Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of the May 2, 2011 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:10 pm.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Katzenstein, Manos, Middlemiss, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Longo, Schneider
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the April 2011 meeting were accepted (Blazek's motion, 2nd by Katzenstein, passed on a voice vote, 6 ayes, no nays, no abstentions).
4. Treasurer's report
Katzenstein distributed the final report for March 2011. There was $200 donation income in March while expenditures were $1245.08. At the end of March, combined balances in all Booster accounts totaled to $14,574.47.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
Wetzel reported a failure of two FM translators. The Sony digital tuner receiving KCNV had locked up requiring a power-cycle and the F-connector at the output of the KTWV translator became flaky.
c. Publicity
The Boostergram is in the mail as of this morning. There were 542 mailings.
4. Web site committee
The website was down for several days due to a known problem with an OS upgrade.
C. Old business
1. The NTIA grant applications were approved.
E. Discussion items
1. Classical and Jazz
There was a discussion about the potential of developing the back side of "B" Mountain to better receive Las Vegas station KCNV (due to terrain shielding) and maybe add a Jazz station.
2. Direct Mail
There was a discussion about utilizing the USPS Every Door Direct Mail service, which costs 14.2 cents per piece by carrier route, to communicate with the community.
3. E-mail failures
There was a discussion about complaints regarding emails sent to contact going unanswered. IWVISP customers experience this problem because IWVISP maintains an incorrect DNS entry for and attempts to get them to remove it have not met with success. A workaround for IWVISP customers is to configure their DNS to use Google's public servers at and as explained here: <>.
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, June 6, 2011, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: There being no further business, President Cole adjourned the meeting at 5:52 pm.

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