Monthly Newsletter Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio June 2003

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Greetings to all and hope you are enjoying this cooler and calmer than usual weather that we have had. It is coming up on our June meeting which is scheduled for Friday, June 13.

The Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society held an auction on Saturday, June the 7th at my QTH and we raised $342 for the club. With only 7 bidders attending I don't think that is bad at all; however, many items failed to make a minimum bid. It was good to reduce some items and a few people got some really good deals. Many Heathkit items failed to meet any kind of minimum bid and will be taken to the state convention in Salina or sold on eBay.

I'd like to thank all people who helped with the auction including and hopefully not forgetting anyone, Francis, WØEVJ; Henry, KAØSWM; Greg, WQØP; and Erin, KBØTXL. We could have done better but we certainly could have done a whole lot worse.

I would ask that all members interested in Field Day show up at our meeting this month as we need to discuss what we will do there. We will have the rules and regs for the even available for reading and the main purpose of this meeting will be to make plans for Field Day. We also need someone to come forward and take charge of the event in order to keep some order and make sure things run smoothly. I am quite simply not available for the whole event.

As usual several members will get together before the meeting at the Sirloin Stockade here in Manhattan around 5:30 P.M. and enjoy some conversation and good company ahead of time. I hope to see you all there and at the meeting as well.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

no report

Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

MAARS held an auction sale of ham equipment on Saturday, June 7 at the residence of Brian, KCØDWX . The attendance was disappointing with less than 10 bidders present. This made for little competition and good buys for those who were there. We had the able auctioneer, Greg, WQØP, of EME fame, to conduct the sale. There was a variety of items offered with some of it coming from an out-of-business 2-way radio shop and other donated equipment. We did bring in more than $300 for the MAARS treasury.

The annual Field Day event will soon be here on June , Saturday 28 and Sunday 29, the last weekend of the month. MAARS plans to set up operation in the Manhattan city Park. Plan to attend and participate in this event.

Erin Crouch, KBØTXL
June 2003

Cash on Hand, 5/05/0334.33 
Checking Account, 5/05/03194.39 
Savings Account, 5/05/03478.09 
Total on Hand, 5/05/03 $ 706.81
      Auction ?402.00
Total Receipts    + 402.00
      Debit for Auction60.00
      Shelter for Field Day50.00
Total Expenditures    -  136.08
Cash on Hand, 6/08/0334.33 
Checking, 6/08/03460.31 
Savings, 6/08/03478.09 
Total Cash on Hand, 6/08/03  $972.73


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