Monthly Newsletter  Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio  May 2006

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Thank you to Fred and Nadine Stueve for their hospitality in allowing the club to meet at their house last month and this month so that we may attempt to work on the trailer we took on as a project almost a year ago.

In April there was some discussion as to what needed to be done to the trailer, and now with the weather getting warmer and the days longer, we hope to accomplish some of this work. Our May meeting will be at Fred and Nadine Stueve's house once again, 4280 Salzer Rd. in Wamego. We will meet around 5:30 to 6:00 P.M. in order to grill some hamburgers and hot dogs. Bring something to drink. The hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided, as well as chips.

Last month we also had some discussion about Field Day possibilities. If anyone has come up with further ideas, please feel free to share them with the club.

As of Friday May 5th we are operating with the new antenna on transmit at about 120 ft. up the tower. We are putting 50 watts to the line and getting about 8 watts reflected. Ka- Comm acknowledged this was not good, and will look into the problem.

The receive antenna is our original antenna, and is located about 140 ft. up the tower. The receive signal is going through the duplexer to help filter out any unwanted signals. While at the site with Ka-Comm I checked a few things, and found a less than perfect connection, which may have been at least part of our inconsistent receive problem we have had lately. Only time will tell.

We hope to see you all at the meeting this Friday, May 12th.

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

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

no report

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The MAARS meeting for April was held at the residence of Fred and Nadine Stueve on April 21, 2006. Those attending brought food dishes and we had a buffet lunch.

Work on the portable antenna tower was discussed, and plans were made to have the next meeting at the Stueve residence again to continue with work on the tower.

Brian, KCØDWX, announced that the new antenna for the repeater was expected to be put up soon. The repeater will then operate with separate antennas for transmit and receive, with one mounted below the other on the tower.

Brian annouced that he has been asked for MAARS to provide radio communication for the Red Cross-sponsored Flint-Hills Triathlon on June 4, Sunday. MAARS participated in this event last year.

There was discussion about the upcoming Field Day on June 24 and 25. Various options for the location were City Park, Scenic Overlook, Zoo parking lot and others. It was decided that the Stueve residence was a best choice.

There were 10 persons in attendance at the meeting.

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

April 2006

Cash on Hand, 4/01/0660.00 
Checking Account, 4/01/06487.19 
Savings Account, 4/01/06609.23 
Total on Hand, 4/01/06 $ 1,154.89
Total Income    + 1.75
Total Expenditures    - 37.00
Cash on Hand, 5/01/0660.00 
Checking, 5/01/06410.19 
Savings, 5/01/06610.98 
Total Cash on Hand, 4/01/06  $ 1,081.17


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