TCDXA MEETING MINUTES
Meeting Called to
Order: Date ___09-19-2005__ Time __06:45pm_ Old Business:
Discussion on the 501(c3) status for the Club. Jay, KØQB is approximately 1/2
completed with the paperwork, and wanted to make sure that the Club still wants
to go that route. YES.
Members in Attendance: ____28___ Guests: ___2____ KØRC Bob Chudek & WØJAR John Ross
Health and Welfare: NONE
New Business: Jay KØQB announced that the Zero Buro will be taken over by the Mississippi Valley DX Club starting in October or November 2005. Everyone will be getting a new sorter for there cards. Jay also talked briefly on the current level of the Ham population in the U.S. Are we growing or staying the same.
Discussion on the 501(c3) status for the Club. Jay, KØQB is approximately 1/2 completed with the paperwork, and wanted to make sure that the Club still wants to go that route. YES.
Bob WØEK gave us a quick DXCC update: Peter I
is on schedule for next year...the boat and chopper are lined up, and team is
ready to go. We may be able to have Ralph at a Club meeting this fall, before
Kure Island DXpedition is the next one coming
up very shortly...this weekend! W9DXCC convention turned out well, according to
Jim KØJUH filled us in on the members who
went down to Jules W2JGR apartment to help take down his antenna and tower.
Jules is retiring from Ham radio after 70 years on the bands. Jules has kindly
donated his radio gear to the Courage Center, and has also donated $500 dollars
to TCDXA for helping with taking his equipment down. Jules has expressed his
wishes that $250 of the donation go to the Peter I DXpedition, and Jim will see
that it get sent in Jules' name.
Mike KØBUD has a Yaesu 1000MP for sale -
Contact Mike if your interested. The 76 Repeater First Wednesday Meeting
October 5th at 8pm. Speakers will talk about their activities to assist the
storm ravaged city of New Orleans. The "BIG ONE" Hamfest will NOT be
held this fall. The group lost money last year, and will wait until next year
to determine if they will put on the hamfest in 2006. The general downturn in
amateur sales in hamfests across the country being the reason.
Jim KØJUH commented on the very GOOD response
on the Excellent Gray Line News letter, and Jay said that he is forwarding a
copy to the ARRL as an example of the fine job done.....KUDOS to the editors!!!
If you have any idea's for newsletter content; stories, photo's, etc., please forward to the editors.
The raffle prizes for the lucky winners tonight were: KØPC Pat received $45 for first prize, Greg KCØRET won second prize of $45, and $43 goes to the Club treasury.
Meeting Adjourned: Date: 09/19/ 05 Time: 07:13