2018-08-07 Net Minutes


Check-ins (20)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Wyatt Stevens (KG5OOE)
  • Richard Condie (KG5ZUA)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Nicholas Lowman (KG5UDO)
  • John "Pocat" Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Brian Walpole (N5BLW)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • Breakfast this weekend 2018-08-11 07:30
  • Next meeting 2018-08-18 09:30
    • VE Test Session 08:00
  • Belton Hamfest 2018-10-06
  • Open question: Project committee status update?

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • Meeting 2018-08-18
    • Different format: meeting will start with presentation
    • BTU will present on electrical interference
  • Field Day Effort to include new hams in prize drawing
    • Thank-you from Ronna Smalley (KI5AVM) for the radio she won in the drawing
  • Bands are noisy, but a few openings even to Spain
  • Project committee update: (N5ZKF, KG5SDF, N5ZBN)
    • improve electronics building/construction skills
    • Make useful stuff

Secretary KG5LYE

  • Visiting family next weekend and won’t be able to attend meeting on 2018-08-18
    • Need volunteer to take minutes at meeting
    • Have until next week to figure out
  • ARES net on 443.425 MHz FM repeater (KD5DLW) following this net or at 20:30, whichever is later

Treasurer N5GQB

  • (did not check in)

Announcements / Comments


  • Perseid meteor shower is coming up this weekend (Aug 11-13)


  • Will miss social this weekend; will be at Shreveport Hamfest


  • Note that noise went away for about 5 minutes

Info Exchange


  • Thanks to all who have been listening, commenting, and investigating noise issues.
    • KD5DLW took out some compact fluorescent bulbs in attempt to alleviate, but didn’t help
    • KG5LYE lives close to base of tower, has a RTL-SDR, and is willing to help, but lacks expertise 🙂

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