Location: Briarcliffe College, Bethpage, N.Y.
The LIDXA Vice President, Marty, KE2LJ, called to order the meeting of October 20 at 8:20 PM. Members present (per sign-in on the blackboard) included KE2LJ, K2MFY, N2ZN, N2KA, W2FGD, NA2P, AB2NT, N2DXJ and XYL.
In terms of DX, specific activities were highlighted:
Starting the business portion of tonight’s meeting was the approval of the October 20th 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 club’s October meeting notice. Thanks to the efforts of KE2LJ, Pat, the minutes appear in the LIDXA web site at: http://www.qsl.net/lidxa.
Pat opened the meeting
with a discussion on the nomination of a new President of the LIDXA, to replace
Marty, until the June 2008 elections. Last month Pat requested that Ken, N2ZN canvass the
membership and look for candidates to run for the office of President. Unfortunately, per Ken’s summary, some of the
members solicited could not serve in this capacity, or held other positions
within the LIDXA organization. Ken added
that in January he would be leaving the NY area for
said he would preside over a limited number of future meetings; however, he reminded
the membership that he is leaving the NYC area for a
Pat mentioned that he would shortly contact Marty’s family to see if the club could obtain the large collection of videos and DVD that Marty had accumulated over the years. This was one of the primary sources of entertainment at club meetings. In a similar note, Marv, W2FGD, was requested to contact the ARRL to see if they still had available for loan, VHS tapes from their large media collection.
will be no formal LIDXA meeting in December (
The club has been allotted about 2 hours for our “DX Program” –from 10:00 to 11:50AM. Based upon our schedule, members modified a few of the topics from last year’s presentation:
· Overview of DXing--What’s DX?--KE2LJ, Pat
· DX Propagation--Using Propagation Information for Better DXing--K2MFY, Ed
· Operating Techniques--W2FGD, Marv
· QSL Checking & Criteria--AG2A, Tom & W2GW, John
· Award Hunting--Pete, NA2P
· DX Aids on the Computer--AG2A, Tom
· LIDXA/General DX Information--W2FGD, Marv
was felt that 10 to 15 minutes on each topic by the presenter would fill up the
allotted time, and allow for questions at the end of each topic. The club is scheduled for Room E (Great Hall
discussed the club’s annual
Marv, W2FGD, reminded the membership to check-in at the LIDXA weekly nets on Sunday night at 9 PM local time on the Grumman Hauppauge repeater at 145.330/144.730 MHz (with 136.5 Hz PL), to get the latest information on club matters and events.
This meeting concluded at around 9:15 PM after all the scheduled
business had finished. Since the
Ed Whitman, K2MFY