TCDXA MEETING MINUTES
Meeting Called to Order: Date 11-21-05 Time 07:15
Members in Attendance: 34 Guests: ____1____
Health and Welfare: Word from Bob WØEK of the untimely passing of JT1BG, Baatar Sambuu, passed away on 14 November. Licensed since 1977 and one of the most active stations from Mongolia, he was the first amateur in his country to earn 5BDXCC, 5BWAZ and DXCC Honor Roll.
Old Business: None
New Business: Jay KØQB presented fellow TCDXA member Jules Freundlich W2JGR with the ARRL Lifetime Service Award. Jules has been in Amateur Radio for 70 years, and was instrumental in persuading the ARRL in establishing the RTTY Honor Roll. Congratulations Jules!
It’s time to start thinking about election time for TCDXA officers for the coming year. If you would like your name added to the list of those seeking the nominations, please let Bob know before the December meeting …. .. …. ..
Jay KØQB also mentioned the ARRL will be starting to include WAS in the LOTW system with the hope that this will increase foreign participation in the program. The league is also working on LOTW-WAZ.
Al KØAD, will be taking the reins as the Dakota Division Contest Rep.
Raffle ticket prizes went to John WØJAR ( $49 cash ), Burt WBØN ( $49 cash ), Tom WØZX (Peter I – 3YØX patch ), and Ray KGØDK ( Peter I – 3YØX patch ).
Presentation: Ralph Fedor KØIR gave an excellent PowerPoint presentation on the upcoming Dxpedition to Peter I Island. As one of the co-leaders of the Dxpedition Ralph filled us in on the history of past operations on the island, and of the trials and tribulations of last year’s attempt, and the current activities for the operation in Feb 2006.
Meeting Adjourned: Date 11-21-05 Time 7:34pm