Monthly Newsletter Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio July 2003

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

The Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society will be holding their July meeting on Friday the 11th. We will be discussing Field Day and the possibility of making some plans for a special event station sometime in the future.

Field Day turned out well, with good participation. A mobile crank-up tower was made available by Kenny Grant (KBØRPV). The club's beam was mounted on top and provided excellent communications. Also on the tower were lights, a United States flag, purchased for the club by Mike Moore (NØPVU), Kenny, and Frank Gose (KCØLUG). An ARRL flag was also provided by Fred and Nadine Stueve, and was flown on the tower. Electrical power was produced by Little Jeffrey. Thanks to all who participated in Field Day and helped to make it a successful event.

Any hams and non hams are welcome to join us before the meeting on Friday for dinner at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan. Members usually eat around 5:30 P.M. Our club meeting is at 7:30 P.M. at the Manhattan Red Cross at 2601 Anderson Avenue.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

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Dona-Rose Hackerott, NØZKX

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The June MAARS meeting was 6-13-2003 at the Red Cross building on Anderson Ave. Presiding was Brian, KCØDWX. There was discussion of details concerning the upcoming Field Day event. A new category of station allowed this year is " Get-on-the-air " station where those unlicensed persons wishing to do so could operate a Field Day station under the supervision of a licensed control operator. It was decided that we would set up this Field Day with one regular station and a "GOTA" station. Nine persons attended the meeting.

The annual ARRL-sponsored Field day was on June 28 and 29 this year. MAARS setup for this in the Manhattan City Park in the shelter on the south side of the Park. Fred, KØTCS, supplied the generator to give us an independent power source. Kenny, KBØRPV, brought a trailer-mounted fifty-foot crank-up tower on which was mounted the MAARS tri-band beam antenna with a new American flag at the top. Mike, NØPVU, provided an HF transceiver w/power supply, an antenna tuner, a logging computer and other equipment. The "GOTA" station was set up using the MAARS Kenwood TS-820 HF transceiver, the MAARS MFJ antenna tuner and a Butternut multi-band vertical antenna. Brian, KCØDWX, transported the beam ant. and other equipment to the site, and helped assemble them. Others assisting in the setup and take down were: Nadine, KØUHF, whose callsign was used for the operation. She also supplied drinks and snacks at the site. Henry, KAØSWM, and Mike, NØPVU, provided supplies for and prepared the breakfast on Sunday morning. Frank, KCØLUG, assisted with set-up and take down of equipment. Mike, NØPVU, brought his camper trailer and stayed the night at the site. Due to the malfunction of the logging computer, we lost the logging information of our FD contacts. The weather for the event was ideal, not as hot as it usually is for Field Day. We had several out-of-town visitors at the FD site.

Erin Crouch, KBØTXL
July 2003

Cash on Hand, 6/08/0334.33 
Checking Account, 6/08/03460.31 
Savings Account, 6/08/03478.09 
Total on Hand, 6/08/03 $ 972.73
Total Receipts    + 0.00
      Shelter for Field Day26.08
Total Expenditures    -  26.08
Cash on Hand, 7/05/0334.33 
Checking, 7/05/03434.23 
Savings, 7/05/03478.09 
Total Cash on Hand, 7/05/03  $946.65


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