20-08-25 Net Minutes

Net Minutes


Check-ins (29)

  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Terry Field (KM5TDF)
  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Randy Field (K5RLF)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Loyd Rowe, Jr. (KA5LXK)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Please stay safe!
    • Safety w/ pandemic
    • Safety w/ hurricanes
  • Looking for suggestions for our club logo, ideas? Need a logo for website and print material.
    • Please email me your ideas: n5zkf@arrl.net
  • Work is advancing on the dstar repeater stack. Stay tuned for more news!
  • ARRL has several event stations coming soon. Check their website HERE for a complete list.
    • 08/28/2020 | 15th Anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita
      Aug 28-Aug 30, 2300Z-2359Z, K5R, Mandeville, LA. KD5PCK. 40, 20, and17 meters, general portions. Certificate. Scott Hernandez, 957 Nancy St. , Mandeville, LA 70448. In August & September of 2005, Hurricanes Katrina & Rita made landfall in Louisiana. Katrina striking near Buras, LA and Rita landing near the Louisiana/Texas border. When all else failed, hams from across the nation assisted with establishing communications into and out of the entire gulf coast area. Commemoration of the 15th anniversary of these two devastating storms will take place on air the weekend of August 28 through 30, 2020. Look for activities in the General portions of 40, 20 and 17 meters. More information regarding operations and certificates on the K5R QRZ page. www.facebook.com/groups/katrina5rita
  • A lot of great opportunities for contests coming up!
  • Prompt: What is your recommendation for a dual band radio for new ham?

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Keep comments coming in on presentations when we start meeting face to face. We have had some great ideas and I’d love to see more ideas.
  • Keep collecting door prizes for our next get together.

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)

Unavailable this evening..

Announcements / Comments

Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)

  • We weren’t able to reproduce the splatter, but whatever it was, it quit. If you hear it again, please email: Clubofficers@w5ac.tamu.edu

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Don’t give up on 20M Hf at night. I talked to New Zealand and got 5-9 both ways

Vic Pears (KX8V)

  • 991 for everything HF-UHF. Its a good all band all mode radio.

Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)

  • Used 8800 or 9900, tyt9800 or wouxan kg-uv6x

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • tmv71 is a very intuitive radio. Kenwood radios are very easy to operate.

Buy / Sell

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Information Exchange

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