Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of July 2, 2007 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:04 pm.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Manos, Middlemiss, Starr, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Longo, Schneider
Visitors: Roy Mayhugh
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the June 4 meeting were approved as submitted, amended, and posted to the web site (Middlemiss, 2nd Manos, passed 5-0-0 voice vote).
4. Treasurer's report
Blazek reported for the fiscal quarter ending June 30. A total balance of $19,902.90 remained in all accounts following receipt of $649 income (public support) and expenditures totaling $4,249.56. Of the latter sum, $3,075 was spent for equipment and $965 for facilities maintenance during those 3 months.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
Wetzel reported that KCNV (FM classical music, Las Vegas) is back on the air, hopefully to stay, following resolution of overheating problems at their transmitter site.
Ron Thompson at KUSC (FM classical music, Los Angeles) was reported to be investigating feasibility of satellite feed. Middlemiss observed that, at the moment, the most prominent missing format in the Booster's current FM menu is jazz, and that the question of satellite feed may involve legal as well as technical issues.
Navy approval of engineering plans for the new Laurel Mountain antenna pads is still pending, according to Middlemiss.
Cole reported difficulty getting air-conditioner service at the B Mountain site. The contractor would not do any work there unless a facility number is visible on the building in question, which is the responsibility of the NAWS Public Works Department. There was discussion of possible alternative solutions.
Cole and Wetzel discussed the desirability of a circularly-polarized UHF antenna array, which has the possibility of reducing the deep fading we continue to observe on the higher frequency digital channels. Wetzel noted that the dishes would need to be refurbished after they are moved.
c. Publicity
Middlemiss suggested that Starr try to get a news release published concerning the Booster's efforts to replace KMZT as a source of classical music on FM.
D. New business
1. Middlemiss moved that the Booster authorize volunteer Roy Mayhugh to negotiate for purchase of used antennas that he (Mayhugh) has identified as suitable and available. (Blazek 2nd, 5-0-0 voice, Passed).
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, August 6, 2007, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: President Cole adjourned the meeting at 6:32 pm.

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