November, 2020 meeting

Club Treasurer Dave AB3TE opened the November, 2020 meeting. A turnout of 13 people. Dave AB3TE gave the treasurer’s report. In response to our continuing concern about an in-person meeting site and storage expenses, Jim WB3DJU mentioned that the Phoenix church has new leadership and might be more open to discussions. Neil W3ZQI Secretary read the October meeting minutes. Planning continues for the 2021 hamfest; the 2021 flyer redesign is done; pending printing as needed. More annual events are gone from the 2021 hamfest/event calendar, notably January/February. Richmond and Orlando did cancel. Don N3FQC spoke of the planned revival of Baltimore County RACES for emergency response. After the meeting, informal chit-chat covered the ARRL Sweepstakes contest, Joe W3TTT’s informal 80 meter net on Wednesday, Neil W3ZQI mentioned the CATS (Chesapeake Amateur Television Society) project to stream ATV net activity to the Internet, Bill N3WD did a demonstration of the popular PSKReporter resource, Don N3FQC asked about ISIS satellites, and Jim WB3DJU has a spare R390A receiver looking for a good home. — Neil W3ZQI Secretary — Note: Membership dues for 2021 continue due as of October 1st. The renewal form is on the club webpage–Members section.