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Fellow FLARCians!

This is a longish update, please read through to the end.

Our monthly gathering is soon to be upon us! This coming Tuesday evening,
January 16th, 2018, we will be gathering at our usual location of UW Space
Place at 19:00 and being called to order at 19:30.

Our program this month will be programming radios, specifically with the Free
and Open Source program CHIRP. If you got a new radio this past holiday
season and want some help programming it, or have had one for a while that you
would like help with, please bring it! We will have cables for
Kenwood/Baofeng radios.

This month we will be holding elections for the Board of Directors, so far our
nominees are, in no particular order:

President: Frederick W9GOC
Vice President: Thomas AC9BJ, Ron K2VB
Treasurer: Joe KC9OOG
Secretary: Matt NM9O

Board Member at Large (3): Barry K8SD
Andy AC9CB
Eldon NK9U
Thomas AC9BJ
Jeff KC9UNZ
Stuart AC9LZ

We will take more nominations before the election, self nominations are
welcome!

Which brings me to my next item, membership dues. In order to vote, you must
be a current member. If you have not paid your dues for this year, please
bring cash or check made out to Four Lakes Amateur Radio Club.

$25 Regular Membership
$20 Senior
$14 Additional Family Member
$10 Student

Also with the new year, we will be retiring the mailing current QST mailing list.

The new list will be located at groups.io and will only be for
current members.

Also at the end of this month we will be participating in Winter Field Day,
Jan 27-28. We will be at the Town of Christiana Town Hall, just outside of
Cambridge. If you have any questions or want to attend, but are not on the
FDOPS list, please contact Matt NM9O or Carolyn NQ9A.

October 28 & 29, 2017

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, October 28-29, 2017, 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
ARRL, The national association for Amateur Radio --
Helping Hams Get Started Since 1914.
1-800-32-NEWHAM

There will not be a general membership meeting this month. Instead we will be holding the annual foxhunt. Start time is 19:00 at 401 Charmany Ln, the east end of the First Business Bank building parking lot.
The fox will be on 146.465MHz.

The repeater for this will be the 147.150+ pl 123.0.
We hope to see you there!

Called to order @ 19:33 by Frederick W9GOC

Treasurers Report

Minutes

Read by Matt NM9O, no corrections

NPOTA
What is/was NPOTA? National Wildlife Refuge Week. http://www.nwrweek-radio.info/

Guests
K9FWF, 2nd largest hamfest at the Dayton Hamcation.
Ingrid, callsign pending, just passed her technician test. Hopes to one day get involved with emergency services.

Jeff KC9UNZ and Carolyn NQ9A talked about local ARES groups and contacting them and activities.

Alfonso Morales, looking for local help to get on the air.

Awards

Eldon NK9U 40th Anniversary to joining the ARRL.

VE Report
July 1: 4 tech, 4 general
Next VE session is August 5th.

Question of the Day
Andy AC9CB has a card to sign thanking Cambridge EMS.

Foxhunt

August 15, Annual Fox Hunt starting at 19:00 First Business Bank Parking Lot, on Charmony Ln.
2M FM 146.565 MHz. Doug has Yagi Antennas that people can use.

Tech Class
No date yet, but September is when it should be happening.

Buck Night
Jeff KC9UNZ, wins a James Buchanen.

Program
Field Day.

Minutes

Deferred until next month

Treasurers Report

Guests

Doug, was here last month KD9IBR.
Mike, was here last month, KD9HYV.

VE Report

April 1, 2 tech, 1 general, 2 extra
April 8, 1 tech, 1 general, 2 extra

Upcoming April 30th, following the General Class, May 6th at 08:00 AM.

Announcements and Notices

Hamfest coming up May 7th in Illinois.

World Amateur Radio Day. IARU, founded on April 18, 1925.

May 8th, MARA meeting, may be at Channel 15 for a tour. Check the MARA website for updates.

Buck Night
Doug ND9Q got a sacajaweia.