Monthly Newsletter  Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio  June 2009

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

We will start off this month by saying thank you to all the people who helped with the CASA bicycle ride at the end of May. We had a good turnout even though we thought things were going to be tough at first. It is always nice to see how many people come out even after a slow start. MAARS definitely played a role and helped out with the event.

Our June meeting will need to be Field Day planning. The location that we picked was the Northview Community Park in the northeast part of Manhattan. A few comments have been suggested in reference to no trees or electricity available for some of our comforts and set-up. Let's come to the meeting with any suggestions for Field Day.

Things that will need to be discussed are food, power sources, antennas (including erecting them), radios, modes of operation and logging.

Once we make plans, we need to follow through with them. If we want the ability to work the same band on multiple radios, we will want to look at spacing stations out if at all possible. This would probably be most important if we plan on working modes other then phone.

Our club has not typically been big on the contest aspect of Field Day, but there are those who are more interested in it lately and enjoy making as many contacts as possible, so let's keep that in mind as well. If you can't make the meeting, but have things you like to pass on, feel free to e-mail me and I will print those out and take them to the meeting, as well.

I hope to see you all at the Sirloin Stockade around 5:30 for Dinner, and then join us for the meeting at the Red Cross in Manhattan at 7:30 P.M.

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

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

no report

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

no report

Christine Chainey, KCØYJN

May 2009

Cash, 5/01/09105.00 
Checking Account, 5/01/09368.91 
Savings Account, 5/01/09873.80 
Total Cash on Hand, 5/01/09 $ 1,347.71
Total Income    + 0.00
Total Expenditures    - 34.57
Cash, 6/01/09105.00 
Checking, 6/01/09334.34 
Savings, 6/01/09873.80 
Total Cash on Hand, 6/01/09  $ 1,313.14


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