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September 2018 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:10pm
Snoqualmie Valley Radio Club Meeting Minutes for September 6, 2018 Business Meeting called to order 6:15 p.m. Duvall Fire Station #66 by Tom Needham, WA7TBP. 17 members and guests present for business and/or Elmer session: Robin Amundson, Terry Beedle, Rowland...
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Meeting Minutes: September 2018

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 5:08pm
The September meeting was a picnic at Odlin Park on Lopez, with 9 people attending, 6 from Lopez, 3 from San Juan Is. Minutes 2018-09
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Western Washington DX Club Supports VP6D, TO6OK, TT8KO

Western Wash DX Club - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:56am

For Immediate Release
Seattle Washington, September 2018

The Western Washington DX Club, one of the largest and most active amateur radio clubs on the west coast has provided sponsorship for three upcoming DXpeditions.

VP6D, Ducie Island, will be activated by the Perseverance DX Group from October 20th to November 3rd, 2018.  This is a major U.S. endeavor for a rare, uninhabited Pacific atoll.  Ducie became a DXCC country on November 16th 2001 and was last visited ten years ago.  It is #27 on the Clublog ‘Most Wanted’ list.  They will operate on all bands, operating SSB, CW, and FT8 in ‘DXpedition Mode’.  Our club president, N7QT, will accompany the team.  The team’s website and log are at www.vp6d.com.

TO6OK will be the call from Mayotte Island for the Czech DXpedition team (CDXP), operating from September 20th until October 6th.  Mayotte is an uninhabited island in the Indian Ocean off the African coast, nearly the antipode for Seattle.  It is #58 on the Most Wanted list for stations from the west coast of North America.  TO6OK will also operate SSB, CW, and FT8, but not in DXpedition mode.  See their website and real-time log at www.cdxp.cz.

The African nation of Chad, #31 on the Most Wanted list, will be on the air, courtesy of know DXer Ken Opskar/LA7GIA, using the call TT8KO.  Ken will operate mostly CW, some SSB, but no digital.  Look for TT8KO from the 9th through the 21st of October.  Ken’s website is la7gia.com/Chad/index.html.

Sponsorship for DXpeditions is available from the Western Washington DX Club with details available at their website: www.wwdxc.org.

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October 2018 Meeting – Club Log

Western Wash DX Club - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:38pm

The presentation for the October meeting will be by Dennis Koukoumelis, K7DSE, our club’s secretary.  The subject will be the use and leveraging of Club Log, written and maintained by Michael G7VJR.  Club Log is a web-based application that analyses log files from radio amateurs all over the world. Using the logs, Club Log offers you a wide range of reports for your own benefit, and identifies large scale trends from the sum of all activity in the database.

Details about our monthly meetings and a catalog of past programs are available on the Monthly Membership Meetings page.

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Meeting Minutes: August 2018

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:46am
Meeting highlights include: – Presentations on Space Weather and SDR Frequency Measurement – A new San Juan County EC has been appointed SJCARS_Minutes_August_2018
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You can now pay dues and renew online!

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:06pm

Dues can be paid either at meetings or by PayPal through our site. 
https://www.microhams.com/about/dues/

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September meeting 9/18

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:04pm
MicroHAMS Club Meeting   Tuesday, September 18th at 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35/4563  Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

Agenda

Scott Honaker n7ss will discuss his experience from the World Radiosport Team Championship.  For more information on the event check out the page:  http://www.wrtc2018.de/en

Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. As a club, we have a broad spectrum of interests and experiences. Please feel free to ask questions at this part of the meeting. With 20 hams, there’s bound to be 40 different answers!

Access

146.58 MHz FM simplex will be monitored for anyone who needs help finding the site or for access to the building. (Monitoring is done with handhelds, so range is limited.)

SECURITY NOTE: Anyone who does not have their own Microsoft badge for unescorted access to Microsoft buildings MUST be escorted into Building 35 and conference room 4563 by a badged MicroHAMS member. Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to “tag” onto or “tailgate” Microsoft employees entering the building. Please congregate about five – ten minutes before the meeting outside the lobby entrance on the south side of the building. If you have a Microsoft badge, please check outside the front entrance for other club members who need to be escorted.

MicroHAMS meetings are open to club members, those interested in joining the club (see club membership policy at http://www.microhams.com), and guests of club members. Others may also attend a club meeting by sending email to the club at least seven days prior to the meeting. Space for guests is limited.

 

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SR 2018 Logs Received

Western Wash DX Club - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 12:19pm

Table is sortable.  Just click on ‘Call’.

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August 2018 – Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 3:10pm

WWDXC Board meeting August 27, 2018

Present were Rob N7QT, Adam K7EDX, Walt K7ZQ, Rich W6RS, John W7CD, Brian N7RVD, Larry K7EKD, Kirk N7UK, Tom NU7J and Dennis K7DSE.
Rob opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.

Review/approve minutes

  • The June 2018 minutes were approved by voice vote
  • No meeting for July.

Correspondence

  • Mayotte Expedition funding request was approved for the amount of $100.
  • Ducie Island Expedition funding request was approved for the amount of $300.

Treasurer’s report

  • The June and July reports were approved by voice vote.
  • June: Cash balance: $21,215.48, Income $75.65 Expenditures $252.00
  • July: Cash balance: $21,872.24, Income $775.67 Expenditures $118.91

Membership

Jim K7WA reports 81 renewals sent out in July with 45 renewals received. 69 active members paid through 12/31/2018. The Club welcomes new member Dale Osterud, W7GAB

Old business

Rob, N7QT expressed concern regarding the time and effort involved in assisting Silent Keys (SK) estates. The overall benefit to the Club leads to further discussion.

New business

  • The Board extends its gratitude to Jim K7WA for his years of dedication to making Salmon Run successful and thanks Mike (Dink), N7WA for accepting duties in transition.
  • The Club still without a Tabloid Editor has expanded its website to accommodate items for sale by its Members that were originally published in the Letter.
  • DX Convention Planning: In an effort to fill slots without an acting Convention Chair, the Board members have offered to assist in needed slots as follows:

PNWDXC Website Maintenance: John W7CD
Hotel Food and Beverage, Audio Visual: Rich W6RS
Program Speakers: John W7CD
Lobby Reception, Registration: Unknown
Hourly Drawings: Walt K7ZQ
Hospitality Room: Rob N7QT
Raffle Ticket Sales: Tom NU7J
Printing/Collating/Packet Stuffing: Dennis K7DSE
PR/Media: Dennis K7DSE
Accounting/Treasurer: Brian N7RVD

Monthly dinner/meeting

  • The dinner meeting will be on September 11, 2018 at Robs 125 Street Grill. Guest speaker will be Mike Ritz, W7VO president of the Willamette Valley DX Club whom is running for ARRL Northwester Division Director.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM

Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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US Islands on the Air QSO Party Report

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:49pm
Saturday, August 25th was the W/VE Islands QSO Party, and club members Dan N6AU, Peg KI7PJS, and Scott W7SLM joined Bob K7NHE and Bob’s lifetime friend Jack, at Bob’s Stuart Island QTH to operate as K7NHE. A big thank you here, to Kent KF7VDD, who chauffeured our boat-ride out in the morning. Sadly, Kent could […]
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Salmon Run 2018 – Western Washington DX Club

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 8:43am
A message from Michael Dinkleman N7WA Hello fellow Washington State Club In just several weeks the Salmon Run, sponsored by the Western Washington DX Club, will be upon us for 2018. Please pass the following along to your Club members: The Salmon Run is a contest where hams outside of Washington State are looking to […]
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Ned’s Box of Great Good Stuff!

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:46pm
Wow! Ned KL7QK dropped off a load of treasure when he brought the box of “wire antenna stuff” he is offering free for club members. I spent a delightful afternoon exploring and inventorying the haul. Below is a review of the items Ken unloaded that will be available first-come/first-claim/first-serve: 80M dipole with Balun Designs 1:1 […]
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OceanGate Submarine at FHL on September 7-14

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 7:57am
Forwarded on request of Craig, AE7NA ——– Forwarded Message ——– Subject: [All_fhl] OceanGate Submarine at FHL on September 7-14 Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:52:24 -0700 From: Billie J. Swalla Reply-To: Billie J. Swalla Hello Everyone, The summer is passing quickly, with the second five weeks of excellent summer courses finishing last Friday. We bid […]
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US Islands QSO Party Excursion, Saturday, Aug. 25th

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:28am
Folks, Planning on activating Stuart for the annual US islands of the air this Saturday the 25th. http://usislands.org/qso-party-rules/ Will have boat transportation available from Roche (dock A10) at 09:00 going over…returning at 17:00. 2-3 STATIONs ON THE AIR….with enough participation will light up several other islands that we activated recently and are now qualified. Who […]
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ILLW Sunday, August 19

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:06am
This weekend is the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend, and we will once again be manning stations at Lime Kiln Lighthouse.  Mike, N7TLL will be on 20 meters with a dipole and 200W, and Hoop will be on 40M with an inverted-V and 100W.  We’ll be setting up at about 8am, on the air by […]
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8.8k Run

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:49am
41st Annual 8.8k run: Saturday Aug 18th 9:00AM Start Time Map Meet on the Cady Repeater at 8:30 and I will assign stations. We will support the 3 Water Stations and 2 points in between if we have enough Hams. Bring snacks/water and a pair of binoculars is also handy. Here are the stations and […]
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NIST 2019 budget shuts down WWV and WWVH

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:55am
NIST FY2019 budget includes request to shutdown WWV and WWVH https://www.nist.gov/director/fy-2019-presidential-budget-request-summary/fundamental-measurement-quantum-science-and
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August 2018 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:29pm
Snoqualmie Valley Radio Club Meeting Minutes for August 2, 2018 Business Meeting called to order 6:15 p.m. Duvall Fire Station #66 by Tom Needham, WA7TBP. 17 members and guests present for business and/or Elmer session: Robin Amundson, Rowland Brasch, Joe...
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September 2018 Meeting – Mike Ritz W7VO

Western Wash DX Club - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 2:00am

Our guest presenter for the September meeting will be Mike Ritz, W7VO.  Mike serves as president of the Willamette Valley DX Club and is running for ARRL Northwestern Division Director.  Please bring your questions for Mike and let’s see what his platform would be as our voting member on the League’s board.

Details about our monthly meetings and a catalog of past programs are available on the Monthly Membership Meetings page.

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Meeting Minutes: July 2018

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:04pm
Highlights include: • Field Day wrap-up report • Net 44 plans • Club members qualify islands for the U.S. Islands Awards Program • A presentation on remote controlling a ham station SJCARS_Minutes_July_2018
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