2021-04-13 Net Minutes


Check-ins (18)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Susan Lucas (KI5OUT)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Get on the air:
    • State QSO parties over the weekend
    • Worked Belize, where it’s already in the 90s
    • State Parks On-the-Air coming up this weekend
    • 2021-04-18 is Amateur Radio Day
  • Club Meeting 2021-04-17 09:30
    • On the 146.680 MHz FM W5BCS repeater
    • Also on Zoom (link in email)
  • Send email to n5zkf@arrl.net if you would like to receive emails
  • Radio in the Park this weekend
    • after the meeting
    • rain in the forecast, so weather-permitting
    • bring any equipment you’d like to put on the air
    • work on ham radio elevator pitch for the public 🙂

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Field Day 2021-06-26
    • Aiming for “full-blown” Field Day like in the past
    • Keep an eye out for door prizes
    • Get ready to sell raffle tickets
      • Aiming to get those ready by the first week of May

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Minutes will be sent at the conclusion of net

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance: $5936.09
  • No disbursements so far, but looking forward to paying insurance bill
  • 50 renewals
  • Choose BARC as your Amazon Smile charity

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you use the stock radio microphone or a different one?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • ARES meeting tomorrow evening 20:00
    • via Zoom: email n5sbn@arrl.net for the link
    • topic: building an HT to-go kit
    • all are welcome to join!

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • Attempted to forward an email to the listserv
  • New 17m 247 DX net Sundays at 21:00Z on 18.160 USB
  • Only time I’ve used a non-stock radio was when I wanted to use a desk mic
    • got it re-wired and it worked really well

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • got a good quality Heil PR-20 microphone for my rig

Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)

  • Cybersecurity updates:
    • Substantial Microsoft “patch Tuesday” today for Windows 10: update ASAP
    • Chrome updates released too
  • N5ZKF: MacOS/iPad OS/iOS/Watch OS have also gotten substantial updates in the last few weeks

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Using a Neewer NW-700 broadcast microphone
    • Has its own power supply
    • Hooked it up just to see if it works

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