Monthly Newsletter  Supporting the Advancement of Amateur Radio  October 2008

Brian Carter, KCØDWX

Let me first say I apologize for both the late newsletter as well as the text only format. It has been a busy week, and I didn't have a lot of things to include not did I really set time aside to get it all done.

On that note, Sylvia and I will be celebrating our 4th anniversary, along with Ian as he wouldn't be here without us, so we will not make the October meeting for MAARS.

There are a few things that you should all look forward to. First John (NØPVT) will be giving the program for the evening on "Spies, Espionage and Clandestine Radio." I think this will be an interesting program, and there should be at least some information for everyone.

Next, hopefully there will be some discussion as to the location and date of the (normally) annual Christmas party. We've missed the last couple of years due to circumstances beyond our control, so we hope we can fit one in this year. In the past this event has been on a Saturday night, with good food and company as well as a gift exchange.

Also there should be some discussion on this past weekend's bike ride that we performed communications for. I think it was a great success and Sylvia (KCØYJO) put in a lot of work ahead of time with the sponsor to make sure they were comfortable with knowing what was going on. I'd like to thank all who helped either in person or by donation of equipment.

I'm sure you all heard the repeater is noisy again. As our problem has returned, we will be working to solve the issue. I appreciate your patience while we work on this, and apologize for the noise that comes through. If need be we will switch to the lower antenna again to keep things a bit quieter.

Last, November is the annual election of officers. I hope we can get a person or persons to volunteer for the nominating committee. This person should decide who is well suited for a position, be it current officers or new candidates, and make sure they are interested in serving in that position. Any person wishing to run for an office or vote in the annual elections needs to have their dues paid by the end of October 2008.

As usual the group will meet at the Sirloin Stockade in Manhattan around 5:30, and then move the the Red Cross at 2601 Anderson Ave in Manhattan for the normal meeting.

I hope you all can attend.

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, 8/01/0855.00 
Checking Account, 8/01/08274.75 
Savings Account, 8/01/08867.76 
Total on Hand, 8/01/08 $ 1,197.51
Total Income    + 0.00
Total Expenditures    - 67.49
Cash on Hand, 9/30/0855.00 
Checking, 9/30/08207.26 
Savings, 9/30/08867.76 
Total Cash on Hand, 9/30/08  $ 1,130.02


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