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The Mississippi Valley DX/Contest Club (MVDX/CC) Meeting Minutes – March 14, 2019

The March 2019 MVDX/CC meeting was called to order by President, Udo - NIØG at 7:00 pm.
The following guests were recognized: KA3CTP, KBØDRS and KBØTQD. The club welcomes you to our meeting. The following members and guests were present: ABØRX, ABØTA, ADØTR, AEØTT, KØARY, KØHHB, KØJPL, KØPWS, K2VV, KBØDRS, KBØTQD, KBØVE, KDØBXU, KDØPMW, KEØFIL, KK9N, NØSO, N5TN, N9ES, NIØC, NIØG, NOØL, NX9L, WØHMS, WØNBC, WØNFS, WØTT, WØVM, WAØBSW, WAØBZA, WAØJCO and WBØSND.

Reports:
o Secretary’s Report: Eric - WØTT showed the club member results of the ARRL 10 Meter
and RTTY Roundup contests (published in last month’s minutes, posted on the club website)

o Treasurer’s Report: There is a Balance of $2,286.37 in the club treasury.

o Vice-President’s Report: Future presentations at club meetings:

  • Tonight: Udo - NIØG, Geochron and other DX tools
  • April: George - ABØRX, VHF Contesting
  • May: Roger - ADØTR, Antique Radio Restoration
  • June: Ward - NØAX, World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC-2018) July: Ken - KK9N, How the sun effects radio communications

o Health and Welfare: none offered.

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

o QSL Bureau Report: WØ Bureau manager John - K2VV announced that the Buro received 5000 cards this month, including 1800 cards from the old Russian QSL Bureau (P.O. Box 88, Moscow). John pointed out that many cards from other CIS countries or areas are coming directly from their Oblasts. Also he received a large number of QSLs from VE3HMK which were handwritten on thin paper.

o DXpedition Support: Committee Chair, Don - WØVM received a request for support of VP6R DXpedition to Pitcairn Island. (https://pitcairndx.com/) The DXpedition support committee evaluated the request and recommends not funding due to its position on need lists, and the relatively high number of recent operations there. The issue was discussed, and the club agreed with the committee’s recommendation not to fund.

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

Old Business: none offered

New Business:
o Mike - NØSO presented Ward - NØAX with a first place plaque for his mobile operation in the 2018 MO QSO Party.

o Additionally, Mike presented Ward with a special plaque for being the first mobile operator to activate all 115 Missouri counties in MO QSO Party events.

o George - ABØRX spoke about the upcoming Missouri QSO Party on 6-7 April (http:// www.w0ma.org/index.php/missouri-qso-party). This year’s QSO party will feature a second certificate for working 1x1 stations to spell the word MISSOURI (this is in addition to the SHOW-ME certificate in previous years). Because of this addition, the organizers are soliciting additional operators to use the special 1x1 callsigns ending in I, U and R. If interested, please contact George at his E-mail address on qrz.com.

o Don - WØVM, requested an updated copy of the club roster. WØTT will distribute the latest club roster to club members.

o Bruce—KØARY offered photos of a recent visit to ARRL Headquarters station - W1AW.

NEXT MEETING: April 11 - Rooms 1 and 2

Udo - NIØG, gave a presentation on chasing the Gray line for DX’ing, and describing some of
the available tools.

Udo also demonstrated the digital 4K Geochron system, which displays on a 4K UHD TV
Monitor. (https://www.geochron.com/4k/ ). The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Eric Zust - WØTT, Club Secretary