Location: Briarcliffe College, Bethpage, N.Y.
(With the absence of Ed, K2MFY, LIDXA Secretary, the following meeting notes were prepared by the LIDXA President, John, W2GW)
Attending: W2FGD, N2DXJ and XYL Tanis, WB2ZHB, KC2KY, KA2D, K2MAU, W2GW
8:00 to 8:15: Informal conversation and "socializing" among the members present
8:15: John called meeting to order. He thanked all present who braved the bitter cold and icy roads.
8:15 to 8:35: Current and prospective DX activity discussed
Palestine E44M ended–several members worked it
Guinea-Bissau J5UAP on now–fairly active but signals weak
Glorioso postponed to later in Spring–new dates not yet announced
Desecheo much needed in EU and Asia–mid-Feb for about two weeks
Bangladesh S21DX reported working EU on 40 meter SSB–will be up for a week
Falkland Islands VP8YL–by an all YL team scheduled for 1/17 to 1/31
Temotu H44–scheduled for early March
8:35 to 8:50: Business
November minutes accepted as revised by Ed.
Holiday celebration at Star Diner was a great success. Good turnout. K2UU was there! Ed's efforts in arranging the party much appreciated.
Treasurer's report: no recent expenses, 11 members paid up for 2009 so far.
John gave a brief report on our successful participation in HRU 2009.
Neil, KC2KY, Chairman of the HRU 2009 Committee, presented John, W2GW and Steve, WB2ZHB with certificates of appreciation for their work as DX forum managers at the event. Neil said he would present a certificate at a future LIDXA meeting to Ed, K2MFY, who was out of town.
Marv, W2FGD, reminded everyone to check into the LIDXA Sunday night net on 145.330 (136.5 PL) at 9:00 PM local time.
8:50: There being no further business or discussion, the meeting was adjourned.
8:50 to 9:25 Program
John showed a video of the K5K DXpedition to Kingman Reef in 2000.
9:30 Meeting and entertainment concluded.