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FLARC General Meeting Minutes April 20th, 2021 via Zoom

Program:Nano VNA.  Presenter :Nick N9STF  Nick Jungels, N9STF, has been working in and around electronics for 25 years. He has held positions working as a designer on cellular IC chipsets, high speed optical networking devices, equipment for cinema and broadcast television production, database acceleration, and most recently gets to make radios at Flex Radio writing the digital logic inside of FPGAs and software for the radios. He lives in Mount Horeb with his wife and 4 daughters and new dog.

Business Meeting:

Called to order  by: Thomas AC9BJ           

Meeting Minutes  recorded by :Carolyn NQ9A

March minutes read by Carolyn NQ9A- no corrections

Treasurers’ report : Andy AC9CB  

FLARC Account Balance $ 6329.17

Recent transactions include:

Dues received(less Paypal fees)

WI State  Annual  report filing due June 30th

  • Will be completed in the next few days
  • Includes a 10$ filing fee

BRAGGING/Upgrades and Call Sign Changes:

Marc N9WIB -got new antenna

Ted K9IMM -awards for 2 contests

1) placed first for the 2020 ARRL 160m contest

2) 2021 ARRL DX  Contest placed 1st  Wisconsin, and 2nd for W9 area

 VE Report-No VE sessions held at this time

Upcoming Classes-none-due to Covid-19 restrictions

Q and A discussion

  • Kyle KD9RBV- looking for problem solving for RF interference with WIFI
  • Lloyd N9LB did presentation for the Madison DX Club on Lightning Protection for Amateur radio stations—can find it on the Madison DX Club Website-
  • Lloyd N9LB worked Uraguay and Chile on 6 meters with a 6 element yagi , 800 watts
  • Ted K9IMM worked 6 m on FT8 200 watts , 5 element home brew Yagi -at 95 feet

Future presentations- Announcements

May 18, 2021  Meeting  Kermit Carlson-W9XA (Director ARRL Central Division )

June 15, 2021 Meeting Ham radio Show and Tell

  • In person
  • Badger Prairie County Park shelter (where we hold Field day)
  • Social distancing and masks will be required
  • Bring that new doodad you’ve been working on to discuss with the club

 

 

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

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.

Fellow FLARCians!

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 look forward to seeing you there!

We now have a reliable parts list for the modified Forty-9er part of the kit, based upon both the information contained in its schematic, and the prescribed modifications thereof . Lack of this list had been a major barrier to prospective volunteers for final inspection and testing .

The first kit is now tested and re-assembled. When six kits are ready, they will go back to Project Leader Matt. The seventh is being soldered together in order to discover any assembly issues.