All licensed operators welcome on the 146.61- repeater.
Newton, KS

The October 18, 2011 meeting of the Newton Amateur Radio Club met in the Board Room of the Newton Public Library. In attendance were Joe Brazell, Aaron Diller, Marc Friesen, Jeanne Groves, Russell Groves, John Goerzen, Charles Meisinger, Jim Smith, Stan Stephenson, Kent Stutzman, Phil Urquiola, Jerry Williams.

Meeting convened at 7:05PM

Kent read minutes. Jeanne moved to accept, Jerry 2nd, approved unanimously.

Old Business

Kansas Ultrarunners: The event went well and the communications went very well. As expected, nearly all four seasons were experienced at some point during the event. The K0HAM repeater as well as the 440 push-up pole repeater provided coverage for the entire route. Newton and McPherson ARC's as well as a few local hams did provide their services for the event and everyone that took part felt that this was a very good exercise for a future real event. The Club plans to work this event work the event in October 2012, which falls on the 2nd full weekend. 60% of the participants finish the event. Many countries can be represented at these events. Marc Friesen said the event coordinators wanted to make a donation to the Club in the amount of $250. Russell sent a letter of gratitude with Kent providing a receipt for the donation to the Club.

440 Trailer: Dan and Russell will fashion a 440 repeater on a treler. Dan would likely have a base for a push-up pole in the back of his truck. Design is continuing and will likely not be a large project involving the Club.

Kansas QSO Party: Kent reported on the Kansas QSO Party. Officially recieved 220 entries. more than double the participation received in the previous two years. The big draw on the 2011 KSQP was the KANSAS and SUNFLOWER word game done by the 1x1 calls. People were waiting for the Ohio QSO parrty to be over to start working Kansas.

On October 9 was the Falun Classic Ride from Lindsborg to Coranado Heights. The 147.330 repeater in McPherson provided coverage for the event. There were not quite enough operators for the event, but they made do. There were 45 riders due to the cold rainy weather. One lady neded repairs.

John Goerzen had a story from his anniversary trip to Greece. He is an honorary member of a Club that he came across when he saw a radio and PSK waterfall and a frequency in a shop in a small tourist town. John showed his membership certificate to the Club. More news on this story when he posts to his blog.

Financial Status of the Club
Petty Cash: $30.00, Checking: $788.42, $5 outstanding for the Library projector.
New student dues: Joe Brazell $7.50

Motion to adjourn by Aaron, 2nd by Charles.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:25PM

Minutes taken by Kent Stutzman
Club Secretary/Treasurer

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