February 25, 2020 meeting minutes

The meeting was called to order at 19:11 UMH time.

Attending: Jim AB5JK and Erik K5WW.

Treasurer’s report: $696.98.

Jim reports that through a few of his contacts at the school he learned of the S.T.E.A.M. (science-technology-engineering-art-mathematics) expo, organized by the school and held at the El Progresso Memorial Library in Uvalde. The organizers asked if we were interested in participating; and we are! It sounds like the perfect opportunity to introduce or own STEAM to the students and community.

This year’s STEAM expo is scheduled for April 18. Some further information can be found by looking at last year’s announcement at https://www.elprogresoevents.org/steam-expo-2019

On February 9 K5WW met with Jody “Surfer Girl” Blumenfeld, our friend Dave WA6YJW’s widow. Dave donated his Diamond multi-band vertical to the club; but it still needed to be taken down. That was not a quick and easy task; but thanks to the help of Jody and her 3 brothers we managed to do that – safely! That vertical antenna will replace the one we had at the shack and mysteriously got damaged last year.

Before it will be installed K5WW will engrave Dave’s name and call onto the base of the antenna. It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation of the man himself and his generosity.

Jody also donated Dave’s HF radio and accessories to the club. We can always use a backup; but we might even donate it to he or she who passes his license test next. Start studying 🙂

K5WW also received a half dozen of Dave’s HP3/WA6YJW QSL cards, as shown below. If any of the members wants one as a tangible reminder of Dave please ask the Secretary.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM. Next meeting: March 23.

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