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MVDX/CC Meeting Minutes

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

The May 2019 MVDX/CC meeting was called to order by President, Udo - NIØG at 7:00 pm.

The following members and guests were present: ABØRX, ABØTA, ADØTR, AEØTT, KØARY, KØHHB, KØJPL, K2VV, K4EQ, KBØDRS, KBØVE, KDØBXU, KEØFIL, NØAX, NØWGC, N9ES, NIØC, NIØG, WØHMS, WØNBC, WØNFS, WØTT, WØVM, WAØBSW, WAØBSW XYL Gerry, WAØBZA, WAØJCO, WBØSND and WBØTKL.

Reports:
o Secretary’s Report: Eric - WØTT reported that the minutes of the previous meeting and the update of the club members’ DXCC totals are published on-line. He also showed club members’ results of the 2018 CQ WW DX Contest.


o Treasurer’s report: Treasurer Bill - WAØBSW reported a balance of $2835.97 in the club treasury.

o Vice-President’s Report: Vice-President Chuck (NIØC) announced these presentations at club meetings:

Tonight: Roger - ADØTR, Antique Radio Restoration
June: Ward - NØAX, World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC-2018)
July: Ken - KK9N, How the sun effects radio communications
August: Bill - WAØBSW, Single Point Station Grounding
September (tentative): Bill - NØWGC, Use of SDR radios for waterfall displays on existing radios.

o Health and Welfare: none offered

o Birthday Report: Tom - KØHHB announced the May birthdays. The club wishes a Happy Birthday to all.

o QSL Bureau Report: WØ Bureau manager John - K2VV announced that the Buro received 3000 cards this month, including a damaged shipment from Italy that contained many miscellaneous items not related to QSL’s. Apparently the Post Office included several items that had fallen from other damaged postal shipments.

John also announced a change in the ARRL’s rate structure for QSL cards sent through the ARRL Outgoing QSL Bureau. http://www.arrl.org/outgoing-qsl-service.

o DXpedition Support: No new requests.

o DX Tidbits Presentation: John - K2VV gave a presentation covering several subjects:

Probeda-74, commemorating various “Cities of Military Glory” during the 74th anniversary of World War II.
4X64 / 4Z64 special event stations commemorating the Eurovision Song Contest stations in Israel.
The issue of incorrect spots on the DX cluster.
Stations active under the UN banner and others active with the UN prefix from UN dependent agencies. http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerie/galerie.php?page=list4u

Announcements:

Harry - WØHMS announced that the VE testing session at SLSRC in June is currently full. And that the FCC Examination question pool is being changed in June.

Jim - WØNBC announced that Six Meters is coming alive, with many good openings lately.

Old Business: none offered

New Business: Don - WØVM suggested that we begin looking at venues for the club’s annual Christmas dinner. Discussion ensued, and several possibilities of casinos, restaurants, buffet and à la carte menus were discussed. A committee of WØVM, NIØC, and WAØBSW was appointed to research the issue and make recommendation to the club.

George - ABØRX announced that the 2019 MO QSO party was recently held, and that sponsors are needed for the award plaques. MVDX/CC has sponsored the DX plaque every year.

A motion was made and seconded that the club will allocate $100 to sponsor the DX Category plaque in the 2019 and 2020 MO QSO Parties. The motion was seconded and it carried.

NEXT MEETING: June 13, 2019 - Rooms 1 & 2

Roger - ADØTR, gave a presentation on Antique Radio Restoration. He included discussion of sources for repair components, and the use of modern components to replace vintage ones that are no longer available.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Eric Zust ‑ WØTT, Club Secretary