Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of April 2, 2007 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:09 pm.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Cole, Manos, Middlemiss, Schneider, Starr, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Blazek, Longo
Visitors: Roy Mayhugh, Kennedy Rayneveld
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the March 5 meeting were approved as posted to the web site.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
a. Nominating
Middlemiss reported that nominations are now up to date, but noted a continuing need to recruit new members to the Board.
b. Operations
Wetzel reported that KCNV was put on the air as a classical-music replacement for KMZT at 107.1-MHz. After about a week, the broadcaster stopped the HD signal to arrange a satellite studio-to-transmitter link. KCNV is expected to resume HD broadcasting a couple of weeks after the NAB Convention (April 19th).
President Cole reported that he authorized Wetzel to purchase three USDTV set-top boxes from eBay, not to exceed $300, to replace the two that quit working and to have an extra around for a spare.
C. Old business
1. Middlemiss reported that $239 was donated during the course of the Home Show, and some new names were added to the mailing list. The supplies of Newsletter copies and update sheets were exhausted.
2. Middlemiss reported that the cost for participating in the Spring Craft Festival had gone up and that it would be in our financial best interest to pass on the event.
D. New business
1. Middlemiss moved that up to $3,000.00 be authorized for the purchase of four Scala broadband UHF transmit panels for the digital companion channels. (Manos 2nd, 6-0-0 voice, Passed).
E. Discussion items
1. Other HD-Radio stations
There was a short discussion about contacting KUOR to see what plans they had for upgrading their transmitter add HD-Radio. Alternately, KKJZ itself should be tested by turning off our 88.1-MHz translator to see what signals can be received directly.
2. DTV Transition, Part II
There was a short discussion on the possibility of using the low power Acrian amplifiers to broadcast KTTV-DT and KCOP-DT on digital companion channels 27 and 29. This would enable us to add a couple more receivable digital multi-program channels like KLCS-DT and KDOC-DT until donations permit us to purchase additional full-power digital translators.
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, May 7, 2007, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: President Cole adjourned the meeting at 6:04 pm.

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