Monthly Newsletter Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio February 2004

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

The next meeting for MAARS will be Friday, February 13th at 7:30 P.M. at the Red Cross building located at 2601 Anderson in Manhattan. We will attempt to make a decision on a first and second choice location for this year's Field Day event. In January we discussed the following locations: Pott. Co. State lake #1, Jeffrey Lake, Mildford lake, Cico Park, Warner Park, Top of the World, Annenberg Park, Gorman Field and the Community Park off of Knots Lane. Hopefully we have had a chance to think about these some, and if you have any other suggestions please let me know, or present them at the meeting on Friday. Field Day will be held on the fourth full weekend in June, which will be the 26th and 27th.

As you have noticed over the last month, Dona-Rose (NØZKX) and myself have been switching off on doing the weekly club net. This helps to keep one person from having to be tied down to holding the net every week. Anyone interested in holding the net should feel free to contact one of us, and we will be happy to work something out. Holding a net gives one a bit of experience in the operations that might be necessary for emergency communications.

I intend to give a short program on 'Geocaching' using a GPS unit at the meeting. If you have any further information or are interested please feel free to be there and I'll try to answer any questions I can.

At around 5:30 P.M. on meeting nights, several members usually get together at the Sirloin Stockade for dinner. Feel free to join us for some social time before the meeting. We hope to see you all at the meeting.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

no report

Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The MAARS meeting for Jan. 9, 2004 was opened by President Brian, KCØDWX, at 7:30 P.M. Francis, WØEVJ, gave a summary of MAARS activities for the year 2003. Francis also showed a QRP radio transceiver unit, which had been assembled into a single unit, made of a Ramsey 40 M receiver and a xtal-controlled Ramsey transmitter. The package contained also a compartment for a battery and a small 40 M antenna tuner.

There was a discussion of possible sites for this year's Field Day. No site was decided upon at this meeting.

The meeting was closed at about 9:00 P.M., with 15 people in attendance at the meeting.

Erin Crouch, KBØTXL
February 2004

Cash on Hand, 1/04/0479.33 
Checking Account, 1/04/04478.51 
Savings Account, 1/04/04991.72 
Total on Hand, 1/04/04 $ 1,549.56
      Interest from Oct.1.62
Total Receipts    + 1.62
      Checks (Nov.)18.00
Total Expenditures    -  44.04
Cash on Hand, 2/08/0479.33 
Checking, 2/08/04434.47 
Savings, 2/08/04993.34 
Total Cash on Hand, 2/08/04  $1,507.14


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