YCCC Scuttlebutt #123, June 1996
The April, 1996, meeting of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club was held on Saturday, April 6, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The meeting was called to order by club President JP, AA2DU. JP announced that the Kermadec DXpedition was looking for contributions; interested members should talk to him for more information. A free ASCII terminal, suitible for packet use, quickly found a new home. A QSK box, usable with any amplifier, was also for sale for $190. Club VP Luigi, AA1AA, announced that he sent a letter, as voted at the February, 1996, YCCC meeting, to the various contest sponsoring organizations reccomending that they give published credit to the station owner as well as to a guest op who uses his or her own callsign. The treasury balance stood at $700.46, with dues for the 1996-1997 contest year due at this meeting. Following this business, the sixty-two members present and their families and guests introduced themselves. Tony, K1KP, will be taking over as club area manager for the Eastern Massachusetts area, with plenty of help from outgoing manager Bill, N1AU. Paul, K1XM, announced that he was looking for operators for a multi-op Caribbean DXpedition for the CQ WW CW in November; interested operators who did not speak to Paul at the meeting should contact him before the next meeting if possible.
Elections for officers for the 1996-1997 contest season were next on the agenda. Charlotte, KQ1F, was re-elected to secretary/treasurer. Dean, N6BV, will take on the role of Vice President/Activities Manager. Tom, K1KI, defeated a re-election bid by JP, AA2DU, for the club presidency.
Incoming Eastern Massachusetts area manager Tony, K1KP, then introduced the proposed club constitution amendment. After much discussion, the amendment was defeated.
The club welcomed three new and returning members: Rex Lint, K1KI, Ric Plummer, KV1W, and Tony Japha, N2UN. See the "New Crew" column for more information.
Following the break, Frank, N2FF, annoucned that JP, AA2DU, had won his PRB-1 tower case in Cortlandt, NY. Joe, N1OCS, then presented his slide show on Easter Island and Salas y Gomez.
Charlotte L. Richardson, KQ1F
10 April 1996
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