September, 2020 meeting

Club Vice President Bill opened the September, 2020 meeting. A turnout of 15 people. Dave AB3TE gave the treasurer’s report. Dave AB3TE advised that monthly storage cost continue as our largest recurring expense. Neil W3ZQI Treasurer read last the August minutes. Planning has begun for the 2021 hamfest; initial effort will be creation of flyers. Membership dues for 2021 are due as of October 1st. The renewal form is on the Members web page. The club post office box is checked regularly. Recently joined member Marty KC3PPV is now on the air. He, Robin AB3SB, and Mike K2TPZ are avid proponents of CW. Jon KC3PAN joined in from his hospital bed after recent surgery (great club spirit and best wishes for speedy recovery). Leo N3AEG and Gordon KC3LWO spoke of their experiences with DMR handheld radios. Dave AB3TE mentioned difficulties keeping rig control running with his ICOM 7300 and DXLab Commander so has been using his MFJ RigPi in the interim. Bill N3WD spoke of the recent NAQP-RTTY and the upcoming PA-QSO Party. Neil W3ZQI spoke of the CATS/BRATS ATV repeater linking project. — Neil W3ZQI Secretary