2021-02-23 Net Minutes


Check-ins (26)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Clint Loggins (KG5OQV)
  • Rick Swaims (W5RTF)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jace Nelson (KE0MXN)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • David R. Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Randy Field (K5RLF)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • meeting this last saturday
    • almost 2 dozen checked in
    • brief presentation and door prize afterwards
    • next meeting: 2020-03-20 09:30
  • Band conditions are fluctuating, but pretty good right now
    • 160 m CQ SSB contests
    • two RTTY contests this weekend

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Poll about possibly moving Field Day to different location this year
    • Looks like we’re going to be at Bachmann again
    • City of Bryan might waive rental fees for Sue Haswell, but might not happen
    • Filling out paperwork to reserve Bachmann

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Minutes after net
  • corrections to meeting minutes

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 29 members so far
    • still hoping to get new renewals
  • current balance: $5901.09

Announcements / Comments

Questions for conversation: What is your favorite piece of amateur radio equipment?

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Favorite piece of equipment:
    • Programmable receivers, Whistler TRX-2 and TRX-1
    • Yaesu handheld
    • Power distribution bus

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Favorite equipment:
    • Bencher CW paddles and straight key from W5DZ
    • Icom IC-7300 to use them

Garrett Martin (W5HVS)

  • Favorite equipment: Heil parametric audio system
    • had a very hard time understanding at first

Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)

  • Favorite equipment: Comet SWR analyzer
    • indespensible for those who build antennas

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Favorite, most important equipment:
    • Hazer to crank equipment up and down tower instead of having to climb

David R. Cook (KI5GDX)

  • Favorite equipment: Baofeng UV-5R, my first radio

Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

  • Favorite equipment: Bill’s Hazer 🙂

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