2017-10-17 Net Minutes


Check-ins (22)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Scott Rodkey (N5WKY)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Kerry Miller (WD5ABC)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Philip Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Poncho Smith (W5EWS)
  • Michael Tilton (KG5UKJ)

Officer Reports

President KF5WGJ

  • Meeting 2017-10-21
    • VE Test Session
  • Radio in the Park / Jamboree on the Air after meeting
    • 12:30pm
    • Tanglewood Park
    • Announced to local BSA troops

Vice-President KG5EYV

  • Club Meeting Presentation: Ty Weaver (KG5RKI) on DMR
    • Backup: Mike Wisby (KA5HIA) on visit to ARRL HQ
  • Radio in the Park
    • might get some rain
    • will bring extension cords, etc.
    • bring your mobile radios for the scouts

Secretary KG5LYE

  • ARES exercise 2017-10-14
    • Went well, but some areas could’ve operated more smoothly
    • More info in Info Exchange below

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Still trying to get $15 service charge waived
    • no money in or out
    • no new members
    • nothing in PO Box
  • Radio in the Park after presentation
    • weather might not cooperate
    • even bring HT’s to help out scouts
    • Tanglewood Park on the East end (concrete table)
  • Meeting 2017-10-24
    • bring a few bucks to put in the donut/kolache tip jar!
    • After presentation, Ty Weaver (KG5RKI) will probably be able to program radios
  • Hazardous waste collection 2017-10-21 07:00 to 14:00
    • Old TI building off Hwy 30 next to Veterans Park

Announcements / Comments


  • Questions for Sly:
    • tax exemption from State of Texas might
    • 20m/40m antenna?
  • Sly will bring HF and buddipole
    • support for 40m/20m/17m/15m


  • Officer elections in December; Get your nominations in!
    • send to Phil Gates N5ZKF or Mike Wisby KA5HIA
  • It should be possible to make hazardous waste collection and club meeting

Information Exchange

  • ARES Emergency Exercise 2017-10-14: When operating a repeater for emergency purposes, what should happen when repeater becomes unusable?
    1. “Use reverse mode: transmit on repeater output frequency” … But who needs to do this? Only net control (or person relaying) needs to do this; everyone else remain on normal mode to listen on repeater output frequency.
    2. Establish alternate frequency(-ies) at the start in case repeater frequency becomes congested with interference (which makes first option impossible).

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