Check-ins (24)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Michael Narcowich (KI5BPO)
  • Dwayne Walters (W5DPW)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Ernie Pyle (KI5WG)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • Meeting last Saturday
    • Everything coming together
    • Talking with N5ZKF about officer get-together
      • Discuss 5-year plan for club
      • Will hear more within next 2 months
      • Need input from everyone we can get

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • Don’t forget next meeting 2019-06-15
    • Red Cross Building 4244 Boonville Rd, Bryan, TX 77802
  • Field Day 2019-06-22 and 2019-06-23
    • Brian Bachmann Park
    • Will send out survey link to sign up for radio operating times
    • Need all hands on deck to help set up Saturday morning and tear down Sunday afternoon
  • Public outreach with KG5EYV
    • First responders
    • Elected officials

Secretary KG5LYE

  • Sorry I was absent for the start of the net
    • Eating dinner and lost track of time
    • Recording now; will type up and send minutes from recording

Treasurer N5GQB

did not check in

Announcements / Comments


  • Club will be okay, Matt!


  • 2019-06-08
    • Camp Hearne (reconstructed POW camp)
    • Celebrating D-Day, when allies invaded Japan
    • Free show 11:00 to 16:00
      • demonstrations
      • vehicles
      • food? food!


  • Congrats to Mitchell Barry, KG5LYE’s brother, for graduating last week
  • Special events
    • 2019-06-01 Museum Ships on the air
      • USS Nautilus (1st nuclear submarine) among other amazing vessels on the air!

Buy / Sell


  • Look up National Donut Day on Wikipedia
    • Started by Salvation Army
    • Red Cross and others keeping it going!
  • Need capacitor marked “471”; 470 pF
  • Free giveaway: Verizon router/modem (9100EM)


  • Raffle Tickets! Great prizes at Field Day!


  • 150 W suitcase

Info Exchange


  • May have seen Dish Network antennas on side of road
    • Grabbed a large one, and it makes a great mount for other (even homebrew) antennas
    • Can also mount on wall
    • Dish can double as highly directional antenna; just swap out receiver horn


  • Did same thing as N5ZKF with antenna
  • High winds inbound!


  • Put on Anderson Powerpole connectors
    • Make sure you get your orientation correct!
  • Directed to get 30A powerpoles
    • 15 A, 30 A, 45 A variants; are these same housing?
    • KI5WG: same housing and interchangeable


  • Any info on TENTAC Jupiter 538 Transceiver
    • KI5WG: might need special modules hard to find so you can use it for Scout model

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