2021-08-03 Net Minutes


Check-ins (17)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Chris MacCannell (K5WTX)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Roy Wiggins (KR5W)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • July meeting:
    • Club logo for use on QSL cards, merchandise, etc.
    • Special thanks to the American Legion for hosting us last time
    • Next meeting 2021-08-21 will be back at the American Legion
      • We’ll be in the back room this time
  • Get on the air
    • Some propagation 20m
    • Contests this weekend
      • 10-10 Int’l SSB contest
      • North American CW QSO party
    • ARRL 220+ MHz distance contest
    • Tomorrow is the 231st Birthday of the US Coast Guard
    • Special Event station for Hedy Lamarr: Famous Movie Star and Spread-Spectrum variant inventor

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • New vanity call sign!
  • remember to send your ideas for meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • minutes will be sent out at the conclusion of the net

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

via KG5LYE

  • July Statement:
    • Starting balance: $6,602.30
    • Dues
    • Refund for Field Day park deposit
    • Antenna replacement expenses and donation/reimbursement (Thank you!)
    • Closing balance: $6,817.30
  • 65 members
  • Just renewed ARRL membership through the club
    • You can do the same! 🙂

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Did you travel this summer?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • ARES Net on 443.425 MHz FM (KD5DLW) repeater at conclusion of net or 20:30, whichever is later
  • ARES Meeting 2021-08-09 19:30 at American Red Cross on Boonville Rd
    • Red Cross wants everyone to wear a mask while in building
  • Traveled to Alaska this summer
    • brought my D-STAR/DV dongle and connected back to the repeater via reflector through the Internet

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Went to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee
    • Brought my HT, operated simplex with my dad, but didn’t hear from anyone else

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Supposed to go to Turkey soon, but we’ll se how that works out
  • Went to the Dallas Metroplex in July
    • Managed to stay out of HRO in Plano 😀

Roy Wiggins (KR5W)

  • 2021-10-01/02 weekend TX Traffic Net in Rockdale, TX
    • George H. Patterson Community Center
      609 Mill Ave.
      Rockdale, TX 76567
    • Hopefully see some of the W5BCS club there!
  • N5ZKF: other things coming up in October:
    • Belton Hamfest… indoor spaces have sold out already
    • Hazardous Waste collection at old TI plant off University Dr. E
  • Used to work in oil field, now working at NAPA Auto Supply in Caldwell
    • Wife is not doing well

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