2021-07-13 Net Minutes


Check-ins (16)

  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Chris MacCannell (K5WTX)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

unable to attend tonight

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Meeting 2021-07-17 09:30
    • American Legion at 101 Waco St. (Corner of Hwy 21 and Waco St.) in Bryan
    • Come early for coffee, donuts, fellowship
    • Ideas for presentations?

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Minutes will be sent out as usual at the conclusion of the net
  • Will be presenting on NetLogger after the meeting this weekend

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance 6802.30
  • 65 members
  • Reminders:
    • ARRL membership can be renewed through the club, and we get a small income from that
    • Amazon Smile also gives us a little income
    • If you have moved, update your information in the FCC database

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What interesting fact do you know about the club or Ham Radio in general?

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Very first meeting of the Bryan Amateur Radio Club was 1954-09-08 according to The Eagle

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • Club was founded before my time, but I do know
    • first clubhouse was at what is currently Skyline Communications
    • Owned by Henry Menefee
    • old building is still there!
    • He would be the one to interview about club history

Buy / Sell

Information Exchange

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • New W5BCS antenna is working quite well:
    • No intermod and no light noise
    • Will turn output code back on at some point this week

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • If you got your QST magazine today
    • “What’s old is new and what’s new is old”
    • “Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it”
    • man soldered a buch of steel coffee cans together into a vertical antenna
    • Has been done a few times before (even by myself)

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