Monthly Newsletter Dedicated to the Advancement of Amateur Radio January, 2001

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

On December 9th MAARS held its annual Christmas party. Members who attended were treated to good conversation and good food as well as a gift exchange. Fred and Nadine Stueve hosted the party at their house and we very much appreciate their allowing us to use their house.

For our January meeting it looks as though we will watch part of a recent program on Tesla. If you haven't seen this program there were certainly some interesting things to learn. It is about 2 hours long so we may view it in parts, we will see how everyone feels at the meeting. We have also been discussing the purchase of a new repeater. If we have more information on the subject we will present it at the meeting.

I feel we need a few ideas or volunteers to present upcoming meeting programs. If you have any ideas let one of the officers know.

For the past several years Chuck Carter (AAØRI) has been kind enough to type up our club newsletter. Thank you, Chuck. It is now time to find a new person to create this newsletter. The officers and other members usually send the information to you via e-mail and then you will create the newsletter. The details can be worked out depending on the individual's schedule.

The January meeting will be Friday January, 12 at 7:30 P.M. We will also meet at the Sirloin Stockade between 5:00 and 5:30 for dinner and conversation. I hope to see you all there.

Brian Carter

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

MAARS meeting 11-10-2000: The monthly MAARS meeting is opened @7:30 P.M. by Brian, President. The minutes of the previous meeting are approved by the members present.

There is discussion about the Christmas party scheduled for Dec. 9th at 6:30 P.M. at Fred and Nadine's house. Bring a dinner dish or alternately a money donation. Also bring a $5 gift if wishing to participate in a gift exchange.

Nadine, KØUHF, presents a new Mouser catalog and also a catalog of amateur radio towers and accessories by Glen Marten Engineering.

There is discussion about mounting the HF R-7000 antenna on the Red Cross building. Coax cable, a short mast and guy lines will be needed. Brian also announces that the MAARS generator was recently started for a test run.

Chuck, AAØRI, announces an offer of a new repeater unit to cost about $1,100 (about 40% off regular price) with a 50-watt power output and a better receiver. Chuck suggests that we purchase the new repeater. We currently have about $1,396 in the MAARS treasury.

Norm, NØJCC, moves to make up a committee to consider the purchase of a new repeater, to be made up of 4 officers and Chuck. The opinions of members would be solicited. Motion was seconded by Bob, KBØZWK. We have possibly 30 days to make a decision.

Nadine advocates changing the style of the newsletter advertising page. A motion is made to contact advertisers.

Norm, NØJCC, of the officer's nominating committee, conducted the annual nomination and election of MAARS officers. The previous year's officers were all re-nominated. These are: Brian, KCØDWX, president; Bob, KBØZWK, vice-president; Nadine, KØUHF, treasurer and Francis, WØEVJ, secretary. There were no further nominations from the members present. The nominations for each office were each voted on by voice vote and all were re-elected.

A request is made in writing and signed by 5 members for a special meeting to discuss the purchase of a new repeater unit on Dec. 9, 2000. All members should be solicited for their opinions on this purchase. The present insurance cost to MAARS is about $400 yearly for liability and equipment.

Brian announces a request for someone to take over production of the MAARS newsletter. The meeting is adjourned by Brian.

Norm Dillman, NØJCC

Dave Soldan, NØIN, being selected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers. I forget the exact citation but it has to do with his contribution to engineering education. He's very active on several national committee's. (See below).

I enjoyed the HF contacts with Francis, Brian and Myron on our December trip to Florida. We had dry roads and good weather all the way. A few days earlier or later or a different route would have been a different story. It will be awhile before I get up permanent antennas, but it will happen. I keep the mobile rig in the car for now and often check in on 14.300 MHz when I'm running errands. It's been coooool here and we left tooooo many sweat shirts and coats back in Kansas.

Later, 73 Norm

MANHATTAN - David. L Soldan, Kansas State University professor and head of the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., for contributions to and leadership in engineering education. The Institute's Grade of Fellow is conferred by its board of directors upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the organ-ization and designated fields. The person must have made important individual contributions to one or more of these fields. "I am honored to receive this award and grateful to all of the people who have supported me during my career," Soldan said, " I hope to be able to return that support to others who are getting started in the profession."

Soldan received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Kansas State University in 1969, 1976 and 1980, respectively. Before coming to K-State in 1989, he had been on the faculty at Oklahoma State University, and worked in industry for the NCR Corporation, ETO, Inc., Motorola and Collins Radio Company. Soldan also is serving as secretary-treasurer of the National Electrical Engineering Department Heads Association. "This a wonderful recognition for a very hard-working department head, " Dean of the College of Engineering Terry King said. "He has devoted himself tirelessly to advancing engineering at K-State and around the nation. The entire college congratulates him on this achievement."

Nadine Stueve, KØUHF
December 2000

Total Cash Available, 12/01/00 $ 1,396.05
      Bumper Sticker1.00
Total Receipts    + 136.00
Total Expenditures    - 47.38
Cash on Hand, 12/31/0020.00 
Checking Account Balance, 12/31/00174.44 
Savings Account Balance, 12/31/001290.23 
Balance on Hand, 12/31/00 $ 1,484.67


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