2019-02-19 Net Minutes


Check-ins (23)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Michael Narcowich (KI5BPO)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Banjo Williams (KC5GWR)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • KE5MXN
  • Doug Cummings (KG5UDT)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • VE Test
    • 1 new Tech
    • 2 generals
    • 2 amateur Extra: KG5JDJ and KF5TYX!
  • Thanks, KG5JDJ, for the great presentation!
  • 20-30 active members out of rougly 60 total members
    • Great percentage of active involvement!
  • Special events
    • Fox hunts, special stations, …
    • Officers need help from the club members to put these together
  • IRS filing: We didn’t make over $50K, so we don’t have to report anything
  • Club insurance paid up
  • Brian Bachmann reservation for 2019-06-22 and 2019-06-23

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • Thank you to Fire Station 6!
  • Great meeting all around!
  • Will post on club website references from KG5JDJ’s great DMR presentation
  • Government has continued working

Secretary KG5LYE

  • Sorry I missed the meeting this weekend
    • On retreat visiting Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, TX
    • Had a great time
    • Sounds like there was a great presentation!
    • Thanks to Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ) for taking minutes at the meeting!
    • Meeting minutes will be sent out with net minutes after the net.

Treasurer N5GQB

  • “Money is in the bank” (especially from membership renewals)
  • ARRL Kickback
    • percentage of new and renewed memberships go to the club!
    • Need to fill out a special form
    • At least 51% of club members must be ARRL members

Announcements / Comments


  • Local Boy Scout Troop 159
    • Camping trailer was stolen
    • Got some stuff back, but not everything
    • Trying to help them replace missing items
    • Ron Hambric (N5SBN) is also quite involved
    • Get in touch:
      • Phone: (979) 676-0225
      • Email: andrew.byorth@yahoo.com
      • Come by the Fire Station at Easterwood Airport (general aviation side)
    • KG5EYV: Approximate value?
      • Still getting a full inventory
      • camping gear, cooking gear
      • will know more in next day or two and send out to listserv
  • Will monitor DMR and 144.260 MHz USB after net for anyone interested


  • Health and Welfare / Good of the Order
    • Jack Lester (K5JWL) Laid up at house
    • Give call on radio 443.425 MHz FM (KD5DLW) repeater


  • Email from John (W1JCW) moved into the neigborhood
    • Looking for people to talk with
    • Look up on QRZ
  • Reading up on LED light bulbs
    • Supposedly putting out interference, but not hearing any from mine
    • 60W-equivalent GE bulbs available at Lowe’s
    • Cost just over $1 a piece
  • Troop sponsored by American Legion
    • Check with Post Commander: theft might be covered under insurance

Buy / Sell


  • Affordable DMR radio: Radiodity GD-77
    • Comes up for sale on Amazon every once in a while

Info Exchange


  • Trying to copy SSTV from ISS
  • Interference from N to NE on 145.800 MHz
    • Digital signal registering S9+
    • North Bryan, Hwy 21 / Tabor Rd exit
    • Fox hunting appreciated
  • KG5EYV: article from ARRL magazine
    • chasing down signal using SDR

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