2021-02-09 Net Minutes


Check-ins (25)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Randy Field (K5RLF)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Sam Labarbera (N6HB)
  • Bob Christian (KE5GHM)
  • Clint Loggins (KG5OQV)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Club meeting 2021-02-20 09:30
    • “simulcast” on W5BCS repeater and Zoom
    • Brief presentation to follow
  • New Licensee: Travis Scott (KI5NMX)
  • Propagation hasn’t been great
  • Special events for President’s Day Weekend and following weekend
  • Extended freezing weather expected this weekend
    • take care of your pipes, pets, plants

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Looking for presentation ideas (to learn or to share)

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Not much to report
  • expect minutes at conclusion of net
  • See you at the meeting

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Thanks to all who have already sent in renewals
    • If you haven’t yet, you can download the forms here
  • Current balance: 5856.09
    • no disbursements so far
  • renew ARRL membership through club

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What operating awards have you earned? What are you most proud of?

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • No awards, but a collection of QSL cards and special event certificates
    • Proudest of Original 13 Colonies special event: worked all 13 colonies and Philadelphia wildcard station

Buy / Sell

Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

  • looking for male-to-female SMA connector
    • trying to connect antenna to radio, but the threads aren’t fitting for some reason
    • N5ZKF: some radios have reverse threading or other non-conventional connectors

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • looking for RG-11 75 Ω coax

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