2021-08-17 Net Minutes


Check-ins (27)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Michael Atkinson (KI5QNT)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)
  • Lee Lance (KK5QO)
  • Josh Bell (N5JKB)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Michael Narcowich (KI5BPO)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Next meeting this Saturday, 2021-08-21 09:30, at American Legion Post 159;
    • Enter from Waco St.
    • We’ll be in the auxiliary room this time: straight through to the back
    • VE test session at 08:00 prior to meeting
    • Presentation on Winlink by Ron Hambric (N5SBN) and Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN) to follow
  • Still looking for club logo designs
  • Exercise your Get on the air:
    • ARRL 10GHz contest
    • Russian Districts Award
    • Keymen’s Club, Japan
    • North American SSB QSO Party
    • Int’l DX CW Party

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Things have been quiet lately
    • Get on the air and exercise your privileges

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Net minutes will be sent out as usual
  • Spent some time with Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR) this weekend
    • got his first HF contact!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current bank balance: $6,819.30
  • 65 members
  • Reminders:
    • You can renew your ARRL membership (or join) through the club, and we make a few bucks from it.
      • Will be able to do so at the meeting this weekend
    • Amazon Smile generates some income for the club
      • be sure to select “Bryan Amateur Radio Club” as your charity of choice

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What is the strangest or most remote location you’ve operated?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • We need a screen, projector, and PA system for presentation this weekend
    • Mainly screen; can bring backup projector and speakers
    • KK5QO: confirmed we will have same setup as last time

Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

  • last friday, had AD5RN, KI5QNT, and KG5LYE, and self at house for a fish fry
    • Matthew brought his IC-7300 and a dipole
    • Made first contact on HF
      • Nice gentleman from Georgia
      • Navajo Code Talkers (N7C) in AZ
    • Had a lot of fun!

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Unique location: set up a special event location at Camp Hearne pump room

Lee Lance (KK5QO)

  • Most unusual place: worked Field Day at Guantanamo Bay

Buy / Sell

Michael Narcowich (KI5BPO)

  • cleaning out a bunch of stuff
  • want to sell a Yaesu VX-8R handheld
    • Includes battery, charger, new antenna, and laminated quickstart guide
    • manual if I can find it
  • “Good on QRZ”

Information Exchange

Robert Carter (NC5R)

  • Recently got an all-star “clear node”
  • lots of activity on the network
  • “morning group” net every morning on East Coast reflector
  • new excitement for digital/analog fusion

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