2021-08-31 Net Minutes

Net Minutes


Check-ins (19)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • David Bailey (KI5RJG)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Hurricane Ida definitely came up quick
    • FCC has got interop on ch 1 & 2 of 60 m band if interested in monitoring
  • On-the-air
    • opportunities last weekend
      • KS QSO Party got 20 counties
      • OH QSO Party
      • HI QSO Party
    • this weekend:
  • Kit build poll is still open if you’re interested

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Keep ideas coming for after-meeting presentations
  • Get on the air and exercise your privileges
    • Repeater has been rather quiet recently

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Net minutes will be sent out as usual
  • Google Photos “backup” feature used to not count against your storage
    • Now it does… will eat up your online space

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Just got our second donation from Amazon Smile!
  • Current bank balance: $6,853.19
  • 65 members

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Have you ever been through a tropical storm or hurricane? If so, how did you prepare?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • 50 years ago (1961-09-03)
    • Grew up in Houston
    • went through Hurricane Carla

Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

  • Lived through several hurricanes: Carla, Beula, and Alicia
  • Lots of water damage; fortunately nothing

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Grew up in Port Arthur
  • kept a hurricane tracker
  • Weathered some tropical storms
  • Evacuated for some big hurricanes
  • Played frisbee in the eye

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Lived through Hurricane Hugo
  • Fortunately took a dive toward South Carolina
  • Amazon Prime includes unlimited photo storage

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