20-10-13 Net Minutes

Net Minutes

date 2020-10-13 opened 20:00 closed 20:52

Check-ins (26)

  • Bill Fry (N5BRY /SK)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Michael Narcowich (KI5BPO)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Jace Nelson (KE0MXN)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Gina Miller (K5GKM)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)

Silent Key Ceremony

In Memory of our friend and club member Bill Fry (N5BRY /SK)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Unfortunately we are not going to have our regular, in person, monthly meeting this Saturday 06/20/20. Instead we will have an on-air, NET style, meeting at the same time.
    • Saturday – 10/17/2020 at 09:30 on the 146.680 repeater.
    • We will also have a Zoom meeting available during the meeting. Details will be emailed out.
  • I added radials to my hf vertical. Matches up better but have a lot of noise. Worked some mild dx into central Mexico and a few contests.
  • ARRL has several event stations coming soon. Check their website HERE for a complete list.
  • A lot of great opportunities for contests coming up! Visit Contests.arrl.org for a complete list.
  • Birthday of US Navy is today. Midway was on air last Saturday.
  • Prompt: Do you use an external speaker? If so, What do you use?

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Unavailable this evening..
  • Ideas for presentations? Please let us know!

Secretary Trent Owens (AG1TX)

  • Big thank you to our President, Phil Gates (N5ZKF) for running the NET last week while I was out of town.
  • If anyone is interested in controlling a net, please let me know!

Treasurer Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)

  • Unavailable this evening…

Announcements / Comments

Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

  • I use Kenwood ts830s. Matching Kenwood sp230 external speaker with several filters.
  • vhf & uhf both go through a bookshelf speakers as they sound better

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • For many years I used a speaker from an old film projector.
  • In the car I use a Motorola brand speakers
  • My scanner is on an external cb radio speaker.

Garrett Martin (W5HVS)

  • I have hearing trouble hearing, specially HAM Radio recieve audio. I researched and use the Heil Parametric Receive Audio System and it is absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend for anyone that has hearing loss.

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • My station speaker is an old Knight-kit speaker I made when I was 14 years old. Big wooden box. Works great with 2m simplex!
  • HF is a Kenwood sp70

Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)

  • I use a Palstar sp30H on hf rig sounds great and really loud.

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • Any idea if / when we’ll have a meeting at red cross? n5zkf: Still don’t have a meeting place. At red cross we were secondary. They are still closed and not allowing anyone else in their office. wb5cko: I’m all in for an open air meeting.

Buy / Sell

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • I have to many oscilloscopes. Lab type scopes 1741A Techtronics 465: $100 each
    • w5dz@arrl.net

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • I have in the box pair of BF888s UHF HT radios.
    • n5zkf@arrl.org

Information Exchange

Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)

  • Need help with an audio problem on 40M tonight after the net.

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