2021-09-07 Net Minutes


Check-ins (20)

  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Lee Lance (KK5QO)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • David Bailey (KI5RJG)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Conditions not the greatest, but still signals on the air
  • Special Events are on the air, notably:
    • commemorating 9/11
    • Rte 66 On-the-Air
    • OH State parks
    • AL QSO Party
    • ARRL Sept. VHF contest
    • Use ARRL’s search engine

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
  • Thanks to Phil Gates (N5ZKF) for picking up the check-ins and starting the net while I’m on the road

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Just got our second donation from Amazon Smile!
  • Current bank balance: $6,868.19
  • 66 members
    • New member: N4RMF, newly relocated to B/CS area from Washington DC

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Are you, or have you been, active on the 160m band?

Lee Lance (KK5QO)

  • American Legion Hall is available for us to meet this month
  • Will check for October

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • ARES net on 443.425 MHz FM repeater (KD5DLW)
  • 20:30 or after W5BCS net, whichever is later

Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Don’t talk much on 160m, but listen
  • Not a very busy band (need a long antenna), but there are people on there
    • I use a long, end-fed wire

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

via Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN) is currently working a fire at Treehouse Apartments on behalf of Red Cross
  • will be at CEOC in Bryan at 09:30
  • would love for you to send him a message on Winlink: n5brz@winlink.org
  • ARES Meeting next week, 2021-09-13 19:30, at American Red Cross building on Boonville Rd

Buy / Sell

Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

  • Looking to buy a power supply for radio that will be coming in by the end of the month
  • probably 25-30 A range
  • contact me through Matthew Barry (KG5LYE), your pick of:

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