President Tom Worthington called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The treasurer’s report were approved, and accepted by acclamation.
15 members and guests attended.
K6GSS-John: Listening KH6RS beacon! Renewing license
NH6Y-Tom: Lots of contests,
N0DQD-Bob: Traveling a lot.
KH6H-Mel: Nothing to report
AD6E-Alan: Tower is fixed, hoping to get an antenna on it. K5P is now active on Palmara Island.
Cwops.org considering hosting a CW class. Conversational contacts.
KH6AH-Ron: Not much, helping Delaware friend get a remote running
KH6RSB-Shawn: Working on website
AH6CU – Joe
AH6AH – Anita:
W1TEC – Jack: Working with new Icom HF transceiver, Having BNC
KH6HTV – Jim: PSK31 on 15M sometimes 10, 20M is noisy. Wants one QSO per day!
KH6REO – Ed:
KH6JAY- Jay: Participated in ARRL RTTY Roundup. CQ WPX RTTY contest in Feb.
WH6EOD – Greg:
KH6PO- Diane: Worked emergency net, worked MARS, worked Chesterfield DXpedition.
Cruise ship operation
WH6DXW- Robert: Joining tonight. Lots of afternoon net. Worked Chesterfield Island.
WH6FAM-Trip: First meeting
Mike-W5JR: Visiting from Atlanta, operating lots of events, trying to get on National Parks station.
KH6TD-Kevin: Veteran from Chesterfield Island
K7FR-Gary: Took 2M to top of Haleakala, very quiet. Joining tonight
WH6DUE-Amanda: Trying to convince her dad to get his amateur radio license
WH6DUB-Devin: Still trying to get tower finished. Thinking about antenna party
Next month’s Discussion:
Officers for 2016 – Tom President, Shawn Vice President, Kent Treasurer, Bob/Dianne Secretary
A tower was offered to the group for taking the tower down. Not much interest
National Parks On the Air: Parks service has been contacted, but hasn’t responded. Current thought is to do this activity for one day, during daylight hours.
IARU Beacon – K6TD
Beacons around the world, KH6RS now transmits on 20,1,15,12,and 10 Meters
TS50 controllers, replaced with Icom 7200. Antenna is a 5 band Cushcraft vertical. Located at NH6Y’s QTH.
It would be desirable to have a low band 80,40,&160 M beacons.
Kevin – Contest station FLEX HF radio, remote, iPad app to operate it remote. Gave demonstration at meeting.
Suggested Schedule of activities for 2016:
Series of talks on antennas, types, how they work, modeling, propogation
Alternated contest activity - Hawaii QSO party, teams, individuals,