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Treasurer's Report
Checking Balance: $4,914.51

Recent Income:
Dues (February 20th Counter Deposit)
$50.00
Dues (March 12th PayPal Transfer)
$45.00

Recent Expenses:
WFD Generator Gas
$11.20
2019 Website Hosting
$68.04
Thank You Card
$2.84
PayPal Fees
$1.91

Pending Expenses:
2018 Website Hosting

I would like to close 2018 finances soon. Please be sure to submit any receipts for reimbursement.

Guests
KB9NIV - Dick
KD9MFZ - John, recently licensed Technician, got interested with using DMR system at work
KD9MRB - Eric, Technician at start of the month, here to learn more. Grandfather was into Amateur Radio. Has Kenwood TS-850 in parent's basement
KD9MRD - Chuck, Inspired by FLARC in the 1960s and a Novice. Came to meet folks
KD9MKM - Fritz, just got his General, no radio yet.
Daniel Arndt, representing himself in regards to food for hamfests/events

Bragging
Nick, KD9MIF contacted New Zealand on Saturday - 6:30AM. Was hearing Australia on 40M SSB and caught a TW call.
Matt, KD9DZT contacted Last Man Standing station via D-Star. Today, Uganda and Togo
Tom Pugh - 40M reached Eastern Europe from Florida

WI QSO Party
4 people participated
Sam reports band conditions were pretty good

Call sign changes and upgrades
Nick, KD9MIF - New Extra this month!!!

VE Report
3 Technician, 1 General and 2 Extra at March session

Upcoming classes
At least 20 people are signed up for the Technician class which will be the last weekend of March - 30-31. We will take all comers, so please

Announcements
Tom Pugh - Has taken volunteer coordination for Horribly Hilly Hundreds - June 15th in Western Dane and Iowa Counties. Please contact Tom Pugh, W9TDP or the club if interested. Equipment is available if you need to borrow.

Sam, Tour de Cure. 27 July. Looking for help as well. Quite a bit flatter course.

Bike the Barns will be happening September 15th (Sunday), but we will not know where it will happen until a bit closer to the event.

MARA Hamfest - April 13, doors open at 8 to noon. Tables are still available. Danny will have food available. VE Testing at 10am.

This Saturday there is a Hamfest in Milwaukee at the Elks Club across from HRO. Doors likely

Buck Night
KA9SRM - Gary

Presentation
Dano's Chef Service - Daniel Arndt local private chef from Stoughton would like to provide service for Field Day and open for other events. Currently catering for the MARA hamfest.
Question - Can you accommodate vegetarian meals? Yes, can do options.
How many meals - Betsy replied Dinner and smaller Breakfast
Funding - over past few years we have asked for $7 per participant to cover costs. Prior to that the club had covered costs fully.
Dano will work on a couple options and get in touch regarding.

Q&A Session
KD9MRD - Question on safety of radio in a car
WA9D - May be doing an antenna party in the near future
KD9MRD - Just put up antenna with wife and had some interesting time communicating how a guy wire works

Looking to get into Amateur Radio?  Need help studying for your Technician exam?  Mark off March 30th and 31st, 2019 on your calendar and join us for a Tech Class.  There is no cost for the class, and you will have an opportunity to take the exam after the class on Sunday!  See the Four Lakes Amateur Radio website for full details.

February 24 & 25, 2018

Registration for this class is REQUIRED
Please contact Paulette Quick by
email : wb9vhf@att.net (subject: Tech Class)
or phone : (608) 255-0639 to register.


As a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator You Get To:
Serve Your Community
Become a weather spotter - SKYWARN!
Meet New Friends
Have Your Own Individual FCC Callsign


The UW Space Place and FLARC will be holding a weekend course where YOU will learn everything you need to earn your Amateur Radio Technician license.
You don't need to learn Morse Code for any Ham license!

This class is Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25, 2018, 8am-5pm.
2300 S. Park Street, in the Villager Mall lower level.

This is FREE to you, thanks to our sponsoring organizations!

For more information please contact Paulette Quick,
wb9vhf@att.net (subject: Tech Class), (608) 255-0639

www.arrl.org/hamradio.html
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Helping Hams Get Started Since 1914.
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