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1 Welcome to Northern California DX Club May 21, 2009

2 Slide 2 NCDXC May 09 Tonight’s Agenda Club Business –Introduction of Officers –Introductions of Members –New members –DX news –QSTs The status of the sunspot cycle Feature – Intro to Amateur Radio Satellites – by Don Anatasia, AA6W NCDXC Raffle

3 Slide 3 NCDXC May 09 Introduction of Officers Introduction of Officers Officers –President Craig BradleyAE6RR –Vice PresRisto Kotalampi W6RK –SecretaryRuss BentsonK6KLY –TreasurerJose Picazo Jr.WT6X Directors –Steve JonesN6SJ –Jim AbrahamW6EB –John EisenbergK6YP

4 Slide 4 NCDXC May 09 Elections in June The annual elections are coming up next month If you are interested in running for an office please contact me or one of the board members

5 Slide 5 NCDXC May 09 Introductions Let’s Go Around the room… –Introduce yourself & any guests –Tell us what new DX you have bagged –Any short Show & Tell? –Any other news you wish to share?

6 Slide 6 NCDXC May 09 New members? Secretary - Russ, K6KLY –He has applications are available… –Membership Voting?

7 Slide 7 NCDXC May 09 DX News – KH4 K4M - Midway Island –#24 most needed world wide first operation in almost 10 years –10 days in October 2009 –19 Ops –160 through 6m –www.midway2009.com

8 Slide 8 NCDXC May 09 IDXC Visalia Wrap Up IDXC 2009 (the 60th year) was held April 17- April19, 2009 at the Visalia Holiday Inn –Best IDXC ever! –Great job by John, K6YP Steve, N6SJ The entire committee –Kudos to all!

9 Slide 9 NCDXC May 09 IDXC Visalia 2010 IDXC 2010 (the 61th year) will held April 16- April18, 2010 at the Visalia Holiday Inn –Reservation at Holiday Inn June 9 – 10:45 AM PST Call the hotel directly at Due to more than 30 cancelations in the last 30 hours this year, the cancelation policy will be 7 days next year –See the web site for more information

10 Slide 10 NCDXC May 09 Postage Rates Went Up May 11 First Class letters - 44¢ International - 98¢ IRCs –Still listed at $2.10, will expire on 12/31/09 –Use up your old ones, many QSL managers will not take them in a few months –New prices not announced yet

11 Slide 11 NCDXC May 09 Upcoming DX Contests CQ WPX –CW May –Prefixes are multipliers –Exchange RST + Serial Number –See the CQ website for the complete rules

12 Slide 12 NCDXC May 09 NCDXC Club Historian The NCDXC has a lot of history Much of it is on the heads of the old time members Maintain lists of past officers, recipients for the CMOTY award, SKs, etc. Custodian of club memorabilia We should gather and record our history before it fades away… Would you like to volunteer for this position or do you know someone who would be a good candidate?

13 QSTs

14 Slide 14 NCDXC May 09 NCDXC Net Net coordinator - Don, AA6W If you would like to be a net control, please see or contact Don Please Remember - NCDXC Net –Every Thursday 8pm –Except on monthly meeting nights (3 rd Thurs) –On W6TI repeater, MHz, PL 110.9

15 Slide 15 NCDXC May 09 DXer Material Editor - Phil, K6TT If you have suggestions for articles, etc. please see or contact Phil If you would like to contribute (photos, articles, etc.), Phil will be very happy to talk to you! This is your newsletter – help make it great!

16 Slide 16 NCDXC May 09 Tonight’s Raffle Mike W6WZ & Carolyn WB6ABC have some great prizes! –1st Prize: Vertex Standard VX-150 HT with Stand Charger. –2nd Prize: MH-C9000 Wizard-One Charger-Analyzer. –3rd Prize: 3 large FAIR-RITE BEADS. –4th Prize: Crimping Tool. –5th Prize: 9 LED Flash Light. –6th Prize: Multi Purpose Pocket Tool. –7th Prize: Roll of Rescue Tape. –Door Prize: Key Chain Flash Light. Need Tickets – see Carolyn or Mike – 6 for $ for $ for $20 GOOD LUCK!

17 Slide 17 NCDXC May 09 Additional QSTs Does anyone have any other announcements they would like to make? Amtech Day? Flea Market?

18 Our Sunspot Cycle Is the Sun coming back to life?

19 Slide 19 NCDXC May 09 Spotless Days Current Stretch: 1 days 2009 total: 115 days (83%) Since 2004: 626 days Typical Solar Min: 485 days

20 Slide 20 NCDXC May 09 Dalton Minimum?

21 Slide 21 NCDXC May 09 NOAA Prediction

22 Slide 22 NCDXC May 09 NOAA Cycle 24 Prediction Updated May 2009

23 Slide 23 NCDXC May 09 Current Conditions Last Month This Month (May 20)

24 Slide 24 NCDXC May 09 The Last Year

25 Slide 25 NCDXC May 09 The Last Week

26 Slide 26 NCDXC May 09 SOHO MDI Continuum Latest Image The sun is blank-- no sunspots. Credit: SOHO/MDI

27 An Introduction to Working Amateur Radio Satellites Don Anastasia, AA6W

28 Slide 28 NCDXC May 09 The NCDXC Raffle! Does anyone need tickets before we start? Prizes –1st Prize: Vertex Standard VX-150 HT with Stand Charger. –2nd Prize: MH-C9000 Wizard-One Charger-Analyzer. –3rd Prize: 3 large FAIR-RITE BEADS. –4th Prize: Crimping Tool. –5th Prize: 9 LED Flash Light. –6th Prize: Multi Purpose Pocket Tool. –7th Prize: Roll of Rescue Tape. –Door Prize: Key Chain Flash Light.

29 Slide 29 NCDXC May 09 Thanks for Coming Tonight! Remember the net next Thursday night! Pray for sunspots! 73 & Good DX!


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