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February 19, 2018
Kansas City DX Club Meeting Minutes
Carmack Community Room, Central Resource Library
Overland Park, KS
The February meeting of the Kansas City DX Club was called to order by President Russ Woirhaye, K0VXU at 6:01 pm CST (0001 February 20, 2018 UTC). The meeting was held a week early because the meeting room was not available on the 27th.
Agenda -

Introductions -
We introduced ourselves. No official guests were noted but Jerry, NX0I was present after being away for a while.
Business
Club dues of $20 for 2018 are now being accepted by AB0X. You can also pay using Pay Pal at the club website.
AB0X now has five hotel rooms available for the Dayton Hamvention. Contact Mike if you are interested. Mike would like to hand the room coordination task off to someone else. Contact Russ or Mike if interested. He has performed this task for a long time. So far it looks like about ten of us are planning to go this year.
There was a brief discussion about the disappointment of the cancellation of the Bouvet DXpedition due to ship engine failure.

DXing and Contesting
DXing for February - March
Based on NG3K website: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxo.html
Highlights reported were 4B4B Revilla Gigedo, Z2LA Zimbabwe, 9M0W Spratly, XX9B Macao, TN5R Republic of Congo. Check your usual sources for DX activity.
Contesting for February - March
            Based on WA7BNM website: http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/
Important contests noted were ARRL DX SSB, CQ 160 meter SSB, FOC CW, and several state QSO Parties are on of course.
Some KCDX Club results from the ARRL DX CW contest held this past weekend were presented with some pretty impressive scores given.
Program

Drew – Vanoda Smith, K3PA, HF Station Systems Engineering Part 2 of 2 – Ghosts in the Machine - Grounding and Common Mode (CM)


This presentation is a followup to Part 1 which was given at the November 27 KCDX Club meeting.

 

Announcements

The next club meeting will be held as previously scheduled on March 26 at 6PM but the meeting will be held MARCH ONLY at the Shawnee Branch of the Johnson County Library located at 13811 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS 66216 which is near the intersection of Johnson Drive and Pflumm Road.
Looking ahead the meeting for May will be held on JUNE 4.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:33pm.
Charles Hett KCDX Club Secretary

 

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