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April 2019 – Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:53am

WWDXC Board meeting April 29, 2019

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

Rob opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.

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

Correspondence
* No new correspondence.

Treasurer’s report
* The March report was approved by voice vote.
* Cash balance 3/31/19: $22,338.34, Income March: $4,980.45 Expenditures $227.91.

Membership
* Dennis, K7DSE reports no new members.

Old business
* The Club sold equipment for the W7TSQ and K7MCX estates.
$2,250-W7TSQ and $550-K7MCX with ½ due to family.
* Tom, NU7J and Brian, N7RVD will be taking inventory of equipment to be available for sale at the Stanwood Hamfest.

New business
* Dennis, K7DSE will order more business card sized brochures for the DX Convention promotion.

Monthly dinner/meeting
* The dinner meeting will be on May 14, 2019 at Robs 125 Street Grill. Guest speaker will be Justin, K5EM on how his ham radio start launched his electronics career.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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New Ham Net 5/9/19

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:25pm
Topics Discussed New hams from the April Snovarc classes Congratulations to the 14 new hams that passed their tests in April and received their call signs this week 3 new hams joined us on the net tonight for the first...
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May 11th MCARC meeting at Mason County EOC

Mason County ARC - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 1:26pm
The May meeting of the Mason County Amateur Radio Club will be held this Saturday, May 11, at the Mason County Emergency Operations Center.  The meeting will start at 9:00 am. You can read more about club activities in the … Continue reading →
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May 2019 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 7:22am
Snoqualmie Valley Radio Club Meeting Minutes for May 2, 2019 Business Meeting called to order 6:15 p.m. Duvall Fire Station 45 by Tom, WA7TBP. 25 members and guests present for business and meeting: Robin Amundson, Jenn Ash, Paul Butzi, Paula...
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SJCARS Orcas Picnic, Saturday, May 11th, 2019, Cascade Lake Picnic Shelter at Moran State Park

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 8:24am
Dear SCJARS Members and Friends,  Our next scheduled club meeting will be the Orcas Club Picnic, which will be on Saturday, May 11th. Mark your calendars!  The weather forecast is “Glorious.”  The Picnic will be at Cascade Lake at Moran State Park, Orcas Island. Click here for a map from the ferry.   We have the Shelter […]
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Meeting Minutes: April 2019

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 4:23pm
Our April meeting was held at the Friday Harbor Fire Hall Highlights of the meeting include: • a report on the 5th Saturday EOC Excercise • a presentation on  JS8call  and innovative uses of it • a presentation on antenna insulators Next meeting Saturday May 11 in Moran Park on Orcas Island SJCARS_Minutes_April_2019
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New Ham Net 4/25/19

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:15am
Topics discussed on the net Snovarc ham classes on Saturday 4/27 Looking for stations to help students make first contacts during class (around noon) Snovarc May Meeting to focus on new hams Help with new radio programming Other ways the...
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April 2019 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 8:02am
Snoqualmie Valley Radio Club Meeting Minutes for April 4, 2019 Business Meeting called to order 6:15 p.m. Duvall Fire Station 45 by Tom, WA7TBP. 23 members and guests present for business and meeting: Robin Amundson, Paul Butzi, Joe Carpenter, Nancy...
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Old Timers Meeting – April 16, 2019

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 1:36pm

There were several ‘old timers’ who attended the April 2019 meeting and a group picture taken.

Probably the best picture of the group.

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May 2019 Meeting – Who is K5EM?

Western Wash DX Club - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:51am

May 14th, 2019

Justin McAllister Justin got into electronics through ham radio as a teenager. In college, he spent his free time chasing tornadoes across the plains and building antennas at K5UTD.  Meet Justin 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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MicroHAMs Club Meeting, April 16th 6:00pm

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 9:15am

Location: Building 35/4561  Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

Agenda
  • Presentation: I2CDriver from Excamera and I2C debugging
  • Ham Help
  • Introducing the new board of directors

Have you ever wanted to find a simple way to connect a couple of sensors or other devices to your Arduino or other micro without using up all the pins?  Or, have you ever had a tough time sorting out why your sensors aren’t working the way they were supposed to?  Or do you might want to find an easy way to look at the real performance of a new device you just purchased on Amazon?

 

You’re in luck!  At the next MicroHams meeting, Grant Hopper, KB7WSD will cover some information about the two wire I2C bus, I2C design, and debugging, focusing specifically on using the new and inexpensive I2CDriver device from Excamera.  There will be a discussion and some demonstrations as well as an opportunity to examine the I2CDriver board.

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 4561 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.

 

73,

Grant Hopper

KB7WSD

 
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April meeting at Mason County EOC this Saturday

Mason County ARC - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:36am
Don’t forget that the April meeting of the Mason County Amateur Radio Club will be held this Saturday, April 13, at the Mason County Emergency Operations Center.  The meeting will start at 9:00 am. Primary topics will be nomination of … Continue reading →
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Seven New Hams and Three Upgraded on Lopez

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 7:45pm
The VE Team of Kenny K7UM, Basil N7NIX, Corky AF4PM and Monte N7TAU held a Laurel VEC Ham Exam on Lopez on April 6th. All hams are Technicians from Lopez except as noted. New hams – Renee KJ7FUS, Ken KJ7FLX (General), Dan KJ7FLY, Karen KJ7FLW, Kate KJ7FLV, Jessica KJ7FLU and Thomas KJ7FLT (General – Friday […]
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Meeting Minutes: March 2019

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Sat, 04/06/2019 - 8:50pm
We met in the downstairs meeting room at the Friday Harbor Key Bank Highlights of the meeting include: – Updates on San Juan County Auxiliary Communications Service – An introduction to Northwest Digital Radio’s DRAWS SJCARS_Minutes_March_2019
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March 2019 – Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 3:47pm

WWDXC Board meeting March 25, 2019

Present were Adam K7EDX, Rich W6RS, Tom NU7J, John W7CD, Larry K7EKD, Kirk N7UK, and Dennis K7DSE.

Adam opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.

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

Correspondence
* No new correspondence.

Treasurer’s report
* The February report was approved by voice vote.
* Cash balance 2/28/19: $17,586.30, Income February: $1,105.38 Expenditures $18.53.

Membership
* Dennis, K7DSE reports no new members.

Old business
* The Club was able to sell some equipment acquired from estates at the Mike and Key event. An accounting will be forthcoming.
* The Board by common consensus decided to transfer original funding of the unsuccessful 3Y0Z K4UEE Bouvet dxpedition to their Pitcairn Island endeavor.

New business
* The DX Convention planning is proceeding well. The reservations are greater at this same time frame than when the Club last sponsored the event.
* Tom, NU7J is organizing a Club showing for the annual Stanwood event.

Monthly dinner/meeting
* The dinner meeting will be on April 9, 2019 at Robs 125 Street Grill. Guest speaker will be Rob, N7QT on the V84SAA Brunei Darussalam DXpedition.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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Link to slides for MHDC 2019

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 3:57pm

Pulling together all the links for the different talks will take a couple days, but here is the draft summary for all the talks from the 2019 MHDC. All of the slide decks are available now and the table below has bookmark links to the individual talks. The entire raw live stream is available now.

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Video LinkSpeakerSlides RAMROD and Ham RadioDoug Kingston, KD7DK and Randy Neals, W3RWNSlides DRAWS - Digital Radio Amateur WorkStationBryan Hoyer, K7UDRSlides Mobile Communication for the 21st CenturyKyle Burgess KD7IYT / Matt Benjamin, KD7KBNSlides RMS Portable OperationLynn Burlingame, N7CFOSlides PNW DMR cBridge & SystemsRod Ekholm, KC7AADSlides GNU RadioAnna McDermond, NH6ZSlides HamWAN Update Rob Salsgiver, NR3OSlides
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MHDC 2019 Live Stream

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:24am

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MHDC 2019 Agenda Available

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 8:47pm

The agenda for the conference has been finalized.

TimeSpeakerPresentation 8:45Scott Honaker, N7SSIntroduction 9:00Doug Kingston, KD7DK / Randy Neals, W3RWNRAMROD 10:00Bryan Hoyer, K7UDRDRAWS: Digital Radio Amateur Work Station 11:00BREAKCoffee and Tea available 11:15Kyle Burgess KD7IYT / Matt Benjamin, KD7KBNMobile Communication for the 21st Century 12:15LUNCHFood served on site 1:25Lynn Burlingame, N7CFOStandards for WinLink RMS Portable Configuration 1:55Rod Ekholm, KC7AADPNW DMR cBridge & Systems 3:00BREAKCoffee and Tea available 3:15Anna McDermond, NH6ZGNU Radio and You: Introduction to Software Defined Radio Toolkit 4:15Rob Salsgiver, NR3OHamWAN Update 4:45Scott Honaker, N7SSPrize Drawing 5:00ENDClean-up 5:30Pizza at Round Table (Unofficial wrap up)
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MARCH MEETING THIS SATURDAY !

Mason County ARC - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 8:15pm
Our combined Feb/Mar. meeting is this Saturday, the 16th, 9AM at the DEM EOC.  IF, and that is a BIG IF, other scheduled organizations have cancelled classes in the larger rooms, we will move there for the meeting.  Directions on … Continue reading →
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