2017-12-19 Net Minutes


Check-ins (19)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Poncho Smith (W5EWS)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Doug Cummings (KG5UDT)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5TEF)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • James Rosser (AD5TT)

Officer Reports

President KF5WGJ

  • (did not check in)

Vice-President KG5EYV

  • January Meeting 2018-01-20 11:00
  • Elections this past weekend
    • Next President: KG5EYV
    • Next Vice-President: N5ZKF with KF5WGJ helping
    • Continuing Secretary: KG5LYE
    • Continuing Treasurer: N5GQB

Secretary KG5LYE

  • Thanks KG5EYV and KF5WGJ for taking care of meeting minutes this weekend

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Some new (early) renewals
    • Will be processed early next year
    • New forms are not online yet, but the only change is the year “2017” to “2018”
    • $15 individuals, $5 student, $20 family, $15 associate (non-ham)
  • New repeater antenna and coaxial cable has been ordered
    • should be here at start of next year to be put on KD5DLW’s new tower

Announcements / Comments


  • New coax for repeater
    • If anyone else needs hardline, let me know; k5zy@arrl.net
    • will be substantial discount


  • No 10m net tonight, but will be playing around
    • 443.450 MHz

Info Exchange


  • W5DZ: what will the range on the new repeater be?
    • up to 25 mi according to the modeling software


  • email was not current; needs updating


  • Next hamfest is in Schertz, TX on 2018-01-13
  • If it snows on Christmas in Paris, TX, anything purchased from Main Trading Company (MTC) is free
    • Weather is looking favorable for this to happen…

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