Monthly Newsletter  Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio  August 2008

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Hello to everyone. Hopefully you all have stayed cool through the really hot weather and are now enjoying a slight cool down.

You'll notice in this month's newsletter and no doubt heard on the net a couple weeks back of the Dillmans passing through town and inviting everyone to join them for lunch. This brought back a lot of fond memories of listening to our repeater get a decent work out.

I'm going to point something out that I know I am at fault in now-a-days in reference to amateur radio.

Many times I hear a station ID only to sit and listen to total silence afterwards. I have even thought, 'Wow, nobody called them back," of course I was too busy to pick up the mic and say hello myself.

Let's consider what you mean when one says they are 'mobile' or 'monitoring,' that usually means, "Hey I'm out here and would love to chat with someone." Phyllis and Norm were the type of people who would never let an ID be followed by silence. If they heard a station ID, they made sure they knew they were welcome friends.

So, I personally vow to do a better job of listening and talking on the radio. If I hear you ID, I'll say hello. I might not talk for long but I will open up the door for others to possibly join in.

I'm not trying to point a finger at anybody, but just note that I recall a time when you would occasionally turn the radio down so you could actually follow what was going on elsewhere.

I also have to acknowledge that we have made great improvements in the last couple of years. We have many great new hams with new ideas and interests, and we should do our best to challenge them as well as ourselves to keep things active and exciting for all.

Join us Friday for dinner at the Sirloin Stockade 5:30 ish, and for our meeting at 7:30 at the American Red Cross in Manhattan.

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

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

no report

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

no report

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

May 2008

Cash on Hand, 7/01/0850.00 
Checking Account, 7/01/08365.61 
Savings Account, 7/01/08865.64 
Total on Hand, 7/01/08 $ 1,281.25
      savings interest2.12
Total Income    + 37.12
      equipment insurance85.00
Total Expenditures    - 120.86
Cash on Hand, 7/31/0855.00 
Checking, 7/31/08274.75 
Savings, 7/31/08867.76 
Total Cash on Hand, 7/31/08  $ 1,197.51


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