2019-07-02 Net Minutes


Check-ins (21)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Michael Narcowich (KI5BPO)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Banjo Williams (KC5GWR)

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • We haven’t had a social this Spring
    • likely due to locations
  • Equipment issues: radios that should have been working that weren’t
    • 2–3 hours of downtime during Field Day
    • Will discuss at upcoming meeting
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) is moving away in August
    • Thanks for all of the hard work!
  • Field Day (incl. takedown) went really well!

Vice-President N5ZKF

  • Next meeting 2019-07-21
  • Great Field Day! Hopefully everyone has recovered
    • Went much better this year than last year
  • Get on the air!
    • 2014-07-04 Independence Day special event
    • 13 Colonies special event
      • plus two bonus stations
      • Call sign format: K2_
    • K4RC special station

Secretary KG5LYE

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Still need volunteers to take over my position by August
    • Net control operator
    • Club Secretary

Announcements / Comments


  • ARES Net this evening
    • 443.425 MHz FM (KD5DLW) Repeater


  • Direct lightning strike
    • Blew AR-2B in half!
    • Took out two radios that didn’t have antennas attached to them!
    • Be careful and protect your equipment during the storms this time of year!
    • Keep your receipts!


  • Thanks, Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)!
    • You will be missed!



  • Will be happy to pick up NCO position, but need someone else to do club secretary

KG5GWR Banjo

  • Good signal from Cameron, TX!
    • 50 W power


  • 10m net after? (due to ARES net)
    • KG5LYE: maybe after N5BRZ ARES net… We’ll see.
    • 6m is open to Europe

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