2019-05-14 Net Minutes


Check-ins (27)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Doug Cummings (KG5UDT)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Evan Spencer (KG5ZZA)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Karsten Pearce (KG5YRX)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Dwayne Walters (W5DPW)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Michael Narcowich (KI5BPO)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • 2019-05-18 09:30 – meeting this weekend
    • American Red Cross, 4244 Boonville Rd
    • Field Day Planning
      • Raffle Tickets ready to go
    • Scheduling social event for extra planning
  • Recent foot surgery
  • Discussion with N5ZKF after net; feel free to stick around!

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • 2019-05-18 09:30 Field Day planning ramping up
    • Need names next to duties
  • Weak propagation on HF lately
  • Get on the air anyway
    • Special Event: American Air Power museum in New York
      • this weekend: 2019-05-18 and 2019-05-19
    • Contests
      • Portuguese Navy Day contest
      • Spain CW contest

Secretary KG5LYE

  • Hope everyone is enjoying decreased traffic in town
  • Good to see some of you at ARES meeting yesterday
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone at meeting this weekend

Treasurer N5GQB

nothing to report

Buy / Sell


  • looking to buy radio from K5ZY
    • talk business at meeting


Info Exchange


  • (to KG5LYE) Hum on radio every once in a while
    • might be interference from nearby computer(s) or speakers


  • Just obtained Silver Bullet 1000 Antenna (80m thru 10m)
    • Need Antenna Analyzer
    • Look up on QRZ
  • KG5LYE: will get in touch


  • Got ICOM 7000 radio and software set up
    • Mobile antenna on ground plane
    • Good lesson on tone Squelch and frequency checking
    • Need to restart radio to get to load


  • Does half-wave mobile antenna require ground plane?
    • KG5LYE: ground plane needed to balance out impedance for transmitting, but okay for listening
    • WB5CKO: Half-wave dipole (center-fed) has its own ground plane, but end-fed antenna has high impedance, so not much signal going out

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