2018-06-18 Net Minutes


Check-ins (26)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Wyatt Stevens (KG5OOE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Karsten Pearce (KG5YRX)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Marshall Walpole (KG5IQY)
  • Scott Rodkey (N5WKY)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Brian Walpole (N5BLW)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Brandon Bartlett (KG5LYN)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Richard Condie (KG5ZUA)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • Great meeting Saturday in prep for Field Day
    • “Everything’s going to go wrong, but we’ve got a great crew in place”
    • Hope to see y’all there!

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • Field Day is going to be a great time
    • All checklist positions field
    • Note from Rod Hotz (K5BGB) pointing out lack of clarity regarding operating privileges:
      • All operators will operate with highest privilege operator present
      • Make sure Extra-licensed operator is present if operating on Extra bands
      • Privileges not tied to club callsign
  • Got old Yaesu HT fixed!
  • DMR get-together on local talk group after net

Secretary KG5LYE

  • See you later this weekend

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Out killing bugs, but rain giving a break now
  • No new members
    • Might pick up a few at field day
  • Need help setting up, operating radios (especially later through the night), and tear-down
  • Still collecting door prizes
  • Raffle Prizes have been acquired
  • BBQ starts around 18:00; tickets are $10
  • VE Test at 15:00
  • Two HF stations and one VHF station
    • Will be monitoring 146.680 MHz FM repeater
  • Make sure you’re signed up on the Listserv so you get announcements

Announcements / Comments


  • Hope to have a good crowd!
    • Firefighters and CSPD excited about Field Day
    • Mayor of College Station will be there around 18:00.
  • Weather looks like it’s going to cooperate


  • Not going to be able to make Field Day
  • 10m is wide open, We’ll try for net on 28.520 MHz;


  • Check if pavilion is rented out Friday night before field day
    • Take equipment up to Brian Bachmann around 18:00 or 19:00.

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