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FLARC General Meeting Minutes Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Called to order 19:32

Review of February Meeting Minutes

Thomas WN1C moved to approve, Sam KG9NG seconded. No objections.

Treasurers Report

Treasury is healthy, checking balance is $7,590.41. Recent transactions include dues received in PayPal but not transferred to checking.
Approval Nicholas KB9SKW moved to approve, Will WA9MCV seconded. No objections


Ann KD9ZUE has her tech license recently, looking to upgrade to General this weekend.
John new to the sport, here observing

VE Report

Not Available for March

Bragging Rights/Upgrades/Call Sign Changes

Thomas WN1C earned the 2023 Pennsylvania QSO Party Out of State Single Op QRP SSB Award - 4th of all out-of-state, 1st for Wisconsin Section


MARA Hamfest
April 13th 8am-Noon
FLARC Table [Nicholas KB9SKW]
FLARC VE Testing [Sam KG9NG]
Need Volunteers for VE & Setup/Reception/Table/Takedown

Upcoming Opportunities
  • Field Day June 22/23 Badger Prairie Park Verona
  • Dayton Hamvention, ARRL National Convention, Xenia, Ohio May 17-19, 2024
  • Central States VHF Society Conference 2024 Cedar Rapids, IA July 25-27, 2024
  • Circus City Swapfest Baraboo, WI August 24, 2024
  • TREK-100 Bike Event Support Waterloo WI June 8, 2024 [W9JM John]
  • Horribly Hilly Hundreds Bike Event Support Blue Mounds WI June 15, 2024 [W9TDP Tom]
  • Dairyland Dare Bike Event Support August 3, 2024 [KC9IFF Luke]
  • Bike the Barns Bike Event Support September 15, 2024 [KC9UNZ Jeff]
  • Badger Challenge Bike Event Support September 22, 2024
  • Chicago Marathon Race Event Support Chicago IL October 13, 2024
Old Business
Wisconsin QSO Party Recap March 11, 2024
  • Space Place Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) station activated as N9UW with 166 QSOs
  • Shawano County activon - 3 operators with 3 radios who made 581 contacts between them
  • Thomas WN1C was at Blue Mounds and made 199 QSOs QRP Portable
  • Kevin KF9AQ had 173 QSOs
New Business
Adjournment of Business Meeting

Thomas WN1C moved to adjourn, Will WA9MCV seconded with no objections. Meeting adjourned 19:45.

Program for March Meeting

RF Cables and Connectors, Richard Cetron, K2KNB