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January 2016 AARA Newsletter

The January 2016 AARA

The Aroostook Amateur Radio Association January 29, 2016

January 7, 2016

David Deschesne, KB1EBG
Ken Hayes, KD0BXR
Jim Cerrato, KC5UEQ
Sonny Packard, K1VOR
Steve Sandelier, N1NXU
Dennis Bosley, WA1URS
Roy Woods, KB1WGN
Ivan Shapiro, WK1W
Joan Shapiro, W9RLH
Pete Underwood, KY1L
Boyd Spencer, KC1DRX
Sam Barrett, W5KF
Darren Woods, KC1EBZ
Steve Vance, W1SPV

Meeting called to order 18:02 Hrs EST

Treasurer’s report: $2,745.32 bank balance; Christmas dinner total 646.11; paid liability insurance: $425.00 on Dec. 24, 2015

Secretary’s report: There wasn’t any December meeting.

Applications for Membership:
Dina Harding, KC1ECW
Colton Harding, KC1ECX
Both approved unanimously

President’s report:
– Tech manuals available.
– New Extra Class question pool starts July 1, 2016.
– General Class pool good through 2019.
– Still seeking programs for upcoming meetings.
– Christmas party good at Keddy’s. Complaints: food & service. Food bad quality. Northeastland had good food. Looking into alternate locations.
– Tabulating ARRL membership for better insurance rates. Pres. Shapiro to cease this avenue unless request from members are forthcoming.
– Looking into establishing classes at PI Library for Ham classes.

Introduction of Guests:
Dina Harding, KC1ECW
Colton Harding, KC1ECX

Committee Reports:

Ex. Comm. – none –

Em. Comm. 26 Members. Not much done over last two months. Roy’s been keeping rosters updated and phone numbers/email current. Have meeting next week, Jan 16 9:00 a.m. at PI Library. Special guest from ACSO.

Old Business: Steve Vance, PI Library agreed to mounting antenna on South corner of building for use of club.

New Business:
– Roy Woods KB1WGN reported on dog sled races. They would like to be able to link their repeater to AARA repeater via UHF for the purposes of linking to rest of State. Club does not seem to have the interest in supporting such an undertaking.
– Roy says Fort Kent club having hard time finding manpower for dog sled racing communication due to attrition. Seeking help from AARA.

– Motion made by Jim Cerrato to acquire sidewalls for Field Day tent for under $100. Seconded by Roy Woods. Motion carried unanimously. Roy to get sidewalls and get bill for club.

The meeting was adjourned at: 18:57

Thanks to Joan, W9RLH, for the coffee and cookies!

Special Presentation:
David Deschesne, KB1EBG gave a presentation on Tesla’s single conductor transmission system

Respectfully submitted,
David Deschesne, KB1EBG

Coming Events:
Mondays 1000 coffee @ Tim Horton’s in Caribou
Mondays 2000 Aroostook Emergency Net 146.730
Saturdays Breakfast McDonald’s P. I. @ 0730
Thursdays coffee at the Trailside in Washburn at 10:00 AM.
February AARA meeting on the 4th.

AARA meeting:
Next meeting of the AROOSTOOK AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION will be held Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 PM (18:00 EST, 23:00 UTC) at the Presque Isle Library. The program will be provided by Dave, KB1EBG, and he will explain Schumann Resonance.


MONDAYS AT 8:00 PM 146.730(-)

Net Control: KC5UEQ 2, N1NXU 1, K1ANK 1
WK1W 4, WA1YNZ 4, W1SPV 4, K1VOR 4, KC1BQY 4
N1NXU 3, WA1URS 3, N1WRX 3, KC1ERZ 3, K1ANK 3, N1WRY 3, KB1WGN 3, KC1ECV 3, KB1EBG 3, KY1L 3, KB1IGV 3
KC1CQC 2, KC5UEQ 2, W9RLH 2,
I’m looking for ham radio volunteers for the can am sled dog races March 5 -7 in fort Kent. If your able to help on any of these days or for more info please contact me.

Thanks and 73

President, Saint John valley amateur radio assoc. (N1SJV)

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