Monthly Newsletter Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio February 2006

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

I'd like to start off this month by thanking Erin Crouch for her time spent over the past couple of years putting together the newsletter for MAARS. It is much appreciated when someone takes over a responsibility such as Editor for a club newsletter.

I will be acting as the editor for the newsletter with this being my first issue. I hope to get more input from members as to the types of things they want to see and have to donate for printing in our monthly newsletter.

The February meeting of MAARS will be on February the 10th at 7:30 P.M. at the Red Cross in Manhattan. All members and non-members, licensed or not, are encouraged to attend. Scott Chainey will be demonstrating a tape measure antenna he built. The plans are designed for fox hunting but it sounds like it could be an interesting and useful antenna for other uses. We will also have at least one more meeting in the future with foxhunting as the topic, so take notes as this might be a good way to get a head start on a fox hunt later in the year.

On February the 11th we plan on demonstrating amateur radio to a few boy scouts organized through Daryl Hasenbank (NØYHJ). Anyone who has ideas for this demonstration should share those at the meeting.

We will also try to organize our cabinet and the magazines we have at the meeting to try to make better use of our space in the radio room at the Red Cross. Hopefully in the near future we can start doing occasional lunch meetings there.

As usual we will hold an eating meeting before the club meeting. We will meet at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan at approximately 5:30 P.M. I hope to see you all there.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX
Amateur Radio Callsign: KCØDWX
WARN (Weather Amateur Radio Network) member

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

no report

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The MAARS meeting for Jan. 13, 2006 was presided by Brian, KCØDWX, at the Red Cross building starting at 7:30 P.M. It was announced that a new antenna is expected to be installed soon on the repeater tower, also that the repeater site rent of $36 had been paid. There was discussion of participating in the JOTA program this year if there was interest in it. We may have a fox hunt event later. We may schedule a special meeting to construct a DF antenna for 2 meters to be used for a fox hunt. It was announced that MAARS members can take CPR training for just the cost of the training book. There was discussion about the details of refurbishing the portable antenna tower belonging to KBØRPV, which some members are working on. There were 11 people present at the meeting.

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

January 2006

Cash on Hand, 1/01/0620.00 
Checking Account, 1/01/06624.32 
Savings Account, 1/01/06607.70 
Total on Hand, 1/01/06 $ 1,252.02
Total Income    + 20.00
      tower rental36.00
      tower rental11.33
Total Expenditures    - 120.53
Cash on Hand, 2/01/0640.00 
Checking, 2/01/06503.79 
Savings, 2/01/06607.70 
Total Cash on Hand, 2/01/06  $1,151.49


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