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SJCARS Lopez BBQ, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, Odlin County Park

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 9:01pm
SJCARS Lopez BBQ Saturday, September 14, 2019,   Odlin County Park Dear SCJARS members and Friends,  Our next SJCARS monthly meeting will be the Lopez Club BBQ, which will be on Saturday, September 14. Mark your calendars! The BBQ will be at the Picnic Shelter at Odlin County Park on Lopez Island, from about 10:00 am to 3:00 […]
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October 2019 Meeting – Grant Saviers, KZ1W

Western Wash DX Club - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 10:30pm

October 8th, 2019

Did you have an ‘enlightening’ experience during the recent thunderstorms?  Revolting, eh watt?  While no one reported a direct hit on their shack, there were some electrical systems that failed.  Grant/KZ1W, will discuss Grounding Your Station at our next meeting.  Join us for optional dinner that’s RSVP ($25).  The program begins at 7pm. 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 2019

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 7:51pm
Highlights include: • HamWan is installed on Lookout Mt • What is AMPRnet (Net44)? SJCARS_Minutes_August_2019  
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August 2019 – Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:06am

WWDXC Board meeting August 26, 2019

Present were Rob N7QT, Adam K7EDX, Rich W6RS, Kirk N7UK, Brian N7RVD, Tom NU7J, Walt K7ZQ, and Dennis K7DSE.

Rob opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.

Review/approve minutes
* The July 2019 minutes were approved by voice vote

Correspondence
No new correspondence

Treasurer’s report
* The July report was approved by voice vote.
* Cash balance 7/31/19: $36,512.36, Income July: $7,145.85 and Expenditures $1,618.30.
Income and expenditures were primarily Convention related.

Membership
* Dennis, K7DSE reports 47 renewals received as of this date.
* A family membership question was asked of the Board. The definition being more than one licensed ham living at the same location covered under the dues paying primary member. The Board voted unanimously to treat each licensed ham as a separate dues paying member.

Old business
* The Convention was a success. Rob asked the organizers to retain and make available notes and suggestions for the next Convention the Club sponsors.
* The W7TSQ amplifier was sold for $1,100. $550 is owed to the family.
New business
* The Traveling Trophy rules remain unchanged. A chairman for the Trophy will be planned on in the upcoming months.

Monthly dinner/meeting
* The dinner meeting will be on September 10, 2019 at Robs 125 Street Grill. Guest speaker will be Tad Cook, K7RA, who writes the ARRL propagation bulletin.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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August 2019 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 1:48pm
Snoqualmie Valley Radio Club Meeting Minutes for August 1, 2019 Business Meeting called to order 6:15 p.m. Duvall Fire Station 45 by Tom, WA7TBP. 19 members and guests present for business and meeting: Robin Amundson, Athena Ayres, Kevin Ayres, Rowland...
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July 2019 – Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 2:22pm

WWDXC Board meeting July 29, 2019

Present were Adam K7EDX, Rich W6RS, John W7CD, Kirk N7UK, Brian N7RVD, Rob N7QT, Tom NU7J, Walt K7ZQ, Larry K7EKD and Dennis K7DSE.

Rob opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.

Review/approve minutes
* The June 2019 minutes were approved by voice vote

Correspondence
* Funding requests received and approved are as follows:
Somalia $200, South Orkney (K5GS) $400, Tokelau (WD6COV) $200

Treasurer’s report
* The June report was approved by voice vote.
* Cash balance 6/30/19: $30,329.99, Income June: $2,480.83 and Expenditures $1,507.89.
Income and expenditures were primarily Convention related.

Membership
* Dennis, K7DSE reports 90 renewal letters sent out in July.

Old business
* Convention planning was the primary focus of this meeting.
* Pollock Estate proceeds were $1,600 of which $800 was paid to the family

New business
* Rahul Tewari, KK6GIH was the recipient of the W7PHO scholarship fund for $500.  The Club received a nice letter from Rahul stating that current academic work is focused on medical imaging using software defined radios. He further thanks the amateur community for their support. We wish Rahul well in his career endeavors.

Monthly dinner/meeting
* There will be no dinner meeting for the month of August due to the Club’s hosting of the PNW DX Convention.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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September 2019 Meeting – Tad Cook, K7RA

Western Wash DX Club - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 4:45am

September 10th, 2019

Propagation, especially in the HF bands still remains a mystery for many amateur radio operators.  We will be joined by Tad Cook, K7RA, author of the weekly ARRL Propagation Bulletin to discuss our amateur radio hobby and the effect of Space weather on low band propagation.  Meet Tad and join us for optional dinner that’s RSVP ($25).  The program begins at 7pm. Details about our monthly meetings and a catalog of past programs are available on the Monthly Membership Meetings page.
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Convention Traffic Jams – QRV?

Western Wash DX Club - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 8:15pm

As you prepare to drive up to the PNW DX Convention this weekend, please be aware of the announced closures on I-405 and plan your alternate route accordingly! Here’s the news with details: https://komonews.com/news/local/huge-traffic-jams-expected-as-i-405-closes-over-next-2-weekends

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Upgrade planned for 220 repeater in Belfair

Mason County ARC - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 3:23pm
An upgrade is in the words for the 220 MHz repeater in the Belfair area. The upgraded repeater will replace the old GE Mastr11 unit with a BridgeCom 220. It should be on the air on Monday, August 12, 2019. … Continue reading →
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Meeting Minutes: July 2019

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:37pm
Highlights of the meeting include 2019 Field Day reports. SJCARS_Minutes_July_2019
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HamWAN Adds Lookout Mountain Site

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 7:53am
There is a new HamWAN Site that Kenny, KU7M, helped bring up last weekend. It’s located south of Bellingham on Lookout Mountain, and paints the east side of the San Juan Islands: To get a better view, check out HWLookout on heywhatsthat. If you’re in the coverage area and would like to connect, contact me […]
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Celebration of Life for Sue and Dick Rich

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 4:42pm
There will be an Open House Celebration of Life for Sue and Dick Rich on August 4, 1 to 4 p.m., at The Backdoor Kitchen, 400 A St., Friday Harbor.  Dick, W6OPX, was a long time SJCARS member and one of the regulars who did the Tuesday CEMNET checkin at Mullis Fire Stn. for many […]
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2019 PNW Cup Final Results

Western Wash DX Club - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 10:25am

The results for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Challenge Cup are in!

Congrats to all who participated and contributed points in a zero sunspot year. Additionally, congrats to WVDXC for their impressive showing.

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No August 2019 Meeting, Folks!

Western Wash DX Club - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 3:38pm
We’re concentrating on our PNW DX Convention this year!  See you in Everett on August 9th, 10th, and 11th!   Details about our monthly meetings and a catalog of past programs are available on the Monthly Membership Meetings page.

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San Juan County EC connects with Boise!

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 6:42am
Greg AE7EL has become quite active in emergency communications, to the point that he is involved even beyond our own San Juan County Auxiliary Communications Services activities. When I circulated DEM Director Brendan Cowan’s call for new members of the Northwest Incident Management Team (NWIMT) last year, Greg applied.  This Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management […]
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Meeting Minutes: June 2019

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 9:01pm
For the first time in a few  months our meeting returned to the Mullis Fire Station in Friday Harbor. With the exception of our September meeting which will be a picnic on Lopez Island the remaining meetings for this year are scheduled to be at Mullis.   Highlights of the June meeting included: • SJCARS […]
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MCARC meeting at Mason County EOC on July 13

Mason County ARC - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 1:19pm
The May meeting of the Mason County Amateur Radio Club will be held this Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the Mason County Emergency Operations Center.  The meeting will start at 9:00 am. The Mason County Amateur Radio Club has meetings … Continue reading →
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June 2019 – Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 1:21pm

WWDXC Board meeting June 24, 2019

Present were Adam K7EDX, Rich W6RS, John W7CD, Kirk N7UK, Brian N7RVD, Rob N7QT, Dennis K7DSE and guest Rusty W6OAT.

Rob opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.

Review/approve minutes
* The May 2019 minutes were approved by voice vote

Correspondence
* No new correspondence.

Treasurer’s report
* The April report was approved by voice vote.
* Cash balance 5/31/19: $29,357.05, Income May: $3,980.85 and Expenditures $460.78.
Income and expenditures were primarily Convention related.

Membership
* Dennis, K7DSE reports 147 current paid members.
* Semiannual membership renewals to be sent out in July.

Old business
* This meeting focused primarily on the upcoming Convention.
152 registrations received as of this date.  A suggestion was made for a Silent Key commemoration and was adopted unanimously.
* Kirk, N7UK is awaiting a current equipment listing of the W7DX repeater.

New business
* No new business.

Monthly dinner/meeting
* There will be no dinner meeting for the month of July.  Typically, the Club picnic is in July.  However, due to the Club’s hosting of the PNW DX Convention, there will be no picnic.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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No July 2019 Meeting, Folks!

Western Wash DX Club - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 1:09pm

July 9th, 2019

We usually have our summer picnic in July, but we’re concentrating on our PNW DX Convention this year!  See you there! Details about our monthly meetings and a catalog of past programs are available on the Monthly Membership Meetings page.

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New Ham Net 6/27/19

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:51pm
Topics Discussed Evenings In The Park Cancelled tonight due to weather Next gathering will be on 7/11 Possible fox hunt activities during next gathering. If you have a Handi-Finder bring it to test and maybe show someone else how to...
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