Laurel Mountain and that an antenna with a tighter front lobe might fare better.
E. Discussion items
1. Our Digital Translators
There was a short discussion regarding Pineapple Technologies bill for the balance of the digital translators that we have yet to receive.
2. FM channel displacement
There was a short discussion regarding which FM channel would be sought for displacement.
3. Greg Best Engineering Bill
There was a short technical discussion about the actual engineering performed by Greg Best.
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, August 7, 2006, Kern County Library, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 PM.

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