Maui Amateur Radio Club – Jul 13 , 2016 Minutes – Maui EOC Wailuku, HI
President Tom Worthington called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The treasurer’s report and meeting minutes were approved, and accepted by acclamation. 16 members and guests attended.
KC7ASJ-Dave: Repeaters working in Lahaina
AH6AH-Anita: Yielded her time to Joe.
AH6CU –Joe: Can use UH classroom to do ham training. UHMC will be scheduling.
VR2BG- Brett: IARU contest, will be on island for a while.
WH7EZ – Everett: Lahaina, getting back into ham radio,
WH6FAM – Tripp: working on next exam session for upgrading.
KH6REO – Ed: Off island for a while
WH6EX-Bill: Lots of family activities, haven’t been on radio much.
Stephen : Interested in electronics and working on getting a license
AD6E-Alan: IARU contest, worked with Brett, on a European centric contest. Lousy conditions, 1640 QSOs. Top 15 worldwide. 24 Hr contest, 100% CW. Still working CW academy. Students doing well.
K6GSS-John: Busy since Field Day, haven’t unpacked from it yet.
KH6RSB-Shawn: Had a good time at Field Day
David: Interested in getting a license.
Tara and & Kiara : Interested in getting a license.
KH6CJJ-Kent: Operated in IARU contest, made 500 Qs,
NH6Y-Tom: Worked IARU, made contacts for 2 hours.
KH6H-Mel: Makana Pahili, this Saturday, emphasis on digital communications. Practicing messages with CSV values. See Mel for ARES signup. Next exam Aug 6.
This month’s discussion:
Joe Speroni is offered a presentation on how ARES should be operated, accepted by the club.
WEBEOC is a new piece of software that could be used by RACES and ARES. Amateur radio operators would be registered as a resource to WEBEOC.
Field Day Results:
2018 Total Q’s 3332 points score. VR2BG 1033 Qs
Night time operations were quite good this year. 20 M at 6PM suddenly got very good.
20M was the only active band, SSB: we weren’t heard very much, until later in the day. SSB had a much larger density. CW contacts were less crowded, easier to work.
Discussion on antenna performance : Did the ground mounted 40M vertical work well?
15M was only active for a couple of hours, midday.
A discussion on operator scheduling and potential alternatives were discussed
Comments about helping operators with radios they are unfamiliar to them.
Desire to have coffee! Power was an issue this year, it was difficult to diagnose during the Field Day event. An oscilloscope would have helped figure this out.
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