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MVDX/CC Meeting Minutes

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

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

The following members and guests were present: AAØFT, AAØZ, ABØRX, ADØTR, AEØTT,
ex-WN8OUV, KØARY, KØHHB, KBØVE, KDØBXU, KDØEFW, KDØPMW, KEØFIL,
NØBE, NØSO, N5TN, NIØG, NIØC, NOØL, WØHMS, WØNFS, WØORH, WØRL, WØTT,
WØVM, WAØJCO, WBØSND. New member Bill, ex-WN8OUV is acknowledged, and we
welcome him to the club.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer WAØBSW was absent due to surgery. Larry, NOØL
reported a balance of $2,308.31 in the club treasury.

Secretary’s Report: Eric  WØTT announced that the minutes of the March meeting are now
posted under “Correspondence” on the club website. http://www.mvdxcc.org/. The schedule
of club meetings is now also posted on the club website, and members should note that some
meetings are on different days than the second Thursday, due to hospital conflicts with the conference rooms. The first such deviation will be the May meeting, which will be held on 3 May, which is the First Thursday of the month.

Vice President’s Report: Chuck  NIØC announced the following schedule for future club
meeting presentations:
o May: TBD – possible NIØC - presentation on his QRP Operation in KH6
o July: KK9N  presentation on his DXpedition to PJ7, St. Maarten.
o August: NIØC - presentation on his QRP Operation in KH6
o September: KK9N - presentation on N1MM Logger Plus
Chuck mentioned that we still have a gap in our presentation schedule in June, and that we
are always seeking quality presentations for club meetings.

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

Health and Welfare: It was announced that Shel, WOØC is in the hospital with Pneumonia.
Larry, NOØL announced that Bill, WAØBSW was in the hospital recovering from knee
replacement surgery. The club thanks Larry for kindly filling in for Bill as treasurer at the
club meeting.

Birthday Report: Tom - KØHHB announced the following club members with April
birthdays: N9ES - Apr 9, KØHHB - Apr 10, WØNFS - Apr 19.
Tom also announced that he has obtained discounted pricing of $148.80 for birthday cards to
be mailed to club members. The club voted and approved this expense.

DXpedition Support: Committee Chair, Don - WØVM announced that there are no current
requests for club support for DXpeditions. Conversation ensued, that many DXpeditions are
now seeking financial support direct from individual hams through OQRS or PayPal.

DX Presentation: no DX Presentation was given.

Old Business:

2017 Missouri QSO Party: Mike – NØSO, the President of the BEARS presented Plaques and
Certificates to winners of the 2017 Missouri QSO Party:

WØS (WAØIYY, WAØJCO, WBØSND) First Place Missouri Expedition

KDØPMW Highest Digital score

NØH (ABØRX) Missouri Expedition Single-Op LP
Photos of these presentations will be uploaded on the club website.

New Business:

2018 Missouri QSO Party: The 2018 MO QSO Party was held the previous weekend, and
participants were asked to share their experiences. The following members and guests described
their participation: AEØTT/M, KØM (NIØG), KØW (KØJPL), NØH (ABØRX),
NØO (KDØPMW), NØS (WØTT), NIØC, WØD (WAØJCO,WBØSND), WØRL and
WØW (AAØZ) Kyle, AAØZ recommended that the organizers for the 2019 QSO Party consider suggesting a
standard time (such the top of each hour) where participants QSY to 80 Meters to work Missouri
county multipliers.

Tom, KØHHB asked if there is a standard number of Green Stamps (USDs) that should be sent
with Direct QSL requests to European countries. WØTT responded that the website
http://www.k4hb.com/postage/ gives postal rates for return postage to the US from all foreign
countries.

Ed, KØKL began discussion of the ARRL’s petition to the FCC to include limited Phone
privileges on 75, 40 and 15M plus RTTY and digital privileges on 80, 40 and 15M to Technician
class licensees. Spirited discussion ensued. President Udo – NIØG suggested that club members
submit their opinions individually to the ARRL or FCC since no club consensus could be
reached.

NEXT MEETING: 3 May 2018 (note that this is the First Thursday in May.)

Paul – KØJPL gave a slide presentation and a demonstration of the MMTTY RTTY and Logging
software.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Eric Zust WØTT, Club Secretary