MCWA January 2019 Minutes.

 

 

McHenry County Wireless Association Meeting Minutes

Subject: Meeting Minutes of January 8, 2019

The January meeting was called to order by President Mike, WB8BZK at 7:00 p.m. on January 8, 2019 in the Crystal Lake Bank meeting room.

The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the meeting, led by Dave K9RUF.

President Mike, WB8BZK extended a welcome and asked if there were visitors or guests present. We had 0 guests:

President Mike, WB8BZK asked for any License Upgrades, New awards etc. issued since Last meeting. President President Mike WB8BZK received Worked All States FT8 for 160 Meters.

Introductions around the room followed. 45 members were in attendance for the meeting.

Minutes from the December meeting were posted on the mcwa.org website for review at the meeting by Secretary Dan KD9M. Kent K9KMD KA9CAR moved to accept the minutes, and the motion was seconded by Roger KF9D. The motion passed by voice vote.

Treasurer Joe N9OK read the Treasurer's January report:
Started with $5573.70, December Deposits ($412.50): Dues $412.50;
December Expenses ($0.0); December Interest $0.74..
Ending balance: $5986.94
Member count is now 112 Voting members, and 10 family members. John K9JK moved to accept the Treasurer report, and the motion was seconded by Dave NT9E. The motion passed by voice vote.

Announcements
President Mike WB8BZK Reminded that dues for 2019 of $10 are due to Joe N9OK
President Mike WB8BZK Reminded that the MCWA K9RN Reflector will be members only starting this year.
President Mike WB8BZK showed Field Day QSL that was received.

Several Ham Fests/Gatherings recently and upcoming.

  • 47th Annual Midwinter Swapfest (Waukesha) January 5th
    • It was well attended litter bigger croud than last year.
  • WCRA 2019 Mid-Winter Hamfest (Wheaton) January 20th

Contests
  • ARRL RTTY Roundup (w/ FT8) Jan, 5-6
  • Kid's Day Jan, 5
  • North American QSO Party, CW Jan, 12-13
  • North American QSO Party, SSB Jan, 19-20
  • ARRL January VHF Contest Jan. 19-21
  • CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW Jan, 25-26
  • Winter Field Day Jan, 26-27
  • 10-10 Int. Winter Contest, SSB Feb, 2-3
  • See the contest calendar for more...


Other Announcements
Breakfast Algonquin the Last saturday in January
Dave K9RUF posted his EMI issue to facebook and will send it out on the reflector as well.
Piere K9EYE will be hosting 2M SSB and 220 Nets on Tuesday.

President Mike WB8BZK anounced a Board of Directors Meeting will be coming soon. The date will be anounced through the reflector.
President Mike WB8BZK anounced the February meeting will be a show and tell Bring in something to share.

The business meeting was adjourned at 7:38 PM.
Joe N9OK W9FY moved to adjourne, and the motion was seconded by Mike ND9G. The motion passed by voice vote.

Following a short break, John N9DJ gave a presentation on Tower Grounding. The program wrapped up at 9:08 PM.

Minutes recorded by Secretary Dan, KD9M

 
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