2020-03-10 Net Minutes

Net Minutes







Check-ins (20)

  • Jeff McDOwell (KI5CES)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Bob Christian (KE5GHM)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Richard Chelson (N5BLM)
  • Dwayne Walters (W5DPW)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Tom Talley (W5XTT)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)

Officer Reports

  • President: Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • I hope you have all of your clocks set after Daylight Savings Time
  • I’ve been out recently helping my family.
  • Ham Expo is this weekend 13-14 March
  • Also this weekend: Texas Association of Metal Detectors Conference at Brazos Co. Expo
  • Don’t forget our meeting on Saturday, 21 March.
  • Special Event Stations
  • Propagation/DX?
    • South Orkney Islands seems to have been a success just not for me.
    • Just a few minutes ago, I copied a SSB station on 20 Meters over 4,000 miles to Argentina.
  • Vice President: Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Unavailable
  • Secretary: Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Traveling
  • Treasurer: Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Unavailable

Announcements / Comments

Does anyone have any announcements or comments they would like to share?

  • WB5CKO
    • Henry’s Birthday is this Saturday 95?
    • American Legion 8-10AM breakfast this Saturday for all veterans
  • K5ZY
    • Greater Houston Hamfest in Rosenberg was last weekend
      • A little smaller
      • Quite a few people
      • Balloon launches
    • Belton Hamfest this weekend.
      • Forecast of rain.
  • Ki5hia
    • Comment:  Shout out to Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ) good to hear you on the net.

Buy / Sell

  • W5dpw
  • Generator for sale
    • Powerhouse 1900W inverter generator
    • $275
    • 979-676-8518

Information Exchange


  • Information about current  draw on 12 battery when using an inverter?
    • KI5CES
      • Youtube videos regarding battery capacity
      • You could also just use the inverter generator and make sure you have fuel available
    • W5XTT
      • 400\12=amps
      • Divide amp hours by amps to get run time.
      • Don’t forget that power=current X EMF
    • Wb5cko
      • Check inverter efficiency in specs.
  • Roger Dempsey, KI5HYL, is looking for a mentor to advise about configuring HF station.
    • Jeff French might be able to help.

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