WWDXC Board Meeting 03/29/04 Attendees: Pat Shinners W7GTO Marina Zuetell N7LSL Joe Gregory W7QN Mary Lewis W7QGY Harry Lewis W7JWJ Jim Hadlock k7WA Kirk Bellar N7UK Denny Bowman W7SNH Bob Nielsen N7XY Ralph Javins N7KGA Dick Swanson K7BTW Minutes were adopted from previous month. Correspondence: From GU4YOX was received regarding support of 3B9C operation. Three new membership applications were received, one renewal. N7BF, W7DRA, W9WHX were accepted as new members. Treasurer's Report: The club's CD matured and was rolled over for additional three months. Old business: Salmon Run Certificates: One needs to be resent due to a typo. W7PHO Scholarship status: Wording to be added to give preference to NW, PAC, SW divisions in consideration of applicants. Packet Cluster: N7XY will register the domain for the W7DX node site, and take over general responsibility from K7UU Club Info for ARRL: Secretary clarified some club info, update to be made post haste via ARRL.ORG website. New business: Communications Academy 2004 (www.CommAcademy.org) was held over 2 days with 205 attendees -- some sessions were overflowing! There were four breakout sessions and a keynote. Featured speaker was Jerry Boyd; key issues were interoperability among services. Good attendance from Eastern and Western Washington, with 10-12 VE, CA, ID hams, and at least six from OR. Icom was kind enough to provide a door prize, and also had a booth. Mark your calendars for 4/2/2005 and 4/3/2005 for the next one. Club Meeting Topics: The club received a thank you note from the XYL of Marv Loftus who presented in March on Electrical Interference. Marv appreciated the opportunity to talk about a subject in which he is deeply interested. Potential subjects for future meetings: Vintage Telephone Equipment / Past Field Day Extravaganzas / (July is DX Convention) / (August is the WWDXC Picnic) / Russian DXpedition Video July DX Convention Update: Harry Handling QST/CQ/WorldRadio notice placement Quality Inn Site visit was performed, can accommodate 100 for dinner, 130 for seminars QSL Card Checking will be performed on site Banquet permit will be secured for fermented grain-based carbonated libations The board approved funds for deposit on 50 tickets to an Aquasox game occuring on the Friday of the convention -- the Aquasox game is an extra-price event to be offered to the convention attendees, as well as WWDXC members in general. The San Diego Chicken will be in attendance at this game, so demand is expected to be higher than normal. Tickets will be offered for purchase at the general WWDXC meetings until the convention. Main prize for the DX Convention is a Steppir antenna -- there are potential other prizes lined up from elecraft and Icom Awards: WWDXC Rookie of the year, and WWDXC member of the year were considered, and decisions rendered. Membership Roster: While Mike Schone was suggested as a good person to work on a 2004 Membership Roster, he would prefer not to, but is willing to bring. The format of the file is in Microsoft Word, volunteer needed.