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EIDXA Meetings

EIDXA meets quarterly, in January, April, July and October. Normal meeting location is the Mercy Medical Center Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, located south of downtown Cedar Rapids at the intersection of 10th St SE, 8th Ave SE and Mount Vernon Rd SE (a visual aid to this site is provided below). Meetings are occasionally held at alternative sites, which will be clearly announced on this page. The doors open for eyeball QSOs at about 6:30 PM and the formal meeting starts at 7:30. We generally have a program of interest following the business meeting.

Following the meeting, we meet for pizza and refreshments at Godfather's Pizza at 3647 1st Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids (in the Town & Country Shopping Center). Getting to Godfather's Pizza is EASY! Click here for a map and directions.

For minutes of the most recent EIDXA meeting, scroll down the page or click here.

For minutes of previous meetings, see the EIDXA Minutes Archive.

Next EIDXA Meeting:

  Date:  Friday, May 12, 2023.
  Time:  Doors open at 6:30 PM; Meeting begins at 7:30 PM.
  Location:  Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center.
  Program:  "What is a Real Ham" by Dr. Glenn Johnson WØGJ. This is the
       same presentation that Glenn will give at the Visalia DX convention in April. 

Prior to the meeting, the EIDXA has scheduled an early dinner for Glenn and Vivien at the "Black Sheep Social Club", 600 1st Street SE. Please join us at 17:00 local (5 PM). We will order at 17:30 and depart for the meeting at Hall Perrine around 19:00 local (7 PM). The restaurant has a web site https://www.iamtheblacksheep.com with the menu listed. Please let Gayle, KØFLY (email: KØFLY) know if you are attending, so that he can finalize the reservation.

If you are coming in on I-380, take the Diagonal Drive SW exit and head east as if going to Mercy Medical Center (note that Diagonal Drive becomes 8th Avenue SE). Take the first left after crossing the bridge on to 2nd Street SE, then take the first left again, onto 7th Avenue SE. There is a surface parking lot on the right, or on-street parking is available on 1st Street SE adjacent to the restaurant.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at one or both events.

The Mercy Medical Center complex is located south of downtown Cedar Rapids, at the intersection of 10th St SE, 8th Ave SE and Mount Vernon Rd SE (701 10th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403). Please see the aerial photo map of the meeting location provided below. In addition, we have an interactive Google map of the area.

There is free parking directly in front of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center.

Enter Hall-Perrine Cancer Center through the northeast doors. The conference rooms are adjacent to the entrance. There are no steps to get to the conference rooms.

We hope to see all of our club members at the meeting. Please consider bringing a non-member ham guest!

Following the meeting, we will meet for pizza and refreshments at Godfather's Pizza at 3647 1st Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids (in the Town & Country Shopping Center). Getting to Godfather's Pizza is EASY! Click here for a map and directions.

Meeting Location: (You may click on the photo map for a larger version.)Mercy Medical Center aerial view
Parking is free in the parking lot in front of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. Enter from 10th St SE -- parking is to your right from the roundabout. Please enter Hall-Perrine through the northeast entrance, as marked above. The meeting room is adjacent to the entrance, and is stair-free. For a customizable view of the area, check out this interactive Google Map.

EIDXA Meeting Minutes

Minutes of EIDXA Club Meeting, January 20, 2023

  • Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by President Gayle KØFLY
  • Per the sign-in sheet, there were 18 members / guests present
    • Gayle Lawson KØFLY
    • George Cooley NG7A
    • Rod Blocksome KØDAS
    • Joe Hungate K8OM
    • Elizabeth Caldwell NØUTP
    • Bill Caldwell NØLNO
    • Jerry Rappel WWØE
    • Gary Huff KWØJ
    • Val Lawson WØEFW
    • John Andrews ACØXY
    • Steve Sawyers NAØIA
    • Al Groff KØVM
    • Jim Meade NOØB
    • Gary Toomsen KØGT
    • Terry Cellman WØAWH
    • Tom Lindgren WØWP
    • Mike Nowack NA9Q
    • Glen Kesselring KØJGH


    • Mike NA9Q handed out a spreadsheet of the club finances and
      gave the report. Al KØVM moved to accept the report, Glen KØJGH
      seconded the motion and it was accepted by a unanimous vote.
    • A reminder that Club dues are due.

    • Bill KØKT from Ames applied and was voted in via email.
    • Gayle suggested simplifying the membership process, where the
      membership committee reviews the applications and records and
      accepts the applicant.

    • Terry WØAWL went through the next DXpeditions
    • Gayle suggested making videos available on Dxing and
      contesting for members

    • George – NG7A described the month long Winter-heat FM VHF contest
    • Reminded everyone of the CQWW 160M contest next weekend (Jan 27th)
    • Reminded everyone ARRL DX CW coming up the weekend of Feb 18th

    • No updates

    • No updates – functioning well

    • Gayle KØFLY suggested asking Adrian KO8SCA to do a program on
      the Bouvet Island Dxpedition (3YØJ).

    • Gayle KØFLY appointed Barry WØIY and Tom WØWP as the audit
      committee as required by the club’s bylaws.


    • Sam KØAFN (not present) appears to still be taking orders for
      EIDXA ball caps. If interested, please contact Sam KØAFN directly.
    • A portion of the proceeds goes to the club general funds.

    • Proceeds to date are in the treasurer's report. All proceeds from
      the sale of this equipment will be kept in the general fund and
      not incorporated into the Tom Hise Fund.
    • Terry WØAWL reported that the towers were taken down in a hurry
      and they could not transport in in Jason NRØX’s truck. The Rohn 25
      towers need a storage place until they are sold. They are in good
      shape structurally, but have a lot of surface rust. The club is
      asking $10 per section and has 10 sections.
    • A new AL-82 amplifier lists for $4000 – the EIDXA is selling Tom’s
      for much less – $1,100 for club members – it is a good deal.
    • Terry will send a list of remaining equipment to anyone that is


    • Video on the FT5ZM DXpedition

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.