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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!

Called to order at 19:30 by Frederick W9GOC.

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.

Called to order at 91:30 by Frederick W9GOC.

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"

Called to order at 19:32 by Frederick W9GOC

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

February 24 & 25, 2018

Registration for this class is REQUIRED
Please contact Paulette Quick by
email : wb9vhf@att.net (subject: Tech Class)
or phone : (608) 255-0639 to register.


As a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator You Get To:
Serve Your Community
Become a weather spotter - SKYWARN!
Meet New Friends
Have Your Own Individual FCC Callsign


The UW Space Place and FLARC will be holding a weekend course where YOU will learn everything you need to earn your Amateur Radio Technician license.
You don't need to learn Morse Code for any Ham license!

This class is Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25, 2018, 8am-5pm.
2300 S. Park Street, in the Villager Mall lower level.

This is FREE to you, thanks to our sponsoring organizations!

For more information please contact Paulette Quick,
wb9vhf@att.net (subject: Tech Class), (608) 255-0639

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