2021-09-14 Net Minutes


Check-ins (22)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Ernest Laney (K5ENL)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Dominick Adamo, Jr. (KG5JRA)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Club Meeting 2021-09-18 09:30
    • at American Legion Post 159
    • Come early for donuts and coffee
  • Club logo
    • 3-way tie, Vice President (who was absent at meeting) was tie-breaker
  • Bryan 150 Celebration
    • Sent in our idea for special event station
      • Would look similar to Field Day or Radio in the Park: setting up towers, generators, etc.
    • Most likely date would be 2021-11-13 (Saturday)
    • Stay tuned for more info
  • Get on the air
    • Check out the ARRL search engine
    • Contests:
      • Collegiate QSO party (help out your local W5AC collegiate club)
      • TX QSO party
      • IA QSO party
  • Belton Ham Expo is coming back
    • First time in a long time
    • 2021-10-01/02

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Let us know if you have any ideas for after-meeting presentations
  • Presentation after this weekend’s meeting by Gerald Golub (W5VUI) about emergency generators

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect minutes after meeting as usual
  • Heart is torn, but I have the opportunity to attend the Aggie game this weekend, which overlaps with the club meeting
    • Have permission from Phil Gates (N5ZKF) and Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ) to attend 🙂

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance: $6,868.19
  • Received another donation from Amazon Smile

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Are you attending the Belton Ham Expo? Do you have a particular plans for the expo?

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • I’ve never been to a Ham Expo… What’s it like?
  • KG5LYE:
    • so many shiny things and cool gizmos to see!
    • old things, new things
    • lots of things to buy, usually at discounted prices
    • so many vendors inside, some on the outside
    • lots of people just socializing

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • There may be other events going on
  • Get there early to make sure you get a space

Buy / Sell

Travis Scott (KI5TMS)

  • HF radio on the way
  • looking for power supplies, antenna tuners, and other equipment

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Looking to sell Cushcraft Ringo Ranger II 2m vertical antenna
  • 7 dBi gain
  • Contact me if interested

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