2019-06-18 Net Minutes


Check-ins (25)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Michael Narcowich (KI5BPO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Max Lesser (KG5HZE)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Ernie Pyle (KI5WG)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Michael J. Rhodes (KE5GED)
  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • Field Day
    • Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting this weekend!
    • Lots of enthusiasm about Field Day; really looking forward to it!
    • Lots to do:
      • Get keys Friday evening
      • Put stuff there overnight (around “0-dark-thirty”)
    • Set up 2019-06-22 08:00 Saturday Morning
      • Brian Bachmann Park in College Station
      • Bring your own breakfast, or there might be breakfast there
    • Start getting on the air around 13:00
    • Dinner 18:00

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • Well-attended meeting: about 30 attendees
    • Guests from Grimes Co, W5AC, and prospective licensees
  • Doodle poll for radio operation hours: https://doodle.com/poll/fzxp9mgq7af6ap7y
  • Keep an eye out for visitors
    • Make them feel welcome
    • Talk about ham radio; promote the hobby
  • Need lots of help 2019-06-23 13:00 Sunday Afternoon for teardown
    • Keep the park clean
  • Featuring:
    • GOTA Station hosted by W5AC
    • Talk-in station tuned to local repeater(s)
    • Two radios in normal operation

Secretary KG5LYE

  • 10m net on 28.450 MHz USB.

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Chance of Rain this weekend
    • be prepared!
  • Treasurer duties have been quiet for now
    • One new member recently
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG) will be handling meal and raffle tickets, helping Sly out.

Announcements / Comments


  • Will probably have to move 10m net; people on 28.450 MHz


  • To N5GQB: Need help moving anything Friday evening?
    • A few large items (fan, coolers, etc.)
    • Meet 19:00


  • Originate ARRL radiogram to section coordinator (SEC)
  • ARRL Bulletin
    • copy from CW, RTTY, digital mode, etc


  • send link to doodle poll directly
    • Good on QRZ

Buy / Sell


  • There will be swap tables at Field Day
    • Bring stuff to put on tables
    • mark with a price

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