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MVDX/CC Meeting Minutes

Mississippi Valley DX/Contest Club (MVDX/CC)
Meeting Minutes

The August 2018 MVDX/CC meeting was called to order by President Udo  ‑   NIØG at 7:00 pm.

The following members and guests were present: ABØRX, ADØTR, AEØTT, KØARY, KØHHB, KØJPL, KØPWS, KBØVE, KC9TC, KC9WNZ, KDØBXU, KDØPMW, KK9N, N5TN, NIØC, NIØG, NOØL, WØNBC, WØTT, WØVM, W9MO, WAØBSW, WAØJCO, WBØSND and WBØTKL.
Reports:

o Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer reported a balance of $1900.47 in the club treasury.

o Secretary’s Report: Eric  ‑   WØTT announced that the minutes of the July meeting are now posted under “Correspondence” on the club website. http://www.mvdxcc.org/. He also announced that the second Quarter DXCC standings were now posted on the club website, and he thanked members who provided inputs.

o Vice President’s Report: Chuck - NIØC announced the following schedule for future club meeting presentations:

September: Ken - KK9N - presentation on N1MM Logger Plus.
October: Larry - NOØL - presentation on KØBX (SK) Station and Tower Disassembly. November: Eric - WØTT - operation at PJ2T - Curaçao in the 2017 CQ Worldwide DX CW contest. December: Jim - WØNBC - presentation on FT8 digital mode.

Chuck announced that Bob - KEØFIL has volunteered to give a future presentation on portable antennas, and George - ABØRX has volunteered to give a future program on portable operating. Also that the club is always seeking quality presentations for club meetings,

o QSL Bureau Report: WØ Bureau manager John - K2VV was not present, and no report was given.

o Health and Welfare: none given.

o Birthday Report: Tom - KØHHB announced the August Birthdays: AAØFT - Aug 4, KØAZ - Aug 8, AEØTT - Aug 11, KEØMNS - Aug 21, WØRL - Aug 22, KOØZ - Aug 25, WØTU - Aug 26, WAØRVK - Aug 31. The club wishes a Happy Birthday to all.

o DXpedition Support: Committee Chair, Don - WØVM reported that he has received two requests for DXpedition funding:

1. Mayotte 2018 (http://www.cdxp.cz/), where a group of very experienced Czech DXpedition operators will activate FH from 20 Sep thru 6 Oct 2018. The DXpedition plans meet all of the clubs support requirements, and Don recommended a $200 contribution. A motion to support Mayotte at the $200 level was made, seconded and carried.

2. E6ET – Niuē 2019 (http://www.5b4alx.cloud/e6et-niue-2019/), where 5B4ALX - Alex will operate from Niuē Fekai (IOTA-040) from 18 Mar thru 2 Apr 2019. Don E-mailed back to Alex requesting clarification of their QSL policy, and the committee will withhold its recommendation until a response is received.
o DX Presentation: none given.

Announcements:

Paul - KØJPL announced that one of his Zero Bureau clients contacted him and has older QSL cards from KØCD (SK), and wonders if anyone can suggest a use for them.

George - ABØRX made a similar announcement that he has QSL cards form KØBX (SK).

Please contact Paul or George with thoughts concerning the disposition of these.

Bruce - KØARY announced that he has experienced trouble with ADIF Master Program in loading National Parks Data. The program tends to omit the first and last QSOs when converting his files. Bruce has obtained a workaround from the ADIF authors, and anyone with similar issues can contact him.

Old Business:

The club Christmas party was discussed, and it was determined that the dinner will be planned for 20 December, which is the Thursday following the normal club meeting on 13 December. Don - WØVM has volunteered to plan the party, and will contact Hollywood Casino as a first choice of venues.

New Business:

None given.

NEXT MEETING: September 20, 2018 - Room 3 (note schedule change to third Thursday)

Chuck - NIØC gave a presentation about his radio travels to Hawaii, Switzerland and Italy, including discussion of the CW Freak website and participation/certification process: https://web.ji0vwl.net/cw_freak_net_e.html

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Eric Zust ‑ WØTT, Club Secretary