2020-03-03 Net Minutes

Net Minutes


Check-ins (32)

  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Karsten Pearce (KG5YRX)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Bob Christian (KE5GHM)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Sherrie Walpole (N5SLW)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Thomas Hehner (KC9MU)
  • Bob Christian (KE5GHM)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Wyatt Stevens (KG5OOE)
  • Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Ernie Pyle (KI5WG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • Christopher Bassham (KF5KEF)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)

Officer Reports

President N5ZKF

Unavailable this evening..

Vice-President KI5DUJ

  • Field Day:
    • Need ideas for raffle prizes other than radios and firearms.
    • There will be a box for door prizes at the next meeting. I encourage you to bring a variety of door prizes for Field Day.

Secretary AG1TX

  • 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.
    • Will possibly need someone to control the NET on 310 as Myself or David R. Cook (KI5GDX) may be out of town that week.
  • Excellent opportunity to exercise your HF Privileges!
    • South Orkney 2020 DXpedition to the South Orkney Island which are located East-Southeast off the tip of South America near Antarctica. They have been heard on the air and are concentrating on CW and FT8.
      • Feb. 21, 2020 – Mar. 6, 2020
        CQ Zone: 13
        IOTA: AN-008
        Locator: GC-79eh
  • There is a SKYWARN class on March 24th. Click the link for more information.
  • A server at a drive through restaurant asked me about my antennas and I had the opportunity to share our radio hobby and pass out a HAM Radio business card. I encourage you to have your radio “elevator speech” ready for any opportunity to share our hobby.

Treasurer N5GQB

  • If you haven’t paid your membership, it’s time! $15 for the whole year.
  • Greater Houston Ham Fest in Rosenburg, TX is this Saturday. I will try to go, hope to see you down there.
  • Belton Ham Fest: is next weekend 3-13 through 3-14 and I am planning on going to that one also.

Announcements / Comments


  • ARES Net this evening 443.425 Repeater
  • Looking into the noise on our repeater, “off-on” every second. Our transmitter gets into the beacon light on top of the antenna and produces hash on the input frequency. The fix is fairly expensive.


  • Thursday 5th is the march w5ac meeting.
  • Group of W5AC will be going to Belton ham fest. Like to see you all there!

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