2018-01-09 Net Minutes


Check-ins (24)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Wyatt Stevens (KG5OOE)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Anthony Alotto (KG5PDS)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • John Walker (W1JCW)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • David Barry (Dad) (KG5UZA)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)

Officer Reports

President KF5WGJ

  • Schertz Hamfest this weekend, San Antonio area

Vice-President KG5EYV

  • Thanks to Paul for a year of great leadership
  • Annual meeting 2018-01-20 11:00
    • C&J Barbecue

Secretary KG5LYE

  • (nothing to report)

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Renewals! Get them turned in!
    • At meeting on 2018-01-20
    • Print, fill out, and mail online form: https://www.bryanarc.org > About Us > Join BARC
      • Has been updated to 2018 form
      • Bring your family!

Announcements / Comments


  • Canada Sesquicentennial celebration: RAC150
    • Online search for special event stations
  • DMR Chat on local talk group
  • New VHF Antenna has arrived and is ready to be installed when KD5DLW builds the new tower!
    • Construction is underway
    • Don’t go and visit: closed area


  • Did coax come in?
    • W5DZ: no it has not.

Info Exchange


  • 6m Net: need to build a 6m antenna
  • Hexagonal beam antenna – Like an umbrella without the fabric
    • anyone dealt with any of these before?


  • Met with KD5TEF earlier today (while at work)
  • Still new to the area
  • Just found some land and ready to put up some hardware when it closes
    • Need help augering holes, put in concrete
  • Recommend K5ZY for commercial contact


  • DMRTrack Ty Weaver (KG5RKI)
    • Developing for Amazon’s Alexa
    • Firmware updates for Tytera MD380 with yet more new features

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