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FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday September 21, 2021 7:30 pm via Zoom

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

Our current balance is $6,371.67.  We have had no recent transactions.  

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