July 2015 meeting minutes

Meeting was called to order at 7:40 PM. Mainly because the lazy secretary was 30 minutes late!

Attending: new licensee Charlie KG5IHJ (congrats!), Jason KF5EJX, Gary K5QOW, David W5DUH, Jim AB5JK and Erik K5WW.

Items discussed: we had Field Day in a comfortable 70 degree Fahrenheit shack, giving Mary KU5Z the opportunity to do some RTTY again. We had “standard contesting food” (the President’s words!). We made several great QSOs on 6 meters; and altogether logged about 400 QSOs.

We got a nice certificate for our efforts in the 2014 CQ WW WPX Contest, where we got 1st place in the SSB Multi-Two category in the 5th call area, 13th place in the North American continent, and 9th spot in the United States. Not bad!

The kind folks at Yaesu appear to have our T-shirts ready to be mailed. They will have our club’s name and callsign printed on it. All of this is Yaesu’s “thank you” note for us testing their DR-1 repeater. Let’s hope they’re not dark black! 🙂

The treasurer’s report lists $696 available; but will go up now that the President finally paid his dues. Shameful!

The original constitution and bylaws were revised and signed by the board, and forwarded to the ARRL to have them considered for ARRL affiliation. As discussed in previous meetings this – among other things – will allow us to get affordable equipment insurance for the shack, let us participate in the ARRL DXCC program, and so on, and so forth.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:09 PM, after which idiot K5WW – with the help of a few friends – managed to get back into his car after locking his doors with the keys in the ignition. Always carry a spare fob!

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One Response to July 2015 meeting minutes

  1. Jason Shell says:

    Great meeting glad to see everyone there.

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