2021-08-24 Net Minutes


Check-ins (20)

  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Marshall Walpole (KG5IQY)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • David Bailey (KI5RJG)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Hurricane watch net
    • 14.325 MHz USB
    • 7.268 MHz LSB
  • Meeting Saturday, 2021-08-21 09:30, at American Legion Post 159;
    • 26 in attendance
  • 5 New techs from VE sessions
    • Welcome, esp. to David Bailey (KI5RJG), who is joining us today!
    • Congrats!
  • Presentation by Ron Hambric (N5SBN) and Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Get on the air!
    • 31 US States
    • 40 m is a bit noisy, but still able to get all the way to South America, Europe, etc.
    • HI QSO Party this weekend
    • Islands on the Air for US and CA this weekend

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Have been travelling last weekend
  • Send me any ideas you might have for presentations
  • Consider volunteering for Field Day Committee
    • We’d like to have the members assembled by December
    • KG5LYE: Gerald Golub (W5VUI) has offered to give a demo/tutorial of some of the features on the club website

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Net minutes will be sent out as usual
  • Corrections to meeting minutes will be sent out as well

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current bank balance: $6,819.30
  • 65 members

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Have you ever used Winlink messaging?

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Winlink was my first digital mode
  • Introduced to Winlink by Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
    • Have used Winlink for ARES in the past
    • ICS forms built-in to software
  • Asynchronous service, so the other person doesn’t have to be actively listening

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • Red Cross Winlink exercise this Thursday
  • Was very excited to be able to use Winlink to send text messages

Buy / Sell

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Used, like new, Ringo Ranger 2B 2m antenna
    • Lowered Ground Plane variant
    • I’ll take $40 or $50
    • Contact me at n5zkf@arrl.net if interested

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