Chapter 41 met at Midway Point Sports Bar and Grill on Saturday, 02 August 2014 and had 18 participants. We tried to demonstrate the new chapter website, but could not access the Internet for the second consecutive month. Lee Cheever, W5IG, demonstrated his air key and told us about his home and mobile stations. Fortunately, Lee had copies of two YouTube videos that he made about his home and mobile stations that we were able to play on a computer DVD drive. After viewing the videos, we went to the parking lot to see firsthand how Lee put the maximum amount of radio equipment is a very small vehicle. Lee’s videos are available at
Lunch over chapter being told about a trip to the ARRL National Centennial Convention.
W5IG, allowing chapter members to examine his mobile station.
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Fifteen people participated in the QCWA Chapter 41 meeting on Saturday, 05 July 2014 at Midway Point Sports Bar and Grill in Dallas, Texas. Everybody enjoyed a Dutch treat lunch and conversation; some people made selections from the buffet and others ordered from the menu.
Chapter 41 presented Chapter 41 Webmaster, Keith Parris, WB5RBA a check to cover expenses incurred with the new Chapter 41 website. Discussion about providing a chapter roster on the new website decided that a roster should NOT be provided because of possible identity theft concerns. Webmaster will review email addresses provided on new website to see how they cause a particular email tool to launch and make changes to allow any email tool to be used. Task of sending email reminders about next Chapter 41 meeting will be transferred to Webmaster effective with the September meeting.
Attendees were reminded that the Ham Holiday in Oklahoma City will be 25 & 26 July 2014. Details are available at http://hamholiday.com/.
We had hoped to provide a demonstration tour of the new QCWA Chapter 41 website. Unfortunately the WiFi access at Midway Point Sports Bar and Grill was not working; therefore, this demonstration tour was not possible.
We enjoyed the “Genius: Leonardo da Vinci” video. It is amazing how many things Leonardo accomplished.
On Saturday, 07 June 2014, 15 people gathered at the Midway Point Sports Bar and Grill where they enjoyed lunch, conversation, and the program about Dayton Hamvention® 2014.
Participation at 07 June 2014 Chapter 41 meeting
Bob Olney, N5NT, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Val Erwin, W5PUT.
Certificate of Appreciation Presentation