MCWA March 2018 Minutes.

 

 

McHenry County Wireless Association Meeting Minutes

Subject: Meeting Minutes of March 6, 2018

The February meeting was called to order by President Mike, WB8BZK at 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 2018 in the Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.

The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by Dave K9RUF.
President Mike, WB8BZK extended a welcome and asked if there were visitors or guests present. We had 4 guests: Bill KD9JYS, Sean KD9HVX, Keith, N9QDS, Kermit W9XA were in attendance.

President Mike, WB8BZK asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc. issued since Last meeting. Gary KD9FML received WAS on 40meters FT8.

Introductions around the room followed. 34 members + 4 guests were in attendance for the meeting.

Minutes from the February meeting were printed for review at the meeting by Secretary Dan, KD9M. John KA9CAR moved to accept the minutes, and the motion was seconded by Kent K9KMD. The motion passed by voice vote.

Treasurer Joe, N9OK gave the January report: Started with $4876.64 had $290 of dues with $0.38 in interest ended with $5167.02. Member count is now 83 members. Mike ND9G moved to accept the Treasurer report, and the motion was seconded by Paul W9DWP. The motion passed by voice vote.

President Mike, WB8BZK encouraged all to join the club Yahoo reflector, K9RN. Also visit our Web page.

Announcements
Several Ham Fest over the next couple months. Tri-County ARC Hamfest Jefferson, WI March 18th, Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club March 24th, Madison Hamfest April 7th. Sandwich Hamfest May 6th.

Contest Novice Rig Roundup March 3rd to 11th, Stew Perry Topband Challenge March 10th and 11th, BARTG HF RTTY Contest March 17th ~19th, Russian DX Contest March 17th to 18th, CW WW WPX Contest, SSB March 24th and 25th.

President Mike WB8BZK asked for people to think about presentations for October through December. Planed presentations are as follows: April – Biathlon for Geeks: Summits on the Air, May – Inverted-L Installation, June – RT Systems Software for Rigs, August – An Introduction to Raspberry Pi.

Under the topic of old business,
Roger, KF9D talked about 2018 Field day planning. Look to do 2A + GOTA +VHF again. Will be held at Rush Creek Paul W9DWP made a motion to allow for a budget of $750 for field day expenses including site fees. The motion was seconded by Harold W9HB . The motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Show and tell

Dave K9RUF showed his remote rig setup with the IC7100, Piere K9EYE showed his Mag loop antenna that he built and was used to have a QRP contact with Texas, Gary KD9FML read the email from the contact confirming the QSO. Paul W9DWP showed his 2m 6m HT.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:01 p.m. Mike ND9G moved to close and the motion was seconded by Roger KF9D
Following a short break, Kermit W9XA gave a presentation of “ARRL UPDATE” Wrapped up the program at 9:05pm.

Minutes recorded by Club Secretary Dan, KD9M

 
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