20-10-06 Net Minutes

date 2020-10-06

opened 20:00

closed 20:43

Check-ins (29)

  • Philip Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Don Ling WB5CKO
  • Joe Napoli KG5SDF
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Terry Field (KM5TDF)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Gina Miller (K5GKM)
  • Randy FIeld (K5RLF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • Thomas Berry (K5TWB)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Keep an eye on Hurricane Delta, though as it is forecast to move forecast to move into the Gulf and head toward Louisiana.
  • ARRL Learning Center and the ARRL Learning Network http://www.arrl.org/arrl-learning-network
  • I’ve been trying a different antenna and have had some luck with 40 and 20 meters, although noise has been high still.
  • Interesting special event station on the air for Fire Prevention Week.  You can read about it at https://hamfire.com/  4-10 October.  Work 10 or twelve stations and get a certificate.
  • Arizona QSO Party is this weekend. https://www.azqsoparty.org/
  • Also quite a few parks on the air 10-18 October.
  • Don’t forget the birthday of our own United States Navy, October 1775.  USS Midway Museum ship will be on the air 10 October for that event.  They are advertising 20 and 40 meters.
  • Don’t forget about our meeting on Saturday, 17 October.
    • I’ll have an update on work being done for the Midtown Park project and others.
    • I’m thinking about running Zoom at the same time as our on-air activities.
    • It would sure be nice to have a short presentation while we are at  it.
    • Let me know if you want to present.
  • Tonight’s question for the comments section:  “What value would the Bryan Amateur Radio Club bring to the park and it’s facility?”

Vice President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Door prizes for future events.
  • Get on the air and exercise your privileges.

Secretary Trent Owens (AG1TX)

Unavailable this evening. Still looking for additional net control operators.

Treasurer Sly Kapchinski ( N5GQB)

  • All quiet on the fiscal front.
  • ARRL memberships can be paidor renewed via the club and the club gets a reimbursement for that.


  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
    • Had trouble sending an email to the memberships.
    • SET exercise on 14 November with the Red Cross
    • STx ARES did not have a SET exercise.
    • First Tuesday of the month and the monthly ARES net is right after this net.
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
    • ARES net tonight
    • ARRL email about SSTV from IIS 14:00 4 October – 19:15 8 October.
      • 145.8 FM
      • Next pass 21:10-21:21 tonight
      • MMSTV
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
    • Seeing KG5LYE on Net Logger
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
    • Learned a lot while in seminary training
    • Back in town, though, and working on software development.
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
    • Keep your eye on Hurricane Delta
      • Category 4 with very low barometric pressure
      • Hurricane Watch Net
      • 14.25 MHz
      • 7.268 MHz
      • Also on VOIP
  • Vic Pear (KX8V)
    • Member of another organization and they get along well with City of Bryan.
    • It would sure be good to have a place to call home.
    • I finally have my two-meter SSB station the air using a Cubex Cubical Quad.
      • Call me if you want to meet on two meters: 936-203-1444


Nothing Heard.

Information Exchange

  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Needs a demonstration of Net logger software


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