20-07-28 Net Minutes

Net Minutes


Check-ins (26)

  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Terry Field (KM5TDF)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Randy Field (K5RLF)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • KC4CCL
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Gina Miller (K5GKM)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
  • James Rosser (AA5W)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Continue to receive the occasional email about new hams coming into the community. Be sure you are welcoming to new hams and folks that are new to the area!
  • 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.
    • Visit Contests.arrl.org
    • Several contests 1010 International, RTTY ops weekend sprint, European HF Contest.
  • Prompt: Do you have a vanity call sign?

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

Unavailable this evening..

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.

Treasurer Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)

Deposit of $64.00 Included a membership and ARRL renewal
Debit: ARRL $47 renewal and club insurance premium of $200.00

  • Field Day results are posted to ARRL
    • 2A Class
    • 39 participants, gen, solar and solar charged battery
    • preliminary score is 1850
    • Last Year: 620 contact points + 1290: 1910
  • Id like to thank Phil and Connor for helping me get info in!

Announcements / Comments

Gerald Golub (W5VUI)

  • My vanity call is/was my grandfather’s call sign.

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • WTR: My initials. My original call suffix was SCC and everyone heard “FCC”, so I decided to get my vanity.

Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

  • 2 sisters ages 7 & 9 at tested with me.. I got my Novice License but let it expired.. Retested with w5bcs. Got tech and General but FCC gave me some KE5??? call that I cant remember. I couldnt stand it and got my original call as a vanity.
  • w5bcs has supported NA5DB Battleship of Texas club. The ship is closed and have been removing a lot of equipment to do repair work. Once finished, it will end up at another port on TX coast. TX allocated $35M to it’s restoration but it will take more like $115M. Taking bids from ports

Terry Field (KM5TDF)

Passed tech test at field day this year. Wanted something with my initials. Kept the “Five” call for location.

Buy / Sell

Nothing heard..

Information Exchange

Nothing heard..

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