2020-01-14 Net Minutes

Net Minutes


Check-ins (22)

  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Bob Christian (KE5GHM)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Dominick Adamo, Jr. (KG5JRA)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Henry Tolley (KE5KTJ)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Christopher Whitehead (KE5KTV)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Brian Walpole (N5BLW)

Officer Reports

President N5ZKF

  • Next meeting
  • Congrats to Rick Pfiel on their new granddaughter!
  • ARRL has several event stations coming soon. Check their website HERE for a complete list.
    • 01/18/2020 | North American QSO Party
    • 01/19/2020 | Quartzfest 2020

      Jan 19-Jan 25, 0700Z-1800Z, W7Q, Quartzite, AZ. Quartzfest. 7.275 +-10 khz 14.285 +- 10 khz 21.395 +- 10khz 28.415 +- 10khz. QSL. Gloria Luther, 7690 W Derry , Kirkland, AZ 86332. quartzfest.org

  • ARRL making changes smaller interest groups, especially to new HAMs. New magazine and just published first edition “On The Air”

Vice-President KI5DUJ

  • Passing around a form at the next meeting for recommendation for programs at our meetings and if you would like to teach them. Please be thinking of ideas.
  • June 27-28 is Field day. Be thinking about how you can contribute.

Secretary AG1TX

  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX) Will be controlling the next net on 01/21/2020.
  • If anyone is interested in controlling a net, please let me know!

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Hope to see everyone at the meeting!
  • Dues are due! $15 individual, $20 family, $5 student. Join or renew your ARRL membership through the club as we get a monetary kickback.
  • Working on yearly treasury report for 2019 and will report at January meeting.
  • If you cant make the meetings, go to website, print the membership form and mail it in.

Announcements / Comments


  • Increase in cyber attacks from IRAN. Microsoft ended regular support for WIN 7. Keep that in mind as they will not keep the OS up to date with fixes and patches. Microsoft just sent out updates for almost all of their products. US Dept Home sent out a directive of “Must Patch”. Mind yourself regarding email attacks and your OS


  • Earthquakes in Puerto Rico about 1 per hour. Also, in the Philippines there is a volcano erupting. If you like to listen to emergency nets, they are active


  • HF Rig Kenwood TS590S base station with integral antenna tuner. Original box with manuals.
    Please contact me at n5gqb@ARRL OR 979-694-6600

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