FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday December 21, 2021 via Zoom
Called to order by: Thomas AC9BJ
Meeting Minutes recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A
November 16 2021 minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A-
1)Andy AC9CB presented the FLARC 2022 budget to be voted on as presented at the November meeting -.The budget was voted on by the members present at the meeting and passed as presented
2)Nominations for 2022 FLARC Board of Directors
Completion of nominations will be at the January 18, 2022 meeting and will be voted on by ballot. A quorum will need to be present at the January meeting to complete the nominations for the FLARC Board of Directors ballot to go out for voting .It is encouraged that members be present at this meeting to ensure there is a quorum for the votes.
Treasurers’ report from Andy AC9CB : FLARC Account Balance: $6552.16 Recent transactions include dues received .
Bragging/Activities people have been participating in
Marshall AC9VV Marshall received an ARRL certificate 10 year certificate for membership
Nicholas KB9SKW Nicholas turned on his radio for the first time in 3 years
Thomas AC9BJ Thomas participated in the CQ WW DX contest last month and it helped him get up to 71 countries–towards his DXCC
Sam KG9NG - Zilch- Zilch is a Madison area group of hams that discusses ham radio topics and radio topics in general Zilch Meets weekly:1)Wednesdays at 9:00 am –meeting on Zoom –meets for 40 minutes 2)Saturdays at 10:30 am – meets in person at the Village Green in Middleton for breakfast in person from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and you can also join by Zoom (Zoom not at all events).Note: Saturday 12-25-2021 - Christmas day the group will meet at 10:30 am on Zoom if you are interested in being on the e-mail list for weekly meeting , you can e-mail Sam KG9NG at email@example.com
Thomas AB1YW Madison Amateur Radio Discord Group -If you would like to join the Madison Amateur Radio discord group on the discord server - link This is a group of Madison area hams – general topics and staying in touch through a persistent chat room . Please ask at a FLARC meeting for an invitation to the group
Waukesha Hamfest – Waukesha Hamfest for 2022 has been cancelled
Q and A discussion topics -
Thomas AC9BJ -Discussed audio interface capabilities between radio and Zoom . Discussion on different types of mixers used.
Thomas AB1YW – asked for suggestions for antennas that can go into trees
Upcoming Meetings/Programs :
- January 18 2022. Meeting – Phil Carlson WB0CLI - Antique Tube Radio Restoration interfaced with I-devices- blue tooth , I pad, iPhone,
- February 15, 2022 Meeting Marc N9WIB Solar Indices
- March 15 ,2022 Meeting Sam KG9NG Sam KG9NG A Special Event Station for a Caving Convention
- April 19, 2021 Meeting Rich KG0XO Operating HF From a Small Lot in the Noisy (and Sometimes Crabby) Suburbs