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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.

FOUR LAKES AMATEUR RADIO CLUB FIELD DAY 2014 at BADGER PRAIRIE PARK

What is Field Day?

Dates & Location: 6/28/2014 and 6/29/2014 at Badger Prairie Park.

Badger Prairie Park in Verona WI is at the intersection of US Highway 18/151 and County Highway PB.  For bicyclists, the park is at the intersection of the Military Ridge State Trail and the Ice Age Junction Trail, GPS coordinates are 42.998321,-89.52012.


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Set up: Saturday 6/28/2014 at 8 AM CDT ( 13:00 UTC ) we encourage everyone to come and join us for setting up

Operations: Start: 1 PM CDT ( 18:00 UTC ) Saturday   End: 1 PM CDT ( 18:00 UTC ) Sunday

Anyone is welcome to operate, you can do it by checking in at the welcome tent when you come, or just stopping by the station you want to operate.

Welcome Tent: Come sign in, get information on amateur radio and the Four Lakes amateur Radio Club, get a tour of the stations, ask questions.

Bands & Modes:
We will be operating as W9JZ 6A WI on bands 10M, 15M, 20M and 40M using SSB ( voice ) and CW ( morse code ), possibly digital modes as well.

Food: If you plan on eating the club provided lunch and dinner on Saturday, there is a $7/person fee, this covers both lunch and dinner.

Please sign up for meals at the upcoming FLARC meetings on 5/20/2014 or 6/17/2014. NOTE: the 6/17/2014 meeting is at Badger Prairie Park..  If you can't make it to the meetings sign up can be done by sending $7 in a check to:

Carolyn Kammen
318 Amoth Court 2F
Madison, WI 53704

Please include your name, phone number, email address and number of people, indicating if any are vegetarian or vegan.

Deadline to sign up for meals is by 6/21/2014.
There will be coffee and doughnuts available.

Schmoozing: We even have a tent specifically for this, this year!  This will help keep the operations area quieter and easier to hear those distant stations.

FOUR LAKES AMATEUR RADIO CLUB FIELD DAY 2013 at BADGER PRAIRIE PARK

What is Field Day?

Dates & Location: 6/22/2013 and 6/23/2013 at Badger Prairie Park.

Badger Prairie Park in Verona WI is at the intersection of US Highway 18/151 and County Highway PB.  For bicyclists, the park is at the intersection of the Military Ridge State Trail and the Ice Age Junction Trail, GPS coordinates are 42.998321,-89.52012.


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Set up: Saturday 6/22/2013 at 8 AM CST we encourage everyone to come and join us for setting up

Operations: Start: 1 PM CST Saturday   End: 1 PM CST Sunday

Anyone is welcome to operate, you can do it by checking in at the welcome tent when you come, or just stopping by the station you want to operate.  You can also e-mail Carolyn NQ9A at nq9a@arrl.net if you have specific hours you want to operate or a specific band.

Welcome Tent: Come sign in, get information on amateur radio and the Four Lakes amateur Radio Club, get a tour of the stations, ask questions.

Bands , Modes and Operators:

SSB ( aka Voice or Phone )

 6M SSB     Nicholas KB9SKW
10M SSB     Nathan KC9WHJ
15M SSB     Dan AB9LQ
20M SSB     Ed  AC9DE 
40M 80M SSB John WZ9I

CW ( aka Morse Code )

10M CW             Anton N9WAY,  Brad WB9WHI
15M 20M 40M 80M CW Barry K8SD, Dean K9QB, Bud K9ZT, Ed AC9DE, Clint W9AV

DIGITAL

10M 15M 20M 40M DIGITAL Nicholas KB9SKW, Matt NM9O

Food: We will have sandwiches for lunch Saturday available, dinner at 6 PM Saturday and breakfast 8 AM Sunday morning. To sign up for meals please e-mail Carolyn NQ9A nq9a@arrl.net
Deadline to sign up for meals is by 6/15/2013. Please indicate the number of person and indicate if it needs to be vegetarian or vegan. Thanks.
There will be coffee and doughnuts available.

Schmoozing: We even have a tent specifically for this, this year!  This will help keep the operations area quieter and easier to hear those distant stations.