2021-02-08 Net Minutes


Check-ins (20)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Clark Pennington (KC5BHM)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Brian Walpole (N5BLW)
  • Kevin Bolton (W5KVN)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Special events this week
    • Nat’l inventors’ day
    • NI6IW – USS Midway Museum Ship
    • Washington Co, IA President Washington’s Birthday
    • CQ Worldwide RTTY WPX Contest
    • YLRL YLOM Annual Contest
    • OMISS QSO Party
    • 2022-02-14 ARRL School Club Roundup
  • Additional upcoming events:
    • 2022-02-14 – Valentine’s Day… Not Ham radio related…
    • 2022-02-26 – Orange, TX, Hamfest
    • 2022-03-05 – Irving Amateur Radio Club Hamfest
    • 2022-03-24/25 – Belton Ham Expo
  • Upcoming February Meeting
    • 2021-02-19 09:30
    • American Legion Post 159
      • Other events are planned there, so get there early to get a parking space
    • VE test at end of meeting

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Let us know if you have ideas for additional after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Superbowl this weekend!
  • Expect Net Minutes as usual

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance at start of month: $7,257.29
  • 33 have renewed so far
  • Also remember to set W5BCS as your Amazon Smile charity

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you use any digital voice modes?

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • D-STAR (KI5MMC), monitor occasionally on my mobile rig
    • Gateway repeaters are pretty neat to talk around the world using the Internet
  • Not voice, but Winlink every now and then

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • DMR handheld with hotspot
  • Yaesu Fusion capable radio

Robert Carter (NC5R)

  • Big fan of AllStar (powered by a port of VoIP)

Kevin Walton (N4RMF)

  • Echolink, also linked with AllStar
    • Skywarn joins a lot of nodes during inclement weather

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