2021-06-29 Net Minutes


Check-ins (22)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Chris MacCannell (K5WTX)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Jack Lester (K5JWL), silent key
    • Passed away during Field Day
  • Field Day Report
    • Operating 3A this year
    • Visit from ARRL director for the area and section manager
    • Over 60 people signed in
    • 212 contacts via CW, digital, and phone across 40m, 20m, 15m, and 10m bands
    • Thanks to all who helped out!
      • Teardown went an hour quicker than usual
      • Especially Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ) for the meal, and others who brought sides and desserts!
      • Gerald Golub (W5VUI) for successful VE session!
      • W5AC GOTA station
  • Special Event Station
    • 4th of July
    • Canada July 1
    • Italy on July 3
    • Ukraine is on the air right now: 14.215 MHz
  • Scoring will be calculated soon
    • If you want to submit your own contacts to the club, you can do so on our website

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Thank you, everyone for your help at Field Day!
    • Hope to see y’all next year!
  • Get your requests for “after-meeting presentation material” in
    • Meeting in-person from now on
  • Congrats to our Raffle winners (don’t have notes right now)
    • N5ZKF:
      • Ken Reeves: $500 HRO gift
      • Perry WA5RXO: custom-made knife

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • It was great to see everyone at Field Day
    • I had a lot of fun doing CW, even if I was “cheating” a little bit using software to decode 🙂
      • It was nice to see and hear from others who also enjoy CW
      • cf. Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
        • Special “users group” for D-STAR and other digital modes
        • It would be nice to have occasional CW exchanges as well
    • Congrats to all the new hams on the air, including some of my friends:
      • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR) — “I’m approaching my point of no return”
      • Michael Atkinson (KI5QNT) — “I request permission to leave the net for … minutes”
  • Minutes will be sent out at the end of the net
  • I now own a house!
  • Happy 4th of July!
  • Plan to present on how to use NetLogger

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Raffle Prize Winner
    • Ken Reeves ($500 HRO)
    • Rick Perry (knife)
    • Brad Snyder (ht)
    • Joshua Scmidt (shotgun)
  • Financials:
    • $299 donations for dinner
    • $1,770 raffle tickets
    • total income: $2,069
    • net income: $933
  • 64 members
  • current balance: $6,602.30

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What is your favorite part of Field Day?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • ARES net next Tuesday, 2021-07-06
  • Next meeting will have to be rescheduled
  • Great to show off SSTV setup at Field Day!

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Happy Birthday, Don Ling (WB5CKO)!
  • N5ZKF: sang a raucous “happy birthday” to Jonathan Graham at Field Day

Robert Carter (NC5R)

  • Favorite Field Day experience
    • About 20 years ago with Jack Lester
    • Did all-night shift together and made a lot of contacts

Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)

  • used HRO winnings to buy a brand new Yaeso G1000 controller!

Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

  • Had a very safe weekend!
  • My favorite part: a lot of teamwork and cooperation from everyone involved
    • Veteran hams getting new hams on the air
    • People working together to get set up
  • Jack Lester: very active in Masonic Lodge and large supporter of Shriner Children’s Hospital

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • proxy N5SBN: Digital Modes Users Group
    • D-STAR, DMR, RTTY, CW, FT8, etc.
    • Meet every once in a while to swap info and play around with new modes
    • More info to come

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