2018-06-12 Net Minutes


Check-ins (25)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Scott Rodkey (N5WKY)
  • Dwayne Walters (W5DPW)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Marvin Lowman (KG5MCN)
  • Marvin Lowman (KG5UDO)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Brian Walpole (N5BLW)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • John Kliewer (AC5NB)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Richard Condie (KG5ZUA)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Daniel Fowler (KG5WUO)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • Meeting 2018-06-16 09:30 (be there at 09:00)

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • No presentation following meeting this weekend
  • Use entrance at center of “L”
  • Still getting word out to media
  • Amateur Radio Business Cards
    • Pass them out to anyone interested in Ham Radio
    • Great way to let others know about the hobby

Secretary KG5LYE

Treasurer N5GQB

Announcements / Comments


  • 10m is wide open tonight
  • Unable to call net: not feeling well
  • KG5LYE will try if usual frequency (28.450 MHz) is available
    • Update: active QSO on frequency; no 10m net tonight


  • Hurricane Season is here!
    • There’s already one (Bud) just off the west coast of Mexico
    • Check emergency supplies
      • If HEB supply center in Houston closes, HEB here loses supplies
    • Check radios and frequencies
      • Hurricane watch net 20m – 14.325 MHz USB
      • Main frequency 40m – 7.268 MHz LSB
      • Marine Mobile net 80m – 3.815 MHz
      • Caribbean net
        • South Florida 3.940 MHz
        • North Florida 3.950 MHz


  • Opportunity to purchase raffle tickets besides the meeting and field day?
    • KG5EYV will rendezvous

Info Exchange


  • Playing around with 10m antenna
    • Able to hear 20m, but poor SWR (no transmit)
    • able to transmit on 15m and 17m


  • Interference update?
    • Work continues
    • Still trying to identify what is causing interference
      • Gets later and later
      • Might be an IOT device


  • Antennas for 40m tend to work well on 15m
    • 40m vertical will sometimes work well on 6m (2:1 SWR or less)


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