Maui Amateur Radio Club – Nov 11, 2015 Minutes – Maui EOC Wailuku, HI
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: Worked the DXpedition.
NH6Y-Tom: Will work upcoming Sweepstakes. Could be a struggle. Downslope of cycle is more disruptive. CQWW was pretty good.
N0DQD-Bob: Installed lead fishing weights in tuning knob.
KH6H-Mel: Maui News reported activist, NH6KB, Joyce, recently passed.
AD6E-Alan: South Pacific DXpedition, borrowed an A4, bent tower. Waiting for replacement parts. 731 Sweepstakes CW contest.
KH6AH-Ron: Not on air much, wants to experiment with unlevel antenna ground. HFTA
KH6RSB-Shawn: Nothing to report
NH7U-Robin: Some radio, Fiji visit, 200 contacts,
KC7ASJ – Dave: working on radio and antenna. Repeater quiet on the West side.
AH6CU – Joe – New Kenwood transceiver. Interested in putting up a dipole. VOAD meeting, Simplex testing.
AH6AH – Anita: Nothing to add.
W1TEC – Jack: Part timer. Condo didn’t sell, wife doing better, wants an Icom IC7000
KH6HTV – Jim: Struggling with PSK31, cable to Yaesu radio. HF antenna raised up another 5’. No HF. Building ham tv linear amplifiers.
KH6REO – ED: Not on for the last month, heading to LA for a visit.
KH6JAY- Jay: Back in islands, propogation not as good. RTTY contests. 40M seems dead. Some PSK31
Wh6EYZ- Maynard: Listening to HT, heard someone in Oregon, repeaters, Skywarn
ARRL Field Day scores have been released. Our score of 3300 QSO was highest in the state, and a record for this club.
This month’s presentation is Chesterfield Reef- TX3X DXpedition by Alan-AD6E
Field Day on steroids! DXCC Most Wanted List. #24 Chesterfield Reef. Sandbar elevation 5’. Hired a 90’ sailboat for transport. Elecraft rigs, Difficult conditions with the wind. 10 days, 50,000 QSOs, majority CW 55%
Next month’s Discussion:
Holiday party planned at Tom’s house
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