President Tom Worthington called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved, and accepted by acclamation.
15 members and guests attended.
K6GSS-John: How to work Europe! Wait till sun goes down on 20M. Talked about interview with DON W6AM. Sunbelt is new owner of I&L rentals. Discovered TR4s and TR7s in the house!
NH6Y-Tom: Struggled in WPX CW contest. Replaced rotator on tower. Took Beverage antenna.
N0DQD-Bob: Working on CW, trying to get ready for Field Day.
KH6H-Mel: 702 repeater, transmitter broken, expected for a long rep air
AD6E-Alan: WPX CW contest, close to 2000 Q’s, 15M good, 20 good all day and night. Start CW academy, couple more months, got FD station running.
KH6AH-Ron: Bands not too good. Lots of time working on remote in California. Loosing RX audio over the Flex. Thinks it’s the sound card.
KH6RSB-Shawn: Trying to get internet at camp IMUA. Gets reception on Verizon phone, trying to get internet. Curious about some commercial use close to amateur radio frequencies.
KH6JAY- Jay: Haven’t been on the air much, 15M pretty dead, 20M OK on PSK31. Strong QSO to Michigan. Looking forward to Field Day.
WH6EXE-Bill: On Skype with CW training, studying for General Test. Looking forward to Field Day.
WH6FAM-Trip: Missed a couple of the last meetings.
WH6DUB-Amanda: Doing Twitter account for the club. WA1GOV . Invited people for FD. Press releases for Maui News and Maui Times. Operating PSK31. Fun!
WH6DUE-Devin: Using HF radio occasionally, tribander with no tuner working well.
KH6CJJ-Kent: Brought Alan WPX CW contest, 300 Q’s, conditions not too good.
KA5CJJ – Alan: Visiting from Texas
Presentation: Field Day Prep
3A – Review of stations and antenna positions
Review of each individual station, modes, antennas,
Stations captains Alan, Kent and Bob
Discussion of quality of power, and UPS units
We must start early Friday morning. 6AM.
Setup antennas, stations, Test stations, interference, software and networking
Review of other duties: dinner, contacts, generator, security, social media, hospitality, Friday pizza. Everyone bring: hat, sunscreen, bug spray, closed toe shoes, gloves, water, lunch, chair, some way to stay dry, tools, 7/16,1/2,9/16 wrenches
Become familiar with section names
Find out about using last year’s log to preload the class and section
Foreign contacts log as 1D DX
Consider for next year a man-lift donated by MECO