Minutes – 2016-01-28

Thursday January 28, 2016

Location: QTH Of Ed VE4EAR

Fifteenth Meeting of the Radiosport Manitoba (RSMB) group

In attendance:

Adam VE4SN

Cary VE4EA

Dan VE4DRK

Ed VE4EAR

Leor VE4DXR

Jack VE4SNA

Shelley K7MKL

Harm VE4HAZ

 

Regrets:

Kelly VE4XT

Rob VE4GV

 

Adam VE4SN initiated the meeting with a moment of silence for our member and Treasurer Ed VE4YU. 73,Ed.

Ed VE4EAR started the meeting at 19:33

Prior meeting minutes passed.

Motion: Adam VE4SN, Leor VE4DXR. Approved.

 

Ed deposited the bank draft. Will transfer to Harm. No change in status.

Third Year officially starts for RSM. Reflections.

Paypal can be setup to support memberships/donations via the wordpress site.

Upcoming contest plans.

Discussion regarding working more than one QSOParty at the same time with N1MM.

MN, VT, BC next weekend (Feb 7ish)

CQ WW 160 CW contest.

VHF Contest Jan this weekend.

February QSO party season.

CQ WW WPX RTTY

NAQP RTTY last weekend of Feb.

FEB ARRL DX CW CONTEST THIRD WEEK IN FEB

SSB 160 contest last week in Feb.

 

Major DXPeditions:

List provided by Ed.

Most are small, single man, groups. No big teams on at the moment.

Next big one is South Georgia. (one of top 10 in DXCC)

 

Discussion ensured on Palmira and Adam VE4SN discussed the crash on the reef.

(dits and dashes discussions)

Discussion on tribute for Ed VE4YU

Known for CW Contesting. Liked the RAC contests.

Callsigns (VE4YU, VE4ZOO, …) IC was already contacted regarding his passing and as such as de-registered his call and is not available.

Possibly sponsoring a Plaque in his honour. Other ideas?

 

For Nov sweepstakes SSB, Ed VE4EAR had a clean sweep. Cary will order mug. *grin*

QSL Distribution: Harm VE4HAZ distributed QSL cards.

Discussion ensued around card checking.

Cary presented a video on Hurd Island etc …

Lengthy discussion on RSM University.

Cary presented document describing option/opportunities/etc.

Ed VE4EAR mentioned Tom VE3CX was asking about who was going to Dayton this year.

 

Meeting adjourned 2206hrs