2010-03-29 Board Meeting Minutes

WWDXC BOARD MEETING
March 29th 2010 7pm Group Health Hospital
Adam K7EDX opened the meeting at 7:00pm. Present were Denny W7SNH, Marina
N7LSL, Paul NG7Z, Dick K7BTW, Pat W7GTO, Elsie N7YX, Kurt N7UK. Joe W7QN
could not make it due to illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
.     Review/approve minutes
The February minutes were approved by a voice vote
.	Correspondence
E-mail received from Alex UT5UY requesting funding for Samoa, Central
Kiribati and Tokelau. None of these are in the top 100 on the west coast.
Adam will compose a reply to Alex.
E-mail from Edward Addy about the north American Center for Emergency
Communications. We declined the invitation to join.
E-mail from Al Rovner K7AR offering his DX node to our members. No action
required.
.	Treasurer's report
The February report was approved
.       Membership
Jim reported that we received three new memberships. They are Robert Gregory
KD7H, Kirkland James Brossard  AD7UZ, Mill Creek and Bill Vodall  WA7NWP,
Redmond. Additionally, Bill  W7VP Sam WC7Q Jeff K7JF (he renewed for 4
years) renewed their memberships. Traffic at the Puyallup table seemed down
from the past few years - still had lots of semi-interested inquiries - it's
probably worth continuing. I have exchanged a few emails with Matt Barton
who sent an e-mail to the Club asking about ham radio but haven't met him
yet.  I will be doing two presentations at the Comm Academy on Sunday April
11, Antenna Modeling and High Frequency 101
.	Old business
We will continue to participate in the Mike and Key hamfest given that we
had good results from our sale of K6QB estate's inventory. Total sold was
over $3400.
The board decided that a deadline of April 13th, the next dinner meeting,
will be adequate time for someone to step forward to lead Field Day.
Otherwise the club will not be sponsoring its own FD event. Paul NG7Z
mentioned that he would be willing to hold a small FD event at his home.
Adam suggested an idea for the Tabloid. It would consist of an insert
outlining in short form the previous program of the month. This would apply
only to non video programs. He asked Dan Quigley if he'd be willing to do
this.
.	New Business
Adam questioned the terms of the club liability insurance. The board members
are not covered.
The W7DX telnet node went down. It is being hosted by Mike N6MZ who sent an
e-mail essentially saying he would like to have the equipment removed from
his home. Dick K7BTW said he would pick it up. A decision regarding the
future of the node will be made at a future board meeting.
.	Special events status
Denny W7SNH mentioned that no word has been received from the BC club with
regard to the NWDX convention.
The annual Club picnic will be held August 14th at the home of Roger W7VV.
.	Monthly dinner/meeting program for April
The April program will be a DX video. A program on the 787 flight controls
is still in the works by Ben McLeod. He is trying for May or June.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20





2009-02-23 Board Meeting Minutes

From: Brian Moran [brianmo@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 8:38 PM
To: board@wwdxc.org
Cc: w7snh1@gmail.com
Subject: Board Notes February 2009

7:06pm meeting started.
N7YX, K7BTW, K7WA, N7LSL, W7GTO, W7QN, W7SNH, NG7Z, N9ADG in attendance.

Move to accept the minutes from January 2009.
Correspondence – Email was received from LW3EX and K7LAZ regarding the SR awards.
Treasurer’s report was reviewed
    There was a discussion over the disbursement of the honorarium for the MVP and the Member of the year award, at the time that the award is given.  The board voted to disburse the honorarium at the time of the award vs. upon presentation of receipts up to the award amount.
The treasurer’s report was accepted and approved.

Membership Report
Three renewals this month.

Old Business
Budget:
    Salmon Run awards, for materials, is over $650 now. Postage alone for domestic mailing is $0.83 each for certificates.
    Jim is going to propose a way to keep salmon run awards under $500, yet fulfill the expectations of the participants.
    The board had an extensive discussion regarding the budget, and a 2009 budget was hammered out.

New Business:
    Paypal will be investigated for renewals

Monthly Meeting:
    Next meeting topic is about K3 and Softrock receivers.
Special Event
    Mike and Key Table – club will have a table at the puyallup show on March 7.  Jim is putting together the usual details regarding the presence.

   





2010-03-29 Board Meeting Minutes

WWDXC BOARD MEETING
March 29th 2010 7pm Group Health Hospital
Adam K7EDX opened the meeting at 7:00pm. Present were Denny W7SNH, Marina
N7LSL, Paul NG7Z, Dick K7BTW, Pat W7GTO, Elsie N7YX, Kurt N7UK. Joe W7QN
could not make it due to illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
.     Review/approve minutes
The February minutes were approved by a voice vote
.	Correspondence
E-mail received from Alex UT5UY requesting funding for Samoa, Central
Kiribati and Tokelau. None of these are in the top 100 on the west coast.
Adam will compose a reply to Alex.
E-mail from Edward Addy about the north American Center for Emergency
Communications. We declined the invitation to join.
E-mail from Al Rovner K7AR offering his DX node to our members. No action
required.
.	Treasurer's report
The February report was approved
.       Membership
Jim reported that we received three new memberships. They are Robert Gregory
KD7H, Kirkland James Brossard  AD7UZ, Mill Creek and Bill Vodall  WA7NWP,
Redmond. Additionally, Bill  W7VP Sam WC7Q Jeff K7JF (he renewed for 4
years) renewed their memberships. Traffic at the Puyallup table seemed down
from the past few years - still had lots of semi-interested inquiries - it's
probably worth continuing. I have exchanged a few emails with Matt Barton
who sent an e-mail to the Club asking about ham radio but haven't met him
yet.  I will be doing two presentations at the Comm Academy on Sunday April
11, Antenna Modeling and High Frequency 101
.	Old business
We will continue to participate in the Mike and Key hamfest given that we
had good results from our sale of K6QB estate's inventory. Total sold was
over $3400.
The board decided that a deadline of April 13th, the next dinner meeting,
will be adequate time for someone to step forward to lead Field Day.
Otherwise the club will not be sponsoring its own FD event. Paul NG7Z
mentioned that he would be willing to hold a small FD event at his home.
Adam suggested an idea for the Tabloid. It would consist of an insert
outlining in short form the previous program of the month. This would apply
only to non video programs. He asked Dan Quigley if he'd be willing to do
this.
.	New Business
Adam questioned the terms of the club liability insurance. The board members
are not covered.
The W7DX telnet node went down. It is being hosted by Mike N6MZ who sent an
e-mail essentially saying he would like to have the equipment removed from
his home. Dick K7BTW said he would pick it up. A decision regarding the
future of the node will be made at a future board meeting.
.	Special events status
Denny W7SNH mentioned that no word has been received from the BC club with
regard to the NWDX convention.
The annual Club picnic will be held August 14th at the home of Roger W7VV.
.	Monthly dinner/meeting program for April
The April program will be a DX video. A program on the 787 flight controls
is still in the works by Ben McLeod. He is trying for May or June.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20





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  • A35RK
  • AA0A
  • AA5JG
  • AB1EP
  • AB4GG
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  • AD5VC
  • AD5YU
  • AD7T
  • AD7UP
  • AE5JA
  • AE5PW
  • AE7DB
  • AD7HE
  • AF5P
  • AF7O
  • AI9Q
  • AL2F
  • CU2JT
  • DL3GA
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  • HA8UG
  • JR1NKN
  • K0SBV
  • K1GU
  • K2BBQ
  • K2DB
  • K3SV
  • K3TW
  • K3YG
  • K4BAI
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  • K4HAL
  • K4XD
  • K4ZGB
  • K5LH
  • K5MMH
  • K5QQ
  • K6CSL
  • K6III
  • K6MM
  • K6WSC
  • K6ZCL
  • K7AMS
  • K7BG
  • K7CEX
  • K7DS
  • K7ED
  • K7EK
  • K7GIM
  • K7GLM
  • K7GS
  • K7HBN
  • K7HC
  • K7II
  • K7INA
  • K7KHC
  • K7LOG
  • K7MCR
  • K7MM
  • K7NWS
  • K7OX
  • K7QQ
  • K7S 
  • K7UPG 
  • K7WA 
  • K7YR
  • K8VFR
  • K9AIH
  • K9CW
  • K9JF
  • KB0TLC
  • KB1ODO
  • KB6OLL
  • KB7HDX
  • KB7STO
  • KB7UJI
  • KC7H
  • KC9GRD
  • KC9GZB
  • KC9HGW
  • KC9KIO
  • KD0DRQ
  • KD7GTI
  • KD7KST
  • KD7MSC
  • KD7PTG
  • KD7RUS
  • KE0G
  • KE7EMW
  • KE7LOQ
  • KE7NVA
  • KG6YPH
  • KG6ZHC
  • KI0Y
  • KI4LRP
  • KI6QDB
  • KI7JG
  • KJ4WD
  • KK5NA
  • KN4Y
  • KW7N
  • KX7L
  • KX9X
  • LR1A
  • LW3EX
  • LY2ZZ 
  • N0IBT
  • N1NN
  • N2BJ
  • N2CU
  • N5HMH
  • N5YE
  • N6NC
  • N6QZS
  • N7AAL
  • N7AN
  • N7BK
  • N7DRK
  • N7EIE
  • N7GCO
  • N7IZ
  • N7KE
  • N7LR
  • N7NKO
  • N7OC
  • N7PP
  • N7RO 
  • N7RVD
  • N7TK
  • N7VPN
  • N7VS
  • N7WI
  • N7YMY
  • N8II
  • N8JD
  • N8NA
  • N8WAV
  • N9AUG
  • N9FC
  • N9GBB
  • N9HDE
  • NA9L
  • NB4M
  • ND2T
  • NG7Z
  • NI7R
  • NS9I
  • PA3ARM
  • SM5AOG
  • VA3RKM
  • VE3OBU
  • VE5BCS
  • W0BH
  • W0PQ
  • W0TT
  • W1DWA
  • W1END
  • W1TO
  • W2CVW
  • W2UDT
  • W4IHI
  • W4RQ
  • W4ZPR
  • W5ESE
  • W5HB
  • W6AFA 
  • W6AQ
  • W6GMT
  • W6KY
  • W7AFA
  • W7AML
  • W7AUM
  • W7CEG
  • W7CH
  • W7DK
  • W7DRA
  • W7FLY
  • W7GKF 
  • W7GVE
  • W7IU
  • W7KAM
  • W7LKG
  • W7NNN
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  • W7PU
  • W7QN
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  • W7VV 
  • W7VXS
  • W7WMO
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  • W8KNO
  • W9LHG
  • W9PL
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  • WA3HAE
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  • WA4OSD
  • WA5SWN
  • WA5ZUP
  • WA7BRL
  • WA7JT
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  • WA7PRC
  • WA7PVE
  • WA7SRZ
  • WA9VEE
  • WC2Z
  • WC4MBC
  • WI7F
  • WN7T/m
  • WR1Q
  • WR9Y
  • WW7WL
  • WX7P
  • XQ4EM





Salmon Run 2008 Reserve a County

2008 Washington State Salmon Run Reserve a County 

If you're going to activate a county in the 2008 Salmon Run, please let a WWDXC officer know, or email brianMO at-sign yahoo dot com with the information, and we'll add it to the list!  Here are the rules for 2008

The South Hill Contest Club, N7PP, is pleased to announce our Salmon Run operation this year from Garfield CountyWe will be operating Expedition Class from 80 thru 10 meters
Operators will include: Harry, K7LAZ, Nick K7MO, Clay K7CR, Don AC7FA and Linda, KE7FKX..

The AARC. W7PU group will again do the Salmon Run this from Grays Harbor County. .We will be operating Expedition Class from 80 thru 10 meters.

Will be on all bands from my home QTH – Yakima County  — Clay Brown – K7HC / V31HC

I Plan on being mobile in Clallam County.. I will be running 10-80M it will be my 1st real try at a contest.. Dan/KD7UFF

I will be activating Pierce County for Salmon Run under QRP class, 5w,
all bands, with my Yaesu FT-817. I look forward to building up my QRP contact
count. – Gary K7EK

KB7HDX will be on from the Yakima/Kittitas county line once again, and will be ready to run with the masses during the Saturday night 75 meter slug fest. — Mark J. Tharp KB7HDX
Put me down for low power, Island county! – Tom N7WI
 
We will be activating King (KING) county again this year for the Salmon Run – details:  We will be using the special event call sign K7S (King 7 Salmon) on both days; We will be operating at Valley Camp North Bend WA;  Larry da Ponte -N7BCP
 
W7FLY (BEARONS) will be active from Island County for the entire contest period.(Ops W7GD, KN7T)
 
NEW PLAN – SEE BELOW – I've changed my route to hit the counties that appeared to not have activity – so I'll be starting at the Whatcom/Skagit county line and heading generally east to end up at the Ferry/Stevens county line for the night.  Then heading down US-395 to Kennewick on Sunday and back to Seattle via I-82 and I-80.  19 counties total if I hit all of them…  – K7ED/m (WA0RJY op)

I plan to have my truck on the road in the eastern part of the state this year. My nine year old daughter will be with me, so mobile operations will be somewhat less ambitious than in previous years for WN7T/M. We hope to begin in the Yakima area Saturday morning, will sweep the southeast counties, and then head northeast. Sunday we will work the northeast counties back toward Seattle. Operational plans include mixed mode with SSB, CW, PSK31, maybe RTTY with playtime in local parks along the way. Bands of operation will include 160 – 6 meters, if all goes well. Also, if my Kenwood TM700A cooperates, we plan to deploy APRS on 2 meters with a 2X2 cell spread. I hope everyone has a fun and safe contest this year. Good fishing to all! – Paul WN7T

With Paul, WN7T, traveling through the eastern part of the state, I'm again changing my plan.  Now I'll be heading to San Juan County (the only one I've never operated from).  I'll take a Saturday morning ferry up there and come back on Sunday – active from the car using the hamsticks on the high bands during the day and low bands after the sun goes down.  Hopefully, this will be my final change in plans (it's getting close to departure time!).  – K7ED/m (WA0RJY op) 

County

Adams (ADA)

N7GCO (Saturday)

N7GCO (Saturday)

Asotin (ASO)

 W7AML

W7AML

Benton (BEN)

 

 

Chelan (CHE)

 

 

Clallam (CLAL)

KD7UFF, N7BV

KD7UFF, N7BV, K7INA

Clark (CLAR)

 W7DX

W7DX

Columbia (COL)

 W7AML

W7AML

Cowlitz (COW)

 

AB7RW,N7EIE

Douglas (DOU)

KW7N

 KW7N

Ferry (FER)

 

 

Franklin (FRA)

N7GCO (Sunday)

N7GCO (Sunday)

Garfield (GAR)

N7PP, W7AML

N7PP,  W7AML

Grant (GRAN)

 

 

Grays Harbor (GRAY)

W7PU

W7PU, AB7RW

Island (ISL)

                N7WI, W7FLY

                       N7WI, W7FLY

Jefferson (JEFF)

                       AB7RW

King (KING)

 * K7S

 * K7S

Kitsap (KITS)

   

Kittitas (KITT)

KB7HDX

K7WA

Klickitat (KLI)

 K7WA

 K7WA

Lewis (LEW)

 

 K7WA, AB7RW, N7EIE

Lincoln (LIN)

 

 

Mason (MAS)

                          AB7RW

Okanogan (OKA)

 

 

Pacific (PAC)

                         AB7RW

Pend Oreille (PEND)

 

 

Pierce (PIE)

 K7EK – QRP

                     K7EK – QRP, N7EIE

San Juan (SAN)

 K7ED/m

  K7ED/m

Skagit (SKAG)

                   N7AN                        N7AN

Skamania (SKAM)

 

 K7WA

Snohomish (SNO)

 *

Spokane (SPO)

   

Stevens (STE)

 

 

Thurston (THU)

                     N7EIE                       N7EIE

Wahkiakum (WAH)

                        AB7RW

 

 

Whatcom (WHA)

 

 

Whitman (WHI)

 N7GCO (Sunday)

N7GCO (Sunday)

Yakima (YAK)

 K7HC, KB7HDX

  K7HC, KB7HDX, K7ED/m 

* = Hi Ham Density, likely covered by hams-in-situ

 




Salmon Run 2009 Reserve a County

2009 Washington State Salmon Run Reserve a County 

If you're going to activate a county in the 2009 Salmon Run, please let a WWDXC officer know, or email salmonrun (at-sign) wwdxc (dot) org the information, and we'll add it to the list!

 

County

Adams (ADA)

 

 

Asotin (ASO)

W7AML

W7AML

Benton (BEN)

 

WA7HDZ (BPSK-31 & 63)

Chelan (CHE)

 

 

Clallam (CLAL)

 

 

Clark (CLAR)

W7DX

W7DX

Columbia (COL)

N7PP, W7AML

N7PP, W7AML

Cowlitz (COW)

 

 

Douglas (DOU)

 

 

Ferry (FER)

 

 

Franklin (FRA)

 

 

Garfield (GAR)

W7AML

W7AML

Grant (GRAN)

 

 

Grays Harbor (GRAY)

W7PU

W7PU

Island (ISL)

                

                

Jefferson (JEFF)

 NW7D< /p>

NW7D

King (KING)

 *

 *

Kitsap (KITS)

   

Kittitas (KITT)

W7CEG, KB7HDX

W7CEG, KB7HDX

Klickitat (KLI)

 

 

Lewis (LEW)

 KC7KCJ

 KC7KCJ

Lincoln (LIN)

 

 

Mason (MAS)

                  

Okanogan (OKA)

 

 

Pacific (PAC)

                        

Pend Oreille (PEND)

 

 

Pierce (PIE)

K7EK/QRP

K7EK/QRP

San Juan (SAN)

K7ANE

K7ANE

Skagit (SKAG)

N7AN

                       N7AN

Skamania (SKAM)

 KW7JS

 

Snohomish (SNO)

 *

Spokane (SPO)

   

Stevens (STE)

 

 

Thurston (THU)

KE7LOQ, N7EIE

KE7LOQ, N7EIE

Wahkiakum (WAH)

                       

 

 

Whatcom (WHA)

 

 

Whitman (WHI)

 

 

Yakima (YAK)

KB7HDX

KB7HDX   

* = Hi Ham Density, likely covered by hams-in-situ

 




Salmon Run Rules

 

n0ax@arrl.net) or contact the current club president (see www.wwdxc.org).  All operators may operate all 23 hours of the contest.                                             Washington Single-Operator, All Band (WA-SOAB)Mode: CW, Phone, Digital, MixedWashington Club Station (MOST-CLUB)Washington Non-Club (MOST-WA)                           Single-operator (MOB-SO)One individual does all of the driving and operatingMode:  Mixed mode only                                    Single-operator (NOM-SO)One individual does all of the station set-up, driving and operatingMode:  Mixed mode only         WashingtonSingle-operator, Single-transmitter (EXP-SOST)Mode:  Mixed-mode onlyMode:  Mixed-mode onlyThe Washington County Expedition class is intended for those who cannot go true mobile, but would like to activate some rare counties by going to a state park or farmer’s field and throwing up a dipole or other portable antenna “Field Day Style”.                                                                                         

  • A single transmitted signal is allowed at any time except for Washington County DXpedition, two-transmitter entries.
  • All contacts must be made without the assistance of intermediary stations, such as repeaters, digipeaters, satellites, etc.
  • A station that changes counties may be contacted againf or point and multiplier credit.
  • http://countyhunter.com/marac_information_package.htm, click “County Line Definition” in the left hand menu

p;

  • stations: RS(T) and County
  • 2 points for Phone
  • 4 points for CW and Digital

  • The same station may be worked for QSO points on each band on Phone, CW, and Digital.
  • CW and Digital QSOs must be in the CW/Data sub-bands.

KH6 and KL7 may be counted as either a state or as a DXCC entity                 

  • Total = QSO points from all bands x total multipliers + Special Bonus Station bonus points
  • Cabrillo format logs are encouraged.                           Summary sheet listing QSO totals by mode, total
    multipliers, and final claimed score
    P.O. Box 395entity and each US call district.See awards page at www.wwdxc.org/salmonrun for current list.All decisions of judges are final.




  • LOTW – Step by Step

    The Logbook of the World is a convenient way to confirm QSOs.  In these step-by-step instructions, Tabloid editor Jack Fleming, WAØRJY, takes you through the process of getting signed up and uploading your contacts to the LOTW database.  These instructions were originally published in the February – June 2007 Totem Tabloid newsletters.

    LOTW – Step Ø

    By Jack Fleming, WAØRJY

    The Logbook of the World (aka LOTA – www.arrl.org/lotw/) is something that everyone in our club should participate in.  It’s free.  It is a much easier (and les expensive!) way to confirm our QSOs with stations around the world.  It’s a good way to get confirmations on contacts that we make with DXpeditions and DX stations.  There’s absolutely no downside to it.  Well…  Maybe one downside – many of us have struggled with the red tape involved in signing up with LOTW (a necessary evil in order to be sure the system is protected from dishonesty).  Personally, I found the steps of the process to be a bit bewildering at times – downloading files, sending emails, getting postcards, running programs, uploading files…  And all of that has be be done BEFORE you even get to the point of submitting your list of QSOs!  YOW!
    Well, those confusing days are over!  The Totem Tabloid’s crack technical staff will be walking you through the entire process during the next few months.  One step at a time until we’re all done and have our logs included in the LOTW!
    This month is Step Zero – Update your logging software.  For the purposes of the Logbook of the World, you are going to have to have a computerized log.  If you are logging on paper with stacks of paper logbooks filling your basement, then you are just out of luck.  Sorry.
    Bur for the majority of you who do use a computer to log, this might be a good time to look into updating your logging software so that it’s the most recent version available.  Some of the software has improved in recent updates to make submission of new contacts a one button operation after youa re registered with LOTW.
    Your minimum assignment for the month is to be sure your logging software is capable of producing an ADIF file of your log (you need to submit your data in ADIF format).  Check your software’s help screens or manual for information on ADIF.  You might also find “Export to ADIF” as an option under the “file” menu item at the top of the page.
    For extra credit – update your loggin software to the most recent version.  Not sure where to get your update?  Check out http://www.ac6v.com/logging.htm for a large list of logging programs with links to their homepages.
    I use DX4WIN to log my QSOs (I use N1MM for contests and then import the QSOs into DX4WIN).  I checked and found that I’m using version 5.03 of DX4WIN and that the most recent update is 7.02!  YOW!  Computer years are like dog years – going from version 5.03 to 7.02 is a huge jump.  I’m sure they must have improved the software since May of 2001…
    So after you have your assignment completed – check back here next month for Step 1 – Installing TQSL when we’ll really start the process of getting LOTW installed on yrou computer and your QSOs uploaded to the database.

    LOTW – Step 1

    By Jack Fleming, WAØRJY

    OK, I assume that everyone has gone through last month’s “Step Ø” and have update any out-of-date logging software that might be in use.  This month we will be downloading the latest TQSL software from the ARRL’s LOTW website.
    But before we get that that excitement, there’s one more bit of bookkeeping to take care of – your FCC registered address must be correct.  Got to http://wireless2.fcc.gov/ulsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp and put in your callsign.  Then check to be sure your mailing address is correct – if not, get it fixed.
    Now that you have your updated logging software and a correct address registered with the Federal Communications Commission, go to the LOTW website – www.arrl.org/lotw/ – and go down the page to your operating system to get a download of the software.  For most of you, that’ll mean the Windows™ download at http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/trustedqsl/tqsl-111.exe?download.  Mac and Linux users have a couple options depending on your operating systems – so check the page out and make your selection.
    Select “run” from the pop-up screen and it will install the software on your computer.  Two programs will appear on yur desktop with nifty little icons – TQSL and TQSLCert.
    Double click on the TQSLCert icon to create a new certificate request – it will be a file with a .tq5 extension at the end.  Save this file to a place where you can find it again – maybe the desktop would be a good spot for now.
    Then create an email, attach this .tq5 file, and send it to lotw-logs@arrl.org.
    Whew!  You’re done for another month.  Sit back, pop open a cold one, and wait for the mailman to deliver you an old fashioned postcard (this is where it’s important that your FCC address is correct!).  It should come in just a week or two.  When it does – hand on to it and check back here next month for “Step 2”…

     

    LOTW – Step 2

    By Jack Fleming, WAØRJY

    I hope that you didn’t toss that postcard from the ARRL out with the rest of the junk mail – it’s important!  Look on the address side of the envelope (right above your name and address) and you should see a number.  Well, maybe “number” isn’t the right word – a password might be better.  It’s a combination of numbers and letters – something like B4KV8KJH.  That’s your secret password to the LOTW.
    On the LOTW site (www.arrl.org/lotw/) select “Enter a password from a post card” at the bottom of the menu on the right hand side of the page (in the bright yellow box that says, “LoTW Links” at the top).  You might be tempted to select “Logbook Users LOG IN” (at the bottom of the list in the middle of the page) but this would be wrong!  So don’t do it.  Go to the yellow box!
    After you’ve selected the “Enter a password from a post card” option, you’ll go to a new page.  Here you enter your callsign and your secret password and click on “Submit password”.
    That’s it for another month.  Time to sit back and open yet another cold one!
    In a few days you’ll be getting an email from the ARRL with an attachment.  This is a “TQ6 certificate” and I’ll tell you what to do with it next month.  Until then, relax and enjoy that cold one…

    LOTW – Step 3

    By Jack Fleming, WAØRJY

    Now we’re getting somewhere!  You have an email with an att
    achment with a .TQ6 extension.  You need to “run” this certificate by double-clicking on the TQ6 attachment icon.  Once this is completed – you have gone through all of the “certification” hoops.  LOTW believes you are who you are!  Congratulations!
    Save your information by generating a private key/certificate file with the name <yourcallsign>.P12.  Save it to a convenient place on your computer (you can do this by right-clicking the gold seal icon to the left of your callsign in TQSL Cert and then selecting “Save As” – you’ll need this file in case your computer crashes ro if you want to move to a different machine.
    You can now delete all of the .TQ5 and .TQ6 files from your system – you won’t be needing them again.
    That’s enough for now.  Next month we’ll actually send data to LOTW – so double check that you have the ability to generate ADIF files with your logging software.

    LOTW – Step 4

    By Jack Fleming, WAØRJY

    Now where were we?  Oh yeah – time to send in your log!
    Remember how I’ve mentioned that it’s important for your logging software to be able to create a file with your log information in ADIF format?  We’ll now’s when we do it.  Have your logging software create the ADIF file of all of your contacts.  This might take a few minutes.  When it’s done, be sure to save the file somewhere that you’ll be able to find it later.  If that sounds tricky, it would be best to save it on your “Desktop” so that you’ll know where it is.
    Now run the TQSL program (you hopefully have it on your desktop or somewhere that you can find it).  Open the File menu (in TQSL) and select “Sign Existing ADIF or Cabrillo File”.  Follow the step by step instructions (this is where you’ll have to know where your ADIF file is stored!) and in the end you’ll have a digitally signed .TQ8 file!  Congratulations.
    Now attach that file to an email and send it to lotw-logs@arrl.org.  You’ll get a couple emails back from the LOTW server to let you know what it thought about the file you sent it.  Hopefully, the news will be encouraging.
    To see the status of your QSOs (which ones are confirmed electronically and how many more you need for DXCC) – log on to the LOTW User’s Web page at https://p1k.arrl.org/lotwuser/default.  Enter the username and password that came in the email with your TQ6 file and Voila!
    That’s it!  You are now an official user of LOTW.  Congratulations!

     




    DX Canasta

    Let’s Play DX Canasta!
    By Ward Silver, NØAX, Danny Eskenazi, K7SS, and Jack Fleming, WAØRJY, and others…

       The Great REAL New Millennium 2001 Five Watt Marathon was such a success in 2001 that some of us were wondering how to top it in 2002.  A lot of ideas were tossed about and eventually we came up with an event that should keep everyone close to their radio dials during the new year…

    "DX Canasta 2002"

       Every month, play a different "hand" based on major award programs. The goal is to make "DX Canastas" and acquire "DX Jokers" by working towards the major awards each month during 2002, starting on 1 Jan. Each month the "suit" changes to a new award.

       Points are counted for each new hand starting on the first of each subsequent month. Special Jokers are listed for each month. (If you aren't familiar with the rules of canasta, point your browser at www.pagat.com/rummy/canasta.html)
       The points acquired for each player are totaled every month. They are also added to a yearly total. There is a monthly certificate and the person with the most total points at the end of the year gets the traveling trophy, like it or not.

    The "Suits"

    WAS (January, May, September): each state counts 1 point
    DXCC (February, June, October): each entity counts 1 point (6-meter entities count 5 points each)
    IOTA (March, July, November): each IOTA island counts 1 point
    WAZ (April, August, December): each zone counts 1 point

    Contest QSOs are encouraged! Note that each suit (except WAZ) has at least one month in which a contest highlights that particular suit.

    The "Canastas"

       100 additional points are scored for completing a "canasta" during the month.  A canasta is achieved by qualifying for any one of the basic awards in a single month.  That means 40 zones (WAZ), 100 countries (DXCC), all 50 states (WAS), or 100 IOTA islands (IOTA 100 – see the IOTA web site at www.rsgbiota.org for rules).

    The "Jokers"

    Jokers score 25 points each and will be announced for each month as deemed suitable by the award managers.

    January

    Work any 20 state capital cities (25 point "joker" bonus)

    Work the following VE provinces – Quebec (VE2), Ontario (VE3), Manitoba (VE4), Saskatchewan (VE5), Alberta (VE6), Br. Columbia (VE7), Prince Edward Island (VY2), Nova Scotia (VE1), New Brunswick (VE9), Newfoundland-Labrador (VO1-VO2), NW Territories (VE8), Yukon – Nunavut (VY1/VYØ) (work all 12 for a 25 point "joker" bonus)

    Categories

       There are three power levels – QRP (<10 watts), Low Power (<200 watts), and High Power (> 200 watts). Participants can play a hand at each power level simultaneously if they wish.

    There is no mode restriction, although all-SSB, all-CW, all-RTTY, etc. will be noted.

    Scoring

    As often as you like post your totals to
    wwdxc-canasta@yahoogroups.com and they will be magically added to the club web site. The person with the highest monthly total will get a nice certificate so even if you aren't going to play every month, you can have a good time and win a hand. Please send…

    • Number of points scored for the month
    • Any canastas and jokers achieved
    • Your power category (QRP, LP, HP)
    • Any special notes – single-mode, single-band, all left-handed, mobile, etc. Also add your soapbox commentary about the best contact, most exciting moment, funniest thing, and so on.

    Questions? Send them to Ward Silver, NØAX, or Jack Fleming, WAØRJY, or wwdxc-canasta@yahoogroups.com! Better yet, send an email message to wwdxc-canasta-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to join the email list and be included in all announcements, questions, and extra canasta activities!





    DX Canasta

    Let’s Play DX Canasta!

    By Ward Silver, NØAX, Danny Eskenazi, K7SS, and Jack Fleming, WAØRJY, and others…

       The Great REAL New Millennium 2001 Five Watt Marathon was such a success in 2001 that some of us were wondering how to top it in 2002.  A lot of ideas were tossed about and eventually we came up with an event that should keep everyone close to their radio dials during the new year…

    "DX Canasta 2002"

       Every month, play a different "hand" based on major award programs. The goal is to make "DX Canastas" and acquire "DX Jokers" by working towards the major awards each month during 2002, starting on 1 Jan. Each month the "suit" changes to a new award.

       Points are counted for each new hand starting on the first of each subsequent month. Special Jokers are listed for each month. (If you aren't familiar with the rules of canasta, point your browser at www.pagat.com/rummy/canasta.html)

       The points acquired for each player are totaled every month. They are also added to a yearly total. There is a monthly certificate and the person with the most total points at the end of the year gets the traveling trophy, like it or not.

    The "Suits"

    WAS (January, May, September): each state counts 1 point
    DXCC (February, June, October): each entity counts 1 point (6-meter entities count 5 points each)
    IOTA (March, July, November): each IOTA island counts 1 point
    WAZ (April, August, December): each zone counts 1 point

    Contest QSOs are encouraged! Note that each suit (except WAZ) has at least one month in which a contest highlights that particular suit.

    The "Canastas"

       100 additional points are scored for completing a "canasta" during the month.  A canasta is achieved by qualifying for any one of the basic awards in a single month.  That means 40 zones (WAZ), 100 countries (DXCC), all 50 states (WAS), or 100 IOTA islands (IOTA 100 – see the IOTA web site at www.rsgbiota.org for rules).

    The "Jokers"

    Jokers score 25 points each and will be announced for each month as deemed suitable by the award managers.

    January

    Work any 20 state capital cities (25 point "joker" bonus)

    Work the following VE provinces – Quebec (VE2), Ontario (VE3), Manitoba (VE4), Saskatchewan (VE5), Alberta (VE6), Br. Columbia (VE7), Prince Edward Island (VY2), Nova Scotia (VE1), New Brunswick (VE9), Newfoundland-Labrador (VO1-VO2), NW Territories (VE8), Yukon – Nunavut (VY1/VYØ) (work all 12 for a 25 point "joker" bonus)

    Categories

       There are three power levels – QRP (<10 watts), Low Power (<200 watts), and High Power (> 200 watts). Participants can play a hand at each power level simultaneously if they wish.

    There is no mode restriction, although all-SSB, all-CW, all-RTTY, etc. will be noted.

    Scoring

    As often as you like post your totals to
    wwdxc-canasta@yahoogroups.com and they will be magically added to the club web site. The person with the highest monthly total will get a nice certificate so even if you aren't going to play every month, you can have a good time and win a hand. Please send…

    • Number of points scored for the month
    • Any canastas and jokers achieved
    • Your power category (QRP, LP, HP)
    • Any special notes – single-mode, single-band, all left-handed, mobile, etc. Also add your soapbox commentary about the best contact, most exciting moment, funniest thing, and so on.

    Questions? Send them to Ward Silver, NØAX, or Jack Fleming, WAØRJY, or wwdxc-canasta@yahoogroups.com! Better yet, send an email message to wwdxc-canasta-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to join the email list and be included in all announcements, questions, and extra canasta activities!





    Reserve a County – 2008

     

    If you're going to activate a county in the 2008 Salmon Run (September 20-21, 2008), please let a WWDXC officer know, or email brianMO at-sign yahoo dot com with the information, and we'll add it to the list! 

     

    County

    Adams

     

     

    Asotin

     

     

    Benton

     

     

    Chelan

     

     

    Clallam

     

     

    Clark

       

     

    Columbia

     

     

    Cowlitz

     

     

    Douglas

     

     

    Ferry

     

     

    Franklin

     

     

    Garfield

     

     

    Grant

     

     

    Grays Harbor

     

     

    Island

     

     

    Jefferson

     

     

    King

    *

    *

    Kitsap

     

     

    Kittitas

     

     

    Klickitat

     

     

    Lewis

     

     

    Lincoln

     

     

    Mason

     

     

    Okanogan

     

    Pacific

     

     

    Pend Oreille

     

     

    Pierce

    *

    *

    San Juan

     

     

    Skagit

     

     

    Skamania

     

     

    Snohomish

     *

     *

    Spokane

     

     

    Stevens

     

     

    Thurston

     

     

    Wahkiakum

     

     

    Walla Walla

     

     

    Whatcom

     

     

    Whitman

     

     

    Yakima

     

     

    * = Hi Ham Density, likely covered by hams-in-situ





    PNWDXC 2007 – Register Online!

    Online Registration

     for the

     2007 Pacific Northwest DX Convention

     Now Available

     Want to register for the PNW DX convention (August 10-12) but haven't had the time to send in a check?

    Now you can register ON LINE! Go to http://www.wwdxc.org/convention and click on the 'Register Online' menu item.

    After choosing your banquet dinner item, you can pay with a major credit card. A confirmation will be sent to your email, and the registration committee will receive your registration. 

    It's fast, easy, and secure — probably more secure than sending a check in the mail.

    Get there even faster —

    CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GO TO THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

     





    2005-10-24 Board Meeting Minutes

    WWDXC Board Meeting October 24, 2005

    Attending:
    Hillar N6HR
    Jim K7WA
    Joe W7QN
    Roger W7VV
    Dick K7BTW
    Pat W7GTO

    Meeting was called to order promptly at 1900

    Minutes
    Minutes from September were thoroughly reviewed and approved
    by the board.

    New Business
    ARRL International DX Contest plaques – The club sponsors
    two plaques for the ARRL Int'l DX contest –
    JA Low Power SSB and JA Low Power CW. The board moved to
    continue to sponsor these plaques for 2006.

    Treasurer's Report
    Presented in absentia, it was reviewed by the board

    Membership Report
    38 second notice renewal notices were sent out; three
    renewals have been received.
    The Web information available on our members will be updated
    to reflect renewals and new members

    DX Repeater Questionnaire
    The Questionnaire was sent out to the membership; results
    were unavailable
    Other Repeater news
    The club is in receipt of an offer by a large equipment
    manufacturer to sponsor repeater operation costs. More news later.

    Salmon Run
    The Salmon Run "committee" will meet in November, probably,
    to do the scoring on this past year's contest.
    Jim K7WA will keep the board up to date on the progress as
    it's available.

    Outreach
    Jim will be presenting to the MIRO (Mercer Island Radio
    Organization) club in December regarding the activities of the WWDXC

    Web Site
    The board will investigate making the links to obtain club
    badges and QSL cards more prominent on the web site

    Tabloid & Badges
    The board discussed the desirability of eliminating as of
    January 1, 2006 the Totem Tabloid print edition to lessen the burden
    on our publisher
    Jack WA0RJY, as well as save the club additional $$.

    The board is exploring the inclusion of a membership badge
    as part of the new members package; consultation with the
    Treasurer on the implications of doing so was delayed until
    the next meeting. The desire was to make this change coincident
    with the elimination of the print edition of the Tabloid.

    Contest Update
    Hillar points out that there's a movement afoot to have
    the "7QP" – Seventh Area QSO Party, on the 1st or 2nd weekend in May.
    As a new event, it would encourage participation by making
    each county multipliers, etc. The details are being worked out by
    a committee via email — Hillar promises to keep the board
    appraised of the progress

    Club Meeting Presentations
    November – Ward Silver, tanned and ready to run, will be
    presenting on the
    Kure Island DXpedition "Kure Island: How I Stopped Worrying
    and Learned to Love the Crabs" (okay, we made that part up)

    * ) * ( * ) * ( * ) * ( * ) * ( * ) * ( * ) * ( * ) * ( * ) * ( * )
    * ( * ) * ( * ) * ( * ) * (

    ELECTION OF THE 2006 WWDXC CLUB OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES! (ignore
    comments like these in parentheses)

    Officers and Directors Elections – it's that time again!
    Everything that makes a democracy great! Nominations! (Vote buying
    and Gerrymandering!)

    November – Time to plot your strategy to make sure YOUR
    candidate is nominated, whether they like it or not!

    December – Be there for the action! Back room deals.
    Surprise candidates. Voting!
    (See how 90 votes can be squeezed out of 57
    attending members!)

    All of the officer positions are officially open, and any
    Trustee position expiring in 2005 is open.
    See a current member of the board if you'd like to nominate
    someone, or have any questions in your consideration of a
    role as a club officer or trustee.




    Vote Thank You

     

     

    Thanks for your Vote. 

     

    You will receive a confirmation that you vote via the email address you provided within 72 hours of your vote.  If you do NOT receive a confirmation email, please contact a member of the WWDXC Board.

     





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    KipEdwards
    W6SZN

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