20-08-04 Net Minutes

Net Minutes


Check-ins (30)

  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Randy Field (K5RLF)
  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Marshall Walpole (KG5IQY)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Clint Loggins (KG5OQV)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Terry Field (KM5TDF)
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Remind you to watch the weather. Texas summer pop-up storms can be rather violent. We are also in the midst of Hurricane season.
  • ARRL has several event stations coming soon. Check their website HERE for a complete list.
    • Aug 4-Aug 5, 1400Z-0400Z, K1CG, Port Angeles, WA. CG CW Operators Association. 21.052 14.052 7.052 3.552. QSL. CG CW Operators Association, Fred Goodwin, 424 N. Bagley Creek Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362. www.qrz.com/db/k1cg and http://www.comm-one.club/
    • 08/08/2020 | USS Midway Museum Ship Special Event: USS Nautilus first sub under the North Pole on 8/3/58
      Aug 8, 1600Z-2300Z, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway (CV-41) Museum Ship. 14.320 7.250 14.070 (PSK31) D-STAR on various reflectors. QSL. USS Midway Museum Ship (COMEDTRA), 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.
    • 08/22/20 – 08/23/20 | International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
      • TX gulf coast on 20 & 40 WA5TDK
  • Prompt: Thoughts on changes you’d like to make the net? Something you’ve heard on other nets that you may enjoy doing on this one?

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

Keep comments coming in on presentations when we start meeting face to face.

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.
  • This weekend: QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
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Treasurer Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)

  • No change on the bank account.
  • ARES Net tonight at 8:30 this evening or after this net if this one goes long 443.425 tone 127.3

Announcements / Comments

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Notice this week we have had 2 sun spots! We might start climbing up the 11 year solar cycle.

Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)

  • Russians are going to start SSTV on the ISS.
  • Dstar needs a call sign change and latest gateway software. People will need to reregister with the local node.

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • If you are using a hotspot or open spot for your dstar equipment wa5rJ needs help
    • N5zkf@arrl.net

Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)

  • During the semester Friday evenings w5ac will have a sstv
  • 1am – 3am will link to CA’s insomniac net

Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)

  • Thanks to Phil for mentioning Coast Guard Anniversary. I just finished my 20th year with the coast guard auxiliary.

Buy / Sell

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • WM5OMD is going to be moving and looking to get rid of his crank up tower and a yaesu rotor/controler. Please contact me and I’ll get with Tom.
    • w5dz@ARRL.net

Information Exchange

Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)

  • Hail storm & Roof replaced. Would like to put up a vertical w/o radials on my roof. About 25ft from ground to antenna base. I have been looking at a Commet 250B Vertical. Any experience or suggestions?

Don Ling (WB5CKO): suggest a Cushcraft r7, r8 or r9 if not a hustler

Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ): Hustler 4btv or 5btv is also a favorite.

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