2018-03-27 Net Minutes


Check-ins (28)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • David Barry (Dad) (KG5UZA)
  • Joshua Shaffer (AG5JH)
  • Daniel Fowler (KG5WUO)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Marvin Lowman (KG5MCN)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Wyatt Stevens (KG5OOE)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Kevin Phillips (W5TTY)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Anthony Myers (N5TIU)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Brandon Bartlett (KG5LYN)
  • Lucas Hastings (KG5LYQ)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • good turnout at pancake breakfast
    • do it again? 🙂 … maybe in May
  • schedule
    • 2018-04-07 Belton Hamfest
    • 2018-04-14 Radio in the Park
    • 2018-04-21 Club Meeting 09:30 (VE Test session 08:00)
    • 2018-04-28 Garland ARRL Southwest Convention

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • Presentation by Dr. Conlee: location reporting using WSPR
  • Special event stations
    • Buckingham Army Airfield training base in Florida
    • ARRL webpage > On-The-Air > Special Events

Secretary KG5LYE

  • severe weather (heavy rain, high wind, possible hail) forecast over the next few days
    • stay safe, protect yourself, family, and property
    • those who took SkyWarn classes: NWS will want reports

Treasurer N5GQB

  • not much happening in the bank or PO box
  • new repeater swap-out ordered (and confirmed by Yaesu), but nothing else yet
  • Belton Hamfest: I’ll have a couple tables on the side with things to sell
    • If anyone wants to sell something at Belton, put it on the table too!
    • Several miscellaneous donated items from WB5PWG (coax, connectors, etc.)
      • Items will be posted on the website for club members to buy
      • Contact Sly (n5gqb@arrl.net) if interested; proceeds go to the club
      • Anything left will go to Belton (proceeds still go to the club)

Announcements / Comments


  • Antenna replacement cost finalized: more than $500 under budget!


  • DMR get-together on local talk group


  • intermodulation from W5AC heard on W5BCS frequency
    • N5ZKF: maybe someone keyed up on the wrong frequency
    • WB5CKO: intermod problems in the past (25 yrs ago)
    • KG5LYQ: yup, I definitely keyed up on the wrong frequency 🙂

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