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

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

The MAARS April meeting showed fairly small attendance. One of the main topics of discussion was the location of Field Day. The tentative location currently will be Fred and Nadine Stueve's QTH just west of Wamego. Unless some one has a better idea for the event, this is where it will be. People who are on the committee should be getting together with the rules for Field Day and deciding what our classification will be and what equipment we may use. The following is a list of people who signed up for the 2001 Field Day committee: Chad Carter, Fred Stueve, Francis Sable, Scott Seymour and Bob Bartholic. Hopefully we will start getting together on the specifics of the event.

Most people have probably noticed that the repeater has been without phone patch ability for several weeks. It seems that the tower the repeater is on took a lightning strike and caused problems with our phone patch interface as well as a problem or 2 with the campus radio equipment. Fortunately we were able to send the phone interface off without having to send the entire controller. As of the date of this writing we had received the interface back and it should be installed by the time you read this newsletter.

During the weekend of May 5 - 6, Project Impact in Riley Co. held a safe home expo where MAARS and WARN attended. Our booth was given an honorable mention. Persons attending to help with the booth at the time this was written were John Skare (NØPVT), Wayne Dorothy (KBØJLS), Bob Bartholic (KBØZWK), Mike Moore (NØPVU), Francis Sable (WØEVJ), Pete Garfinkle (KD7GBG) and Brian Carter (KCØDWX). Thanks to all those who attended and any I missed as well.

As usual, our meeting will be held on the second Friday of the month, May 11, at the Red Cross building at 2601 Anderson in Manhattan, KS. Many members will also get together ahead of the meeting around 5 to 5:30 P.M. at the Sirloin Stockade near K-Mart in Manhattan for dinner. All members and non-members are welcome to both events. We hope to see you on Friday , so until then

Brian Carter

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The MAARS monthly meeting for April 13, 2001 was opened at 7:40 P.M. by president Brian, KCØDWX. There was no formal program for this meeting. There were announcements and discussion on several topics. A Home Safety Exposition is scheduled for the week end of May 5 and 6 at CICO Park, in Manhattan. MAARS and WARN have been invited to participate.

Members present voted for the Field Day site for this year to be at Fred and Nadine's QTH, located about 2 miles west of Wamego. It was announced that the MAARS repeater autopatch was damaged by lightning and that the damaged telephone interface circuit board had been removed and will be returned to S-Com in Colorado for repair.

Steve, K1TNT, reported that the Chapman repeater is expected to be in operation soon on 145.170 MHz . It is being installed by WØTBJ, Chapman, and all amateurs are welcome to use it when in the area.

A "Kids' Day" operation, sponsored by ARRL, scheduled for June 16, was announced by Brian. No specific plans were made for MAARS participation. Also discussed was the upcoming Field Day event for the week end of June 23 and 24.

Brian is considering a change in the size and design of the MAARS QSL card to make it a more conventional postal card size.

Attending for the first time at a MAARS meeting was Dusty de Boer, KCØJNY, of Manhattan. A total of 7 persons were present at the meeting.

Nadine Stueve, KØUHF
April 2001

Cash on Hand, 4/01/0120.00 
Checking Account Balance, 4/01/01182.76 
Savings Account Balance, 4/01/011,308.98 
Total on Hand, 4/01/01 $1,511.74
Total Receipts    + 20.00
Total Expenditures    - 23.35
Cash on Hand, 4/30/0120.00 
Checking Account Balance, 4/30/01179.41 
Savings Account Balance, 4/30/011,308.98 
Total Cash on Hand, 4/30/01 $ 1,508.39


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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