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Called to order at 19:30 by Frederick W9GOC

Minutes
Read by Thomas AC9BJ, no additions or corrections.

Treasurers Report
$4820.70 Balance

Recent Income
$345.00 Dues
$3.00 Donation
$63.00 Holiday Party

Recent Expenses
$6.91 Paypal Fees
$230.00 Park Rental
$45.82 Awards
$10.00 Attic Angel

Guests
Noelia KD9KRR
Noelia's Mom with a Driver's License

Awards
The Wisconsin QSO Party sent Carolyn NQ9A and Steve N9CK a 2nd place certificate for 2018.

VE report
December: 2 general, 5 tech
Next one is January 5th.

Field Day
Winter Field Day is happening on January 26th and 27th.  It's a great opportunity to get on the air.

Classes
March 30-31, 2019 Technician Class
Maybe we can engage the website to solicit interest in a General Class class.

Announcements
Special event station W7Q will be operating from the Quartzite Convention in the last full week of January.  Approximately 300 Hams in RVs operating off-grid in Arizona, surrounded by 7,000 non-Ham RVs.
The Waukesha MidWinter Hamfest is on January 5th in the Waukesha County Expo Center.
Wisconsin QSO Party is in March.
Jefferson Swapfest is in March.

2019 Budget
Club Treasurer Andy AC9CB presented the 2019 budget for approval.
Passed unanimously.

2019 Board Nominations
President: Frederick W9GOC
Vice-President: Thomas AC9BJ
Treasurer: Andy AC9CB
Secretary: Matt NM9O
Board Members At Large: Bob WA9D, Eldon NK9U, Barry K8SD

Buck Night
Noelia KD9KRR - Dwight Eisenhower

Teams Participating:

  • Thomas AC9BJ and guest Kalli

Brad WB9WHI hid in the parking lot at McKee Farms Park, just in front of the Kids Crossing play area.  The hunt began at 15:01 local time.

Brad was located at 15:23.

We adjourned to the Culver’s on West Beltline to enjoy some frozen custard.

The next hunt will be November 23rd at 15:00.  Gather in First Business Bank parking lot, 401 Charmany Drive (just southwest of the intersection of Mineral Point Road and South Whitney Way), at the east end of the parking lot.

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Teams Participating:

  • Thomas AC9BJ

Brad WB9WHI hid in the parking lot at Warner Park.  The hunt began at 15:01 local time.

After a delightful detour through the UW-Madison campus, Brad was located at 15:42.

We adjourned to the Culver’s on Northport Drive to enjoy some lunch, some frozen custard, and to swap lies.

The next hunt will be October 26th at 15:00.  Gather in First Business Bank parking lot, 401 Charmany Drive (just southwest of the intersection of Mineral Point Road and South Whitney Way), at the east end of the parking lot.

Teams Participating:

  • Thomas AC9BJ and Nico

Brad WB9WHI hid on the top floor of the Capitol Square South Ramp.  Brad transmitted using a fraction of a watt, which was weak but detectable at the start point. Due to one-way streets and a lack of non-metered public parking, Thomas and Nico were unable to physically visit the transmitter, but correctly identified its location within an hour.

We adjourned to the Culver's on West Beltline Highway to enjoy cheap frozen custard, hot food, and to swap lies.

The next hunt will be November 24th (Thankgiving weekend).

Teams Participating:

  • Thomas AC9BJ and Brad WB9WHI

Given that the August monthly hunt occurs in the same month as the Annual Trophy hunt, the participants agreed to waive the usual hunt limits, and make this a county-wide hunt. Nick KB9SKW hid in a field just south of Indian Lake County Park.  The signal at the start point was weak, but detectable using SSB.

The September hunt was cancelled, so the next hunt will be October 27th.