WWDXC Board Meeting 2005/08/29 In Attendance: Joe W7QN Denny W7SNH Roger W7VV Jim K7WA Herb W7ZF Marina N7LSL Pat W7GTO John N7TT Brian N9ADG Dick K7BTW Meeting Minutes from June were reviewed and approved Correspondence Requests from A52, 3Y, and K7C were received. A52 and 3Y qualified for the $50 funding level; K7C was voted to receive $100. Treasurer's report The new insurance binder was received and reviewed. $25 will be sent to Willamette for QSL Cards The July Treasurers report was reviewed and approved Membership 4 new membership applications were received this month. 160 renewals were sent out, 113 have been returned as of this date. The Roster is in progress, expect electronic distribution of the new version; completion set for September W7DX Trustee Paperwork has been filed with FCC to change the trustee to KT7G Travelling NW Award RTTY has been added "on probation" to the travelling inter-club competition, for a period of one year. Details of the three added contests to be described in the tabloid. Hillar Ramat is taking over the contest coordinator position Bylaws They've been available for review on the web site since June, and will be voted on at the September meeting by the membership. W7DX Repeater There will be a survey of repeater user usage and aspirations soon. Next Month's general meeting - ANGELOS IN BURIEN New business MIRO (Mercer Island Radio Organization) would like WWDXC to give a presentation, K7WA to handle SALMON RUN SALMON RUN SALMON RUN September 17 and 18 brings the seasonal migration of QSOs to Washington State. Make sure you get on the air that weekend, especially if you can hand out the rarer counties. While the competition isn't cutthroat, there are some mighty runs that can occur. New for this year is the elimination of the no-spot rule. This should cut down on any potential fishy business. Field day wrap up Herb noted that despite our FD entry class of 3A vs another well-known club's entry of 6A, our scores were within 10-20% of theirs. Willamette Valley DX Club Convention John N7TT mentioned that the WVDXC convention was a resounding success, and suggested some of the techniques that contributed. WWDXC DXCC Card Checker in the offing! The club is going to have it's own ARRL Sanctioned DXCC Card checker. Dick, K7BTW, has volunteered to take the test and has been recommended by the club to the ARRL.