2021-01-19 Net Minutes


Check-ins (25)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Clint Loggins (KG5OQV)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Randy Field (K5RLF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Dwayne Walters (W5DPW)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Zach Browne (KG5SDH)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Meeting this weekend
    • about 12 in attendance; thanks to all who checked in
    • Minutes have been sent out
    • No club business conducted
  • Band conditions are pretty noisy
  • Tech course available for anyone looking to get their license
    • 2021-01-22
    • Contact Lance (KK5QO) for more info

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Field Day 2021-06-26 and 2021-06-27
    • Maybe move from Bachmann Park
  • Keep an eye out for door prizes

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Apologies for missing the meeting this weekend
    • lost track of what weekend it was
    • had to travel to Houston anyway
  • Thanks David R. Cook (KI5GDX)

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Renew ARRL membership through club
  • Membership renewals coming in!

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Where should power lead for mobile transceiver be connected?

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • direct to battery
    • doesn’t stress car wiring
    • eliminates ground loops

Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)

  • direct to battery
  • fuse it!

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • direct to battery
  • caution: some radios still draw power even when turned off
    • maybe have switch on the line

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • new wireless utility power meter
    • 2 transceivers:
      • 900 MHz at 500 mW
      • 2.475 GHz at 100 mW

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Concur with direct to battery
    • 100 W radio can draw 23 A
    • consult technical bulletins from vehicle manufacturer

John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)

  • what is the status on echolink setup?
    • N5ZKF: no progress to report; D-STAR repeater is now ready for use!

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Does anyone know about what happened with W5AC’s repeater?
    • W5DZ: sounds like it was a lost amplifier

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