Monthly Newsletter Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio August 2002

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

The last meeting for the Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society was July 12. We discussed our picnic for the month of September. Briefly discussed videos that the library has had for amateur radio, as well as the Riley County fair.

Our next meeting will be on Friday August the 9th, at 7:30 P.M. at the American Red Cross Building in Manhattan. One of the main topics for discussion will be the interference we hear off and on through the repeater. So far we have had no luck locating where the interference comes from. One possibly solution might be to install tones on the repeater. Any discussion or suggestions on the topic will be welcome.

We will also briefly mention that it will soon be time to think about forming a nominating committee for nominating officers for next year. The November meeting is when elections are normally held and you must be a paying member of the club in order to vote or hold office.

Last we also very strongly need suggestions and ideas or even volunteers for programs for the club. Any thing that interests you more then likely interests others and would be an excellent topic to share with us all.

We hope to see you at the meeting on Friday and don't forget to join us for dinner at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan before the meeting at around 5:00 or 5:30.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Bob Bartholic, KBØZWK

Greeting Everyone,

I hope that everyone is coping with the hot temperatures that we have been having. It was nice a week ago when we did get that day of showers. During that storm I did lose my HF dipole and one of the trees that it was in. No big deal though. I have more trees and the antenna has been sent off and is getting repaired.

WARN has not had any activations. I think our season is well over by now. However, we still could see some severe weather if you remember September 7th of 2001. That is the day that tornados started in the Salina area and moved north into Geary County and into northern Riley County. I am sure with our present weather conditions we can relax, but we still should expect severe weather just in case one decides to sneak in on us.

If I have my date correct, the Salina Hamfest is on August 18th at the Bicentennial Center. You might want to mark that on your calendars if you have not already. I have plans on attending the hamfest this year.

Also, I do believe that we are having another test session on August 17th. I am pretty sure that it will be at the Red Cross. Brian (KCØDWX) will have all of the information for those who know someone who wants to get their license or upgrade their current license.

Stay Cool and 73s,

Bob Bartholic, KBØZWK

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

The MAARS meeting of 7-12-2002 began at 7:30 P.M. with president Brian Carter in charge. The date and place for the annual picnic is discussed. Henry, KAØSWM, puts in a motion for the date of Sunday, September 15. This motion is agreed to by the members present. Nadine, KØUHF, will check on the availability of the Oregon Trail Park for that date.

It is announced that Riley County Fair will be held at the Cico Park on the dates of July 25,26, and 27.

The meeting is closed at about 9:00 P.M.

Erin Crouch, KBØTXL
July 2002

Cash on Hand, 7/01/0223.33 
Checking Account Balance, 7/01/02123.56 
Savings Account Balance, 7/01/02705.70 
Total on Hand, 7/01/02 $ 852.59
      Bumper Sticker1.00
      Interest on Savings3.78
Total Receipts    + 4.78
      Telephone 25.71
Total Expenditures    - 25.71
Cash on Hand, 7/31/0224.33 
Checking Account Balance, 7/31/0297.85 
Savings Account Balance, 7/31/02709.48 
Total Cash on Hand, 7/31/02  $831.66


NEW FROM ARRL - Beginning October 1, 2001, our club will receive $15 for each new member joining the ARRL through our club. This is for new members or those who have not been a member for two or more years. There will be no commission for renewals but we still may submit your renewals, if you wish. 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.


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