Monthly Newsletter Dedicated to the Advancement of Amateur Radio February, 2002

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

I hope everyone has enjoyed the wide variety of weather we have had since our last meeting. It seems like we finally got a little bit of winter weather. For our January meeting we were able to auction a lot of donated "stuff" and raise some money for the club. Thanks to Greg Cerny (WQØP) for helping by acting as an auctioneer and also to all who donated and purchased items. For February, as requested by several members, Mike Moore (NØPVU) will be presenting us with a short talk about his trip to Australia this past fall. I know Mike had a wonderful time on his trip and I am looking forward to hearing him discuss it further.

MAARS will also be holding a test session February 16 at 1:30 P.M. at the Red Cross Building 2601 Anderson, testing will be available for levels up to and including General. If you are interested in testing for Extra Class, check with us to see if that will be available or not. You can reach me by telephone at 785-587-8617, or by e-mail at

We need people to volunteer for the various committees we have, including Field Day, Repeater, Picnic/Christmas Party. We have had a couple of people express interests in some committees but need more. It would also be great if we could have some different ideas for meeting topics, I'm sure if you are interested in the topic there are probably others who are interested as well.

The February meeting will be held on February 8th at 7:30 P.M. at the Red Cross located at 2601 Anderson in Manhattan, KS. All members and guests are welcome to attend and are also invited to join us for dinner at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan, KS. at around 5:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Bob Bartholic, KBØZWK

I think that 2002 is starting off very well. Our January club meeting was excellent. If you missed the meeting, you missed a super fun time. We held an auction. Yes, we raised a little money for the club, but more important we had a fun time just being together. I did have to leave before the auction was over however I do understand that basically everything went out the door. I wonder how much of that stuff we will see at next year's auction. I guess we will find out when we do our annual cleanings of our shacks.

The January WARN meeting had a good start as well. We had about 10 members for the first meeting. During the meeting we reviewed the some of the policies and procedures. If you are a WARN member and you missed the meeting, just review your policies and procedures and you will be fine. If you need a copy contact me and I will send you a copy.

Our next meeting will be exciting. We will meet at the Riley County Police Dept. at 7 P.M. on February 12th. We will look at the changes in the EOC and quickly review the policies concerning the EOC. Then we have a special treat. We have a guest speaker. Mr. Leonard Humes will be joining us for the evening. Mr. Humes is a weather forecaster for Ft. Riley and he is a meteorology instructor at Cloud County Community College. He will provide us with information about indicators of severe weather. He has some excellent visual aids. Make plans to attend.

I am working on coordinating some ARES/RACES training for the club. I feel this is very important in case of a disaster. I will be getting with Myron WØPBV to help with this task. I would like to have this type of training a couple times a year, just in case. As always Myron and I are always looking for new members for ARES/RACES. If you would like to be added to the list and help out, let Myron or I know and we will get you on your way.

If you are interested here are some nets that are active here in Kansas. I try to check into the Kansas Weather Net and the Single Sideband Net as much as I can. Anyone is welcome to check in.

See ya next month

Bob Bartholic, KBØZWK

06:45 AM MWF 3920 KHz Kansas Phone Net
07:00 AM MTWThF 3920 KHz Kansas Morning Net
08:00 AM S 3920 KHz Kansas Phone Net
12:30 PM MTWThFS 7253 KHz Central States Traffic Net
06:00 PM MTWThF 3920 KHz Kansas Weather Net
06:30 AM MTWThF 3920 KHz Kansas Sideband Net
07:00 PM MTWThF 3610 KHz Kansas CW Traffic Net
07:30 PM MWF 3710 KHz Kansas Slow-Speed CW Traffic Net
10:00 PM MTWThF 3610 KHz Kansas CW Traffic Net

The next WARN meeting is 7 P.M. at the Riley Co. Police Department on Tuesday, Feb. 12th.

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The January 11, 2002 meeting was opened by Brian, KCØDWX, at 7:30 P.M. The main activity of the meeting was the auction of various items of equipment which been donated by Norm, NØJCC, Chuck Carter, AAØRI and others.The auctioneers were Brian and Greg Cerny, NQØP. The bidding for some items was very competitive. The receipts from the auction went into the MAARS bank account. The meeting was closed at about 9:30 P.M.

Attendance was good, with 19 persons present.

Erin Crouch, KBØTXL
January 2002

Cash on Hand, 1/01/0220.00 
Checking Account Balance, 1/01/02215.31 
Savings Account Balance, 1/01/021,142.69 
Total on Hand, 1/01/02 $ 1,378.00
Total Receipts    + 178.03
      Newsletter - Copying15.39
      Tower Rent36.00
Total Expenditures    - 51.39
Cash on Hand, 2/01/0220.00 
Checking Account Balance, 2/01/02183.92 
Savings Account Balance, 2/01/021,300.72 
Total Cash on Hand, 2/01/02  $1,504.64


NEW FROM ARRL - Beginning October 1, 2001, our club will receive $15 for each new member joining the ARRL through our club. This is for new members or those who have not been a member for two or more years. There will be no commission for renewals but we still may submit your renewals, if you wish. Since the club retains the dues, it is necessary for you to write your check to MAARS, and then the treasurer writes a check to ARRL.


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