2018-04-03 Net Minutes


Check-ins (30)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • David Barry (Dad) (KG5UZA)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Marvin Lowman (KG5MCN)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Kevin Phillips (W5TTY)
  • John Walker (W1JCW)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Doug Cummings (KG5UDT)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Lucas Hastings (KG5LYQ)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Ernie Pyle (KI5WG)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Scott Rodkey (N5WKY)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Dwayne Walters (KG5LYG)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • 2018-04-07 (this Saturday) Belton Hamfest
  • 2018-04-14 10:00 (next Saturday) Radio in the Park (weather permitting)
  • 2018-04-21 Club Meeting (09:30) and VE test session (08:00)
  • 2018-04-28 ARRL Convention in Garland, TX

New section: Any question for any officers?

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • Email from Ryan Gills (KG5TNK): met one of our members in Huntsville Firestone tire shop
    • Wants to get back in touch.
  • Homeschool Morse Code lesson
    • proficiency not necessary
    • only some basic practice and history
  • Upcoming meeting presentation by Dr. Don Conlee about weather ops and WSPR location reporting
  • Get on the air! (search for events on http://www.arrl.org/special-event-stations)

Secretary KG5LYE

  • ARES net tonight at conclusion of this net or 20:30, whichever is later.

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Current membership: 69
  • Radio in the Park
    • Usual place at Tanglewood Park, concrete table
  • Will be at Belton Hamfest selling stuff
    • bring your stuff if you have anything to add
  • Repeater Status
    • Repeater still on order
    • KD5DLW tower is starting to be dismantled
    • Intermod interference is still present, but will continue troubleshooting after old tower has been dismantled

Announcements / Comments


  • KG5TNK spoke with N5BLW in Huntsville


  • thunderstorms have moved on; let’s try for 10m net 28.450 MHz


  • DMR get-together on the local talk group

Info Exchange


  • µBITX QRP radio kit (10m through 80m)


  • Logbook of the World (LotW)
    • new “worked all zones” CQ Magazine award

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