Monthly Newsletter  Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio  August 2009

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Hello to all. I hope you have done well over the past month. I would like to invite you all to our August meeting, where Herm Belderock, WVØR, will present us with a program on NTS message handling. I think fewer and fewer people are aware of how to deal with NTS messages, and if you have an interest this will be a good time for you to attend. We will plan on the meeting starting around 6:00 P.M. with pizza and a presentation. We will actually try to have food available a bit ahead of that to help us all get a bite to eat before Herm's presentation.

As our meeting will be at the church again this month and we are having food, we will skip our normal eating meeting, and we need to be out of the church by 8:00 P.M., as they have some other activities as well that night. It might be a good idea to show up around 5:45 to get some food in before the interactive meeting.

Also, the repeater committee has been together and made some choices for things to work on with reference to the repeater. I hope and believe the club will support the choices made by the committee, and while there is no promise it will fix our issue, these are some things that need to be done.

Again I'd like to remind you all that the meeting will be limited time wise, so we will need to keep any discussion and covering of past issues limited.

On October 3rd we will be providing communications for the Yellow Brick Road Bicycle Ride. We need as many hams as possible on this bike ride, as there are 4 routes (overlapping at points), and the longest of which is in the neighborhood of 80 miles. Get with Sylvia (KCØYJO) if you are able to help with this ride. As it stands we may not have too many fixed hams, but more mobile. Feel free to offer ideas, but again, we've done these several times with great success, now so let's make sure it is constructive.

I hope you will all join us for the meeting on August 14th at the Manhattan Church of Christ, 2510 Dickens Ave. We are not sure what room we will be in, but we will have tables to eat at and work on our presentation by WVØR.

If you would like to have pizza at the meeting, please let us know ASAP and plan on bringing $5 per adult. Any money left over will go towards the picnic in September. Water will be available on location, but if you want something else to drink, bring that as well.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Scott Chainey, ACØCY

no report

Francis Sable, WØEVJ

no report

Christine Chainey, KCØYJN

July 2009

Cash, 7/01/09105.00 
Checking Account, 7/01/09214.81 
Savings Account, 7/01/09874.85 
Total Cash on Hand, 7/01/09 $ 1,194.66
Total Income    + 15.00
Total Expenditures    - 35.24
Cash, 8/01/09120.00 
Checking, 8/01/09179.57 
Savings, 8/01/09874.85 
Total Cash on Hand, 8/01/09  $ 1,174.42


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