2021-03-09 Net Minutes


Check-ins (24)

  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Randy Field (K5RLF)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Travis Scott (KI5NMX)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Clark Pennington (KC5BHM)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Get on the air
    • lots of SSB contests this past weekend
      • Caribbean, Brazilian, etc.
    • this upcoming weekend
      • South African Field Day
      • Oklahoma and Idaho QSO parties

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Deposit for Brian Bachmann Park has been paid
  • TX governor has dropped mask mandate
    • Field Day will likely progress as normal!
  • Keep door prizes on your mind
  • Get ready to sell raffle tickets

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • minutes will be sent at conclusion of net
  • thanks for your thoughts and prayers from last week: did well on midterm exam
  • don’t forget that we “spring ahead” for Daylight Savings Time this weekend!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • so far up to 36 renewals
    • please renew if you haven’t already
    • don’t forget you can also renew ARRL through club
  • Starting Balance: $5986
    • $200 withdrawal bachmann
    • Current balance: $5786

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Have you built any radio or electronic kits?

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • Built a Heathkit DX-35 crystal transmitter back in 1960

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Built several kits:
    • a couple of Radioshack project box kits, some of which are:
      • metal detector
      • mechanical clock
      • CW paddles

Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)

  • Got started with a Heathkit CB receiver
  • 2 kits on the way: “Key kit” and “Morano 32” (sp?)
  • Got antenna up a few weeks ago and now has an indoor shack!


  • Build several, but one really memorable from high school:
    • Archer Voltometer

Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)

  • Leon County Ham Radio Club
  • ICOM 718
  • Kerry Miller (WD5ABC) helped put some things together and will be on the air soon

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