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OU Amateur Radio Club <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 31 Jul 2007 23:17:24 -0500
Kim Elmore <[log in to unmask]>
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In most clubs, fundraising comes from either dues or hamfests; there
isn't much else.

As amateurs, we have no way to sell any radio service -- about all we
can do is sell something else. Some clubs sell burgers or balloons at
local civic events, others seek equipment donations, etc. There's no
doubt that this is a tough nut to crack.


Kim Elmore, N5OP

At 10:34 PM 7/31/2007, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>Hi folks -
>Greetings from beautiful Madison, WI!
>I'd like to request that those proposing spending our club funds
>also come up with fundraising scheme(s) to make back an equal or
>greater amount of money. We're still more than $200 in the hole from
>Field Day, and the idea of increasing our club dues doesn't excite
>me. If anyone has any brilliant ideas for how this club can rake in
>a few extra bucks (preferably one that doesn't involve selling
>blocks of knives door-to-door) please bring it up at the meeting, or
>let me or your other club officers know!
>Robin Tanamachi, KC0BSC
>Graduate Research Assistant
>OU School of Meteorology
>National Weather Center
>120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 5355
>Norman, OK 73072-7307
>"The reward of the young scientist is the emotional thrill of being
>the first person in the history of the world to see something or to
>understand something... The reward of the old scientist is the sense
>of having seen a vague sketch grow into a masterly landscape." --
>Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Jerrod KD5RAK <[log in to unmask]>
>Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 11:26 am
>Subject: Radios and headway
>To: [log in to unmask]
> > Greetings all!
> > Made some headway this weekend in our endeavors to make the shack
> > bigger and
> > better well maybe just better. We did get the ole FT-736 VHF/UHF
> rig working
> > splendidly (after some operator error it puts out a measured 55w
> > 2m...Yowzers!!!. So we have yet another fine radio specimen. We (Stan,
> > Chris, Jason and Myself) attempted to build a 2m dipole out of spare wire
> > but our efforts were not met with much success as the antenna was
> resonating
> > on a meager 135 mhz instead of our desired 145mhz. With that behind me
> > I
> > would like to propose a few items for the Aug 2nd meeting.
> >
> > 1. I would like to put to a vote NOT to sell the Heathkit-SB102 (I believe
> > we can make the ole bugger work with a small investment and will be
> > happy to
> > explain what plethora of information have been able to attain at great
> > cost
> > to any inquiring minds)
> > 2. I would like to propose we leave the FT-736 as the base station which
> > frees up the much lighter and portable radios(ie the mobiles as they were
> > meant to be) for Howdy week ect.
> > 3. I know its tough to get any antennas up any height but the club should
> > think about investing in a better 2m antenna (being as mine sucked
> > maybe we
> > can put a rotator to use with a yagi !?!?!) for the Yaesu 736 base station
> > preferably one at least on the side of the roof of the building
> > pending we
> > can get it there.
> > 4. Now that the 736 is working. We should invest in another mic to allow
> > using the 736 and the dual band Yaesu at the same time. Would like to
> > see us
> > get a nice desk mic for it. Im sure we could wire something for it provided
> > we have the ? pin cable via beg/borrow/steal from other parts bins and
> > what
> > not.
> >
> > That is all,
> > 73 de KD5RAK de Jerrod
> > OUARC Tech Curmudgeon