DX Club Meeting November 16, 2012
The meeting was opened at
7:39 by Bob, K9CJ, with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Health and Welfare
John, W9ILY, read a note
received from Dot, N9ALC. She and Bob, W9LNQ, are moving slowly and getting
along pretty well. They hope to make a meeting one of these months.
William Hotzfeld, the
father of Valerie NV9L, passed away on November 11. W9ILY will send a sympathy
card on behalf of the club.
The October Minutes were
Current cash balance:
Current checking balance:
Income: Donation from the
October pizza dinner $20, October Split the pot $20
N9ALC Dues $10, W9LNQ dues
The contest results are posted on the web site.
K9PMV reported that his
Field Day operation in Class 3A finished #138 out of 361. His site had many
N9TK reported that his
operation in Class 1D finished #1. Nice going to N9TK, K9CJ and W9ILY.
WUST Award Update:
No activity since September.
Election of Club Officers
Vice President: K9DRS
Picnic Coordinator: Mark
N9TK (pop); K9CJ (cookies)
All nominees were approved
Winterfest Update: N9TK
reported on his search for banquet locations. Researched were the Char House,
Ashford House and Buca di Beppo. Jim brought menus from Buca di Beppo that all
reviewed. It was decided that we would try Buca di Beppo this year as they do
not have a minimum, offer a relatively private area for our group, have good
food and reviews and will cost a little more than past years. The date will be
January 18, 2013. Jim will handle the reservation and send all an email with
details and cost.
Current and past DX:
V84SMD is very active from Brunei. Also, PT0S from St. Peter & Paul Rocks
will continue until next week. The ZL7 Chatham operation has finished and ZL9HR
from Campbell will begin November 29.
General Discussions: W9ILY
read a brief synopsis of the CQDX Marathon. It will begin on January 1 and run
all year. Membersí activity will be appreciated and results will be posted on
our WEB site.
W9ILY read emails that were
received from a group going to 5X next year asking for sponsorship. Also, one
was received for a proposed youth HF program. This will be resent to the club
reflector so all can read and comment in the future.
Dues for future years were
discussed briefly and a possible increase noted so we could support more DX
operations. Dues for 2013 were collected from K9CJ, K9CS, K9DRS, K9PMV, K9PY,
N9AKR, N9LAH, N9TK, NV9X and W9ILY.
The December meeting will
not be held due to the proximity of Christmas. We may have an informal pizza get
together instead. N9LAH will coordinate.
K9CJ noted that the Tinley
Park EOC director has been very helpful for our club and it might be appropriate
to make a donation to that organization. An amount of $50.00 was agreed upon by
acclamation. K9CJ will check to be sure this would be permitted by the EOC.
Move to Close: NV9X; Second
N9LAH presented the VK9ML
video. Also, Jerry, K9PMV, brought items from his Caribbean mini-DXpedition.
Since many were not able to view them, Jerry was asked to bring them to the next
meeting. Also, a number of historic QSL cards were passed around for the group
Attendance: K9CJ, K9CS, K9DRS, K9PMV, K9PY, KC9RNK, N9AKR, N9LAH,
N9TK, NV9X, W9ILY.
submitted by W9ILY, Secretary/Treasurer.