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April 2014, General Membership Meeting

April General Membership Meeting

Called to order at 19:30 by Frederick, W9GOC.


Read by NM9O, no additions

Treasurers Report

$2,572 a new member signed up today.

No Guests.

Lloyd N9LB,
ND and MS are on the air as part of the ARRL Centinial this week.
WV did 6,000 contacts, PA did 60,000 contacts.
Good for working all states.

Ted got an ARRL DX Award.

Upgrades and Callsign Changes

VE Report

April 5, 3 Tech, 2 General.
MARA Hamfest, 2 Tech, 1 General.
Next VE session will be April 27th.


Carolyns Question
Who worked the WI QSO party?
How did we do from Space Place?
Carolyn worked the WPX contest.

General Class on April 26 and 27, 2014.

Announcements / Notices
Carolyn NQ9A is collecting money for meals at Field Day, $7/person.
Saturday the 24th evening is the 10K, Sunday the 25th is the Half Marathon
Kathy, SAGRAW Bike Tour is coming through Dane County. August 2-8, 2014.
Baraboo -> Sun Prairie -> Jefferson.
All hams are welcome to the Oct 18 ARES Conferance in Wisconsin Rapids, lots
of training.
Mark Rasmusen is the new Section Emergency Coordinator, primarily in Wausau, IT for the State Patrol.

Upcoming Programs
Madison Marathon memorial day weekend.
Bob Aspenwall is organizing,

Buck Night
Michael Birch, new member, picked #7, KC9RLS wins a Ulysses S. Grant.

It's spring, and a hams attention turns to antennas, or how to use an antenna
analyzer, by Lloyd N9LB.