McHenry County Wireless Association Meeting
Subject: Meeting Minutes of July 7, 2015
The July meeting was called to order by President Kent,
K9KMD, at 7:00 pm on July 7, 2015 in the Crystal Lake Bank
The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by
Introductions around the room followed. Twenty-four
people were in attendance for the meeting, including
visitor Dan, KD9AHQ.
Minutes from the June meeting were published for review on
the club website by Secretary Roger, KF9D. Tom,
KD6KHK moved to accept the minutes as published, seconded
by Scott, KB9VRW. The motion passed by voice vote.
Treasurer Dave, N9ITE reported a balance of $5225.70 in
the treasury before field day expenses. Dave, NT9E made a
motion to accept the treasurerís report, seconded by Jim,
N7US. The motion passed by voice vote.
President Kent, K9KMD commented that he had previous
commitments on Saturday of Field Day, but was back on
Sunday to operate and help with tear-down.
VP Dave, KA9OZP expressed thanks to the FD chairman and
all those who helped with set-up and tear-down.
Dave, NT9E announced plans to revamp the website over the
coming months. Plan is to have new website in place by Jan
Jerry, N9AVY, newsletter editor, was not present for a
Jack, W9MU, was not present to comment on future programs.
The VE test sessions are taking a summer break, but will
resume in September.
Under new business, it was noted that Bob, N9NIX has
loaned the club a tower for the past 2 years for field day
use. It was suggested that the club secretary send Bob a
note expressing the gratitude of the club. Additionally, a
motion was made by KA9CAR and seconded by N9ITE to offer
club membership for the year to Bob as a token of our
appreciation. The motion was approved by voice vote.
It was noted that following the field day activity, the
club 2 element beam, mast, and A-frame tower support are
located in Johnís garage, KA9CAR.
Several area hamfests, upcoming contest activities, and
special events stations were highlighted. See QST
W9DXCC will be held on September 12, 2015 at the Hyatt
Woodfield. It is preceded on Sept. 11 by Contest-U and
DX-U at the same location.
John, KA9CAR moved to adjourn the business meeting,
seconded by John, K9JK. Following voice vote approval, the
meeting was adjourned.
After a short break, Roger KF9D presented a wrap-up on the
club field day activity, including photos and totals.
Jim, N7US gave the club an overview of a feature in the DX
Lab software package called Spot Collector. This is a very
valuable tool to see highlighted spots of just the
stations needed to help meet your personalized award
Roger Scott, KF9D, MCWA Secretary