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Meeting Minutes: July 2020

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 3:10pm
This was a Virtual Meeting via Zoom. From Secretary Elizabeth: 2020-07-10
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SJCARS July 10th Online Meeting

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 8:50pm
SJCARS Monthly Meeting Friday, July 10, 2020, 11:30 am,  Online Meeting Dear SCJARS Members and Friends,  Our next monthly meeting will be on Friday July 10, 2020, at 11:30 am. Due to current travel restrictions and social distancing requirements, we will be conducting a virtual meeting, via Zoom Meeting. You may join the meeting via computer, mobile phone, or landline phone. (Details below.)  When […]
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August 2020 Meeting

Western Wash DX Club - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 5:00pm

August 11th, 2020

We’ll continue with online gatherings through the summer.  A meeting invitation  will sent out to members via email.   Jim Idleson, K1IR, is the founder and president of the Zero Falls Alliance, an organization he started when he realized how excessive the number of injuries/deaths are from amateur radio tower accidents compared to all other types of tower accidents.  Jim is a great speaker and his program is super informative about a topic which will be of interest to most of our members.  Jim comes armed with facts and figures which will make your hairs curl!   Details about our monthly meetings and a catalog of past programs are available on the Monthly Membership Meetings page.

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June 2020 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 7:54pm
SnoVARC June 4th, 2020 Business Meeting Minutes Attendees: Tom (WA7TBP), Jim (W7ABD), Howard (WA1HEM), Paul (W7PFB), Ralph (KC7QXD), Irvina (W7IRM), Kirt (K7KDW), Robin (WA7CPA), Rowland (K7RWB) Tom (WA7TBP) called the business meeting to order at 18:04 Tom gave the treasurers...
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Meeting Minutes: June 2020

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 10:22am
This was a Virtual Meeting via Zoom. From Secretary Elizabeth: Updated 7/10/20: 2020-06-12-1
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Salmon Run Logs – A Sample with correct Cabrillo formatting

Western Wash DX Club - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 11:47am

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: WWA
CALLSIGN: AC7MX
CLUB: Western Washington DX Club
CONTEST: WA-QSO-PARTY
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW SSB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 180
OPERATORS: AC7MX
NAME: Alan Scott
ADDRESS: 3019 NW Esplanade
ADDRESS: Seattle, WA 98117
ADDRESS: UNITED STATES
EMAIL: agscott@psweb.com
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.7952.0
QSO: 14242 PH 2019-09-21 2342 AC7MX 59 KING W0BH 59 KS
QSO: 14260 PH 2019-09-21 2347 AC7MX 59 KING K7RU 59 ISL
QSO: 14288 PH 2019-09-21 2358 AC7MX 59 KING AD0H 59 IA
QSO: 14295 PH 2019-09-22 2218 AC7MX 59 KING N7ZUF 59 WHI
QSO: 14263 PH 2019-09-22 2238 AC7MX 59 KING N7GP 59 AZ
QSO: 14265 PH 2019-09-22 2248 AC7MX 59 KING K7II 59 SNO
QSO: 14255 PH 2019-09-22 2251 AC7MX 59 KING N7KRN 59 ISL
QSO: 14262 PH 2019-09-22 2321 AC7MX 59 KING K7RLD 59 KING
QSO: 7261 PH 2019-09-22 2325 AC7MX 59 KING WF7S 59 BEN
QSO: 3933 PH 2019-09-22 2334 AC7MX 59 KING W7SXM 59 ISL
QSO: 3925 PH 2019-09-22 2339 AC7MX 59 KING KB7HDX 59 YAK
END-OF-LOG:

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July 2020 Meeting

Western Wash DX Club - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 2:00pm

July 14th, 2020

It may be a long time before we’re meeting in person again, so we’ll continue with online gatherings through the summer.  A meeting invitation  will sent out to members via email.   The July presentation will be the on Planning & executing a DX expedition, by Brian Stucker KB2S.    Details about our monthly meetings and a catalog of past programs are available on the Monthly Membership Meetings page.

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SJCARS June 12th Online Meeting

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 2:02pm
SJCARS Monthly Meeting Friday, June 12, 2020, 11:30 am,  Online Meeting Dear SCJARS Members and Friends,  Our next monthly meeting will be on Friday June 12, 2020, at 11:30 am. Due to current travel restrictions and social distancing requirements imposed by Governor Inslee (Safe Start Washington Plan), we will be conducting a virtual meeting, via Zoom Meeting. You may join the meeting via […]
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May 2020 – Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 12:08pm

WWDXC Board meeting June 1, 2020

Present were Rob N7QT, Adam K7EDX, Justin K5EM, Tom NU7J, Rich W6RS, John W7CD, Rusty W6OAT and Dennis K7DSE.

Note: This meeting was held virtually via the Zoom platform.

Rob opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.

Review/approve minutes
* The April 2020 minutes were approved by voice vote

Correspondence
* No new correspondence.

Treasurer’s report
* The April report was approved by voice vote.
* Cash balance 04/30/20: $28,717.13, Income April: $275.19 and Expenditures $1.75.

Membership
* Dennis, K7DSE reports 169 active members.

Old business
* The Club repeater hardware has been gathered. The Board, via quorum decided to maintain sole control of the Club repeater in the future. There is no objection to offer it to other clubs for their meeting purposes. Initially, the antenna and repeater hardware will be located at Rob N7QT’s qth for initial testing. Depending upon results, the discussion will continue further as to a permanent solution. The Board extends its gratitude to the West Seattle group and affiliates for interim testing and use of its site.

New business
* Future Board meetings will be moved to the last Tuesday of every month.
* Due to the uncertainty of meeting gatherings at this time, Club meetings will be presented virtually until further notice.
* Salmon Run: The goal is to establish electronic log submittal via robot for confirmation and scoring. Justin, K5EM is heading this effort. Whether that goal will be accomplished in time for the next Salmon Run contest has yet to be determined.

Monthly dinner/meeting
* Rob N7QT will be presenting the VP8PJ South Orkney DXpedition via the virtual Zoom platform on June 9, 2020. A meeting invitation will be sent via email.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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Presentations from meetings….

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 8:21pm

A new series has been started on the MicroHAMS YouTube channel. Since the club meetings have been made available to remote members via Teams, the presentations were also recorded. The first of the series is available now and is from the January 2020 meeting. It is John Miles, KE5FX’s talk about frequency measurements.

Update: (2020-06-07) The second in the series is now available from the April 2020 on packet TNC’s.  And the third from the Feb 2020 meeting on the HuskySat-1 development.

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May 2020 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 8:07am
May 7, 2020 Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting Members Guests Tom WA7TBP   Howard WA1HEM   Paul W7PFB   Kirt K7KDW   Robin WA7CPA   Rowland K7RWB   Ralph KC7QXD   Dan KA7GPP   Meeting was Called to...
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June 2020 Meeting

Western Wash DX Club - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 1:57pm

June 9th, 2020

The statewide Stay At Home order has not been lifted, so this will be another online meeting.  An announcement will sent out to members via email.   The presentation will be the VP8PJ South Orkneys DXpedition and be given by WWDXC President Rob Fanfant.  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 May: 2020

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 8:18am
This was a Virtual Meeting via Zoom. From Secretary Elizabeth SJCARS_20200508
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MHDC 2020 Wrap Up

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 9:42pm

This year we identified a new venue that has room to grow and meets our needs. We started our planning around the new venue when the virus struck. We kept adjusting our plans as the requirements changed. There was a temptation to simply cancel the conference rather than continue to pursue this moving target. Ultimately, we felt it was more important than ever to deliver the conference. The virtual format also offered us the opportunity to reach out to speakers we could not practically bring to Seattle.

We normally get about 100 people at the physical conference. You may have noticed we saw between 300-500 people actively watching the stream over the course of the conference. Interestingly, we also saw 2000 unique views during the conference so clearly some people only attended a portion of the day or specific sessions. We’re pleased with these numbers but if we had been better prepared for all the changes, we would have created a larger advertising push for a greater reach.

We’re happy to announce the videos have been published to YouTube on the Microhams channel. You can find the agenda with the links to the corresponding video on the Microhams web site at MHDC2020. We would encourage you to pass this information along and share broadly with others.

The final accounting isn’t complete but it appears the donations just covered our expenses this year. Feel free to help others find the donate button on the Microhams web site so we can continue to bring you this content in the future. We don’t know what next year will look like but we’ll be ready. We already have a date and deposit on a venue.

It would also be very helpful if you would complete the conference survey so we can improve the conference experience in the future. The survey is short and should be quick. You can find it HERE.

Mark your calendar. We hope to see you Saturday April 24, 2021!

Scott Honaker, N7SS

MHDC 2020 Chair

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MHDC 2020 – Important Info

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 05/09/2020 - 12:26pm

Couple of items which keep coming up.

1) We are having horrible audio problems, we managed to make to the input from the speakers work again and don’t want to touch anything.

2) Break Out Zoom Room Details:

Meeting ID: 716 2845 3690
Password: 324607

3) Survey Link

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MHDC 2020 – Going Live at 8:45am PDT

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 05/09/2020 - 7:31am

Just a reminder to everybody who is able to take part in the conference today, please take a couple minutes and fill out the survey. We use the information to improve and adjust the conference next year.

73,
Kenny, KU7M

https://forms.gle/j28gJ4bj4oXj6XKM8

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MHDC 2020 – Update #2, May 8th

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 7:59pm

This should be the last update for today. The final agenda has been posted on the MHDC2020 page and I just finished the official bio page for all of the speakers.

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MHDC 2020 Update – May 8th

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 11:46am

Another day, another update! 

I have just created the stream event on YouTube for the conference tomorrow (May 9th) and completed all the testing I can at this point, so barring any visits by Murphy you should be able to get to the conference by clicking this link.

MHDC 2020 – YouTube Link

So far YouTube search hasn’t added it to the index, if you search for MHDC 2020, all you find is the past years saved conferences. I’ll see if there is something I can do to make it show up. I know a lot of people are looking forward to watching the conference on their big tv’s using some type of streaming device, so it will be good if you can search and find it.

73, Kenny-KU7M (YouTube Lackey)

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SJCARS May 8th Online Meeting

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 9:48am
SJCARS Monthly Meeting Friday, May 8, 2020, 11:30 am,  Online Meeting Dear SCJARS Members and Friends,  Our next monthly meeting will be on Friday May 8, 2020, at 11:30 am. Due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we will be conducting a virtual meeting, via Zoom Meeting. You may join the meeting via computer, mobile phone, or landline phone. (Details below.)  Please […]
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MicroHAMS Digital Conference Update – May 5th

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 10:25pm

Quick update on how the conference will operate this year. While the MHDC has been streamed via YouTube the last couple years, we have never attempted to produce the show with all the speakers remote and 100% of the audience also remote. Since this our first time trying something this complicated, please understand it will not be perfect.(You get what you pay for, but please donate anyway)

Here is some of the details for how things will work on Saturday.
  • The event is being streamed via YouTube, a link to the event will be posted on Friday evening (May 8th) on this page and the home page. This allows any modern web browser to enjoy the event, as long as you have a decent internet connection. The stream should go live at ~8:30AM on May 9th, with Scott-N7SS kicking things off officially at 8:45AM.
  • The chat function YouTube provides (on the same page as the stream) will be enabled for the event and this will be how people can submit questions. Questions can asked any time during the speakers talk and they will be captured by one of the moderators. During the Q&A time at the end of the speakers presentation, Scott-N7SS will ask as many of the questions that there is time to cover. (similar questions will be combined) Based on our testing, there is about a 10 second delay on the stream, so doing ‘interactive’ questions isn’t feasible.
  • To provide additional time to interact with speakers for those interested, each speaker will be invited to a private Zoom chat room after their talk has completed. For those that are interested, you will be able to join the Zoom chat room and continue the discussions. The Zoom chat room will be lightly moderated and participates will need to be respectful. Because some of our speakers are located in different time zones from Seattle, we can’t guarantee how long or if every speaker will take part in this option. Information on the chat room will be made available on Saturday morning. We will only have one breakout room, so the speakers will only be available for a maximum of an hour, after that it will be time for the next speaker. Please remember the basic Zoom etiquette of muting your mike when not speaking and being respectful of others.
FAQ:
Question1: why are you using Youtube and not Zoom for the entire conference?

The primary reason is around control and ensuring the event is enjoyable by as many people as possible. Streaming via YouTube allow anybody with a decent internet connection and a modern browser to take part in the conference. YouTube is also designed for broadcasting to thousands of people located around the world. We chose to use Zoom to ‘produce’ the content from the speakers who are all remote and located around the world, along with switching to different local video sources as necessary to create the live stream. This ability to blend different sources on the fly isn’t something Zoom is designed todo, which combined with the access and number of viewers we are expecting, made YouTube the only real choice for the conference.

Question 2: Then why will you host a Zoom chat room after the talks?

It is our belief that the number of people taking part in any single ‘chat room’ will be much smaller than the overall number of people viewing the stream. This is similar to the of people who chose to follow the speakers out to the hallway to continue discussing their talk during the in person conferences, while the next talk begins. It is possible we are wrong and the chat room will become unruly and will need to be turned off. Please follow the basic Zoom etiquette of muting your mike unless speaking and being respectful of others.

Question 3: I can’t make it on Saturday, where can I watch the talks later?

The talks will be made available on YouTube (like past years) after Saturday. Links to the each speaker will be provided on the MicroHAMS website, along with copies of the slides. Groups are welcome to re-stream the talks at club meetings, as long as the creative commons license is followed.

Question 4: Wait a minute, there is no break for lunch or even going to the bathroom in the schedule!

That is correct, no breaks have been planned. By eliminating lunch and bathroom breaks, an additional speaker slot was created. Since people will be viewing this from around the world, there is no common “lunch time”, so instead people can grab lunch/snacks or a bathroom break whenever works best for them. You will be able to ‘pause’ the stream if you don’t want to miss anything.

Question 5: What is the schedule of the talks?

See the schedule linked on the main MHDC2020 page.

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