July 2021 General Meeting

Minutes PART Meeting July 20, 2021 
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT 
Cameron Senior Center, Westford 
Officers Present: 
  • George, K1IG, President
  • Andy, KB1OIQ, Vice President
  • Alan, W1AHM, Treasurer 
  • Chauncey, K1OPE, Secretary 
  • Bob, W1IS, Director at Large 
The Club’s first hybrid meeting. 
Participants: 26 in-person + 11 via WebEx 
George, K1IG, welcomed everyone back to our first in-person meeting since February 2020.   A round of introductions opened the meeting.  We welcomed four newcomers. 

Alan, W1AHM, gave the Treasurer’s Report: 
  • 94 paid members 
  • $7,410 balance in the General Fund 
  • $6,136 in the Repeater Fund 
  • $1,269 in the Kit Building Fund 
  • Total cash on hand $14,815. 
Despite the Covid restrictions, the Club remained active.  George recapped the club activities since March 2020.  The details are in his slide deck and are not repeated here.  This and other presentations are posted on the WB1GOF website in the
Presentations tab.. 
We noted the following Silent Keys: 
Jeff, KD1IT 
Jim, KC1JXL 
Joe, WA1UYR 
Bill, AA1O.
George described upcoming events.  There is also the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on August 14-15: 
https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com. PART member Bob, W1IS, will be one of the speakers at this event.
The Club gave the following Field Day awards: 

  • Colin, W1DJR and Bonnie, AC1IY, for Best DX. 
  • Steve, W1KBE, for his super-hot CW skills. 

Terry, KA8SCP, gave a complete update on the state of his three repeaters.  He also shared details of a forthcoming DMR repeater to be located up at the Highway Department. 

Terry was given a Service Award for his many decades as editor of the PARTicles Newsletter. 
Lastly, Steve, W1KBE, gave a demonstration of his homebrew Tesla Coil.  Pretty impressive lightning. 

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