2021-07-06 Net Minutes


Check-ins (21)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Lee Lance (KK5QO)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Daniel Fowler (KG5WUO)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Happy belated Independence Day!
  • Remembering Jack Lester (K5JWL)
  • New antenna has been installed!
    • 4 db gain over what we have before
    • No more interference problems!
  • Get on the air:
    • ARRL special event stations
    • 13 Colonies Special Events
      • K2J on 20m (North Carolina) right now
      • Bonus stations in Philadelphia, Great Britain, France
      • On the air until Midnight Eastern Time
    • Some VHF band openings

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • We want your ideas for presentations when we meet in-person
    • NetLogger presentation scheduled for 2021-07-17 meeting (American Legion Post on Hwy 21)
    • Transmission Lines next time
  • Thanks again for a successful field day!

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Minutes will be sent out as usual
  • Still getting things set up in the new house, slowly but surely

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 65 members
  • current balance $4,905.55
  • Reminders:
    • You can renew your ARRL membership through the club
      • Club gets a little bonus
    • Can also set Amazon Smile charity to Bryan Amateur Radio Club

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What is your longest 2m or 6m QSO? (Satellite / ISS counts, too)

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Got 32 cans of cat food accidentally from Walmart
  • Longest 2m contact: south of Mexico City back in 2013

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • Worked Tampa, FL on 2m simplex with a beam antenna
    • Ducting goes along the coast, so takes an indirect route

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • Longest contact I can remember now is Mexico City or Monterrey, whichever is farther
  • On 6m:
    • 2-way, confirmed contacts in Hawaii and other Pacific Islands
    • Heard, but never confirmed Japan

John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)

  • On with K5WTR’s QSO with Mexico: 146.490 MHz
  • Longest 20m SSTV was over 10,655 mi

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • ARES net at conclusion of this net or at 20:30, whichever is later.

Lee Lance (KK5QO)

  • Question: Internet acting really slow or not at all (Suddenlink). Anyone else experiencing this?
    • KG5SDF: regular thing over here
    • KG5LYE/KG5UZA: consistently less than half the speed we’re paying for
    • K5WTR: appears to be working for me (North of Coulter Field)

Travis Scott (KI5TMS)

  • Radio check? – Loud and clear!

Buy / Sell

John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)

  • Took down a Cushcraft ATB-34 and want to sell for $100… Anyone interested?

Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)

  • Still have ICOM ID-880H dual-band VHF/UHF transceiver
    • Willing to take $140 for it
  • Look me up on QRZ if interested

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