2021-10-26 Net Minutes


Check-ins (16)

  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • CQ World-Wide SSB DX competition this weekend
    • 2021-10-30/31
  • Bryan 150th Special Event Station
    • 2021-11-13
    • Farmers Market folks are really looking forward to having us
    • Setup at 06:00 please come if you can!
    • Operate 08:00 to 12:00
      • We’ll need to keep records and send out QSL cards
    • Contact me if you’d like more info n5zkf@arrl.net
  • Got back about 23:30 last Thursday, 2021-10-21
    • Traveled thousands of miles across Asia Minor

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • If you have ideas for after-meeting presentations, please let me know!

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Had to deal with a near-emergency:
    • car was making a funny sound on the way home
    • found a nail in rear driver’s-side tire
    • glancing angle, did not appear to penetrate the inside
    • Removed nail, no leak that I could detect
    • very blessed that it was not worse, but pulling the wheel off was a bit… tiring 😀
  • Net minutes will be sent out as usual

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 71 members
  • Bank balance: $7,047.28
  • Kit build
    • That was a lot of fun and would like to see more of it in the future
    • income $340 – expense $233 = net $107 funds for club

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you use the FT-8 weak-signal, digital operating mode?

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • for W5DZ: have some Pickaxe programmers for you if you want them
    • W5DZ: thanks, but all stocked-up for now
    • If anyone else wants them, I’m good on QRZ

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • To RACES approved members:
    • TX Dept of Emergency Management is having a RACES communications drill
    • Check-in to net Saturday morning 2021-10-30 08:30
    • on 443.425 MHz FM repeater (KD5DLW)

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