Minutes – 2015-11-05

Thursday November 5, 2015
Location: QTH Of Leor VE4DXR

Thirteenth Meeting of the Radiosport Manitoba (RSMB) group

In attendance:
Ed VE4YU
Cary VE4EA
Dan VE4DRK
Rob VE4GV
Harm VE4HAZ
Ed VE4EAR
Leor VE4DXR

Regrets:
Adam VE4SN
Kelly VE4XT

Ed VE4EAR started the meeting at 19:08

Prior meeting minutes passed.
Motion: Rob VE4GV, Cary VE4EA

Ed VE4YU presented financials.
$971.75 balance.
+ Gord VE6SV 2 years association membership fee.
Ed YU motion we sponsor the Nov Sweepstakes Low Power CW contest (SOLPCW)
Seconded: Harm VE4HAZ
Note: K4RO – add his email to website and change year to be 2014 as recipient of Radiosport Manitoba sponsored plaque.

Officially into contest season:

2015 RAC Winter Contest – VE4RAC assigned to VE4GV Dec 19, 2015.

Contest this weekend:
SSCW – Sat afternoon.
Limited to a total of 24 of 30 hours.
Lowest hours of QSO’s is starting at 0700Z for 6 hrs.

CQWWSSB in 2 weeks

December 6 – 10m RTTY contest coming up.
Following week is ARRL 10m contest.

Major DXPeditions:
3W being worked. – until this weekend.
Willis Island – next week. Nov 14-23. Fairly large operation.
Lord Howe.
Jan – Hurd island…

Cary VE4EA Motion to spend $30 for clean sweep mug for Nov Sweepstakes.
Seconded: Leor VE4DXR
Purchase mug after clean-sweep has been made by any member.
PASSED.

QSL Distribution: Harm VE4HAZ distributed QSL cards.

Cary VE4EA did a fine job of presenting on solar activity and propagation measurements.

Links:
http://solarham.net/
http://www.popsci.com/new-solar-storm-forecasting-technique-breaks-24-hour-warning-barrier-earth
http://www.hrdlog.net/SearchQSO.aspx?log=

Meeting adjourned 21:34