The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Dodd, KIØJP at 7:30 PM.
The usual introductions around the room showed 13 members present.
Treasurer's report was delivered by Willy, KCØJFQ who reported a healthy
HamRad Report by Rich, WWØQ:
WWØQ wants to meet soon with Dave Wilson, the JCEMA director.
RAGBRAI - Ham radio role has been reduced to providing weather warnings in
There was some bad weather around midnight, but nothing developed.
W3ACO reported that only 2 or 3 showed up for the last demonstration at the Senior
Center. He wonders if we need more demos. We will do one on September 25th (Thursday)
at a time to be determined. We will need to advertise via the Senior Center weekly or
quarterly flyer. The antenna must come down after the last demo.
Art, KØACP, will talk to Doug Herman, KDØTG At West High to find out if
there is interest in a demonstration there, and to set a date.
Art, KØACP needs a VE session - a prospective ham is ready for the test.
KIØJP, W3ACO, WØJWC and KØACP will do it. It was noted that it
must be advertised via the ARRL, ICARC web site and/or the net.
Rich, W3ACO wants to do a membership drive via postal mail. KØCF will update
the mailing list.
Rich, WWØQ wondered if there was interest in doing an automated notification
of severe weather via email, cell phone, pager or text message. Rich will explore
Sunday evening net control: WWØQ will take it for this month.
Dennis, WBØMCX reported that he has tickets with double stubs for the October
5th hamfest in West Liberty.
Rich, W3ACO announced that he has a box full of junk free for the taking.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:12 PM.
All About Verticals, by our activities chairman, Rich Haendel, W3ACO. Rich told us all about
these very popular amateur antennas -- how and why they work, and how to get the most out of them.