CQC MINUTES 071517

COLORADO QRP CLUB
Minutes – Regular Membership Meeting
July 15, 2017
Smokey Hill Public Library (Arapahoe Libraries)
5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015

Officers Present: Ed Comfort KCØZLR, President; Scott Garcia KØFRP, Vice President; Dick Schneider ABØCD, Secretary

Total attendees: 11

Meeting called to order by President Ed Comfort at 10:50 a.m.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Tabled. Treasurer, Roger Wendell WBØJNR was out of the country.

SECRETARY’S REPORT

Dick Schneider ABØCD. Reading of the minutes for the May 13, 2017, meeting were dispensed with and approved with no objection.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Fox Hunt. Marshall Emm N1FN reported that the summer 20 meter fox hunt was up and running. He recapped the fox hunt for those unfamiliar with the popular weekly contest. Marshall also introduced his visiting grandson, Robert Lopez.

Field Day. Scott Garcia KØFRP. The casual, Aloha, Field Day site was located at Jim Moravec NØCOT’s ranch east of Strasburg CO. The crew set up Jim’s cellphone on wheels (COW) tower which was used to support wire antennas. Club operated in the 3A Battery class. Pete reported that 20 meters CW sounded pretty good, but signals were blasted away when sideband and digital operations commenced. We may consider band filters in the future. Pictures on the club’s website, www.coloradoqrpclub.org. About 10 adults and youth operated. For next year, we might consider a more competitive site with a GOTA station for casual operations.

OLD BUSINESS

Club Build Project. Discussion lead by Dick Schneider ABØCD. General options included a transceiver kit, a receiver kit, or an accessory kit. Consensus leaned toward a transceiver kit in the $100-$200 price range, with a receiver kit next, then an accessory kit. Scott brought up the notion of two builds, a main project and an accessory. President Ed Comfort appointed Dick, Scott, Pete to pick project and develop a plan for the effort.

NEW BUSINESS

NONE

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved at 11:35 a.m.

PRESENTATION

Informal Show N Tell, focusing on QRP rigs.

LUNCH

Followed the meeting

Submitted by: Dick Schneider, ABØCD, CQC Secretary