2021-04-27 Net Minutes


Check-ins (19)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • David Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Rusty Adams (W5HII)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Upcoming Events
    • 2021-05-07 and 2021-05-08: Department of Defence Armed Forces Day cross-band test
      • Tune your receiver to their frequencies
      • they tune their receiver to your frequency
      • They do send out QSL cards if you request one
        • Link posted on website
    • 10m “10-10” int’l CW contest
    • “7th Call Area” QSO Party
    • Delaware QSO Party
  • Mars Helicopter has been flying more, longer, and faster
  • Heard W5DZ talking to new Tech in Michigan
    • Kudos for reaching out to those who are just starting out in the hobby

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Raffle tickets will be available to sell by the end of this week
  • Hoping to sell at least 250
  • Still looking for door prizes

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • got second dose of vaccine today
    • feeling a bit slow, but could also just be tired 🙂
  • special thanks to David Cook (KI5GDX) for handling the net tonight
  • minutes will be sent out as usual
  • prayers for Marie Stetz as her health has declined sharply in the last couple days
    • and for the family and her husband, Alvin Stetz.

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • current balance: $4,896.46
  • starting to incur FD expenses
  • 54 members so far
    • Please send in membership renewals if you haven’t done so already
  • remember to set BARC as your Amazon Smile charity

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you read, watch, or listen to any online blogs or podcasts?

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Amateur Logic
  • 100 Watts and a Wire
  • Ham Nation
  • The Doctor is In

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Listen to Ham Nation occasionally as well
    • Also on TWiT network: Security Now
  • DX Engineering on YouTube occasionally

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