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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, October 13, 2023.
  Time:  Doors open at 6:30 PM; Meeting begins at 7:30 PM.
  Location:  Hall Perrine Cancer Center rooms A & B, at Mercy Medical Center.
  Program:  ”Contesting for Non-Contesters” by Dave Jacksa, WØVX via Zoom.
     Dave is a charter member of EIDXA.

Yes, we are going to introduce Zoom to the Meetings.  Hopefully things will go smoothly.

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, May 12, 2023 at the Hall
Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center.

  • Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by President Gayle KØFLY
  • Per the sign-in sheet, there were 36 members / guests present
    • Gale Lawson KØFLY
    • George Cooley NG7A
    • Val Lawson WØEFW
    • Gary Toomsen KØGT
    • Mike Nowack NA9Q
    • Terry Cellman WØAWL
    • Tom Lindgren WØWP
    • Jim Meade NOØB
    • Jim Spencer WØSR
    • Samuel Burrell, SR KØAFN
    • Glen Kesselring KØJGH
    • Frank Baker WØQC
    • Phil
McMillan K9ZK
    Nelson Moyer KUØA
    Rod Blocksome KØDAS
    David Christ KØLUM
    Wyatt Dirks ACØRA
    Joe Hungate K8OM
    Rich Haendel W3ACO
    Larry Waggoner WØWLL
    Bill Caldwell NØLNO
    Elizabeth Caldwell NØUTP
    Johnathan Ahlrichs KDØVVH
    Al Culbert KØAL
    Al Groff KØVM
    Steve Sawyers NAØIA
    Jeff WØODS
    Bob Lee WØGXA
    Larry Albrecht KØIS
    Jerry Rappel WWØE
    Garry Huff KWØJ
    Dave Wilson KØRN
    Scott Augsburger WRØU
    Larry Newby WBØB
    Vivien Johnson KL7YL
    Glenn Johnson WØGJ


  Mike NA9Q handed out a spreadsheet of the club finances.
    Rich W3ACO moved to accept the report, KDØVVH seconded the
    motion, and it was accepted by a unanimous vote.
  Contact Mike NA9Q with any club treasury questions.
  We are financially solvent!

  Nothing found.

  Jim WØSR reported no new applications.
  There are revised application rules that will be presented
    at the next meeting.

DXpedition FUNDING:
  Terry WØAWL proposed sending $100 to the Clipperton DXpedition.
    There was some debate as to whether this was enough. Glenn WØGJ
    suggested an amount of $200. Rich W3ACO then motioned for $200,
    Jim WØSR seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

  George – NG7A reminded everyone that CQ WPX CW contest is
    coming up May 27-28.
  Gayle confirmed that the club registered with the ARRL for
    contests. Cedar Rapids is the center of the club’s coverage area.

  No updates.

  No updates.


  Sam KØAFN sold the last two EIDXA ball caps.
  If interested in obtaining a cap, please contact
    Sam KØAFN directly.
  A portion of the proceeds goes to the club’s 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 gave an update of the sales.
  Planning to sell the 4-squares at the junk-in-the trunk
    and Dayton. Jim WØSR took down the 80M and 40M 4-square
    antenna systems.
  The Ten-Tec Titan amplifier is also for sale. Gary has
    been trouble-shooting and found that the transformer in
    the power supply was bad. NØNI had two such power supplies
    and he gave the club the power supply in exchange for the
    80M 4-square. The amp is working and producing 1,500 watts.
    It should be available for sale in a month or so.
  100 feet of Rohn 25 tower along with the guy wires is
    available for sale. It is in good shape with some surface rust.
  Thanks for Jim NOØB for hauling equipment on the trailer.


  Rich W3ACO agree to take on the task.

  Rich W3ACO has set up a “HAENDEL YL Operators Fund” to
    help get YLs to PJ2T.
  He identified Paige Harper KØPZH as a candidate for an
    upcoming SSB contest in either October 2023 or March 2024.
    Paige is a new operator and won a recent Rookie Round-up.
  Rod KØDAS motioned to give $200. After discussion, the
    motion was changed to $500 and an added stipulation to have
    Paige join the EIDXA and have her present a program of the
    contest to the club. Bob WØGXA seconded the motion, and
    it was carried unanimously.

  There was a short discussion on setting up remote operations
    for difficult and dangerous DX destinations such as Bouvet
    Island. There are some solutions, which Glenn covered in more
    detail during his presentation.
  Glenn does have access to some remote destinations and asked
    members to get in touch with him if they’d like a taste of what
    it’s like on the other end of the pile up.


  "What is a Real Ham" by Dr. Glenn Johnson, WØGJ. This is the
    same presentation that Glenn gave at the Visalia DX convention
    in April.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.