MARCH SOCIAL MEETING

Another good MARC Social Meeting is in the books although attendance was down slightly with only 20 MARC Members and two Guests. We had a great presentation from David Rice AD8WR with assistance from Bruno Trimboli NJ9S on a DIY RigExpert Antenna Analyzer. They had a seventeen meter dipole strung up in the room and were able to sweep the antenna with the analyzer, very interesting, a project you may want to consider if you don’t own an analyzer or would like an upgrade. The Power Point is available here on the website. President Keith Wishmeier had the Club Members vote on the proposed bylaw changes, the results were all in favor of the changes. Keith pointed out that the changes will not take effect until Jan 2020. He also informed the membership that the board has voted to return to the Elk’s Lodge for the 2019 Christmas Party, the board will be in touch with the Elk’s Club to reserve the date. Keith commented on various other business items. The 50/50 drawing had $24.00 which we split with the winner (Ann KD9ATA). Keith officially closed the meeting and invited everyone to have snacks and socialize. A few of us stuck around till almost 10pm but most left shortly after the meeting ended, too bad, some of the best conversations occur then. Don’t miss next months meeting, the presentation will be on solar data and propagation by Carl K9LA. 73