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Metro DX Club Meeting Minutes

April 20, 2018

The meeting was called to order by President Jim N9TK, with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

In attendance, besides Jim, were John W9ILY, Lee WA9LEY, Bob K9CJ, Val NV9L, Nora KC9MLV, Don KC9EQQ, Mel NE9A, Matt K9BBQ, John K9DRS and XYL Joan, Mike K9LSH, Christine KD9KGG, Mike K9ACM and son Aidan, Mark K9TP, Jerry WB9Z, Jerry K9PY, Jerry K9PMV, Steve K9SGB, Neal WA9FTU, Steve W9KXT, Ed K9EGS, Tom KC9HBB, Tom KC9JYF, Brian, WD9HSY,Jerry K9LOT.

OLD BUSINESS

The MINUTES of the previous meeting in March were approved.

The TREASURERS REPORT was distributed by John, W9ILY indicating an income of $100 from a donation to the club from Jerry WB9Z and Val NV9L. The club made the following donations this past month: $103.93 to Club Log. (odd amount due to exchange rate) $100 to INDXA $100 to NCDXF.

WUST had no recent activity.

Health and Welfare Cindy, XYL of Phil N9LAH is home from the hospital. It was reported that a local ham, KM9Y is now a SK.

Announcements Val NV9L was congratulated for being named AMATEUR OF THE YEAR by the Dayton Awards committee.

Congratulations to John W9ILY for earning the 9 Band DXCC award.

DX and QP's Lots of Dxpeditions on lately. Plenty of State QSO parties on lately and more coming up. MIQP, ONQP,FLQP, NEQP are some popular ones. CQWW WPX CW coming up at the end of May. Send your scores in to John W9ILY who will post them on the Metro web site.

NEW BUSINESS

QSL Bureau Jerry K9PY has volunteered to send outbound QSL's to the ARRL at a reduced rate. Jerry explained the details.

Field Day Jerry K9LOT has volunteered his motorhome for us to use. Bob K9CJ will send out a list of items needed. Jim N9TK is offering his K3 and Jerry K9LOT has a IC7300 we may use. Still need a VHF/UHF rig for our VHF station.

Picnic Jerry and Val have volunteered their property for this year's picnic. No date has been set yet. Mark K9TP will coordinate and send out a request for food items to bring.

SWL Don KC9EQQ talked about SWLing broadcast stations and came across KIYQ.org and while listening, heard ham radio commercials.

INDXA John W9ILY read a nice letter from INDXA thanking us for our recent donation.

A motion was made to adjourn and seconded and called to close for refreshments and our program.

PROGRAM

We were fortunate to have Val NV9L presenting videos and slides sharing her experiences last September in Puerto Rico during relief efforts for hurricane Maria. Lots of behind the scenes commentary of the volunteers involved and the massive undertaking to begin recovery efforts. Very interesting and informative.

Submitted by:

Lee Swanson WA9LEY