President Tom Worthington called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
Meeting minutes and treasurer’s report were approved, and accepted by acclamation.
16 members and guests attended.
New Business: Field Day Preparation
K6GSS-John: Got amplifiers working for field day.
NH6Y-Tom: WPX contest, made some contacts. Auroral flutter.
N0DQD-Bob: Got new scope.
KH6H-Mel: 147.02 back on air.
KC7ASJ -Dave: Whaler repeater working again
KH6PO-Diane: Have been on radio, Radio problems, all memories are lost. 40M dipole extended. Afternoon net. Skywarn. Lots of special events.
AD6E-Alan: WPX cw contest 850 QSOs. Got tower, Ready for field day
KH6CJJ-Kent- Afternoon net. WPX CW contest 690 QSO
KH6AH-Ron: Off island most of month
AH6AH-Anita Cert volunteers June 20 drill. Contacted Emergency Radio Club
AH6CU-Joe: VOAD members being encouraged to get amateur license.
KH6JAY-Jay: Been to Seoul Korea – HL2ZED operated PSK31 and RTTY.Lots of contacts in Indonesia
AH6RQ – Joe: Haven’t been to meetings for a couple of years. Antenna working
Bill - Ready for field day
KH6CUJ- Les: Visiting, last time visited was long ago
This month’s discussion: Field Day Preparations
VR2BG-Brett- Visiting till April, will be there for field day
Bands are expected to be less active on 10M this Field Day.
Field day discussion: Log directly on computer, greet people, Everyone should make there own list and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gate should be open at 6AM. Friday setup in morning, test in the afternoon. Leslie is bringing pizza Friday night, Who’s staying Friday night? Shawn was intending on staying the night. Three stations, Tom’s equipment, SSB,CW,RTTY, 10/15/40/80
Kent’s equipment- needs earphone splitter. Hasn’t tested yet. Got amplifiers, will test. SSB and CW
Alan-K3, KPA500, has every thing but hasn’t set voltage for 220 yet. SSB and CW
Thursday before Field Day, get last update for N1MM+..
Proposal: 40M during the day. 4th radio, Tom’s IC7000 for 40M and 2M, for afternoon net, could potentially operate 4A or GOTA? Interaction with other Hawaii clubs to demonstrate emergency communications.
Antennas: Tom 3 monoband Yagis 10,15,20. 40 M vertical. 20M tower, 30ft pole.for 10M antenna support. Lots of forming pins. 40/80 dipole.Lots of coax. Joe to bring Ethernet cable.
Alan: 40M moxan, untested thus far. 2 element vertical dipole array 20M. 3 el vertical dipole array for 15 meters. Alan assumes he can transport it. 200’ RG8x, remote antenna switch, 2 pieces of 250’ LMR400
John: Bringing 3 section tower, that will be strapped to the pole.
Tom: Need new ground rod and sledge hammer. Diane to bring 8’ step ladder. Bob M coming to FD. Has FD boxes and generator.
When you sit down to operate: Control O to log in the person operating. Bring gloves, sunscreen, Diane bringing tables and folding chairs. Get lists to Diane as soon as possible.