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Sunday, April 1, 2012

March 2012 Meeting a WINNER!

The March, 2012, meeting of the WVDXA was held at the Golden Corral restaurant in Cross Lanes, WV, and, by all accounts, was a huge success.  If you click on the above photo you can see a larger image.  I did not get this photo taken until some had moved out of the room (probably to get more food!)  Attendees included: Clark, W8TN, Phil, W8UV, Joe, W8QY, and his wife, Mary, Dave, W8IW, Jim, K4JWA, Garie, K8KFJ, Dave, WA8WV, Hal, W8HC, Jimmy, W8JA, and his mom, Oleta, Dana, K8WAT, Tim, K8RRT, Steve, KC8FVE, Tom, AB8RL, Eric, K8OHZ, and his daughter, Pete, K4OM, Charlie, N8RR, Bart, WT8V, Garry, W8OI, Bob, WV8BL, Mike, NU8LL, Tara, N8ULL, and their son, and Jack, N8DX.  That's a total of 26 (22 hams!) - WOW!

Jim, K4JWA, demonstrated his DX Engineering coax preparation tools and Jack, N8DX, demonstrated the K3LR method of PL-259 installation.  I think several folks picked up some tips on how to install that pesky connector.

The meeting was scheduled to be from 1 to 3 p.m.  I showed up at 12:20 p.m. to set things up and found Eric, K8OHZ, was already there.  In just minutes, Pete, K4OM, and Bob, WV8BL, showed up.  A half dozen or more were eating their lunch well before 1 p.m.  I tried to finish up the meeting close to 3 p.m. but it was after 4 before I left.  At that time, Tim, K8RRT, and Jack, N8DX, were heavily involved in antenna discussions.  Then, they retired to the parking lot where Jack demonstrated his tennis ball launcher.  I sure wish the rest of us could have seen that.  Tim said the tennis ball reached an amazing height on just 20 psi.

So, as always, the WVDXA had a fantastic meeting.  We missed those who could not attend and look forward to seeing them the next time.