Monthly Newsletter Dedicated to the Advancement of Amateur Radio February, 1999

Phyllis Dillman, NØMJB

Thanks to Beryl Adams, director of the Riley County Red Cross, for our meeting last month. It was our first meeting at the Red Cross. Beryl gave us a lot of information about the Red Cross. She also gave some examples about how hams have helped the Red Cross and some ideas about what we might do in the future. Our next meeting will be held there on Friday, February 12 at 6:30 P.M. NOTE: THIS IS ONE HOUR EARLIER THAN OUR NORMAL MEETING TIME. Our program will be the initial training to be involved with Red Cross disaster relief. Norm and I have been through it and we think you'll find it interesting. It's a combination of short videos and discussions. You can either eat early or bring something to eat during the videos. We'll have coffee and tea for everyone. The Red Cross is easy to find. It's at 1410 Poyntz on the north side of the street, just west of the Manhattan City Park. The MAARS club station, KSØMAN will be on the air. If anyone wants to operate the station some evening or during a weekend give a call on the repeater for Chuck or Norm. The station's TS-430 HF rig is "sick" but they will bring a rig from home if they're available.

The last XYL dinner was at the Cowboy Cafe out on Interstate 70. We all had a great time. We plan to go to El Cazador on March 18th. I hope a lot of you ladies can join us. Remember, you don't have to be a ham or club member for any of our activities.

Norm Dillman, NØJCC

There will be a free no-code license class at the Riley County Red Cross starting on Saturday, February 6 at 9 AM to 11AM. There will be nine classes plus an exam session. Because of other scheduled events at the Red Cross, the day of the week for the class will vary. If you know anyone interested in the class, tell them to get a copy of the "Now You're Talking" book at Radio Shack and join us. We're requiring a minimum of ten students to hold the classes. Here are the dates:

	1.	Saturday	February 6	9 - 11 AM
	2.	Wednesday	February 10	7 - 9 PM
	3.	Wednesday	February 17	7 - 9 PM
	4.	Thursday	February 25	7 - 9 PM
	5.	Saturday	February 27	9 - 11 PM
	6.	Wednesday	March 3	7 - 9 PM
	7.	Saturday	March 6	9 - 11 AM
	8.	Thursday	March 11	7 - 9 PM
	9.	Wednesday	March 17	7 - 9 PM
	10.	Saturday	March 20	9 - 11 PM
		Tentative exam date.
All of this information is on the KSUARC or MAARS web page, thanks to Dave, KAØJPM. We'll be using ARRL and other videos plus Chuck, AAØRI, and Jon, NØRYQ, and I plus some others will be helping with the class discussions and demonstrations. Licensed hams are welcome to join us and share your experiences and ideas.

There will be a license exam session on Thursday, February 11 at 7 PM in room 274 in Rathbone Hall on the KSU campus. We plan to give only Novice, Technician and 5 WPM code tests, but if you need more advanced exams contact Dave Yoder, KAØJPM on the repeater at least a week before the exam. We had an exam on February 21 and now have six new hams and one upgrade to Technician Plus. It was a good evening. Chuck, AAØRI, also gives exams in Wamego. Check his schedule in this newsletter.

Several of the new hams are KSU students on the solar car team. They are working very hard on the car and it's really looking good. The body and chassis are done and the wheels and suspension will be installed soon. Plan on seeing the official unveiling of the car at the KSU Open House on April 9 and 10. The KSUARC will have a couple of HF stations at the open house and plans to do some special things like SSTV or APRS. Stop by and operate for a while. Back to the Solar Car, we must qualify the car in Michigan at the end of April. The race is from June 20 to June 30 from Washington, DC to Orlando, Florida.


In the late 1940s, Antarctic explorers Siple and Passel experimented with measuring the time it took to freeze 250 grams of water in different temperature and wind conditions. They developed empirical formulas relating these data to the rate of heat loss from exposed human skin. They developed the following formula which was used to determine the wind chill index. At wind speeds of 4 miles per hour or less, the wind chill temperature is the same as the actual air temperature.

Twc = 0.0817 (371 V 0.5 + 5.81 - 0.25 V) (T - 91.4) + 91.4 (wc is subscript, 0.5 is superscript) (e-mail can't handle that!)


V = wind speed in mph
T = temperature in F°
TWC = windchill

Lenore Layman, NØTSN

January 9, 1999

Our guest speaker for the evening was the Director of the Riley County Red Cross, Beryl Adams, who spoke to our club on our participation in helping with diasters.

Insurance equipment for the club station was discussed and it was decided to send in a list of who owns what equipment, then it will be added to the club's policy at additional cost ($1.50 per hundred dollars of insurance).

Henry Bachman, KAØSWM will be the chairperson for field day committee this year, which will be held on June 26th and 27th. Three possible locations, public access and the number of stations will be considered first and will be discussed at a future meeting.

After listening to our guest speaker it was decided to hold training for disasters during one of our club meeting sessions, and bringing a brown bag meal instead of eating at the Sirloin Stockade so we could get an early start.

PAWS 440 will hold a Wednesday night net at 7:00 pm and will be lead by Beverly.

The cost for the club's post office box will go to $22.00 for 6 months.

XYL - Cowboy Cafe on Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00 pm.

Hamfests - January 16th in St. Joe, Mo. to be held at the Ramada Inn.

Testing sessions - pre-registration is required.

Mike, NØPVU knows of a 100 ft. tower if the club or anyone would be interested.

No-code class may be starting in February if there is any interest. See Norm Dillman.

Next club meeting will be on Friday, February 12th at the Red Cross Building on Poyntz Avenue.

Lenore Layman, NØTSN

In looking through the book of minutes, occasionally I will put the "minutes past" in the newsletter. Enjoy!

November 8, 1988

The meeting was presided by the vice president, Monica Eaton, NØGSP.

Discussed the repeater location. We have 4 choices (1) to move to the top of KSDB's tower, (2) to move to the top of KMKF's tower (3) to move to the just below the top of the short tower at KMKF's site, or (4) to stay where we are (on top of the city's building) until KMKF gets their new tower site and then move to their new site.

After a lengthy discussion, Doris Grosh, NOØD moved that we move the repeater to KSDB's site. It was seconded and passed. It was moved and seconded that the Repeater Committee spend the necessary money to move the repeater to the new site.

Elected officers:
President: David Threewit, NØIVG
Vice President: Myron Calhoun, WØPBV
Secretary: Doris Grosh, NOØD
Treasurer: Denis Eaton, NØGIH

Tom reported that Dandy's was willing to come and that they were sending some information on how to have a hamfest and a list of days of other fests. It was moved, second and passed that having a swapfest be tabled indefinitely.

Chuck Carter, AAØRI

Norm, NØJCC, is looking for copies of the Novice/Tech training tapes from the ARRL. If anyone has the originals or a good copy please bring them to the meeting, or give him a call at (785) 539-1039.

Test sessions in Wamego are scheduled on March 20, May 15, July 17, Sept. 18, and Nov. 20. All tests will be at 519 Lincoln Ave., Wamego. Tests begin at 2:00 PM sharp and pre-registration is required for upgrades beyond Tech Plus.

In Manhattan, contact David Yoder, KAØJPM to schedule a test.

73 de Chuck, AAØRI

Nadine Stueve, KØUHF
January, 1999

Cash on Hand, 12/31/9820.00
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Savings account balance, 12/31/98 2,472.80
Total on Hand, 12/31/98 $ 2,788.61
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Total on Hand, 1/31/99 $ 2,756.34


If you would like to become a member of the American Radio Relay League and receive the monthly issue of QST, your treasurer has a form you may use to apply. The club keeps $5 of each new member's dues and $2 of each renewing member, so even if you are renewing, do so through the club. The main thing to remember is that if you join through the club, your check must be made out to MAARS. When the form is sent in, the treasurer writes a new check deducting the amount which the club is permitted to keep. They will not reimburse the club. If you are renewing, bring your notice for renewal along to the meeting or send it to the Treasurer at the MAARS address.


March 5 - 7, 1999  Nebraska State Convention, Norfolk, NE

March 13, 1999  Ararat Shrine Hamfest, KCMO

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