2021-06-01 Net Minutes


Check-ins (25)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Ernie Pyle (KI5WG)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Chris MacCannell (K5WTX)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Lee Lance (KK5QO)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Rusty Adams (W5HII)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • working on options for in-person meeting:
    • American Legion Hall
    • Bryan Red Cross
  • June Meeting: 2021-06-19 09:30
  • Special Events this week and weekend
    • W2W commemorating D-Day
    • 2021-06-05/06 Museum Ships weekend: lots of ships on the air
    • Radio Society of Great Britain is having their Field Day equivalent
    • Kentucky QSO party
  • No new updates yet regarding the repeater antenna
    • We do have a “Tower Jack” ready to climb the tower whenever it does arrive
    • All associated costs (for the antenna and labor) have been covered by very generous donations
      • Special thank-you to those people!

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Field Day
    • Raffle
      • Need to sell more tickets!
      • Contact me if you’re interested in buying raffle tickets or selling to your friends and family
      • Prizes:
        • $500 HRO gift certificate
        • Benelli Nova 12 GA Shotgun
        • Yaesu FT-60R handheld
        • Custom-made wallet from Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
    • Dinner will be available
      • No tickets, but request $10 donation
      • BBQ and “primary sides” provided
      • Bring your own sides and desserts for a pot-luck!
    • Buy/Sell/Trade table: bring any items you’d like to put on the table
    • VE Test session: 2021-06-26 14:00
    • Hourly door prizes
    • Need help for overnight operations
    • If you can’t make it out to Field Day, you can still contribute your own contacts to W5BCS for points

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Minutes will be sent out as usual
  • Close date on house has been delayed until mid-June

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current Balance: $4773.93
  • 60 members
  • Amazon Smile gave us $19.27
  • Remember you can renew your ARRL membership through the club, and the club gets a bonus

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you use any outboard audio processing?

Garrett Martin (W5HVS)

  • Did you get my membership renewal?
    • KI5FIZ: Not sure, but I’ll look into it and get back to you

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • Hurricane season starts with the month of June
  • ARES net tonight following W5BCS net on 443.425 MHz FM repeater
  • Get on the air with D-STAR (local repeater: KI5MMC)

Lee Lance (KK5QO)

  • We are on the calendar for our July meeting at the American Legion!

Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)

  • Reconfirm that 2021-06-19 meeting will be in-person

Vic Pears (KX8V)

  • Used an audio compressor kit back in the day
    • turned it on to test it out
    • report back was “whatever that does, don’t ever get rid of it”

Rusty Adams (W5HII)

  • VE Session this weekend?
    • N5ZKF: haven’t heard from Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
    • KK5QO: American Legion Hall is not available this weekend

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