Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunshine Factory Restaurant



The meeting was called to order by the club President, Mike, NØODK


In Attendance


A “standing room only” crowd showed up for this meeting!


34 Members, 1 Guest (Frank, N1UW)


The award this month for driving the greatest distance to the meeting

goes to Rochester members Scott, KØMD, Fred, K4IU, and Pat, WØBM.


Old Business


The application for 501 (c) (3) status is still pending.  The IRS has

requested additional information about the club, so the saga goes on.

We will continue “patient persistence”.


New Business


Interest in the Flex 5000 SDR program undoubtedly drew the big crowd.

And, the guys didn’t disappoint us.  KØEOO, WØLS, and WØPR, did an

outstanding job of presenting the hardware and software features that

make this radio the talk of the town.  Thanks for doing a terrific job! 


Jay, KØQB filled the members in on the latest from the league having just

returned from the ARRL Annual Board of Directors meeting. 


Mike, NØODK addressed the challenge of scheduling programs for the

meetings, and asked for ideas from the membership.  Anyone who will do a

program, or has a suggestion for one, please contact one of the officers. 


With the exception of KP5 in February, 2009 is looking like a quiet year for

major DXpeditions.  The down turn in the world wide economy is no doubt

going to force some groups to put their plans on hold.


Welcome new member: Curt Hewitt, NØOK






Treasurers Report


Income $2634                      Expenses $75                       Balance $2559         


We’ve received dues from 75% of the members.  The 2009 dues are payable by January 31st. 


Health & Welfare




Door Prize Drawings


KØIEA                         $20

KFØQR                        $20

Club Treasury           $80


The fact that both winners and the guy selling the tickets were sitting at the

same table is a coincidence.  There was no collusion involved.



Member Dues for 2009 can be sent to:




Jim Junkert, KØJUH


4462 161st Lane NE

Ham Lake, MN 55304



Fred, K4IU, Scott, KØMD, Pat, WØBM

The Rochester Chapter of the TCDXA