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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:  A Friday evening in January, 2023.

Time:  Doors open at 6:30 PM; Meeting begins at 7:30 PM.

Location:  Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center.

Program:  To be determined...



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, October 14, 2022

CALL TO ORDER AND GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by President Gayle, KØFLY
  • Per the sign-in sheet, there were 19 members / guests present
    • Gale Lawson, KØFLY
    • George Cooley, NG7A
    • David Christ, KØLUM
    • Anders Steffensen, KDØWGD
    • David Lucas, KØDPL
    • Mike Nowack, NA9Q
    • Rod Blocksome, KØDAS
    • Gary Toomsen, KØGT
    • Joe Hungate, K8OM
    • Jerry Rappel, WWØE
    • Val Lawson, WØEFW
    • Tom Lindgren, WØWP
    • Rich Haendel, W3ACO
    • Jim Spencer, WØSR
    • Steve Sawyers, NAØIA
    • Jim Meade, NOØB
    • Johnathan Alrichs, KDØVVH
    • Bill Caldwell, NØLNO
    • Elizabeth Caldwell, NØUTP

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  TREASURER’S REPORT:
    • Mike, NA9Q handed out a spreadsheet of the club finances.
      Rich, W3ACO moved to accept the report, Jim, WØSR seconded
      the motion and it was accepted by a unanimous vote.
    • Tom, WØWP thanked Craig, KØCF for all of his work on the website,
      Bob, WØGXA for his work on the Newsletter and Terry, WØAWL for
      all his work on Tom, WB8ZRL’s estate sale.  He motioned to
      give a $100 gift card to each, Jonathan, KDØVVH seconded the
      motion and it carried by a unanimous vote.
    • Contact Mike, NA9Q with any club treasury questions.
    • We are financially solvent!

  MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:
    • Jim, WØSR reported no new applications

  PROGRAMS COMMITTEE:
    • Gayle, KØFLY reported the next EIDXA club program will be
      Terry’s DVD on Scarborough Reef

  CONTEST COMMITTEE:
    • George, NG7A reminded everyone that CQWW SSB contest
      is coming up. 
    • Rich, W3ACO shared that he plans to operate at PJ2T along
      with his daughter Melissa, W7MAH. Melissa had just earned
      her General ticket and has never before contested. This
      will be her first trip to PJ2T.
    • Gayle reminded George that the cub accepted the recommendation
      to use a 175-mile radius from the center of Cedar Rapids as
      the club coverage area.

  WEB SITE REPORT:
    • No updates

  REPEATER COMMITTEE:
    • No updates

OLD BUSINESS:

  EIDXA CAP SALES:
    • 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.

  TOM WB8ZRL EQUIPMENT SALES (UPDATE):
    • 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.
    • Jim, WØSR took down the 8ØM and 4ØM 4-square antenna
      systems. They are available for purchase by club members.
      Please contact Jim, WØSR or Terry, WØAWL if interested.
    • Jason, NRØX took down the 4ØM beam from the top of the
      tower, it is available for sale.
    • 100 feet of Rohn 25 tower along with the guy wires is
      available for sale.  It is in good shape with some
      surface rust.
    • A new AL-82 amplifier lists for $4,000 – the EIDXA is
      selling Tom’s for much less, it is a good deal.
    • The Ten-Tec Titan amplifier is also for sale.
    • Two Ham-IV rotators are available, one tested and the
      other just removed from the top of the 100-foot tower.

NEW BUSINESS:

  ELECTIONS
  • Candidates:
     ◦ Gale, KØFLY – President
     ◦ Joe, WØIW – Vice President
     ◦ George, NG7A – Secretary
     ◦ Mike, NA9Q – Treasurer
  • David, KØLUM motioned to accept the candidates,
    Jim, NOØB seconded the motion and the motion carried
    by a unanimous vote.

5 MINUTE BREAK

PROGRAM:
  • Gayle, KØFLY gave an excellent and informative program
    on his 160 Meter vertical with raised radials. He shared
    what the models predicted and how if compared to real
    world operating.
  • Thank you KØFLY for an excellent Program!

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.