Monthly Newsletter Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio May 2003

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

The Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society held our April meeting on the 11th of April. Items that were discussed were a location for Field Day and having an auction of various equipment.

Field Day will be held at the Poyntz Shelter in the Manhattan city park. Field day will be on June 28th and 29th. We have reserved the shelter for all day Saturday and until noon on Sunday. This should be alright as we usually don't operate until noon on Sunday. We will make more plans for the event during our May meeting.

Our auction will be held on June the 7th at my house, 701 Frey Dr. here in Manhattan. We have several items that we have collected and need to sell. Various electronic items even come with the manuals.

Our May meeting will be on May the 10th at 7:30 P.M. at 2601 Anderson Ave. All members and non-members are welcome to attend. Several members usually get together for dinner at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan around 5:30 PM also on that evening.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

no report

Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

Brian opens the MAARS meeting for April 11, 2003, at 7:30 P.M.

Francis, WØEVJ, starts the meeting with a demonstration of antenna theory on the 2 m band using equipment, a dip oscillator, a frequency counter and several lengths of wire and tubing representing half wave length antenna elements. Differences in resonant frequency of the antenna elements were shown with differences in element length , diameter and the presence of other materials in the vicinity.

We are planning to have a ham equipment auction sale on June 7 at Brian's QTH in Manhattan. Some sale items will have a minimum price marked on them. If these items do not bring the minimum price amount at the auction, they will be held over to be taken to a hamfest at a later date.

Further details of the sale will be announced later by MAARS newsletter and the MAARS repeater.

The meeting was closed at about 9:00 P.M. by Brian with 9 persons in attendance.

Erin Crouch, KBØTXL
May 2003

Cash on Hand, 4/06/0334.33 
Checking Account, 4/06/03114.48 
Savings Account, 4/06/03978.09 
Total on Hand, 4/06/03 $ 1,126.90
      Repeater Fund0.00
Total Receipts    + 0.00
Total Expenditures    -  420.09
Cash on Hand, 5/05/0334.33 
Checking, 5/05/03194.39 
Savings, 5/05/03478.09 
Total Cash on Hand, 5/05/03  $706.81


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