Monthly Newsletter Dedicated to the Advancement of Amateur Radio March, 2001

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Hello to all. As you know, the Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society's February meeting was canceled due to the bad weather and road conditions, which means we will see Francis Sable's (WØEVJ) discussion on voltage regulators at our March meeting. Our meeting will be held March 9, 2001 at the Red Cross building at 2601 Anderson in Manhattan. Topics for discussion will be Field Day and a possible antenna tower for the club's use.

With reference to Field Day, we should get a location set and discuss ideas for publicizing the event. It seems like Field Day could be a good way to attract some new interest if we were just to let more people know we were there. Unfortunately we also have to deal with Country Stampede that weekend.

We may also discuss some possibilities for increasing our check-in counts on both our club net and youth net. Fortunately these have both picked up a bit recently, but it seems there have been a few times where the only person that made time for the net was the net operator. For the person running the net it is very frustrating to have short, quiet nets, and since we have such excellent net operators I think we should try to keep them as happy as possible. If you have any ideas for things that could be done during the net, please feel free to give us your suggestions.

I think that's all I have for now, hope to see you all at the meeting, and at the Sirloin Stockade beforehand. I've ordered up a bit warmer weather this month so we should be in good shape there.

Until the meeting,

Brian Carter

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The scheduled MAARS meeting for February 9,2001 was canceled because of a heavy snow which made driving hazardous. The program scheduled for that meeting will be presented at the next meeting, March 9.


This is to announce the passing of John Reichle, WAØSIB, on February 10,2001. The funeral was on February 13. John was a long-time MAARS member and participated in many of our activities. He was an instructor at the Manhattan Technical Institute.


July 7,2001 will mark the 25th anniversary of MAARS. The initial (founding) meeting was called to order at 7:40 P.M. July 7,1976 by Leroy Buller, KØWA. The first item of business was a discussion of possible names for the club. Some names suggested were: Flint Hills ARC, Sunflower ARC, Manhattan Area ARC, Big Lakes ARC, Wild Cat ARC, Tuttle Creek ARC, Blue Hills ARC and others. Next was discussion of whether the group would be called a club or a society. It was voted that the group be known as a society. It was further voted that the name would be Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society. It was decided that the meetings would be on Wednesdays and the next meeting was set for Wednesday Aug. 4,1976 at Capital Federal or the Community House, whichever could be obtained.

Don Brewer announced the new Manhattan repeater frequency of 147.24/84 MHz and made a request for a work party to erect the new site antenna. At this time there was apparently a 2m repeater association group with Ken Seals, WBØBIY, as designated trustee, and the repeater was installed at the St. Mary Hospital. (Records not available for 1977)

New officers elected Jan.10, 1978 were Jim Benjamin, WØSP, president, Scott Casey, WBØJDK, vice president, Rodger Pickett, WBØVEQ, secretary-treasurer. In those days, club dues were $3.00 plus $10.00 repeater dues. New officers elected in Oct.1978 were: Scott Casey, WBØJDK, president, Joe Raffaele, K1HZR/Ø, vice-president, and Duane Roepke, WBØTOH, secretary-treasurer.

Some early MAARS members were (in random order): Walter Lambert, Leroy Buller, KØWA, Rodger Pickett, WBØVEQ, Ken Seals, WBØBIY, Steve Marr, WBØNJS, Duane Roepke, WBØTOH, Scott Casey, WBØJDK, Curtis Henning, WBØTOE, Jim Benjamin, WØSP, Steve Schultz, WØCHJ, Don Brewer, Arnold Levenson, WAØEHA, Wes Holt, WBØYYG, David Michales, Joe Raffaele, K1HZR/Ø, Dave Soldan, NØIN, Ray Kurtz, and others.

Nadine Stueve, KØUHF
February 2001

Cash on Hand, 2/01/0120.00 
Checking Account Balance, 2/01/01137.47 
Savings Account Balance, 2/01/011,290.23 
Total on Hand, 2/01/01 $ 1,447.70
Total Receipts    + 0.00
Total Expenditures    - 22.95
Cash on Hand, 2/28/0120.00 
Checking Account Balance, 2/28/01114.52 
Savings Account Balance, 2/28/011,290.23 
Total Cash on Hand, 2/28/01 $ 1,424.75


If you would like to become a member of or renew your membership in the American Radio Relay League and receive the monthly issue of QST, your treasurer has a form you may use to apply. If renewing, just bring along your notice of renewal to the club meeting. The club is allowed to retain $5 of each new member's dues and $2 of each full member who is renewing. 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 for the amount minus the $5 or $2.


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