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Meeting Minutes: June 2017

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:56pm
This was our first meeting in several months at the Mullis Fire Station. An hour and a half was filled with discussions ranging from Field Day to Dan’s trip to Germany to the activities of members of SJCARS. SJCARS_Minutes_June_2017
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Field Day 2017 Locations & Info

Mason County ARC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:12pm

Field Day is coming up (Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC (1100 our time) Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2016 is June 25-26)! This year we plan to set up at Hunter’s Field; just North of Shelton on Highway 101. Address is: 13399 […]

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MicroHAMS Club Meeting Invitation 6/20/2017

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 3:16pm

Tuesday, June 20th at 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35/4561

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

Agenda

Dayton Hamvention

Scott, N7SS, will share with us his review of the new venue for the Dayton Hamvention and the new toys!

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.

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 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 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,

Tim Myers, KK7TM

MicroHAMS Secretary

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June 2017 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 5:37pm
Meeting called to order at 7:01 pm at the Duvall Fire Station by Pres. Tom Needham (WA7TBP)  2016/2017 Members Present:  Larry Backstrom, Terry Beedle, Linda Hanson, Milt Hanson, Paul Butzi, Joe Carpenter, Devlin Crose, Nancy Carpenter, Dick Freiheit, Lindy Friedlander,...
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May 2017 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 5:32pm
The 7:00 p.m. meeting was called to order at the Duvall Fire Station by Tom (WA7TBP). Members Present: Robin Amundson, Larry Backstrom, Paul Butzi, Joe Carpenter, Nancy Carpenter, Dick Freiheit, Lindy Friedlander, Mike Jacob, Ken Kosters, Ralph Lease, Debi Lermond,...
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April 2017 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 5:29pm
7:00 p.m. meeting called to order by Ralph Lease (KC7QXD), substituting for Tom (WA7TBP) Leadership Announcements by Ralph were as follows: w          CERT will do a Carnation Walk-About on June 10, meeting at City Hall for an 8:45 a.m. briefing. ...
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March 2017 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 5:25pm
Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm at the Duvall Fire Station by Pres. Tom Needham (WA7TBP)  2016/2017 Members Present:  Robin Amundson, Sam Baker, Rowland Brasch, Paul Butzi, Joe Carpenter, Nancy Carpenter, Dick Freiheit, Lindy Friedlander, Mike Jacob, Ken Kosters,...
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February 2017 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 5:23pm
Meeting called to order at 7:02 pm at the Duvall Fire Station by Pres. Tom Needham (WA7TBP)  2016/2017 Members Present:  Robin Amundson, Larry Backstrom, Kathy Brasch, Rick Burns, Paul Butzi, Marshall ‘Joe’ Carpenter, Nancy Carpenter, Dick Freiheit, Lindy Friedlander, Ken...
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January 2017 Meeting Minutes

Snoqualamie Valley Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 5:14pm
Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm at the Duvall Fire Station by Pres. Tom Needham (WA7TBP)  2016/2017 Members Present:  Kathy Brasch, Rowland Brasch, Rick Burns, Paul Butzi, Joe Carpenter, Nancy Carpenter, Drew Dahlgaard, Bob Decker, Dick Freiheit, Lindy Friedlander,...
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Next MCARC Meeting: 2017-06-10

Mason County ARC - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:35pm
The Mason County Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 8:30 AM at the Alpine Way Continuing Care Community in Shelton, Washington. (Coffee provided) Y’all come join us. Everybody is welcome! Remember that Testing is immediately after … Continue reading →
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Meeting Minutes: May 2017

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 2:50pm
Our May meeting was our annual Orcas Island picnic at Cascade Lake in Moran State Park. SJCARS_Minutes_May_2017    
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Next Meeting June 13, 2017

Western Wash DX Club - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:20am
Next Meeting June 13, 2017 How do you like this aerial view of the contest mega-station owned by Frank Donovan, W3LPL. As you might suspect, Frank knows a lot about antennas. At the meeting this month we’ll hear Frank speak about antennas for 80 and 160 in a widely-acclaimed video. LOCATION: Rob’s 125 Street Grill Located at 125th and Aurora Ave N Dinner at 6:30 with the program starting at 7:30 Dinner $20 including tax and tip

 $25 if no notification of intent to attend

given by 2 PM Sunday, June 11

Please RSVP your dinner plans to Adam, K7EDX at k7edx@arrl.net
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An interesting podcast: 1964 Alaska Earthquake

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:50am
Brendon Cowan, San Juan County DEM Director shared this link and Bryan asked me share it with all. It’s an interesting podcast about the huge 1964 Alaska earthquake. Please check this out: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/chance-anchorwoman-great-alaska-earthquake/transcript/ Peter, WA7FUS
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Proposed New Meeting Hall

Mason County ARC - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:47pm
There are times, frequently as of late, that we barely have enough room to seat all the attending members at our present meeting place. AF7VT-Ric has done some research and found a possible New place to meet @ the Shelton … Continue reading →
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Next MC-ARC Meeting: 2017-05-13

Mason County ARC - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 6:10pm
The Mason County Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 8:30 AM at the Alpine Way Continuing Care Community in Shelton, Washington. (Coffee provided) Y’all come join us. Everybody is welcome! Remember that Testing is immediately after … Continue reading →
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2017-04-24 Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:17pm

WWDXC Board meeting April 24, 2017
Present were Adam K7EDX, Kirk N7UK, Brian N7RVD, Frank K7GSE, Larry K7EKD and Dennis K7DSE.
Adam opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.
Review/approve minutes
 The March 2017 minutes were approved by voice vote.
Correspondence
 It is with deepest regrets to report that Bob, W7TSQ is now a silent key.
 No DXpedition funding requests were received.
 DX Engineering is offering presentations to Clubs via Skype.
 A letter and DVD was received from Indexa explaining who they are and what they do. They have a division that could be of interest to those combining both expedition and humanitarian efforts.
Treasurer’s report
 The March report was approved as submitted.
 Cash balance 03/31/2017: $23,280.72. March income of $25 and expenditures of $932.
Membership
 Jim K7WA is out of town and membership will be updated next meeting.
Old business
 The 2016 Salmon Run is complete.
 The Club picnic is confirmed to be at Rob N7QT’s residence on July 15.
 The Board is considering a proposal for an overall Award Manager.
 Rich W6RS is still working on Remote Meeting set up.
 Club Bylaws will be updated for Summer scheduling when more Board members are available.
 No changes have been made yet to the Club repeater.
New business
 The Board thanks and acknowledges the work of Bengt K7ADD on the redesign of the new club website. More input from the Board will be forthcoming as it nears completion.
Monthly dinner/meeting
 The April meeting attendance was approximately 25 attendees. The next meeting will be May 9, 2017 at Robs 125 Street Grill. Bengt-Erik, K7ADD proposes a show and tell of Club member stations.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM
Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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2017-03-27 Board Meeting Minutes

Western Wash DX Club - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:15pm

WWDXC Board meeting March 27, 2017
Present were Adam K7EDX, Kirk N7UK, Rich W6RS, Brian N7RVD, Walt K7ZQ, Larry K7EKD and Dennis K7DSE.
Adam opened the meeting at 7:00pm PST.
Review/approve minutes
 The February 2017 minutes were approved by voice vote.
Correspondence
 Funding request from J7B, J5W Guinea Bissau expedition was received. The Board authorized
$100 for this number 70 west coast most wanted.
 Doug Kingston KD7DK invited Club members to participate in Field Day operations for the Seattle
Auxiliary Communications Services group at the South Seattle Community College Campus.
 Mike N7WA will be using the Club call for 2017 Salmon Run.
Treasurer’s report
 The February report was approved as submitted.
 Cash balance 02/28/2017: $24,192.27. February income of $375.15 and expenditures of $7.06.
Membership
 Jim K7WA is out of town and membership will be updated next meeting.
Old business
 Mike and Key event went well with the assistance of Club members.
 The Club picnic will be tentatively held at Rob N7QT’s residence again this year.
 Rich W6RS will set up “Go To Meeting” on a trial basis.
New business
 Kirk, N7UK reports that the Club repeater may be moved and maintained without cost to the
Club.
 Recommendation to improve Salmon Run database to improve efficiency of award distribution.
 Members are concerned and examining IARU Region 2 Band Plan.
Monthly dinner/meeting
 The March meeting attendance was approximately 31 attendees. The next meeting will be April
11, 2017 at Robs 125 Street Grill. Bengt-Erik, K7ADD will be presenting his Cook Island operations.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM
Respectfully submitted
Dennis Kourkoumelis, K7DSE
Secretary

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MicroHAMS Club Meeting 5/16/2017

MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 3:01pm
Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 PM Location: Building 35/4561

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

Agenda Vetco Electronics

Warren McPherson, President of Vetco Electronics in Bellevue, is our guest speaker. In case you didn’t know, Vetco is an amazing local vendor of electronic parts, Raspberry Pi kits, cables, adapters, wire, tools, and so on. KK7TM says, “If they don’t have it, I probably don’t need it.”

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.

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 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 minutes before the meeting outside the lobby entrance on the south side of the building.

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,

Tim Myers, KK7TM

MicroHAMS Secretary

 

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7th Call Area QSO Party

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 7:00pm
Posted by Peter Dahl on behalf of Hoop, K9QJS This weekend, beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday or 00:00 May 6 UTC, is a fun contest weekend.   If you have never done a contest before, you might try one or two QSOs or even more on any of these HF bands: 160, 80, 40, […]
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Meeting Minutes: April 2017

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 2:22pm
Meeting held at San Juan Brewing Company Topics  included ARISS, and Field Day Presentations on Echolink and Winlink with Raspberry Pi SJCARS_Minutes_April_2017
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