Monthly Newsletter Dedicated to the Advancement of Amateur Radio November, 1999

Phyllis Dillman, NØMJB

I want to thank Chris Farmer, KBØYYL and John Blessing, NØYRL for telling us how the KSU Solar Car Team used Ham Radio on the Sunrayce last summer. They also showed some of the race telemetry data from their 9600 baud, 440 MHz packet radio system. All of the team members are required to have ham licenses to go on the race. Their next race will be in Heartland Park (Topeka) next May and they are planning on a 10-day race next November in Egypt.

Our next meeting will be on Friday, November 12th at the Red Cross Building at 2601 West Anderson in Manhattan. The meeting is at 7:30 pm. We will have election of officers for next year and a business meeting. Then there will be an auction of donated items. Don't forget dinner at the Manhattan Sirloin Stockade at 5:15 pm.

The XYL's will go to dinner at Applebee's on November 18th at 7:00 pm. Women with or without licenses are welcome. The Christmas Party will be at Fred and Nadine Stueve's again. It's on Saturday December 11 at 6:30 pm at 4280 Salzer Road just west of Wamego. It will be a potluck. Watch for more information.

Happy Thanksgiving and Good Luck to the new officers.

Norm Dillman, NØJCC

November Auction

It's time for another auction. In addition to the annual election of officers, we'll have an auction of computer and ham items at the November 12 meeting. Most of the stuff is surplus items from KSU but everyone is welcome to donate items for sale to help support the MAARS club The KSU Club voted to donate all of their part of the proceeds to the KSØMAN club station. Bring plenty of money and bid high. Jon Held will be the ever-exciting, fast-talking auctioneer.

Tools for KSU

The KSU club is putting together a tool kit for WØQQQ. If you have doubles or triples of wrenches, screw drivers, sockets, etc. bring your extras to the November meeting. KSUARC has an APRS station running. Ask John Blessing, NØYRL or Daniel Soldan, KBØOTV for more details.

KSØMAN Station

Once the auction items are cleared out of the station we can get the station organized. The dual band antenna that Lila donated is installed and the coax connectors should be installed in the window by meeting time. We still need some coax and many other items to get on the air. The lightning protection for the repeater coax is here and should be installed by meeting time.

This is the last issue of Norm's Notes. It's time for some new blood. Let's have some articles about your projects, experiments or interesting ham stories or anything else you want to write about. Good luck to the new officers. Let's all work hard for the club.

Lenore Layman, NØTSN

Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society
October 8, 1999

John Blessing and Chris Farmer from the solar car team were our guest speakers for the evening, sharing their experiences and journey of the race with us.

Dues - in order to vote at the November meeting dues must be paid, $10.00 for a student, $20.00 for a single member and $30.00 for a family (2 or more people).

WARN - meeting will be held Thursday, October 14th.

XYL - dinner at Applebee's on Thursday, November 18th.

Brian Carter informed us on the cabinet and prices for the club station. They are 2 1/2 ft wide, 6 ft tall and 14" deep the cost is $80.00. A motion was made and second to purchase this cabinet. Brian would be picking up the cabinet for us.

Nominating committee will consist of Jon Held (NØRYQ), Mike Moore, (NØPVU), and Francis Sable, (WØEVJ). If you are interested in running for an office or would like to nominate someone, please contact one of the committee members.

Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 11th at Nadine and Fred's house. Pot luck dinner and a $5.00 optional gift exchange. More at the November meeting.

A poly phaser box has been ordered with gas cartridge for $45.00.

A mention on the status of purchasing a 5KW generator for the club was brought up and discussed. Kermit Fairbanks knows of a Coleman brand generator with an electric start for $499.00 plus tax. A motion was made and second to purchase a generator up to $500.00 plus tax. Fred Stueve and Kermit Fairbanks would look into this and check back at the next meeting. It was asked that the minutes be reviewed going back several years and noted when the club voted to purchase a generator.

The annual club meeting and the election of officers will be held on Friday, November 12.


The Nominating Committee, consisting of Jon Held, NØRYQ; Mike Moore, NØPVU; and Francis Sable, WØEVJ, presents the following current nominations for your consideration:
SECRETARY:  Francis Sable, WØEVJ
TREASURER:  Nadine Stueve, KØUHF

Additional candidates may be nominated from the floor at the meeting. Self nominations are accepted.

Any member who cannot attend the meeting, but wishes to participate in a vote, may give a written and signed proxy document to another member who will be present at the meeting. This proxy statement must contain explicit instructions on how the proxy holder is to act on behalf of the absent member.

November 12, 1999 at 7:30 PM at the Red Cross Building, 2601 West Anderson, Manhattan, KS. 

Nadine Stueve, KØUHF
October, 1999

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If you would like to become a member of the American Radio Relay League and receive the monthly issue of QST, your treasurer has a form you may use to apply. The club keeps $5 of each new member's dues and $2 of each renewing member, so even if you are renewing, do so through the club. The main thing to remember is that if you join through the club, your check must be made out to MAARS. When the form is sent in, the treasurer writes a new check deducting the amount which the club is permitted to keep. They will not reimburse the club. If you are renewing, bring your notice for renewal along to the meeting or send it to the Treasurer at the MAARS address.

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