Meeting was called to order by Frederick W9GOC
Carolyn showed off the 2011 Field Day merchandise.
GuestsÂ - Blake Johnson KC9CHL, who was previously a member is returning after completing his schooling at Purdue, and Chris Budinger W9NSL, who just earned his license and is becoming a member of FLARC.
Treasurerâ€™s ReportÂ - Checking - $1750, Money Market - $2650, with 46 members.
UpgradesÂ - Kathy KB9UAZ upgraded to Extra.
VE ReportÂ - First Saturday we had 1 general and 1 tech, with an additional 6 generals who earned their license at the general class.
AnnouncementsÂ - Kathy KB9UAZ presented information on the bike events she helps organize. Anybody interested in volunteering to provide ham support for any of the events can find more information at www.bikewisconsin.com.
Old BusinessÂ - n/a
New BusinessÂ - n/a
Field DayÂ - Carolyn NQ9A provided information about the upcoming Field Day event, which will be June 25th and 26th at Badger Prairie Park. Setup will begin at 8:00am. Information will be posted on the website regarding which bands have been reserved and by whom. There will be a GOTA station for people who are interested in getting on the radio without setting up a station. Questions can be directed to Carolyn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our next FLARC meeting with be at the Field Day Site at Badger Prairie Park in Verona. The meeting will be at 7:00 instead of the usual 7:30 meeting time.
Repeater NewsÂ - The duplexer has been replaced on the BARS repeater, which should now be functioning again. CWRA is starting their swap net on Sunday mornings at 11:00 on the 88 repeater.
FoxhuntÂ - There was a foxhunt last month on the 4th Saturday of the month. Nicolas was the fox, and was hiding on Governorâ€™s Island. The next hunt will be May 28th at 3:00 starting at Garner Park.
Buck nightÂ - AB9RR
Tonightâ€™s presentation was on Weak Signal Propagation Reporting by Steve Brist AB9RR