Meeting called to order by Frederick W9GOC

Treasurer’s Report: Money market - $2640.20, Checking - $1632.19, Total: $4,272.39. Total members: 32

Guests: Greg KC9TMX, and William KC9TPR, both of whom just earned their licenses.

Awards and callsign changes: Lloyd N9LB received regional 5th place in the September VHF contest.

VE Report: February we had 2 new techs, and 1 new general. There will be a Technician class on February 26th and 27th, contact Don w9ixg@arrl.net to sign up for the class.

Repeater News: Last week’s Infonet was cut short due to intermittent problems with the MARA repeater. The problems are believed to be due to weather.

Old business: Field day - 80m CW and SSB, 40m CW and SSB, 10m CW, and 20 SSB and phone have been claimed, all other bands are open.

New business: Wisconsin QSO party is coming up on March 13th 1:00pm to 8:00pm CST. The Jefferson Ham Fest is on March 20th. The Brookfield Ham Fest is February 19th. There was the strongest solar flare of this sun spot cycle last night, creating strong propagation on 10, 15, and 20m. Keep an eye out for auroras, which may create openings on 6m as well.

Foxhunt: There will be a foxhunt scheduled for the 4th Saturday of every month, starting at 3:00pm. Last month was a done on foot in the park.

Bucknight: KA9SRM

The program for the night was by Lloyd N9LB on VHF & UHF Weak Signal Operating presented by Lloyd/N9LB

Meeting called to order by Sam KG9NG

Treasures Report - $4,857, and 38 current members.

No guests present, however FLARC Member KC9RBZ was present for his first meeting.

No new awards or upgrades.

VE Report – 4 techs, 1 general, and 1 extra.

Fox hunt – Thomas is continuing his monthly fox hunt on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM.

Repeater News – MARA: Swap Fest will be at the Mandt Center in Stoughton on Saturday, April 17th. Proceeds help fund the MARA repeater on the NBC 15 tower. BARS, CWRA, and the Cambridge repeaters are all still currently active as well.

VHF/UHF – 6M recently had a strong opening thanks to a huge atmospheric temperature inversion.

DX – FLARC member W9GL is operating DX in Honduras, and is active on 20m and 40m.

The next technician class will be February 13th and 14th.

Please consider participating in a public service event this year, it is a great way to hone your skills and help the public. There are many bike events coming up this year where ham support is needed. Information on some of the events can be found at bikewisconsin.com.

Wisconsin QSO party is going to be March 14th and March 15th. Ted will be presenting on the Wisconsin QSO party at an upcoming meeting. Field day will be at the same location.

Capital City Ham Fest will be this Saturday from 9:00 to 1:00 at the Memorial Church on Lacy Rd in Fitchburg.

Frederick presented the 2010 budget. The budget passed with all present members approving.

Elections - The following people are running for the 2010 positions:
President: Frederick W9GOC
Vice President: Thomas KE6CBR
Secretary/Webmaster – Joe W9YHF
Treasurer: Frederick W9GOC and Joe KC9OOG
Board: Gary KA9SRM, Dan AB9LQ, Ted K9IMM, and Nicholas KB9SKW.

Election results:
President: Frederick W9GOC
Vice President: Thomas KE6CBR
Secretary/Webmaster – Joe W9YHF
Treasurer: Joe KC9OOG
Board: Dan AB9LQ, Ted K9IMM, and Nicholas KB9SKW.

Buck Night: KC9NTT, WA9ACI, W9IXG, K9EMG, KC9MGB, KC9MDA, KB9KVA, K9ITW, Ted K9IMM (winner of the buck), W9CAR, KC9MWP, K9MA, W9DGI, KF9AQ, NK9U, K9APW, K9ITW, WB9BRF, AD9X, KC9OHU, KB9ZQZ, Betsy WN9GOC (winner of the key).