September 2016

 

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Metro DX Club Officers

President: Jim Mornar, N9TK

Vice-President: Bob Jacobson K9CJ

Acting Recording Secretary: John Raiger, K9DRS

Secretary/Treasurer: John Holmes, W9ILY

Webmaster: John Holmes, W9ILY

 

Metro DX Club Meeting Minutes

 

September 23, 2016

 

The meeting was called to order by President Jim N9TK with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag at 19:28.

In attendance, besides Jim were John W9ILY, John K9DRS, Bob K9CJ, Matt KA9BBQ, Bob, N9ORD, Jerry K9PY, Phil N9LAH, Mark K9TP, and Mel K9ZAV.

OLD BUSINESS:

Health and Welfare: Nothing to report

The MINUTES of the previous meeting were moved approved by K9TP and seconded by N9TK.

The TREASURERS REPORT was distributed by John, W9ILY. $946.18 is available for donations. Income of $107.71 was from dues, split the pot, donations and estate sales. Expenses of $378.01 were incurred for insurance, pizza party, picnic, postage and web costs. A motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by K9TP and seconded by N9ORD

No WUST activity to report this month.

CONTEST RESULTS:

A report was made with the results of the CQWW 160 meter contest where we finished 6th from the bottom.

In the ARRL International DX Phone Contest winning scores included NV9L #1 in NA Multi-Single high power and W9ILY #10 in single op 15 meters.

A big THANK YOU was given to our picnic hosts Phil N9LAH and XYL Cindy.

The EOC antenna is still on hold pending an administrative decision.

NEW BUSINESS

Contests scheduled in the near future were mentioned.

A report of the W9DXCC convention was presented from those in attendance.

Special Event Station: We will have a special event operation honoring Walter Cronkite’s 100th anniversary of his birth. We will use the call W9C which we have for one week beginning on October 31st through November 5th. A sign up and schedule list has been developed. Operations will be from your home QTH although N9TK will have his shack open for operations on Saturday November 5. Check with Jim for his schedule.  The sign up spread sheet will be using “DROP BOX” to share the schedule.

Comments were made about on Remote Station operations. The cost could be up to $4.00 per minute.

Nominations for club officers will be open at a future meeting.

General Discussion:

Following a motion to adjourn by KA9BBQ and seconded by K9PY the meeting was called to a CLOSE at 20:08.

Following a short break, Jim, N9TK gave a presentation on BOUVET 3YØZ describing the challenges and budget. This DXpedition is scheduled for early in 2018.

A movie on VP8ORK South ORKNEY from 2011 was presented. This can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/121222178. The video included interviews with Braveheart Captain Nigel Jolly KC3HAE who was recently inducted into the CQDX Hall of Fame. See www.braveheart.pn and www.braveheartexpeditions.com for further information.

Respectfully submitted:

John Raiger K9DRS

 

 

Metro DX Club

3810 N. Chamlin Drive

Morris, IL 60450

U.S.A.

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