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Called to order at 19:30 by Frederick W9GOC.

Minutes
Read by Thomas AC9BJ, two corrections.

Treasurer's Report
Checking Balance: $4,903.50

Recent Income:
Dues (February 4th PayPal Transfer)
$100.00
Dues (February 18th Deposit)
$20.00

Recent Expenses:
2019 Liability Insurance
$215.00
PayPal Fees
$4.12

Pending Expenses:
2018 Website Hosting

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

Guests
Nick KD9MIF - new ham
Kyle KC9SDK - Wisconsin Section Emergency Coordinator, also President of WECOMM

Bragging
Mathew T contacted South Africa on 20M SSB - first time contacting.
- Also picked up Guantanamo Bay during winter field day
Barry K8SD contacted Guam.
Sam KG9NG went to Quartzite. At Quartzite, Icom gave away an IC-9700 because there were over 1,000 hams on-site.
Kyle picked up some SSTV from the ISS this past weekend. - an image from the Hubble telescope, one from the Mars lander, and one of the space shuttle. It takes about 180 seconds to receive an image.

Call sign changes and upgrades
Fritz is now KD9MKM - Technician class

VE Report
1 Technician and 1 Extra
Next session is March 2nd

Winter Field Day
Setup went well.
There were two end-fed half-waves in a perpendicular configuration.
Only four stations this time, in a diamond configuration so people could see each other.
There were visitors of varying ages and licensures.
All of the radios were operated off a battery rather than a generator - approximately two-thirds of the battery was consumed.
Lessons learned will be applied to Summer Field Day.
There was a magnetic whiteboard used for sign-in and in/out tracking.
Band conditions were "OK", but we made roughly the same number of contacts as last year.
There was a noise generator which was located and shut off, which improved the noise floor.
We like the Christiana Town Hall very much.

Upcoming Classes
The last weekend of March - 30-31 - there will probably be a Technician Class class, as there has been sufficient interest expressed.

Announcements
The MARA D-STAR repeater's hard drive failed. After a full re-install, the repeater is now back on. 145.305 is the frequency.
If you have registered to the MARA D-STAR repeater, please do not re-register; your information is in the cloud.
Yaesu Fusion is available on the 147.150 repeater, but it's not on the network.
The next MARA meeting is March 11, in the UW Space Place at 19:30. Seating is available.

The Wisconsin ARES/RACES annual conference is October 19th.
The same venue as last year in the McMillin Public Library in Wisconsin Rapids.

Tricounty Ham Fest March 17th, 2019
April 13, MARA Hamfest, Stoughton
The MARA vendor form is now available.

Buck Night
Eldon NK9U, James Madison

Presentation
Video on the 2015 K1N Navassa Island DXpedition

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Minutes
Read by Matt NM9O, no additions or corrections.

Guests
Fritz Yates, from Stoughton, working on his technician.
Jim KF9VV, retired broadcast engineer, mostly HF, mostly CW
Ray K0AKA, formerly of Denver, also from Michigan.
N9EAZ, new member.

Bragging
Thomas AC9BJ, and Matt NM9O acquired IC-7300's

Announcements
Winter Field Day, January 26, 27, 2019.
Town Of Christiana
773 Koshkonong Road
Cambridge, WI 53523

Tricounty Ham Fest March 17th, 2019
April 13, MARA Hamfest, Stoughton

https://www.w9hsy.org new MARA website.

Jeff KC9UNZ, FLARC Ham of the Year.

Election

Nominations
Matt NM9O nominates Jeff KC9UNZ to be on the board.
Jeff KC9UNZ nominates KD9DZT for President.

Results
President: Frederick W9GOC
Vice-President: Thomas AC9BJ
Treasurer: Andy AC9CB
Secretary: Matt NM9O

Board members at large: Barry K8SD, Bob WA9D, Jeff KC9UNZ

Buck Night
Jeff KC9UNZ, George Washington

Presentation
Thomas AC9BJ, Barry K8SD
"Your first contest"

Call to order by 19:37 by Frederick W9GOC

Minutes
Read by Matt NM9O, no additions or corrections.

Treasurers Report
$4693.43

There is now a form on the website to renew or apply for Membership.

Guests
Jessie Glaeser KD9IXF
David Glaeser KD9IQP
Carry Dubisz KC9KCU
Chris Wilson KD9KJV
Mike Buchanan KD9LLE
Robin KD9LVA

VE report
November: 1 general, 1 tech
Next one is December 1st

Field Day
Winter Field Day

Classes
March 30-31, 2019 Technician Class

Announcements
Holiday Party, December 4, 19:00 - 21:00

New Business
2019 Budget
We are now accepting payments via paypal online.

Buck Night
Mike KD9LLE - James Polk

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Minutes read by Matt NM9O, no additions or corrections.

Treasurers Report

$4641.25

Guests

Mike Buchanen, recent Tech KD9LLE.
Vance KD9GLP, worked 40M at Field Day with us.

Awards & Bragging

Matt NM9O, got the high score for the VA QSO Party from Wisconsin on the 40M band.
Thomas AC9BJ, let us know that Ted Gisske, had a beer named after him at the Grumpy Troll, "Ted".

VE Report

July, 2 tech, 2 general. First session with new technician question call.
Next VE session is August 4th.

Fox Hunt

401 Charmony Ln, east side of parking lot.
Starting time at 19:00.

Classes

Nothing is planned at this time, the plan is to plan for a technician class in September.

Announcements

ARRL Midwest Division Convention, Aug 4-5, 2018, north of Cedar Rapids, IA "mini Dayton"

Home

Buck Night

Eldon NK9U won an Abraham Lincoln.

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Minutes read by Matt NM9O.

Treasurers Report
$4451.25

Guests
Keith hanging out with Brad, still doesn't have his ham license.

Bragging
Matt NM9O participated in the VA QSO party, 23 contacts on 40M.
Winter Field Day results are posted, W9JZ

Callsign Changes
KD9 N9WTX

VE Report

Technician Class, Feb 25, 5 Techs, 2 general, 1 extra
March 3, 1 tech, 1 general.
April 7 next VE Session.

Announcements
April 7th, 2018 MARA Hamfest, 400 Mandt Parkway, Stoughton, WI

Tickets can also be purchased online. http://www.qsl.net/mara/swapfest.html

April 13th, 2019 MARA Hamfest.

March 24th, 2018 Hamfest in Milwaukee at the Elks Club across the street from HRO.

Old Business
Budget that was proposed last month. Andy AC9CB reviews the budget that was proposed.
Motion to accept by Sam KG9NG, seconded by Matt NM9O, passed unanimously.

Buck Night
Carolyn NQ9A

Presentation
Stuart AC9LZ "An Introduction to KiCAD"

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Treasurers Report

$4571.25 current balance. Anyone with outstanding

Guests

Patrick KA1RB, lives just south of Oconomowoc. Don conned him into being the section manager, and for some reason
he is doing it again.

Awards
Lloyd N9LB, 1st place in January VHF contest for 2017 for Wisconsin.

VE Report

February 3rd: 6 tech, 4 general, 2 passed extra, one had to check felony and has not followed up.
Next test on the 25th at the tech class.

March 3rd is next normal test.

Technician Class

February 24-25, 2018. 7 people signed up. The question pool is changing in June, if people are working on getting
the tech license, do so before the pool changes.

Announcements
Wisconsin QSO Party, March 11, 2018.
Jefferson Hamfest on March 18th, 2018.
MARA Hamfest, which is now ARRL affiliated will be in April 7, 2018. In Stoughton, Jeff KC9UNZ is the volunteer chairman if one would like to volunteer. Those that have had a table in the last three years should be receiving a notification in the mail.

Old Business
Paulette WB9VHF asked about our ARRL status, we are waiting for some paperwork to be sent.

Winter Field Day
Barry K8SD used a microphone. And a straight key, stats are available on the club website.

Budget
We passed out the budget proposal.

Buck Night
Betsy WN9GOC