20-04-07 Net Minutes

Net Minutes


Check-ins (34)

  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Gina Miller (K5GKM)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Brian Walpole (N5BLW)
  • Pancho Smith (W5EWS)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Dennis Brunson (KF5RHE)
  • Mary Brunson (KG5ORH)
  • Banjo Williams (KC5GWR)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • James Rosser (AA5W)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)

Officer Reports

President N5ZKF

  • Good publicity in talking to Dave through W5AC. Hit the front page of the Eagle. Big thanks and huge kudos to those of you keeping Dave company.
  • Conduct yourself safely so you don’t run into problems other than COVID-19
  • ARRL members have access to On The Air online magazine
    • Lots of good info in the magazine!
  • You are the most important ambassador for Amateur Radio. Polish up your elevator speech and be ready to answer questions regarding the hobby. There are a lot of people interested right now.
  • CW Academy, an outstanding group that teaches CW and does it very well!
  • Tuned on 20M and 40M. Heard a few folks on and the conditions seem decent.
  • ARRL has several event stations coming soon. Check their website HERE for a complete list.
  • I had a lot of fun working my first contest.

Vice-President KI5DUJ

  • As of now, Field Day is still on.
  • Still collect door prize items and we’ll collect them as soon as possible.
  • Need to make a decision on raffle items pretty quickly.

Secretary AG1TX

  • 32 checked into the net so far.
  • If you are interested in being net control, please let me or one of the officers know.

Treasurer N5GQB

Not available this evening…

Announcements / Comments

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • Space Weather. In 2006 we had 70 days w/o sunspots. 2020 we already have had 72 days w/o sun spots. Propagation isn’t that great but it gives us opportunity to hone our skills.

Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)

  • W5AC has a new web site. Go check it out: w5ac.tamu.edu
  • We will have our club meeting via Zoom.

Trent Owens (AG1TX)

  • ARES Net tonight following this net @ 443.425

Buy / Sell

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

Henry Menefee (W5RAS) w5ras has a Kenwood ts700 2m all mode AC/DC. Good rig, well taken care of. Great audio! Price is right.

Jim Laird (KF5YY)

  • Have a Yaesu 450D I would like to sell. Works great, bought a new rig.
    • 832-655-6197

Information Exchange

Nothing Heard..

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