2018-04-24 Net Minutes


Check-ins (21)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Karsten Pearce (KG5YRX)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Marvin Lowman (KG5MCN)
  • Daniel Fowler (KG5WUO)
  • Scott Rodkey (N5WKY)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Brian Walpole (N5BLW)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • Clear up confusion about hamfest on 2018-04-28
    • 2018-04-28 Hamfest Convention in Garland, TX
    • Helena Shrine Center
    • The one in Plano will be on 2018-06-08
  • Field Day shirts
    • Get in touch now to order!
    • Give money to KG5EYV at next meeting
    • $15.95 + shipping (more shirts means less shipping cost per shirt)

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • Thanks to all who came out to the meeting this weekend!
    • Still looking for Field Day volunteers!
    • Great presentation on WSPR by Dr. Conlee!
    • Successful VE Test session:
      • Congrats to new Techs and to KG5SDG for upgrading to General
  • DMR get-together on local talk group

Secretary KG5LYE

  • playing with WSPR looks like a lot of fun, and—in his case—very helpful too.

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Noise still around, but we’re still scratching our head and banging stuff together to figure it out
  • No new renewals or additional memberships
    • membership stands at about 70
  • Empty PO Box
  • Items for sale at meeting
    • Coax, connectors, books, miscellaneous items
    • More money generated for the club
    • Thanks to Marwynne G. Kuhn (WB5PWG)
      • (Need to send a card)
  • Old repeater is on its way back to Yaesu
  • Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management
    • Hazardous Waste Collection
    • University Services Building (old TI Building) near Veteran’s Park
    • This weekend: 2018-04-28 07:00–14:00

Announcements / Comments


  • KX8V did not check in
  • In his absence, will lead 10m net on 28.450 MHz


  • Talked with Bennie Naiser KA5TWB
    • will have another hip replacement on 2018-04-30

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