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ARKAN Newsletter -- Page Two


March Meeting Notes

The following organizations have asked for amateur radio operators to support their events. Please contact the persons listed.

APRIL Heart Walk

April 2

Very compact time and space commitment to this fourth annual event. The walk takes place around the perimeter of the University main campus, and hams from the University club work this as a memorial to former advisor, Woody Charlton, who had serious heart problems and his very last ham event was working the first Heart Walk

CONTACT: Bill Smith, K1ARK

Ozark Challenge

April 9-10

This is a 36-hour event featuring wilderness skill relays -- kayaking, mountain climbing, etc. -- through the Ozark National Forest. Persons who can volunteer for the entire event and stay overnight in the ONF are requested along with folks who can work shifts. CONTACT: Buster Morrow, AD5AM

Happy Birthday ARKAN

Next month marks the fourth year for the ARKAN club. It was four years ago this month that former club presidents Norwin Harrel and Bill Smith called the organizational meeting for a new club that focused on putting fun back into amateur radio and interest for all parts of the hobby.

Farewell newsletter editor This month's issue marks the final edition for club founder and long-time newsletter editor, Bill Smith. The floor is open for a new editor to be appointed by the board per the club bylaws.

K1ARK published in QST Club newsletter editor and board member Bill Smith, K1ARK, received notice this month that his submission to QST will be published in the Hints and Kinks section of the April 2005 edition.

Public service season is upon us

April starts the run of public service events with the Heart Walk on April 2 and the Ozark Challenge April 9-10. Please take time if you can to assist in these events. They help bring positive visibility to amateur radio.

Still seeking Public Information Officer, JOTA Chair

For the club's continued ARRL membership at the SSC level, several appointed positions must be filled -- public information officer remains. It is best if we are not doubling (or tripling) assignements in our SSC structure. These appointments are a great way to involve all the members of the club.

479-631-9231 ad5am@mc2k.com


June 18-19

ARKAN club members should make their

best effort to assist both with the

Your radio memories

Do you remember how excited you were about that first DX contact? Or your 50th state? Or your first night on an active storm net? Share them with us for the monthly newsletter. Email your radio memories to newsletter editor Bill Smith for inclusion in upcoming issues. We have lots of newcomers to the hobby in the club, and they would benefit from your experiences.

communications at the annual Arkansas Air Museum event and the special event station

at AA5AR.

CONTACT: Chair to be announced

OCTOBER Tour deCure

Oct 8. 2005

The date is now set for the American Diabetis Association event. This is a 25-, 50- and 100-mile bicycle ride that starts and finishes on the Bentoville square, and runs on the long leg through three states. It was very successful and anticipated to need assistance again. CONTACT: Buster Morrow, AD5AM

479-631-9231 ad5am@mc2k.com



BALANCE $918.37




Amateur Radio Klub of the Arkansas Northwest

Treasurer's Report Here's the February Treasure's Report

Forward 2/19/2005 Check 2/22/2005 USPS-box rent Depost 3/1/2005 Balance

ARKAN address

The club has a post office box to serve as the official address of the organization: ARKAN P.O. Box 9701 Fayetteville, AR 72703

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