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FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday December 21, 2021 via Zoom

FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday December 21, 2021 via Zoom

 Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ

Meeting Minutes  recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

November 16  2021  minutes read by: Carolyn NQ9A-

Business Items

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

President –

Thomas AC9BJ

Treasurer-

Andy AC9CB

Board members-

Sam KG9NG

Paulette WB9VHF

Nicholas KB9SKW

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 

Announcements

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 kg9ng@arrl.net   

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 Caving and  Ham Radio
  • April 19, 2021 Meeting  Rich KG0XO Operating HF From a Small Lot in the Noisy (and Sometimes Crabby) Suburbs