EIDXA Meetings

EIDXA meets quarterly, normally at the Mercy Medical Center Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, located south of downtown Cedar Rapids at the intersection of 10th St SE, 8th Ave SE and Mount Vernon Rd SE (a visual aid to this site is provided below). Meetings are occasionally held at alternative sites, which will be clearly announced on this page. The doors open for eyeball QSOs at about 6:30 PM and the formal meeting starts at 7:30.

Following the meeting, we meet for pizza and refreshments at Godfather's Pizza at 3647 1st Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids (in the Town & Country Shopping Center). Getting to Godfather's Pizza is EASY! Click here for a map and directions.

For minutes of the most recent EIDXA meeting, scroll down the page or click here.

Next EIDXA Meeting:

Date:  Friday, July 13.

Time:  Doors open at 6:30 PM; Meeting begins at 7:30 PM.

Location:  Collins Radio Museum (See below for details).

 Tour of the Collins Radio Museum.


Here's additional information on the meeting and how to get to building 120.

That's about it. If you have any questions or if additional information is needed please let me know.

The Collins Radio Museum organization and Rockwell Collins have been extremely cooperative and gracious in allowing EIDXA to tour the radio museum for our July club meeting!

Here is the link to the Collins Radio Museum website that has a lot of very interesting information and history on Collins Radio: http://rockwellcollinsmuseum.org

We hope to see all of our club members at the July meeting.

Following the meeting, we will meet for pizza and refreshments at Godfather's Pizza at 3647 1st Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids (in the Town & Country Shopping Center). Getting to Godfather's Pizza is EASY! Click here for a map and directions.

Meeting Location: (You may click on the photo map for a larger version.)Mercy Medical Center aerial view
Parking is free in the parking lot in front of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. Enter from 10th St SE -- parking is to your right from the roundabout. Please enter Hall-Perrine through the northeast entrance, as marked above. The meeting room is adjacent to the entrance, and is stair-free. For a customizable view of the area, check out this interactive Google Map.

Minutes of the EIDXA meeting of April 13, 2018

 1. Joe, K8OM called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
 2. There were 54 persons in attendance.
 3. Introductions were made all around.
 4. Motion to accept the January minutes was made and accepted.
    Minutes can be read on the EIDXA web page.
 5. Treasurer's report was given. Essentially no change in
    finances since the January meeting.
 6. Tom, WB8ZRL made a motion to contribute $100 to Club Log.
    Approved by voice vote.
 7. Juerg, NØPP, Rodney, ADØEH and Jim, WGØU were accepted as new
    members. Congratulations to all!
 8. DX cluster report: Tom, WB8ZRL reported that the cluster is
    operating well on a new computer.
 9. Web Page: Craig, KØCF reports that the web page is updated
    weekly and operating well.
10. Repeater committee: Steve, NUØP is head of the repeater
    committee and the trustee license has been transferred from
    Joe, WØMJN to him.

11. A picture of our club banner was shown from 3B7A.

12. Jim, NOØB, presented Elmer awards to Rich, W3ACO and Craig, KØCF.

13. There was a discussion of club participation at the ARRL Midwest
    convention in Central City Aug 4 and 5. Jim – WØSR, Terry – WØAWL
    and Joe – K8OM will head-up EIDXA effort. For information contact
    Bob, NØYWB.

14. There was a discussion of next meeting venue to be held at the
    Rockwell Collins facility, and visit the radio museum. Joe – K8OM
    will coordinate with Rod – KØDAS and Rockwell Collins.

15. Jim – NOØB won the 2018 ARRL Handbook raffle. $150 was collected
    and will be donated to the next deserving DXpedition.

16. After the break, Glenn, WØGJ, gave a presentation of the adventures
    and experiences of the "failed" DXpedition to Bouvet Island.  An
    excellent presentation with good humor. We are all grateful for
    their safe return.

Submitted by
Rich W3ACO
EIDXA Acting Secretary

April 16, 2018