PARA Meeting Minutes 7/11/2016
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association was held Monday, July 11 at the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 140, in Paducah, KY. There were 26 present.
The meeting was opened by President Jeff Wielgos (KB9BVL). Jeff invited each attendee around the room to introduce themselves with their name and call. The treasurer’s report given by Bruce Huyck (KS4V), and the Secretary’s reading of the minutes by Ron Cowherd (K4GYD) were subsequently approved by the members.
Items discussed include:
- There were many comments of appreciation for outstanding contributions to the success of the 2016 Field Day event, for example: The McCracken County Emergency Management for the use of their Mobile Command Center, generators and gasoline to run them. Also named were WPSD TV and The Paducah Sun for their excellent coverage. It was also mentioned that there were more than adequate club members available this year for station operations and set-up/take-down/cleanup activities.
- Other items that were briefly brought up were upcoming hamfests: The Huntsville, Alabama Hamfest, August 20 and 21 and The Middle Tennessee Hamfest at Lebanon, Tennessee, July 31.
- Dave Perry (N4QS) told of his latest trip to Aruba to participate in the 2016 CQ World Wide WPX Contest CW. He also talked of his long friendly association with Zoran, YU7KW from Serbia who also participated with the team. The group placed 5th in the world in their category.
Net Controls for Late July/Early August
Sunday night nets are at 9:00 PM CDT on 147.060 PL 179.9. See net control procedures here.
July 17 Jeff KB9BVL
July 24 Ken KW4DI 10 checkins
July 31 Frank KY4LDS 12 checkins
August 7 Logan KG4VKB 12 PARA net – 9 ARES
2016 Field day totals
Band Mode – QSOs
3.5 CW – 155; LSB – 83
7 CW – 318; LSB – 413; RTTY – 50
14 CW – 222; RTTY – 75; USB – 112
21 CW – 79; USB – 3
Total QSO’s: 1510
2016 Field Day Slide Show (pictures by Ron Cowherd)