2021-09-21 Net Minutes


Check-ins (20)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Lee Lance (KK5QO)
  • Linda Lance (KB5GIM)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Club Meeting last weekend 2021-09-18 09:30
    • at American Legion Post 159
    • Presentation by Gerald Golub (W5VUI) on using emergency generators
  • Special “Bryan 150th” event scheduled for 2021-11-13
    • Planning to set up in the field north of downtown Bryan
    • Will look a lot like Field Day
    • need volunteers for publicity, logistics, etc.
    • We’ve done this before at Camp Hearne
  • Looking for volunteers for two new committees
    • Field Day Committee
    • Web and Social Media Steering Committee
    • Contact n5zkf@arrl.net if interested
  • Get on the air
    • Check out the ARRL search engine
    • Contests:
      • ME QSO party
      • Masonic Lodges On the Air
      • 77th anniversary of Voice of America Relay in Bethany, OH

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

via Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Consider helping out with Field Day Committee
  • Let me know if you have any ideas for after-meeting presentations
    • Don’t have to be an expert, but let us know what you’re interest in

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Really enjoyed the Aggie game this weekend
    • Also missed seeing everyone at the meeting
  • Been really busy with homework and work
  • Net minutes will be sent out as usual
  • Will compile meeting minutes as I receive them

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance: $6,873.28
  • Currently 69 members
    • Family of 3 studying to take the exam

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What is your oldest amateur radio equipment?

Lee Lance (KK5QO)

  • Oldest equipment from the 70s
    • Conair twin radio transceiver
    • assembled as part of ham radio course material
  • Heathkit phone patch

Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)

  • J-38 key
    • N5ZKF: have a similar J-37

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • Heathkit crystal 2m AM “lunch box” special radio
    • Had one in high school, but picked
    • Plug in a light bulb to see if it works

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Nightkit station monitor

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • have a J-38 too from Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • W5AC has an old radio teletype

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Have an old Heathkit “paint can” dummy load from Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

Information Exchange

Robert Carter (NC5R)

  • Thanks to Phil Gates (N5ZKF) for getting DMR set up on local N1WP repeater!

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