TCDXA MEETING MINUTES

April 20, 2009

Sunshine Factory Restaurant

New Hope, Minnesota

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

@ 6:30 pm by Mike, NODK

 

ATTENDANCE:

 

27 members.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

None

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Two DX operations were discussed for possible financial support by the club.

It was agreed both are worthy of consideration. The recently concluded Mellish Reef operation and the October 2009 Sabel Island operation will be voted on via the mailing list. Watch for the email.

 

HEALTH & WELFARE:

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREASURERS REPORT:

 

Income: $3884.61 Expenses: $(475.30 ) Balance: $3409.31

 

PROGRAM:

 

Mike, NODK, hosted a round table discussion on chasing the QSL a necessary evil if youre going to confirm the contact for an award or simply enjoy getting cards. Like everything else, the cost of mailing direct keeps going up. LoTW has become a popular way to confirm QSOs if your not interested in getting a QSL. LoTW is not free, but the cost is a fraction of going direct.

 

Dave, KIEA, showed the members a QSL from KP2A/KP1, Navassa, that he just received for a QSO dating back 27 years to 1982. He went direct after receiving a tip on the manager from KKG.

 

DOOR PRIZE WINNERS:

 

KFQR - $20, KIEA - $20, Club Treasury - $37

 

MEETING ADJOURNED:

 

@ 7:20 pm

 

 

Jim Junkert, KJUH

Secretary-Treasurer