Monthly Newsletter  Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio  February 2008

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Last month we got together and enjoyed participating in Kids' Day. I think this went quite well, and we had several people stop by and chat with the group as well as make contacts with stations elsewhere in the U.S.

I would very much like to thank Dave (KDØAZG) for his efforts in making Kids' Day what it was, and I would also like to thank all those who showed up and helped out as well.

I think we should discuss and make plans for getting youth into amateur radio as much as possible, and as we have some scouts interested in the radio merit badge, this seems like a good opportunity. I will be bringing the info for the radio merit badge with me to the meeting and hope I can find someone to aid Daryl (NØYHJ) in setting up a merit badge 'event' for the scouts interested.

I think we might be able to encourage some of them to become Hams with this event.

Next on my list for people to do.... Get together for our fox hunts. Rudy (KDØBLT) has been setting up fox hunts on every other Sunday in Manhattan at 2:00 P.M. We have participated in a couple, and I think it is very interesting trying to figure out where the 'fox' is. Manhattan's terrain has a tendency to make radio waves, shall we say, 'interesting', to chase. I would challenge all hams to participate at least occasionally, even though gas prices are high. Perhaps we could form teams if enough people got involved. I know I'm looking at ways to use APRS programs to help with finding the fox.

Related to the fox hunts, I would like to see MAARS purchase a low-powered fox for use in fox hunts as well as use for demo use at Field Day and Kids' Day events. If anyone has info on such equipment, or better yet has equipment, they would like to get rid of then please let us know.

MAARS currently plans on having a test session for all license classes on February 10th at 1:00 P.M. at the Red Cross building in Manhattan. Please listen to the radio and watch your e-mail to see if the location, time or level of testing changes. We are normally able to test up through General Class, and if interested in higher, you should be aware that it is not always available.

I hope to see you you all at dinner on Friday at the Sirloin Stockade at 5:30 P.M., and then at our meeting at the Red Cross, 2601 Anderson Ave., at 7:30 P.M.

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

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

no report

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

January 2008

Cash on Hand, 1/01/0856.00 
Checking Account, 1/01/08590.81 
Savings Account, 1/01/08670.42 
Total on Hand, 1/01/08 $ 1,317.23
Total Income    + 40.00
      KSDB - Tower Rental36.00
      KSDB - RF Inspection100.00
Total Expenditures    - 158.61
Cash on Hand, 2/01/0856.00 
Checking, 2/01/08472.65 
Savings, 2/01/08670.42 
Total Cash on Hand, 2/01/08  $ 1,198.62


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