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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 April 2023. Date to be determined.

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

Location:  Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center.

Program:  A program of interest to DXers will be presented.



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

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 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

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  TREASURER’S REPORT:
    • 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.

  MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:
    • 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.

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

  CONTEST COMMITTEE:
    • 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

  WEB SITE REPORT:
    • No updates

  REPEATER COMMITTEE:
    • No updates – functioning well

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

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

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.
    • 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
      interested.

5 MINUTE BREAK

  PROGRAM:
    • Video on the FT5ZM DXpedition

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.