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

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

In May our MAARS meeting ended up being very informal, as the Red Cross had changed some keys to their offices. Due to the change, we held our meeting in the lobby at the Red Cross building. Field Day and Youth weekend were discussed, and those present decided, too, that it would be better to focus on Field Day rather than trying to hold 2 events within one month. Mike Moore (NØPVU) should have both a balloon and his kite available for whichever way the weather works. The location will be Fred and Nadine Stueve's QTH near Wamego. This should provide us with the opportunity to take shelter in bad weather and provide a secure location for our equipment. Further plans will need to be made at the meeting as to the equipment and number of stations we would like to operate, as well as the call sign we will be using.

Another topic of great importance is approaching as Charles Carter (AAØRI) comes closer to his retirement. Chuck will be traveling and will no longer be able to perform the jobs of newsletter editor, and repeater trustee. Myron Calhoun, (WØPBV), has expressed a possible interest in being repeater trustee. Anybody who is interested in either of these responsibilities should let us know before the meeting and/or be there at the meeting. This is VERY IMPORTANT. If this issue is not taken care of, the repeater would have to be taken off the air. Feel free to call Chuck and ask him any questions you might have.

I would like to congratulate Laurie Harrison with the Riley Co. Emergency Preparedness office. She recently took her technician license exam, and in passing it was issued the call sign KCØKTY. We hope she will be on the air for more than just bad weather. Hopefully there will be several of you at the meeting Friday for the issues mentioned above, and as usual it will be held at the Red Cross Building at 2601 Anderson, Manhattan, KS. Friday, June 8th. You are also welcome to join us at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan around 5:30, or a little before, for dinner and some conversation. I hope to see you there and looking forward to hearing some ideas.

Brian Carter

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The MAARS monthly meeting commenced at about 7:30 P.M., May 11, 2001. The meeting was in the lobby of the Red Cross building instead of our regular meeting rooms due to the door locks apparently having been changed, and no new key had as yet been given to Brian, KCØDWX.

There was no formal program for this meeting. Brian brought a video on amateur satellite communications, but could not show it due to being locked out of the regular meeting room where the VCR is located.

There was discussion of possible F. D. sites which is scheduled for June, 23 and 24 of this year. The site voted for was Fred and Nadine's QTH, which is located about 2 miles west of Wamego on Salzer Road.

Mike, NØPVU, informed the group that he now has a 6 KW generator and also a computer for logging that can be used for Field Day.

It was again announced that there will be a "KIDS DAY" operation supported by ARRL and the "BORING" Radio Club on June 16, 2001.

There were no plans made for MAARS participation in this event.

There was discussion on any possible publicity for this year's upcoming Field Day.

A new member in MAARS is Wayne,KBØJOS of Manhattan. A total of 10 persons were at the meeting.

Nadine Stueve, KØUHF
May 2001

Cash on Hand, 5/01/0120.00 
Checking Account Balance, 5/01/01179.41 
Savings Account Balance, 5/01/011,308.98 
Total on Hand, 5/01/01 $ 1,508.39
Total Receipts    + 10.00
      Repeater Repair35.00
      Newsletter Postage34.00
      Liability Insurance325.00
      Equipment Insurance69.00
Total Expenditures    - 485.43
Cash on Hand, 5/31/0120.00 
Checking Account Balance, 5/31/01103.98 
Savings Account Balance, 5/31/01909.98 
Total Cash on Hand, 5/31/01 $ 1,033.96


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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