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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: income from 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

 

FLARC General Meeting Minutes May 18th, 2021 via Zoom

Presentation/Program-  Cancelled- Program on  electromagnetic compatibility  by Kermit Carlson W9XA was cancelled today  due to a conflict that came up in his schedule the day before

Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ           

Meeting Minutes  recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

April meeting minutes read by Carolyn NQ9A- no corrections

 Treasurers’ report : Andy AC9CB  -via e-mail

FLARC Account Balance $ 6339.17

Recent transactions include:

Dues received

WI State  Annual  report  $10 filing fee  

Bragging:

Nick N9STF    Got a PGXL amplifier 1500 watts,  for 160 to 6 meters

Barry K8SD    Made contacts with stations in Kuwait and Kazakhstan  via FT8 on 17meters with  40 watts

Bob WA9D     Got a 5 dollar kit  to make white noise

Mark N9WIB   1)He has created a You tube series –for the  Technician class – 20 chapters , 20 -30 min –Available at  Radiosignals.org.

2)He bought new Yaesu FTM-400

Carlie  KD9CZG Received QSL confirmation  10 m beacon Merced ,California from KO6BB 2018

Q and A discussion

Nick  N9STF asked where Mark  N9WIB  bought his radio FT-400M

Lloyd- what band does it cover. 2m 440 extended receive , analog, digital

9700 Yaesu all mode , all bands-

Dan KD9PCB asking about what public service events are planned

  • Horribly hilly Hundred- Aug 28th , 2021  
  • The Ride -Sept. 26 th , 2021
  • Chicago Marathon 10 , 11 , 2021– leave 2 am in the morning – mile number 5-
  • Bike the Barns – nothing scheduled-virtual-fare share CSA coalition
  • Trek 100

Public service events are listed on the Daneares.org website

  • Field day last full weekend  in June – This year  the Field day Planning Committee meeting will be deciding on 5-22 if we can go ahead with field day

Nick  N9STF –Madison Amateur Radio discord. Server group–Invitation is https://discord.gg/CBAvGKgs

Carolyn NQ9A  announcement-Ham radio Net -Thursday Nights 8 pm   on the 147.15 MARA repeater W9HSY

New members!

  • Bruce Baranski-K9BGB -interest in DX -just retired
  • Dan KD9PCB – got Tech last Feb -has HTs, Thomas AC9BJ said mobile radios available for public service events
  • Tom Martin KC9PGD– general class -lives in Mount Horeb -
  • Bob Rabin- KA5MIZ. Research meteorologist – NOAA – in Oklahoma- and works with UW in Madison-weather satellites, experimental work with weather stations- transmit data via digital modes . Tapper goes on raspberry pi to transmit WSPR – seeing if he can use for other digital modes

 Upcoming meeting /programs:

Tuesday June 15th, 2021              Meeting at Badger Prairie Park -        Program -Show and tell – bring whatever you are working on

Tuesday July 20th, 2021               Presenter-Scott Strain  KC9TTF        Topic- Digital Mobile Radio