Meeting called to order by Frederick W9GOC
Treasurerâ€™s Report: Money market - $2640.20, Checking - $1632.19, Total: $4,272.39. Total members: 32
Guests: Greg KC9TMX, and William KC9TPR, both of whom just earned their licenses.
Awards and callsign changes: Lloyd N9LB received regional 5th place in the September VHF contest.
VE Report: February we had 2 new techs, and 1 new general. There will be a Technician class on February 26th and 27th, contact Don firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the class.
Repeater News: Last weekâ€™s Infonet was cut short due to intermittent problems with the MARA repeater. The problems are believed to be due to weather.
Old business: Field day - 80m CW and SSB, 40m CW and SSB, 10m CW, and 20 SSB and phone have been claimed, all other bands are open.
New business: Wisconsin QSO party is coming up on March 13th 1:00pm to 8:00pm CST. The Jefferson Ham Fest is on March 20th. The Brookfield Ham Fest is February 19th. There was the strongest solar flare of this sun spot cycle last night, creating strong propagation on 10, 15, and 20m. Keep an eye out for auroras, which may create openings on 6m as well.
Foxhunt: There will be a foxhunt scheduled for the 4th Saturday of every month, starting at 3:00pm. Last month was a done on foot in the park.
The program for the night was by Lloyd N9LB on VHF & UHF Weak Signal Operating presented by Lloyd/N9LB