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Metro DX Club Meeting Minutes

November 18, 2016

The meeting was called to order by President Jim N9TK, with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag at 19:29.

In attendance besides Jim were John W9ILY, John K9DRS, Bob K9CJ, Matt KA9BBQ, Bob N9ORD, Kurt WB9FMC, Jerry K9PY, Mike K9LSH, Mel K9ZAV, Dennis KA9ZZT, Jerry K9LOT, Jim NV9X, Mike W9MK and Thomas N9IHZ.


Health and Welfare: Nothing to report.

The MINUTES of the previous meeting were moved approved by K9CJ and seconded by KA9ZZT.

The TREASURERS REPORT was distributed by John, W9ILY indicating a balance of $946.18 is available for donations. Income of $135.00 was from dues and donations. Expenses of $121.11 were incurred for postage and special event costs. A motion to approve the treasurer's report was made by KA9BBQ and seconded by N9ORD

NO WUST activity to report this month.


A report was given for the NAQP RTTY February contest where we finished in 26th place and 36th place with two teams including the "METRO SOUTHSIDE HIT MEN".

For the NAQP RTTY in July we finished 14th of 37 clubs with three club members active: W9ILY, WA9LEY and N9LAH.

Coming up is CQWW the weekend after Thanksgiving.

The W9C REPORT: Our special event remembering Walter Cronkite had 1933 contacts, 623 confirmed on LOTW, and 3919 "hits". Operations were phone, CW and digital with the majority of contacts made at the station of WB9Z and NV9L. Certificates and QSL cards for contact with W9C were distributed to members in attendance prior to the start of the meeting. QSL cards received were passed around for review. It's time to consider a special event for next year.


Nominations for club officers: Our officers agreed to continue next year.

Dues for 2017 are now due. Dues remain at $15.

A donation will be made to National Navy-UDT Seal Museum in memory of Jack W9NJB for $50.

N9TK presented comments on the BOUVET DXPEDITION in 2018 and an opportunity for donations. Metro will make a donation in 2017.

Winter Dinner is scheduled January 20, 2017. Tickets are available from WA9LEY at $23. Payment may be made by cash or check to Lee or PayPal to W9TY. Any "white elephant" donations would be appreciated for a raffle.

General Discussion: A mention was made of a new power amplifier awaiting FCC approval. Also, QRP operations were discussed.

Following a motion to adjourn by W9MK and second by K9LSH, the meeting was called to a CLOSE at 20:02.

Following a short break a video on the W9C event at NV9L was shown as presented on HAM NATION. This was followed by the ARRL video "AMATEUR RADIO TODAY", narrated by Walter Cronkite. The last video was from DX ENGINEERING showing the new DAYTON HAMVENTION meeting site.

Respectfully submitted: John Raiger K9DRS