20-09-22 Net Minutes

Net Minutes


Check-ins (26)

  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Jace Nelson (KE0MXN)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Terry Field (KM5TDF)
  • Randy Field (K5RLF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Gina Miller (K5GKM)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Nice weather ahead just past Tropical Storm Beta.
  • ARRL has several event stations coming soon. Check their website HERE for a complete list.
    • Sep 26, 1200Z-2300Z, K0A, 100th anniversary of the establishment of the North American Transcontinental Air Mail Route. Inver Grove Heights, MN. South Metro Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 7.074 7.040. Certificate. Downloadable;, see, website. 100th anniversary of the establishment of the North American Transcontinental Air Mail Route and its beacon/navigation system. Look for K0A on CW, SSB and FT8. Certificate downloadable from www.semarc.org after event. semarc.org
  • A lot of great opportunities for contests coming up! Visit Contests.arrl.org for a complete list.
  • Prompt: Have you ever used the reverse beacon network or WSPR Net?

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

Unavailable this evening…

Secretary Trent Owens (AG1TX)

  • Minutes from Saturday’s meeting have been posted. A lot of good information in there, please take a look. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
  • If anyone is interested in controlling a net, please let me know!

Treasurer Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)

  • All quiet, financial details are on the minutes of last Saturday’s meeting.

Announcements / Comments

Nothing Heard..

Buy / Sell

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Mrs Hnatiuk, Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV /SK) ’s widow, still has some of Mark’s gear: Kenwood transceiver. Think its a 2M all mode, Dentron Clipperton amp., Heathkit tuner. I don’t have any details on any of it.
    • If you need her contact please email me: n5zkf@arrl.net
  • I also have some HIFI sp warfdale bookshelf 2way ported. These are made in HongKong. Very solid speakers and in pretty fair shape. They may sound good in your man cave.
    • Contact me at: n5zkf@arrl.net

Information Exchange

Terry Field (KM5TDF)

  • Antenna question. I have an Off Center Fed Dipole and I need 80M. 80 but will have to move ends down or fold them.
    Phil Gates (N5ZKF): Folded wont change your SWR much but it will change your pattern. Performance will depend on how high up it is.

Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)

  • Does anyone have any small gauge insulated wire? 24, 26, 28 gauge. Maybe small gauge magnet wire. Need about a foot.
    • Please email me: n5gqb@arrl.net

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