New July classes announced
HamCom and Field Day 2014 are now pleasant memories. What do we do for July? Glad you asked. Rusty, AE5AE, will be continuing the Arduino and Raspberry Pi classes he began in May. The next Play and Learn day is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 at Fire Station # 7.
At the August General Meeting, MARC members will cast a VOTE to purchase, or not purchase, the existing repeater systems from MERA. Per the McKinney Amateur Radio Club Inc, Constitution and By-Laws a member must have attended at least one meeting in the prior six months to vote.
This is a very improtant meeting for all MARC members so make plans to attened.
Mike Baker-W8CM will give a presentation on how our repeater system is constructed and how a repeater system works.
A unique and pleasant challenge ahead for MARC
Recently, David Brandenburg, K5RQ, presented the club with a challenge to increase the funds available to the Walter Lemons Memorial Fund which encourages and supports youth in amateur radio. The Brandenburg Life Foundation will match our fund raising efforts to this end dollar for dollar between May 1 and November 1 up to $1,000. This was introduced to the club via an e-mail blast and a presentation at the last monthly meeting. The Board of Directors formalized our acceptance of Mr. Brandenburg’s challenge at its May meeting.