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Four Lakes Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting via Zoom

Tuesday May 17, 2022 7:30 pm CDT  

  Order of the meeting:

  • Program-- Bruce Richardson K9FZ/R  Getting Started in VHF Roving
  • Brief Business Meeting
  • General Q&A Discussion

If you are interested in coming to the meetings  that we have on Zoom - and you are not a member –Please e-mail Paulette WB9VHF at wb9vhf@gmail.com and she will send you a link

 Previous recordings of programs available – Please e-mail Carolyn NQ9A at nq9a@arrl.net  Programs available include:

March 15 ,2022 Meeting   Sam KG9NG   An Amateur Radio  Special Event Station for a Caving Convention

April 19, 2022 meeting Rich KG0XO Operating HF From a Small Lot in the Noisy (and Sometimes Crabby) Suburbs.

 

FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday April 19, 2022 via Zoom

Program-    April 19, 2022 Meeting   Rich KG0XO Operating HF From a Small Lot in the Noisy (and Sometimes Crabby) Suburbs.  

Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ

Meeting Minutes   recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

March 15 2022   minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A-  

VE sessions Paulette WB9VHF –VE sessions April 2 -   3 candidates -   it went successfully.  3 new Technicians

Classes: Paulette WB9VHF  is organizing a Technician class at UW Space place – date to be announced

Guests :  1)Markus Schumann KD9UWG. 2)Connie Muskavitch  KA9YYP

Bragging :

Paulette WB9VHF  Ozark Con Branson , MO – built an electronic. key , won a radio -  .  Xiegu G90

Thomas AB1YW   Parks on the Air support your parks. Event    Spring event  4 activations in 3 parks-  

Announcements :

Public Service Events::  Horribly Hilly Hundred –ride looking for ham radio operators  for communications-   Tom W9TDP June 18 bike event all VHF   w9tdp@arrl.net

Thomas AC9BJ :Upcoming hamfests:
Ozaukee Radio Club Spring Swapfest -Cedarburg. 4-30-2022
Arrowhead RAC Hamfest Superior -5- 7 -2022

Lyons  Freefest  6-11-2022
Sunshine Swapfest  Kaukauna 6-18-2022
South Milwaukee ARC Hamfest Oak Creek 7-9-2022

Circus city Swapfest Baraboo  8-27-2022
Chippewa Valley 08/28/2022 – 

 

Upcoming Conventions:

Central States convention  -vhf convention lacrosse  July 22-23h Radisson central states VHF - La Crosse , Wi https://2022.csvhfs.org/

Upcoming Contests:

Spring sprintsi-VHF-https://sites.google.com/site/springvhfupsprints/home/2022-information?authuser=0

 

    1. 144 MHz Monday April 11, 2022 0700 - 1100 PM Local
    2. 222 MHz Tuesday April 19, 2022 0700 – 1100 PM Local
    3. 432 MHz Wednesday April 27, 2022 0700 – 1100 PM Local
    4. Microwave Saturday May 7, 2022 0800 AM – 0200 PM Local
    5. 50 MHz Saturday May 14, 2022 2300z through Sunday May 15, 2022 0300z

Madison Area Hams Discord Server -. If you need an invite you can e-mail Marc. N9WIB.  marc@bellazzinni.org 

Upcoming Programs Scheduled for 2022 :

May 17, 2022 Meeting Bruce Richardson W9FZ/R "Getting Started in VHF Roving"

June  21, 2022 Meeting –Meet at Badger Praiirie-show and tell

 July 19 2022 Meeting –Operating Portable radio – featuring 4 amateur radio operators 

FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday March 15, 2022 via Zoom

Program-    A Special Event Station for a Caving Convention Sam Rowe KG9NG https://nss2022.caves.org/

Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ

Meeting Minutes   recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

February 15 2022   minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A-

Treasurer’s Report: Andy AC9CB. Our current account balance is $7,038.69.  Recent transactions include payment of our liability insurance, dues received and a $600 bequest from Bonnie Bachmann remembering silent key Terry Bachmann.  

Announcements:

FLARC related events coming up or status-

  • Programs - Thomas AC9BJ - Programs -if you have a topic you would like to see presented or you are interested in presenting a programs  you can e-mail  Thomas  Ac9bj@arrl.net   
  • VE sessions: Bob WA9D –VE sessions are restarting on April 2  at 8 am . they are taking walk ins .  They will be at UW  Space Place  at 2300 S. Park St . They will the  COVID-19 guidelines in effect at UW space place at that time.
  • Classes: Paulette WB9VHF will be talking to the other instructors and look into having a Technician class at UW Space Place.  BoB WA9D- mentioned if the class is scheduled at the beginning of July or after –there will be new slides for the new Technician class question pool and he is working on them

Terry Bachmann  W9UX. Silent Key - – former FLARC member that retired to Texas is a silent Key

Wi QSO party-Operating

  1. Thomas AB1YW 22 ph Q’s, x2 QRP, x10 location, +500 operating Iowa county; successful activation of park K-1441 and summit W9/WI-010. 940 points https://trm-radio.blogspot.com/2022/03/parks-on-air-oops-radar-k-1459-lake.html
  2. Eldon NK9U.  5-6 hours.  
  3. Thomas AC9BJ 191 contacts 23000 points
  4. Paulette WB9VHF 12 contacts
  5. Carolyn NQ9A 235 contacts 40 m 80 m  SSB  around 23000 points
  6. Sam KG9NG operated

Thomas AB1YW. Discord Server-– Madison Area Hams discord server -. If you need an invite  you can e-mail Marc. N9WIB.  need an invite n9wib – e-mail  marc@bellazzinni.org

Marc N9WIB – has full Tech class lectures on  his  web site radiosignals.org

Carolyn NQ9A.    Jefferson Hamfest   is March 27, 2022  https://www.w9mqb.org

Lloyd  N9LB. –Central States convention  -vhf convention lacrosse  July 22-23h Radisson central states VHF - lacrosse , wi https://2022.csvhfs.org/

Lloyd N9LB- Spring sprints information for VHF -https://sites.google.com/site/springvhfupsprints/home/2022-information?authuser=0

 

    1. 144 MHz Monday April 11, 2022 0700 - 1100 PM Local
    2. 222 MHz Tuesday April 19, 2022 0700 – 1100 PM Local
    3. 432 MHz Wednesday April 27, 2022 0700 – 1100 PM Local
    4. Microwave Saturday May 7, 2022 0800 AM – 0200 PM Local
    5. 50 MHz Saturday May 14, 2022 2300z through Sunday May 15, 2022 0300z

Thomas AC9BJ - KA9YYP  Connie -  is a ham that may come to our meetings in the future  - she wants to upgrade her ham radio knowledge

Upcoming Meetings/Programs :

  • April 19, 2022 Meeting Rich KG0XO Operating HF From a Small Lot in the Noisy (and Sometimes Crabby) Suburbs.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday February 15, 2022 via Zoom

 

Program-    Solar Indices Marc Bellazzini N9WIB

Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ

Meeting Minutes   recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

January 18, 2022   minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A

 

New board members are:

President: Thomas AC9BJ

Secretary: Carolyn NQ9A

Treasurer-Andy AC9CB

Board members-1)Sam KG9NG.   2)Paulette WB9VHF.  3)Nicholas KB9SKW

Bragging:

1)Winter Field Day Operation:

  • Thomas AB1YW  operated 2.5 hours outside at Hoyt Park-15 contacts.    4 POTA hunting contacts- 

https://trm-radio.blogspot.com/2022/01/one-oscar-wiskey-india-1o-wisconsin.html

  • WB9VHF Operated  3 hours 10 contacts     indoor from home
  • Carolyn NQ9A  Operated  8 hours.   114 contacts indoor from home
  • Thomas AC9BJ  Operated most of the  contest time – had 207 contacts. indoor from home

2)Thomas AB1YW POTA  activation k1452- Governor Nelson 2-14-2022 - 19 contacts including 3 park to park  contacts

https://trm-radio.blogspot.com/2022/02/parks-on-air-first-run-at-k-1452.html      

Announcements:

Thomas AC9BJ  Wisconsin QSO party  is March 13, 2022  from  1pm to 8 pm CST  (1800Z March 13, 2022  to 0100Z March 14 )

Wisconsin QSO Party Website  https://www.warac.org/wqp/wqp.htm.   Bob W9EWZ  encouraged members to operate.  

Mike KD9BDL Jefferson county swapfest fairgrounds scheduled for March 20th , 2022 may need to change location and date  as they were accidentally  double booked at the Fairgrounds  . The  W9MQB.org website will have updated information on this change –   https://www.w9mqb.org/

Upcoming Meetings/Programs :

  • March 15 ,2022 Meeting Sam KG9NG A Special Event Station for a Caving Convention
  • April 19, 2022 Meeting Rich KG0XO Operating HF From a Small Lot in the Noisy (and Sometimes Crabby) Suburbs.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday January 18, 2022 via Zoom

Program-    Antique Tube Radio Restoration interfaced with I-devices- blue tooth , I pad, iPhone presented by Phil Carlson WB0CLI 

Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ

Meeting Minutes   recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

December 21, 2021   minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A-

Nominations for 2022 FLARC Board of Directors -nominations were completed and approved. Jeff KC9UNZ will obtain the completed ballot from Carolyn NQ9A . Andy AC9CB  will send the list of current FLARC members to Jeff KC9UNZ. Jeff will send a  ballot of the Board of Directors nominees to the current members of FLARC to be  voted on by a date at the end of January ,2022.

 

President –

Thomas AC9BJ

Vice President-no nominees

Secretary Carolyn NQ0A

Treasurer-

Andy AC9CB

Board members-

Sam KG9NG

Paulette WB9VHF

Nicholas KB9SKW

Treasurers’ report from  Andy AC9CB  :no treasurers report  available

Bragging/Activities people have been participating in:

Thomas-AB1YW- Thomas successfully borrowed Nicholas’ antenna for his trip to his parents’ place back in Maine, achieving 2 DX (Canada - POTA activators, French Guiana - TO60CNES special event), POTA Silver Hunter award (20 entities hunted), and POTA New Year hunter award (contact an entity in the first week of the UTC year, done at 2022-01-01 0024Z). For a total of 31 logged contacts at 5W from his FT-818nd.

Announcements

Thomas W9TDP -The Horribly Hilly Hundreds is scheduled for June 18. Go to dane ares.org and look for the Public Service Events, for Horribly Hilly event, Thomas ‘s name is  listed  as the contact  Thomas Pugh W9TDP. There is a hyperlink to his arrl.net email address so you can volunteer early.

Jeff KC9UNZ-   Jeff, KC9UNZ has set up a Remote RF Linked Repeater with the MARA 147.150 repeater. Internet is not available at the WMTV repeater site and Yaesu provides a way for a remote node to provide internet connectivity for an otherwise unconnected Fusion Repeater. You are invited to connect and experiment with WIRES-X connectivity. Since it is operating in an FM Mode (Not digital) you do not need a WIRES-X radio to connect. The only requirement is a radio that will generate DTMF signals. Please announce that you will be testing WIRES-X so other users are not surprised by the DTMF tones and please read the notes at https://w9hsy.org/2022/01/14/wires-x-testing-underway/ for further information. Please drop a note to kc9unz@arrl.net if they are having any trouble or to let us know how it worked for them

Thomas AC9BJ - Winter Field Day is January 29-30 from 1pm CST Saturday to 1pm CST Sunday (1900Z Saturday to 1900Z Sunday).  Winter Field Day Website   https://www.winterfieldday.com   

 Members of FLARC will be participating in Winter Field day this year at home. You can list FLARC as your Club on  your Winter Field day log submission listing it as  Four Lakes ARC

Nicholas KB9SKWWisconsin QSO party  is March 13, 2022  from  1pm to 8 pm CST  (1800Z March 13, 2022  to 0100Z March 14 ).   Wisconsin QSO Party Website:  https://www.warac.org/wqp/wqp.htm

Upcoming Meetings/Programs :

  • February 15, 2022 Meeting Marc N9WIB   Solar Indices
  • March 15 ,2022 Meeting Sam KG9NG Sam KG9NG  A Special Event Station for a Caving Convention
  • April 19, 2022 Meeting Rich KG0XO Operating HF From a Small Lot in the Noisy (and Sometimes Crabby) Suburbs.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday December 21, 2021 via Zoom

 Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ

Meeting Minutes  recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

November 16  2021  minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A-

Business Items

1)Andy AC9CB presented the FLARC 2022 budget to be voted on as presented at the November meeting -.The budget was voted on by the members present at the meeting and passed as presented

2)Nominations for 2022 FLARC Board of Directors

President –

Thomas AC9BJ

Treasurer-

Andy AC9CB

Board members-

Sam KG9NG

Paulette WB9VHF

Nicholas KB9SKW

Completion of nominations will be at the January 18, 2022 meeting and will be voted on by ballot. A quorum will need to be present at the January meeting to complete the nominations for the FLARC Board of Directors ballot to go out for voting .It is encouraged that members be present at this  meeting to ensure there is a quorum for the votes.

Treasurers’ report from  Andy AC9CB  : FLARC Account Balance:  $6552.16 Recent transactions  include dues received .

Bragging/Activities people have been participating in

Marshall AC9VV         Marshall received an ARRL certificate  10 year certificate  for membership

Nicholas KB9SKW      Nicholas turned on his radio  for the first time in 3 years

Thomas AC9BJ          Thomas participated in the CQ WW DX contest last month and it helped him get  up to 71 countries–towards his DXCC 

Announcements

Sam KG9NG - Zilch- Zilch is a Madison area group of hams that  discusses ham radio topics and radio topics in general Zilch Meets weekly:1)Wednesdays at  9:00 am –meeting on Zoom –meets for 40 minutes  2)Saturdays at  10:30  am – meets in person at the Village Green in Middleton for breakfast  in person   from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and you can also join by Zoom (Zoom not at all events).Note: Saturday 12-25-2021 - Christmas day  the group will meet at 10:30 am on Zoom  if you are interested in being on the e-mail list for weekly meeting , you can e-mail Sam KG9NG  at kg9ng@arrl.net   

Thomas AB1YW  Madison Amateur Radio Discord Group -If you would like to join the Madison Amateur Radio discord group on the discord server - link This is a group of Madison area hams – general topics and staying in touch through a persistent chat room . Please ask at a FLARC meeting for an invitation to the group

 Waukesha Hamfest – Waukesha Hamfest for 2022 has been cancelled

Q and A discussion topics -

Thomas AC9BJ -Discussed audio interface capabilities between radio and Zoom . Discussion on different types of mixers used.

Thomas AB1YW – asked for suggestions for antennas that can go into trees 

Upcoming Meetings/Programs :

  • January 18 2022. Meeting – Phil Carlson WB0CLI  - Antique Tube Radio Restoration interfaced with I-devices- blue tooth , I pad, iPhone,
  • February 15, 2022 Meeting Marc N9WIB   Solar Indices
  • March 15 ,2022 Meeting Sam KG9NG Sam KG9NG A Special Event Station for a Caving Convention
  • April 19, 2021 Meeting  Rich KG0XO Operating HF From a Small Lot in the Noisy (and Sometimes Crabby) Suburbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday November 16, 2021 via Zoom

Program:  Update on Activities in Dane County ARES

Presenter Jeff Fillian KC9UNZ Dane County ARES Emergency Coordinator

 

Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ

Meeting Minutes  recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

October 19  2021  minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A-call sign corrections made for AB1YW AND WN9GOC

 Treasurers’ report from  Andy AC9CB  :Andy presented the budget for 2022 and it will be voted on to be approved at the next month at the Dec.21, 2021 meeting .FLARC account balance : $6499.66 .Recent transactions include  dues received.

Guests:

David- Manning  KD9TRV: David  recently started hiking/backpacking and intends to use his  newly acquired technician license and  equipment for communications while on the trail., and asked members to share any suggestions that would help him get started with doing this  

 

Announcements

1)Christmas Party – It was announced that the board voted that we would not have a Christmas party this year due to continuing high  numbers of Covid-19 infections, and hospitals are operating at near capacity .

2) “Special optional attire “ for the December 21, 2021 meeting -in honor of the holiday season members are invited to wear silly hats, or ugly sweaters during the Zoom meeting

3)Reminder for quorums needed at the next two meetings. - -A membership quorum will be needed at the Dec.21,2021 meeting  to vote on the budget and  one will also be needed at the January 18,2022 meeting to vote for the Board of Directors for 2022.  Members asked to attend if they can to help meet the quorum. 

Upcoming Meetings/Programs :

  • December 21, 2021 meeting – No program scheduled . 1)We will vote on the budget presented in November 2)We will have nominations for the 2022 FLARC Board of Directors
  • January 18, 2022. Meeting –1)Program : Antique Tube Radio Restoration interfaced with I-devices- blue tooth , I pad, iPhone. Presenter Phil Carlson WB0CLI .  2)Complete nominations for the 2022 FLARC Board of Directors and vote 
  • February 15, 2022 Meeting Program :APRS and TNC Presenter: Marc Bellazzini N9WIB
  • March 15 ,2022 Meeting Program :Caving and  Ham Radio Sam Rowe KG9NG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday  October . 19, 2021 via Zoom

Program: 1  Public Service Events 

Presenter Tom Pugh W9TDP

Summary of presentation :

Tom W9TDP  got his start in amateur radio through public service. He was a cyclist on bike trips that utilized ham radio operators for communications. He got to know the ham radio operators, then got his ham radio license, then started to participate in the public service events.

Public service events include bike rides, and running events. . Ham radio operators participate by operating as Net control in  SAG vehicles transporting riders who are having bicycle or physical problems be transported . They operate at food rest stops, water stops, they can be a bike mobile, and they can operate, as net control. Radio Equipment is provided if the radio operator does not have their own.  Repeaters are used and in some cases simplex also.

Ham radio communication are key in effective communications in bike course terrain that is very hilly where mobile phone communication would not be reliable. They provide communication using an organized traffic net with a net control, Communication is transmitted to all areas of the event simultaneously so everyone can hear..

Public service events that Dane County area amateur radio operators participate in each year include

  • The Horribly Hilly Hundred
  • The Dairy land Dare
  • The Ride
  • Trek 100
  • Bike the Barns
  • Chicago Marathon

More information on the public service events including dates and contacts if you are interested in participating  can be found on the Dane County ARES website

https://sites.google.com/view/danecountyaresraces/public-service-events

Program 2:  Members discussed ham radio related events  they have participated in:

Parks on the Air

  • Thomas AC9BJ and Carolyn NQ9A participated in Parks on the Air and Wisconsin Parks on the Air in September 2019 activating Blue Mounds State Park.
  • Thomas AB1YW is currently looking at POTA locations-specifically trails south of t Madison. He mentioned there is a wiki collaboration in process that will provide resources and support to find new park sites for POTA
  • Nick N9STF did a POTA activation at Glacier National Park

        The website for Parks on the Air is https://pota.app    The website includes  how to sign up to do a park activation, how to hunt activations and a listing of real time park   activations

Hamfests:

Sam KG9NG and Paulette WB9VHF went to the Shelby hamfest in Shelby, North Carolina http://shelbyhamfest.com

Winlink Communication on a road trip:

Jeff KC9UNZ - took a driving trip to Colorado and used Winlink successfully  to send and receive messages. He also briefly discussed Winlink use and AREDN for ARES/RACES.

https://www.winlink.org

https://www.arednmesh.org/

Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ

Meeting Minutes  recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

September 21, 2021  minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A-no corrections

Treasurers’ report from  Andy AC9CB  :via e-mail FLARC Account Balance :$6359.17 include dues received.

Announcements

  • Betsy WN9GOC announced that Sarah Elizabeth Baguhn WA9SE is now Dr.Sarah-Elizabeth Baguhn.. Sarah Elizabth WA9SE received her PHD in interdisciplinary health sciences.
  • Jeff KC9UNZ- announced the 2021 Wisconsin ARES/RACES Conference is online this year on  Saturday Nov. 13th , 2021.

To register , you can go to the home website page  https://wi-aresraces.org/ . The page also lists the itinerary for the conference.

New members

We welcome Rich KG0XO , Rich used to live in Madison He has now returned to Madison. His ham radio interests include radio homebrewing projects.

Upcoming Meetings/Programs :

  • November 16, 2021 meeting Jeff KC9UNZ  with present on  what Dane County ARES and ARES in general  is doing currently – Jeff is the Dane County ARES Emergency Coordinator as well as being a FLARC member. Andy AC9CB will do the budget presentation.
  • December 21 2021 meeting – no program scheduled yet. We will have nominations for the 2022 FLARC Board of directors.
  • January 18, 2022 Meeting – Phil Carlson WB0CLI Antique Tube Radio Restoration interfaced with I-devices- blue tooth , I pad, iPhone,
  • February 15, 2022 Meeting Marc N9WIB APRS and TNC
  • March 15, 2022 Meeting Sam KG9NG Caving and  Ham Radio

 

Program:   Software Defined Radio

Presenter -Nick Jungels  N9STF 

Nick Jungels, N(STF has been working in and around electronics for 25 years. He has held positions working as a designer on cellular IC chipsets, high speed optical networking devices, equipment for cinema and broadcast television production, database acceleration, and most recently gets to make radios at Flex Radio writing the digital logic inside of FPGAs and software for the radios. He lives in Mount Horeb with his wife and 4 daughters and new dog.

Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Sam KG9NG 

Meeting Minutes  recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

July  2021  minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A-no corrections

Treasurers’ report from  Andy AC9CB  :via e-mail :FLARC Account balance is $6,371.67.  Recent transactions : none 

Budget preview will be prepared for the October BoD meeting in advance of the November general meeting where Andy will  present the budget.  Approval to be sought during the December meeting.

Bragging/upgrade call sign changes: none

Announcements/Upcoming Meetings/Programs :

       1)Upcoming public Service events looking for Volunteers: The  Ride is this Sunday 9-26-2021  Kyle the ham coordinator for the event looking for ham radio operators to volunteer for the event- If interested you can contact Kyle Schaefer KC9SDK  at sec4WI@gmail.com

        2This year’s August Fox hunt-   The winners from the 2019 Fox hunt Matthew KD9DZT and Paul  N9VWH  hid the transmitter at Garner Park .It was an on foot transmitter hunt. There were 5 teams , including some newcomers. The winner was Thomas AC9BJ .

Programming ideas /people that want to present

  • We are looking for topics that members would like to see presented in the next few months or members that would like to present a topic. . We currently do not have a program for October 19th or December 21st . We are looking for presenters for the Spring . April, etc.
  • If we do not have an presenter for the October 19, 2021 meeting we will have an open discussion ,asking  members to tell us what interesting ham. radio related events they have participated in like :a) public service events this summer , ie Horribly Hilly Hundred, Dairyland  Dare, etc.   b)on the radio events  like Parks on the Air , special event, c)hamfests  attended. d)A project they want to talk about.

 Upcoming programs- For the November 16th, 2021 FLARC meeting  Jeff Fillian KC9UNZ  Dane County ARES Emergency Coordinator will present on what Dane County ARES is currently doing

General Question and Answer session for club members on any topic-none

FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday July 20, 2021 7:30 pm via Zoom

Program :Digital Mobile Radio

Presenter :Scott Strain KC9TTF   

Scott Strain, KC9TTF worked for local, state and federal criminal justice agencies and for the insurance industry.  His interest in radio began in 1962 when he and his father constructed a pair of Knight-Kit C-100 walkie-talkies.  After retirement he pursued ham radio, becoming KC9TTF.  In addition to radios covering HF, VHF and UHF, Scott has Digital Mobile Radio rigs Bridge Com 878 and SkyBridge.

Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ           

Meeting Minutes  recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

June 2021  minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A-

 Addition to  June minutes: Show and Tell:  Thomas. AB1YW  brought  his Yaesu  FT 818   Go kit minus the coax

Treasurers’ report  Andy AC9CB  :FLARC Account Balance:   $6359.17

FIELD DAY 2021. FLARC Members who participated in Field Day 2021:

Mathew KD9DZT, Thomas AC9BJ, Carolyn NQ9A, Carlie KC9CZG, Barry  K8SD,Sam KG9NG, Paulette WB9VHF,

Upcoming Meetings/Programs :

FLARC’s Annual Fox Hunt –Tuesday  Aug 17 , 2021 7:00 pm

  • On Foot Fox Hunt at  Garner Park 333 S. Rosa Rd Madison, WI 53705
  • Mathew KD9DZT winner of the 2019 Fox Hunt will be the fox and hide the transmitter
  • Will meet in the park shelter at 7:00 pm 
  • Note :There is no regular FLARC meeting this month due to the Fox Hunt!
  • Communication via 2m simplex
  • Bring fox hunting equipment if you have it  if you have it. If you don’t , we will be organizing small groups of hunters .
  • Please wear face masks

FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday June 15 , 2021 7:30 pm

In-person at Badger Prairie Park

Program:  Show and Tell

Thomas AC9BJ         SO2R kit, and a TNC kit

Matt    NM9O            Raspberry Pi-4 with serial port added to remove need for monitor and keyboard to make changes

Sam    KG9NG           Won an Arduino kit and looking for someone to give it to 

Chris   KD9KJV          Halfway through building a 6 m Yagi antenna

Thomas. AB1YW      Yaesu  FT 818   Go kit minus the coax

Business Meeting

Called to Order by :   Thomas AC9BJ

Meeting Minutes Recorded by: Carolyn NQ9A

May meeting minutes ready by : Thomas AC9BJ

Treasurers’ report : Andy AC9CB   via e-mail :FLARC Account Balance $ 6359.17 Recent transactions include  paid membership dues. 

Field day Announcements- Field day is 1:00 pm Saturday June 26,2021 to 1:00 om Sunday June 27, 2021

 FLARC Field day will be on Zoom , from 12:30 pm Saturday through end of field day , can join to socialize , ask questions, watch operations ,QST e-mail  has details

Next Month Presentation-

Program – Digital Mobile Radio Presenter   Scott Strain KC9TTF