2018-11-27 Net Minutes


Check-ins (27)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Dwayne Walters (W5DPW)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Marvin Lowman (KG5MCN)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Kevin Phillips (W5TTY)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Michael Narcowich (KI5BPO)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • Jim Worster (NV5S)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Michael Mertes (KZ5M)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • John "Pocat" Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • WB2RVM hosts 40m net on 7.163 MHz 7pm
  • Jim YV1FPT from France
    • 3rd around-the-world sailing trip
    • Oldest woman to circumnavigate (at 70 yrs)
  • Call from Doug N5DMC
    • putting up some antennas on Thursday
    • offering radio shack and workshop off 209 Ranchette Ct, Bryan, TX 77808 FM 1179
  • Meeting on 2018-12-15
    • Elections
    • Internet (remote) votes will be allowed

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • Election meeting on 2018-12-15
    • will send out remote voting instructions
  • Thanks WD5ABC for surplus power supplies
    • old power supply bit the dust
  • John Walker (W1JCW)
    • Been in the area for about a year
    • Engineer with Viasat
    • Put up a tower and radio shack on Hwy 6 S in Bryan
      • might need some help getting set up

Secretary KG5LYE

  • Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving!
    • Special thank-you to KG5JDJ and other emergency and essential personnel for offering Thanksgiving to keep us safe

Treasurer N5GQB

  • “Money is in the bank”
  • Renewals available at next meeting
    • Also available at annual meeting at C&J Barbeque in January
    • $15 standard, $5 student, $20 family (1 vote)
  • B/CS Christmas Parade this Sunday
    • 2018-12-02
    • W5BCS has helped with communications in the past
    • College Station Firefighters have taken over that role

Announcements / Comments


  • Thanks KG5LYE for coming to visit over Thanksgiving


  • Question: Repeater has System Fusion
    • Any way for radio to automatically squelch digital sounds when receiving analog?
    • K5ZY: set tone squelch (RX PL tone) 88.5 Hz since digital doesn’t output the PL tone
      • This only works for Benchley repeater; W5BCS tone squelch output is disabled due to noise/feedback problem


  • Put up post last week with websites for purchasing components
  • Mouser has really neat component finder which narrowed several thousand down to a few


  • W5AC repeater is open for us to use in event of noise

Buy / Sell


  • Rod Hotz (KG5BGB)
  • looking to part with Arrow Antenna Open stub J-Pole
  • Like new, all metal

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