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:  The April meeting is on hold due to Covid 19 virus concerns. Please
          monitor this web site for further developments.

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

Location:  Mercy Medical Center Hall-Perrine Cancer Center.

 To be determined... 

KØVM's presentation from October 2019 is available for download here.

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.

Minutes of the EIDXA meeting of October 18, 2019

EIDXA Minutes October 18, 2019

1. Jim WØSR opened the meeting at 7:30.

2. 25 attendees introduced themselves with name, call, and QTH.

3. There were no corrections to the July 2019 minutes as
   published in the club newsletter and website.

4. Rich W3ACO acting as the nominating committee said that the
   current officers were willing to continue for another term.
   There were no nominations from the floor so a motion passed
   to elect the proposed slate.
      President — Jim WØSR
      V. President — Craig KØCF
      Secretary — David KØLUM
      Treasurer — Mike NA9Q

5. We need two volunteers to join W3ACO on the nominating committee.

6. Treasurer’s Report Mike NA9Q:  
   We ended the year with a slight increase in funds.
   Dues for the coming year are due.
   18 members have not paid their 2019 dues.

7. Membership Tom WB8ZRL: No outstanding applications.

8. DX funding: Mike NA9Q, Terry WØAWL, Glenn WØGJ:
   Glenn is at Pitcairn.
   Nothing special on the horizon.

9. DX Cluster Tom WB8ZRL:
   Minor maintainance done. Working fine.

10. Website Craig KØCF: Website is working fine.

11. Repeater Steve NUØP, Jason NRØX: Neither present, no report.

12. Program committee:
    WØSR suggested that we have a program committee to help the president.
    It is hoped that WØGJ can present one program a year.
    Terry WØAWL suggested a show and tell evening.

13. ARRL Director KØDAS:
    New magazine  On the Air  coming out aimed at newer licensees  It will
    be available to all ARRL members but only it or QST will be mailed.
    The one not chosen can be read on-line.

14. The chair of the DX advisory committee is John Yodis K2VV who lives in
    the St. Louis area.  Your comments and ideas about DX are welcomed
    by him.

15. DX & ARRL banquet and Winterfest 2020 Rod KØDAS:
    Third week in January — 2 days.
    Speakers will be ARRL CEO and Craig K9CT who has spoken at EIDXA.

16. EIDXA hats — Sam KØAFN:
    Still available, part of proceeds go to EIDXA.

17. Does DXCC need to be changed or enhanced?
    WØSR led a discussion of W9KNI’s suggestions to level the field for
    newer hams. No consensus was achieved.

18. During the break a drawing was held. 
    Tickets were sold for two items.
    Daiwa CN-901 HP3 cross needle power/SWR meter good for full legal limit,
    1.8-200 MHz donated by W3ACO.
    AEA Pakratt PK-232 MBX Multimode data controller Donated by WØSR.
    The same person won both but has donated them back to the club to be
    raffled again next meeting.

19. A fine program on WSJT/FT8/FT4 was presented by Al KØVM.
    His slides can be found on the EIDXA website at

David KØLUM, Secretary