Syntogram for July, 1997
A Note From the Editor...
Greetings, and please welcome back the Synton ARC newsletter the
Syntogram. Our officers for the summer thought that our membership and
potential membership would like to know what's going on in the club
these days. Expect to see a newsletter once a month for at least the
next year, you can find it on the synton-l mailing list, the
uiuc.org.synton newsgroup, and as a link off the synton web page
<http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/synton>. The goal of the newsletter
will be to update you on the club, provide you with articles of
interest to hams on a local, national and global scale, and anything
else you want to see in the newsletter. Please send newsletter
suggestions (content, format, anything you can think of) to
Letter from the President (Tim Shy, KM4KS):
There is nothing more rewarding than being President of a really good
club, and this is the lucky position I find myself in right now.
am especially happy to thank members who have turned out so regularly
to keep our Physics House III dipole in the sky: Debbie, KA9JYI, Tor,
N4OGW, and one of our newer members, Rich, KB8LOE. Hopefully, we have
things in good shape for the time being. Now, we can enjoy operating
the HF gear in Physics House III, and I encourage everybody to take a
hand at doing so!
Special congratulations to Tor, N4OGW, who racked
up over 700 contacts during the recent CQ WPX contest using the W9YH
call. That's a lot. I know, because I'm busy filling out all of his
It's been a real pleasure to see how good our turnouts
have been during Wednesday lunchtimes at 330C Everitt Lab. Please mark
your planners and feel free to stop in and "brown bag" it for
a few minutes. Always feel free to bring a friend or a fellow ham!
Synton will be buying lunch for the whole gang later this month ...
please watch your email for the announcement.
By the way, Wayne,
AA9DY, has turned into our "Vice President of 330C EL Interior
Decorating" in addition to his Treasurer's duties. Make sure you
pass your suggestions to him, and pat him on the back for a job well
done. We're still striving to make 330C somewhat of showplace, and
every little improvement helps.
A good club depends on member
feedback ... so please make sure I hear yours! We have a couple of
decisions to make in the very near future: which SWL General Coverage
Receiver to buy, and some thoughts on which magazines we should
subscribe to. Let me know what you think!
Officers for the summer are:
President, QSL mgr: Tim Shy, KM4KS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Treasurer: Wayne Wagner, AA9DY <email@example.com>
Station Mgr: Torsten Clay, N4OGW <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Advisor: Jim Coleman, KA6A <email@example.com>
Officer elections for the '97-'98 school year will be held at the lunch
meeting on July 30th. We must have a president and treasurer to stay
registered. We also have defined offices of Secretary and
Vice-President for our club. If you're interested in being an officer
next year, drop me a note, I'd be happy to tell you in more detail what
the duties of the different offices entail (not much). The basic duties
-- appoint an Engineering Council rep, or go yourself (meetings are
once a month), appoint a station manager, attend the required 1 hour
RSO training class, represent the group to campus.
-- help the president, coordinate speakers for the meetings (we
haven't done this for a while, but would like to try and have some
presentations this fall), arrange for food at the presentations (this
doesn't mean they have to pay for it).
-- take the 1 hour RSO class, maintain the books, pay the bills.
-- take minutes at business meetings, write any official letters,
write the newsletter.
In case you haven't been by lately, we have 2 HF antennas at Physics
House III (thanks to Tor, N4OGW). Feel free to stop by the room if
you've got a key, and use the eqiupment. If you don't have a key and
are interested in visiting or using the station, please let someone
know. Many of us would be happy let you in.
Membership Drive: If you're interested in joining or re-joining
the club, you're in luck! In order to promote interest in the club as
well as the hobby, Synton is offering free membership to people that
are interested. With regular membership you get a key to our room at
Everitt Lab, 330C, and have the option of getting a key to the station
at Physics House III for a refundable $50 key deposit. Meetings are
informal lunchs on Wed. from 12-1. Bring your own meal on the weeks
the club doesn't spring for pizza.
QEX? The club's subscription to CQ VHF has run out. It doesn't look
like there is much interest in renewing it, so we're discussing what
would be a good replacement. QEX has been suggested since it is full
of interesting projects and is also not too expensive. What do you
think? Let Tim know your opinion.
Total => $1773.88
The Twin City Amateur Radio Club (TCARC) runs ARRL sponsered exams 4
times a year, and one of them will be this weekend. The exams will be
held at 1pm on Sunday, July 20th at the Fire Service Institute. the
Fire Service Institute is located on Gerty Drive a little West of the U
of I Credit Union on South First St. For more information or
directions please contact Howard Eskridge, K9GYI (firstname.lastname@example.org,
333-3800) or me, Debbie Fligor, KA9JYI (email@example.com, 244-4446).
That's it for the first edition of the Syntogram in 1997!
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