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Title: Welcome to the Northern California DX Club


1
Welcome to the Northern California DX Club
  • June 17, 2011

2
A Special Time in Memory of Doug, W6JD, SK
  • Long time NCDXC Member
  • Please feel free to pay tribute to Doug
  • A minute of silence
  • -.-

3
Tonights Agenda
  • Club Business
  • Introduction of Officers
  • Introductions of Members
  • New members
  • DX news
  • QSTs
  • Committee Formed Best Use of NCDXC
    Discretionary Funds
  • Elections
  • Feature Presentations
  • IDXC 2011 Visalia Report - John, K6MM
  • Dayton Hamvention 2011 John, K6MM
  • Ideas for Club Awards All About Club Log
    Craig, AE6RR
  • NCDXC Raffle

4
NCDXC Officers for 2010-2011
  • Officers
  • President Richard Crouch N6RC
  • Vice Pres Phil Steffora K6TT
  • Secretary John Eisenberg K6YP
  • Treasurer Bob Lanning, Jr. W6OPO
  • Directors
  • Steve Jones N6SJ
  • Russ Benson K6KLY
  • Craig Bradley AE6RR
  • Risto Kotalampi W6RK
  • Pete Grabosky W6OOL

5
New members?
  • Secretarys Report
  • John, K6YP
  • John has applications
  • New membership voting?
  • Live membership voting

6
Introductions
  • Lets Go Around the room
  • Introduce yourself any guests
  • Tell us what new DX you have bagged OR
  • How did you get started in Ham Radio?

7
DX NEWS
8
Cycle 25 No sunspots?
  • Major solar announcement from the American
    Astronomical Society meeting in Austin, Texas
  • When the B gauss reading of sunspots hits 1500,
    they will no longer have enough contrast to be
    visible. That may occur at or near the years
    2015-2017
  • Sunspots may be on the way out and an extended
    solar minimum may be on the horizon
  • Some unusual solar readings, including fading
    sunspots and weakening magnetic activity near the
    poles, could be indications that our sun is
    preparing to be less active in the coming years
  • As the current sunspot cycle swells toward the
    solar maximum, the sun could be heading into a
    more-dormant period, with activity during the
    next 11-year sunspot cycle greatly reduced or
    even eliminated!

9
Cycle 25 No sunspots?
  • Major solar announcement from the American
    Astronomical Society meeting in Austin, Texas
  • Some scientists are questioning whether this drop
    in activity could lead to a second Maunder
    Minimum, which was a 70-year period from 1645 to
    1715 when the sun showed virtually no sunspots
  • We expected to see the start of the zonal flow
    for Cycle 25 by now, but we see no sign of it.
    This indicates that the start of Cycle 25 may be
    delayed to 2021 or 2022, or may not happen at
    all.

10
Cycle 25 No sunspots?
  • Major solar announcement from the American
    Astronomical Society meeting in Austin, Texas
  • If the models prove accurate and the trends
    continue, the implications could be far-reaching
  • If we are right, this could be the last solar
    maximum well see for a few decades
  • That would affect everything from space
    exploration to Earths climate

11
3D2R ZC4MIS
  • A large multi-national team will be active from
    Rotuma
  • Island (OC-060) in late September-early October.
    Hrane Milosevic,
  • YT1AD recently visited Fiji and says, We have
    obtained
  • the license of 3D2R and a landing permit
  • Mike, KF6RCP, is currently on holiday/
  • vacation on the U.K. Sovereign Base Areas on
    Cyprus and
  • is active as ZC4MIS for the next four months.
    Activity is
  • mainly on the beach using a FT-817ND with a LDG
    Z817
  • tuner and a Buddistick. His operations will be
    mainly on 20
  • meters using SSB and the Digital modes PSK31 and
    JT65

12
ZD7XF T88NA KH0N
  • ZD7XF - ST. HELENA ISLAND Nigel, G3TXF plans to
  • be here June 22-30. Operation will be from the
    QTH of Barrie,
  • ZD7MY. He plans to mainly operate HF on CW but he
    is
  • taking antennas for 160, 80 and 6 meters
  • T88NA - PALAU The island is getting more
    attention.
  • Nao, JK1FNL plans to operate there June 18-20. No
    operating
  • details were given. QSL to home call
  • KHØN - MARIANAS Tony, JA6CNL will be on Saipan
  • June 17-21 for the All Asian CW DX Contest. This
    will be the
  • Northern Kyushu DX Clubs 18th Expedition.

13
QSTs
14
New NCDXC Committee
  • Best Use of NCDXC Discretionary Funds Committee
    Members
  • Craig, AE6RR
  • Bob, W6OPO
  • John, K6YP
  • Input from the membership is essential. Please
    communicate your ideas to the committee as soon
    as possible but a first round of ideas by the
    club picnic on August 13th would be appreciated
  • No decisions will be made until September
  • New ideas? Ideas that have already been
    discussed
  • More DXpeditions
  • More money donated to NCDXF
  • NCDXC Club Station

15
Dues are Due
  • Your annual dues are due July 1st!
  • Unless you are a Life or Honorary Member of
    course
  • The dues are 24 per year (39 for families)
  • You can now pay by Pay Pal or Credit Card!
  • Checks, envelopes or stamps not required, just
    click away!
  • Go to http//www.ncdxc.org/
  • Click on the Make Online Payment link below
    Membership Information
  • If you have moved, changed your call, changed
    your email, etc. please add the new information
    to the Pay Pal form in the comment box

16
NCXDC Summer Picnic
  • Saturday, August 13th
  • 1030 to 2 PM
  • Shoup Park, 400 University, Los Altos
  • The club supplies the food and drinks
  • Open to members and their guests
  • Meet the new team of NCDXC Officers
  • Card checking

17
DXer News
  • Editor Phil Verinsky, W6TQG
  • Please help Phil by contributing content!
  • Additional comments?

18
NCDXC Net
  • Every Thursday 8pm
  • Except on monthly meeting nights (3rd Thurs)
  • On W6TI repeater, 147.360 MHz, PL 110.9
  • Any other repeater news?

19
Upcoming Meetings
  • No meeting in July
  • Picnic on August 13th
  • September Meeting
  • Thursday, Sept 15th _at_ Holders
  • Program TBA

20
NCDXC Club Store
  • Check out the new club store on the web site
    http//ncdxc.org/
  • T-Shirts
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Mouse Pads
  • Stickers

21
Tonights Raffle
  • Mike W6WZ Carolyn WB6ABC have some great
    prizes!
  • 1st Prize IC-2200H 2M Transceiver
  • Plus other great prizes
  • Need Tickets?
  • see Carolyn or Mike
  • 6 for 5
  • 12 for 10
  • 24 for 20
  • GOOD LUCK!

22
Additional QSTs
  • Does anyone have any other short announcements
    they would like to make?

23
Election of Officers Directors
  • 2010 to 2011 Terms

24
NCDXC Election
  • Elections of Officers and Directors will occur
    tonight and they will take office at the picnic
    on August 13th.
  • Officers, published in the June Dxer, nominated
    by the Board are
  • President Richard Crouch, N6RC
  • Vice President Steve Jones, N6SJ
  • Secretary Paul Ewing, N6PSE
  • Treasurer Bob Lanning, W6OPO

25
NCDXC Election
  • The clubs Bylaws and Procedures call for the
    election of 4 Directors. An additional Director
    slot is always filled by the past club
    President.
  • The Boards nominations, published in the June
    Dxer, for the elected Directors are
  • John Eisenberg, K6YP
  • Risto Kotalampi, W6RK
  • Russ Bentson, K6KLY
  • Pete Grabosky, W6OOL
  • Craig Bradley, AE6RR, Director in his second
    term

26
Nominations from the Floor
  • Are there any other nominations for any of the
    officer or director positions?
  • If so, please introduce yourself, name the office
    you wish to nominate someone/yourself for and
    take a few minutes to tell us about their/your
    qualifications.
  • If there are no additional nominations, a motion
    to close the nominations is in order
  • Is there such a motion? Second? - Vote

27
Candidates Nominated to be voted on
  • Officers
  • President Richard Crouch, N6RC
  • Vice President Steve Jones, N6SJ
  • Secretary Paul Ewing, N6PSE
  • Treasurer Bob Lanning, W6OPO
  • Directors
  • John Eisenberg, K6YP
  • Risto Kotalampi, W6RK
  • Russ Bentson, K6KLY
  • Pete Grabosky, W6OOL

28
NCDXC Election
  • If there are additional nominations a written
    ballot is in order
  • If there are no additional nominations, I will
    entertain a motion to elect the Boards entire
    slate of candidates with one voice vote of the
    membership
  • Is there such a motion?
  • Second?
  • Voice vote?

29
NCDXC Officers for 2011-2012
  • Officers
  • President Richard Crouch, N6RC
  • Vice President Steve Jones, N6ST
  • Secretary Paul Ewing, N6PSE
  • Treasurer Bob Lanning, W6OPO
  • Directors
  • John Eisenberg, N6SJ
  • Risto Kotalampi, W6RK
  • Russ Bentson, K6KLY
  • Pete Grabosky, W6OOL
  • Craig Bradley, AE6RR (Past President)

30
Special Presentations
31
IDXC 2011 Results, John Miller, K6MM Hamvention
2011, John Miller, K6MM Ideas for Club Awards,
Craig, AE6RR All About Club Log, Craig, AE6FF
32
RAFFLE TIME!
  • Does anyone need tickets before we start?

33
Thanks for Coming Tonight!
  • See you at the picnic
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