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Meeting this Saturday !

Mason County ARC - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 6:19pm
The monthly meeting is this Saturday, 14 July, at the Christian Church.  See the map on your right for help.  We’ll start around 9AM and try to close up around 1030AM. Jerry/KD7OPE will talk about Field Day and have some … Continue reading →
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Meeting Minutes: June 2018

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:38pm
Highlights include Field Day preparations and a presentation by K7NHE  “Recent Trends in Marine Electronics”. SJCARS_Minutes_June_2018
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June 2018 – Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 5:38pm

WWDXC Board meeting June 25, 2018

Present were Rob N7QT, Adam K7EDX, Walt K7ZQ, Rich W6RS, John KE7B, Brian N7RVD and Dennis K7DSE.
Rob opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.

Review/approve minutes
* The May 2018 minutes were approved by voice vote.

Correspondence
* The Board deeply regrets reporting the passing of the Club’s Tabloid Editor and accomplished DX’er Kip Edwards W6SZN.
* LA7GIA funding for Yemen was approved for the amount of $200.
* The Board extends its congratulations to Barbara J. Tower, K7GRL, of Coos Bay, OR as recipient of the William Bennett, W7PHO memorial scholarship fund.

Treasurer’s report
* The May report was approved by voice vote.
* May cash Balance: $21,139.83, Income: $50.66 and expenditures: $202.37.

Membership
* Jim, K7WA reports 1 new member.

Old business
* The transitioning of QSL duties from W7TSQ (SK) to N2OO is now complete.
* The administration of the DX Ladder is now transitioned to Mike, W7NP.
* Dick, K7BTW is preparing a contest survey to publish to its members. The intent is to encourage increased participation which will ultimately boost the Club’s aggregate score.

New business
* The Club will be looking for a Northwest DX Convention Chairperson for 2019 and a Tabloid Editor.

Monthly dinner/meeting
* There will be no dinner meeting in July as the Club is sponsoring its annual Picnic on July 21st at Rob N7QT’s home.
* The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM

Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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September 2018 Meeting – Mike Ritz W7VO

Western Wash DX Club - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 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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June 2018 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:33pm
Snoqualmie Valley Radio Club Meeting Minutes for June 7, 2018 Business Meeting called to order 6:15 p.m. Duvall Fire Station #66 by Tom Needham, WA7TBP Note: As an experiment discussed by board members and committee chairs by email following the...
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October 2018 Meeting – Club Log

Western Wash DX Club - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 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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Western Washington DX Club Congratulates K7GRL, 2018 Recipient of W7PHO Memorial Scholarship

Western Wash DX Club - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 7:33am

For Immediate Release
Seattle Washington, June 2018

Western Washington DX Club Congratulates K7GRL, 2018 Recipient of W7PHO Memorial Scholarship

The Western Washington DX Club, one of the largest and most active amateur radio clubs on the west coast congratulates Barbara J. Tower, K7GRL, of Coos Bay, OR on her selection as recipient of the W7PHO Memorial Scholarship.

The William Bennett, W7PHO, Memorial Scholarship was established after the death of WWDXC founder and larger than life DXer Bill Bennett back in 1989.  Initial scholarship funds we provided by Bill’s friends up and down the West coast and world-wide.  The endowment is maintained by the ARRL Foundation.  High school seniors located in the ARRL Northwest, Pacific, or Southwest division who are interested in the W7PHO scholarship program can apply between October 1st and January 31st directly to the ARRL Foundation’s Scholarship Program.   More than 80 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 are awarded through the ARRL Foundation scholarship program.

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May 2018 – Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:59am

WWDXC Board meeting May 30, 2018

Present were Adam K7EDX, Kirk N7UK, Larry K7EKD,, Walt K7ZQ, Tom NU7J, John KE7B, Brian N7RVD and Dennis K7DSE.
Adam opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.

Review/approve minutes
* The April 2018 minutes were approved by voice vote.

Correspondence
* The Board deeply regrets reporting the passing of Club member Jim Rockey WA7SRZ
* Bob W7TSQ’s (SK) family has agreed for assistance via uniform consensus. QSL manager transitioning assistance will be offered by Rob N7QT, John KE7B and Rich W6RS as schedules are coordinated. Equipment and other matters will be handled independently by other Club members.
* YJ0GC and 5W0GC DXpedition funding request does not meet Club funding criteria.

Treasurer’s report
* April cash Balance: $21,342.20, Income: $50.65 and Expenditures: $0.
* The Board approved by voice vote March and April Reports.

Membership
* Jim, K7WA reports 145 active members and 2 renewals in May. Semi annual renewal notices will be sent out June 30.

Old business
* Groups.IO, (the Club’s Email Reflector) transition is now complete.

New business
* DX Ladder: Mike W7NP has volunteered to take over duties of publishing results for Members whom offer to submit their standings. Altering or further refinement of this process will be discussed at a later date.

Monthly dinner/meeting
* The next meeting will be June 12, 2018 at Robs 125 Street Grill.
* The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM

Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

 

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Meeting Minutes: May 2018

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 3:39pm
We held a brief business meeting at our annual Orcas Island  picnic. SJCARS_Minutes_May_2018
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June Club Events

Mason County ARC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 7:09pm
MC-ARC will have two major events this month for members attend:  June Monthly Club Meeting:  It is be at 9AM (We changed start times – you get to sleep in longer!! ) at the school.  See the map to your … Continue reading →
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June 2018 Meeting

Western Wash DX Club - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 5:27pm

Our presentation for the June 12th, 2018 meeting will be a video produced by the Equatorial Guinea 3C1L/3C0L DXpedition team of Yuris/YL2GM and Kaspars/YL3AIW.  They logged over 75,000 QSOs during their adventure in October 2017.

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Club Picnic is July 21st

Western Wash DX Club - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:41pm

On Saturday July 21st, we will be hosting our annual picnic at Rob Fanfant N7QT’s house on Union Hill in Redmond. Dickey’s BBQ will be providing most of the food for the event. The picnic will start around 4pm and taper off around 7pm. We’ll be having pulled pork, chopped brisket with side dishes of creamy coleslaw, BBQ beans, and baked potato casserole. The club will provide pop, beer and water and some bottles of wine. The main food will show up around 5pm. This is a family event so bring your kids and significant other.

Since we had too much food last year we are going to make some changes in what we’d like you to bring.
For calls ending (last letter of call) in A-H bring a bottle of wine
For calls ending (last letter of call) in I-P bring an appetizer
For calls ending (last letter of call) in Q-Z bring a dessert
Example: W7DX would bring a dessert, and W7BA would bring a bottle of wine.

Rob’s address is:

21422 NE 79th Street
Redmond, WA

Please RSVP to Adam by July 11th.

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SJCARS Orcas Picnic Follow Up and Items

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:42pm
Hello, Just a brief follow-up on the SJCARS Orcas Picnic, which was just fabulous! Yes, really! We had a great spot, wonderful food, perfect weather, and even better company! Thanks everyone for coming out. We had fly-ins and drive-in from San Juan, Lopez, and mainland, and even a few new and old HAMs that were […]
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May 2018 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 7:03pm
Snoqualmie Valley Radio Club Meeting Minutes for May 3, 2018 Meeting called to order 7 p.m. Duvall Fire Station #66 by Ralph Lease, KC7QXD, for Tom Needham, WA7TBP 33 members and guests present: Robin Amundson, Larry Backstrom, Terry Beedle, Jessie...
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MicroHAMS Club Meeting Invitation 5/15/2018

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 10:03pm
Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00 PM Location: Building 35/4563

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

 

Agenda VHF+ radiosport: Limited rover style

Guest Speaker: Darryl Holman, WW7D

 

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.) If you’re running late and are locked out, please call us on the radio. We’ll send someone to let you in.

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 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,

 

JJ Salley, W0JJS

MicroHAMS Secretary

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April 2018 – Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 6:51am

WWDXC Board meeting April 30, 2018

Present were Rob N7QT, Adam K7EDX, Kirk N7UK, Larry K7EKD, Rich W6RS, Walt K7ZQ, Tom NU7J, John KE7B and Dennis K7DSE.
Adam opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.

Review/approve minutes
* The March 2018 minutes were approved by voice vote.

Correspondence
* The Board discussed the transitioning of Bob W7TSQ’s (SK) QSL manager responsibilities to N2OO whom is concerned. Rob N7QT, John KE7B and Rich W6RS offered to work with the family, review records and computer data to aid in the transition. Equipment and other matters will be addressed at a later time once family members form a consensus of what their intent is.

Treasurer’s report
* March Cash Balance: $21,291.55, Income: $75.67 and Expenditures: $1.03.
* Board will vote to approve at the next meeting as Brian N7RVD is out of town.

Membership
* No membership update for this meeting.

Old business
* The Club Website is now fully operational.
* The Club picnic date is set for July 21st at Rob’s home. The 14th conflicts with the IARU contest.

New business
* The Board consented unanimously to let the W7DX.net domain expire as it is not being utilized.
* A motion was made and approved to migrate to GROUPS.IO for the Club Reflector. Full transition will be on May 9th, 2018 after the Club Dinner Meeting. An announcement in the Tabloid as well as an Email with full instructions will be sent to all Users.

Monthly dinner/meeting
* The next meeting will be May 8, 2018 at Robs 125 Street Grill. John, KE7B will be presenting on the FT8 data mode.
* The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM

Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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June 2018 Meeting – W6SZN – Things to Do Before You Join the Silent Keys Club

Western Wash DX Club - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 6:42am

June 12th, 2018

Kip Edwards/W6SZN will be the speaker at our June 12th WWDXC meeting. His presentation will be “Things to Do Before You Join the Silent Keys Club”, subtitled “How to Avoid Your XYL and Friends from Speaking Ill of You After You Assume Room Temperature.”

Kip’s not an estate planning expert, but he does have some great advice for those of us in our golden years and all that junk we’ve lovingly accumulated though our ham careers. Join us at the meeting as we think of our final QRT.

Details about our monthly meetings and a catalog of past programs are available on the Monthly Membership Meetings page.
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SJCARS Orcas Picnic Friday, May 11, 2018

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:45pm
SJCARS Orcas Picnic Friday, May 11, 2018 About 10 am to ? Dear SCJARS members and Friends, Our next regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be our Orcas Island Picnic on Friday May 11, 2018, at Cascade Lake at Moran State Park, Orcas Island. We have the shelter reserved, so it will be nice rain or […]
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WA7ZTT’s Ham Station for Sale

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 2:28pm
Jerry Swalling, WA7ZTT, would like to sell all of his equipment from his SJ Island station.  The equipment is Icom IC-735 SSB with IC-AH-2 auto tuner and manuals Kenwood TS-140S SSB with manual Kenwood TH-28A 2mtr FM handheld with extension mike, charger and manual Kenwood TM-G707A mobile VHF_UHF dual band xceiver with manual Kantronics Packet […]
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ICOM HT Repair

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 7:18am
Hello SJCARS — I’m a member of SJCARS; I need to have my ICOM W2A 2m/440 handheld repaired and am looking for a recommendation.  Icom in Bellevue advised they will no longer repair it as it’s too old, and Bud Garside of Portland, who repaired it a few years ago, advised via email “we do […]
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