Monthly Newsletter  Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio  March 2009

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

It seems that spring is upon us, and with the warmer weather teasing us out of our caves, I hope we have a great year coming for us. There seems to be a great deal of interest in amateur radio on many levels, and it is up to us to make sure we are there for the calling.

Last year in March we proved ourselves to the organizers of the Cabin Fever Challenge Bike Ride as valuable communications, capable of doing what cell phones couldn't. By the end of that ride they wanted us back, even though they went into it somewhat skeptical.

We then worked a bike ride for CASA in Manhattan, and then back to another ride in Pott. county for the organizers of Cabin Fever. The short story is Cabin Fever is coming up on March 28th, and we plan on wowing the group this year, even more than last year.

Sylvia (KCØYJO) will be speaking a bit at the Friday MAARS meeting about this upcoming bike ride, and sharing the maps for the bike ride with the club. This year's course seems a bit more challenging for us to cover but I'm sure we will do well.

It also seems we may have another group interested in having us help out with bike rides on a regular basis, and Myron (WØPBV) will share info he has with us at the meeting.

On March 8th MAARS held a test session where 14 applicants were tested for either new licenses or upgrades. We had several KSU students there, as well as Gordon (KBØYYO, upgrade), Laura (new license), Lawrence (WØLKC), and Sylvia (KCØYJO, upgrade) just from the top of my head membership. I also believe we will gain a couple of new members from our test session, and look forward to seeing them at the meetings.

With more and more new membership, I look for all of you to bring up meeting topics that might interest these new hams. While some of us may have seen a J-Pole and built one several times, it is a great opporturnity to share that knowledge with the new people out there.

We also hope to have some new things in reference to our interference problem to share at the meeting. For information on that, please be there.

I will remind you all that we usually have dinner around 5:30-ish at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan, we then meet at the Red Cross in Manhattan at 7:30 for our meeting. We hope to see you all there.

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

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

no report

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

no report

Christine Chainey, KCØYJN

February 2009

Cash on Hand, 2/01/0966.00 
Checking Account, 2/01/09473.37 
Savings Account, 2/01/09872.61 
Total on Hand, 2/01/09 $ 1,411.98
Total Income    + 200.00
Total Expenditures    - 34.05
Cash on Hand, 3/01/0966.00 
Checking, 3/01/09439.32 
Savings, 3/01/09872.61 
Total Cash on Hand, 3/01/09  $ 1,377.93


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