MINUTES OF LIDXA INC. MEETING— April 15, 2005
The meeting of April 15 was called to order at
8:13PM. Members present (per sign-in on
the blackboard) included K2MFY, NN2C, W2FGD, AB2NT, AG2A, W2VZQ, KB2HK, N2ZN,
NX2F, WA2RD, KC2KY, W2GW and XYL, KC2MAU, N2DXJ and XYL.
In terms of DX, specific activities were
- It was mentioned that a number of Hong Kong stations have been worked on 20 meters in
the morning around 1200–1300Z. In
particular VR2XMT and VR2IG have been constantly heard on SSB with good
- A number of stations have been signing with a
special call to mark the death of Pope John Paul II. Members reported working SPØPAPA
- With high band propagation deteriorating, good
openings to the Europe were indicated in
the early evening on the low bands of 30, 40 and 80 meters.
- A station signing A52JO was heard in the
morning on 17 meters. Unfortunately
East coast stations had a difficult time getting through due to all the
European stations calling.
the business portion of tonight’s meeting was the approval of the March 18
meeting minutes. These minutes were
accepted as presented. In addition, the
minutes were prepared in advance by the club’s secretary, Ed, K2MFY, and sent
out to the membership with the March meeting notice. Thanks to the efforts of KE2LJ, Pat, the
minutes appear on the LIDXA web site at: http://www.qsl.net/lidxa.
Club Treasurer, John, W2GW
gave the monthly Treasurer’s report.
Dues for the 2005 calendar year are now overdue. John indicated that almost all of our members
had already sent him their dues. Past
members who have not paid their 2005 dues will be shortly dropped from the
club’s roster and future mailings.
membership was requested to attend the LIDXA weekly nets on Sunday night at 9PM
local time on the Grumman Hauppauge repeater at 145.330/144.730 MHz
(with 136.5 Hz PL).
The DXpedition to Glorioso Island, which was expected to begin in
late May, has been postponed
and is rescheduled until next October
or November 2005. The
French Army, Navy and Air forces have strongly discouraged the landing of the
radio team on Glorioso at the end of May due to security reasons. With high demand for this country from club
members, the LIDXA voted to donate $25 to this DXpedition.
Marty mentioned that he had
received information from K1XN, who publishes the QSL database of “GOList” QSL
manager database, that there is a special discount rate for club members who
wish to subscribe to the List. Contact
Marty for details,
least six LIDXA members have made plans to attend the Dayton HamVention this year. Since the HamVention occurs during the
next scheduled May meeting (over the May 19–22 weekend), it was decided that
the May 20th meeting would postponed until the next Friday (May 27–the
fourth Friday of the month). This
meeting would be a summary of Dayton
events and a distribution of various handouts picked up at the show.
Marty summarized all the work
that LIDXA member Dan, W2NDP, was doing down in Florida with his new DX club, “The
Mid-Florida DX Association” (MFDXA). The
club has just been issued a new license, W4FDX.
Several LIDXA members were made honorary members of this new DX club.
A video on the May 2000 A52A
DXpedition to Bhutan,
“Land of the Thunder Dragon,” was shown.
This excellent video not only portrayed the ham radio aspects of this
trip, but also presented a remarkable travelogue on this remote country.
This meeting concluded at 10PM after all the scheduled business and
entertainment had finished. The next
meeting will be held on May 27, 2005–the fourth Friday of the month.
Ed Whitman, K2MFY