Meeting Called to Order:   Date 01-16-2006                Time 6:55   

Members in Attendance:  ____32_______ Guests: __1______   Lyle Miller WBØOKQ

Health and Welfare:  NONE. For those who  hadn't heard that  fellow TCDXA member Jules Freundlich W2JGR  became a Silent Key this past week.

Old Business:  NONE

New Business:  Al KØAD announced that the Minnesota QSO Party is Feb 4th, and asked if the Club would like to sponsor a plaque for one of the winner's again this year. The approved $75 for a plaque for this years contest.

Mike KØBUD announced the upcoming TCFMC HamJam and meeting at 7pm Jan 31st at the Golden Valley Safety Center.

Bob WØEK started the discussion on the need for a Club PO Box which will be one of the requirements when the TCDXA incorporates under the IRS 501c3 rules. It was decided that we wait for better definition from Jay upon his return from ARRL meetings.

The DX donation committee recommended and the members voted to donate $250 to the upcoming Glorioso DXpedition.

Ron NØAT and Vlad NØSTL will be operating the ARRL CW Contest from Honduras.

Received a membership application from Lyle Miller WB9OKQ.

This evenings raffle drawing winners were Bert WBØN, and Mike WGØM ($30 each), with the remaining $30 going to the Club treasury.

Presentation:  This evenings presentation was by Rich Westerberg NØHJZ and his recent CQWW SSB Contest operation from Iceland (TF). Rich was a guest Op at the station of TF3MM Thor using THREE rhombics on his 10 square mile property. Rich also spoke of his other CQWW contest foray's to KH6, LA, HA9 and VA4. Rich says he hopes to work DX from one hundred different countries, with 6 already in the bag.

Special thank from the  TCDXA members for the great presentation.

Meeting Adjourned:  Date ___01-16-2006_____ Time ___7:11_____



TCDXA Secretary