20-06-30 Net Minutes

Net Minutes


Check-ins (28)

  • Mike Blair (N5MB /SK)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Gina Miller (K5GKM)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Rick Swaims (W5RTF)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)

Silent Key Ceremony

In Memory of our friend and club member Mike Blair (N5MB /SK)

Tribute to Mike Blair

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Another successful Field Day operation. Field Day 2020!
    • Thank you for everyone who participated, volunteered, tested or came out to see what Field Day and Ham radio was all about.
    • 39 attendees
    • Big Thank You to Brazos County ARES and Texas A&M University Amateur Radio Club (W5AC) for their contributions.
    • We had a successful Test session! Those results are off to the ARRL.
  • If you participated in Field Day from home, You can contribute to the club effort and add your scores to W5BCS club scores.
    • CLICK HERE for instructions on sending your contacts to ARRL.

## Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

Unavailable tonight..

Secretary Trent Owens (AG1TX)

  • If anyone is interested in controlling a net, please let me know! I can set you up to run the net similarly to how David is tonight where I do all the back end data entry and all you need to do is concentrate on the script and the flow of the net.
  • Field Day Contacts:
    • 254 Phone Contacts
    • 43 Digital Contacts

Treasurer Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)

  • Quiet on Treasurer’s end
    • Small deposit and contribution of $50
  • I’m compiling Field Day results and sending to ARRL.
  • Contacted by Garrett Martin (W5HVS) earlier. He worked Field Day from his RV as a 1D station and added 60+ contacts.
  • New, rebuilt gas pumps at Walmart on Briarcrest has ethanol free gas! Great for small engines.
    • Roughly $2.50 per gallon

Announcements / Comments

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
* Thank you to the ARES group who helped out with the WINLINK station at field day!

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
* Two antenna trailers at Field day. Rotor failure on the small one, it went up in smoke. I took it apart and it has reached the end of its life. If anyone has a rotor, we would appreciate the donation.
* Please contact me at: w5dz@arrl.net

Jim Laird (KF5YY)
* I get 6-10 miles per gallon better on nonethanol gas.

Buy / Sell

Jim Laird (KF5YY)
* PC and Monitor for sale
* Contact me at: 832-655-6197

Information Exchange

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