|WVDXA Banner from 3YØZ|
|Steve Gillispie, K8LZ|
Steve Gillispie, K8LZ, brought a box packed with cables and goodies to distribute to the deserving and he did not take any of it home! This was Steve's first WVDXA meeting in a LONG time. Steve belonged to the WVDXA during an earlier manifestation of the group! He was good to share some of his "Al Hix" stories with the group today. Steve's photo is on the upper-right. Click on any photo to see a larger image.
In just 11 days, Jimmy, W8JA's mom, Oleta Aeiker, will be 94 years young! The group wished her a Very Happy Birthday with a great round of applause! You can see a candid photo of Oleta on the left.
|K8KT, W8OI, K8JQ, Nancy, etc.|
Another WVDXA member who has not been seen at one of our irregular meetings in awhile is Steve Courts, K8JQ. You can see a candid photo of Steve below on the left. Click on any photo to see a larger image. W8TN pointed out that back in college he was "blown-away" by watching Steve (who is naturally left-handed) copy code by writing it with his left hand while he sent with his right! This has made Steve quite the contester!
After everyone consumed a few thousand calories, W8TN narrated a slide show of some 385 slides. He described the 1985 DX'pedition to Clipperton Island on which he was a team member. W8TN wore his yellow T-Shirt for that DX'pedition. As he stated, this DX'pedition was nearly half-a-lifetime ago! You can see his photo in that shirt on the right. Click on any photo to see a larger image.
|W8TN - FOØXX '85|
|Steve Courts, K8JQ|
A lot more people showed up than had posted to the reflector they were coming. It seems that some had plans that fell through and allowed them to come. For others it depended on how they felt today. All-in-all it was an EXCELLENT turn-out and I think everyone had a WONDERFUL time! From what I saw of the conversations, I think this was a really great meeting!