2020-01-28 Net Minutes

Net Minutes


Check-ins (23)

  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Marshall Walpole (KG5IQY)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Bob Henglein (W5GC)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Steve Austin (W5SGA)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Brian Walpole (N5BLW)

Officer Reports

President N5ZKF

  • Sadly, Robert Aduddell (W5REA) has passed way and is now a silent key. Funeral service is tomorrow at 12 PM at Calloway Funeral Home.
  • Unfortunately, our past President, Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV) has taken a turn for the worse and is under hospice care. Will keep the club updated as to Mark’s condition.
  • Quite a bit of HF activity for winter field day and this morning made a contact in Panama on 17M. Bands are difficult but contacts can be made.
  • CW Ops is running cw academy. Next up is April and May.
  • Next meeting is February 15, 2020 at 09:30
  • ARRL made some changes. New CEO Howard Michel. Board elected to not renew Howard’s term. They have formed a committee to find another CEO.
  • New magazine for new HAMs. (On The Air)[http://www.arrl.org/on-the-air-magazine]
  • New ideas for what you’d like to see the club do this year. Please email n5zkf@arrl.net with your ideas and will put them into an online survey.
  • ARRL has several event stations coming soon. Check their website HERE for a complete list.
  • New amateur extra question pool for July has been released. If you are thinking about upgrading this summer, you’ll need to study the new question pool. (Click Here)[http://www.arrl.org/news/new-amateur-extra-question-pool-released] for more information.

Vice-President KI5DUJ

Unavailable tonight..

Secretary AG1TX

  • Big thanks to David R. Cook (KI5GDX) for controlling the Net tonight. Fantastic Job!
  • If anyone is interested in controlling a net, please let me know! I can set you up to run the net similarly to how David is tonight where I do all the back end data entry and all you need to do is concentrate on the script and the flow of the net.
  • Still don’t have access to post minutes to the web site to post minutes. Gerald is working diligently to get everything working and our web site secure.

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Time to get your dues in if you haven’t already.
    Take it at the next meeting or you can mail it in with the (renewal form)[https://www.bryanarc.org/join-barc/] on our web site.
  • New or Renew your ARRL membership through the club as we get a kickback.
  • Haven’t had time to update the web site to reflect new membership.

Announcements / Comments


  • Repeater in Benchley is back on the air. Slot 1 is brandmeister and slot 2 TGIF is 444.125 PL 88.5


  • Will be on N1WP repeater in the local talk group following the net.


  • Feb 10th -14th W5AC is participating in (School Club Round-up)[http://www.arrl.org/school-club-roundup] and would like to make contact with as many local hams as possible to help boost our score.

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