2021-11-02 Net Minutes


Check-ins (21)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Go ‘stros!
  • Very foggy this morning
  • Today is election day, I hope you exercised your right to vote
  • ARRL CW Sweepstakes contest is this weekend
  • Ukrainian DX contest this weekend
  • 2021-11-13 Bryan 150th Special Event Station
  • Make sure you’re monitoring the local repeaters:
    • Heard from many, including KK5QO, KI5BPO, N5SBN, KA5HIA, and some new operators

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • After-meeting presentations
  • Get involved with Committees
    • Field Day
    • Web Steering
    • By-Laws Revisions
  • Get on the air to exercise your privileges
    • All of the bands were very much alive this past weekend

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Hope all had a great Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and today All Souls’ Day
  • Helped KI5QNR put up an antenna
  • Net minutes will be sent out as usual

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 71 members
  • Current balance: $7,062.28

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you use any outboard RF signal processors, preamplifiers, noise filters, etc.?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • Monthly ARES net this evening
    • 20:30 or after the club net (whichever is later)
    • on 443.425 MHz FM (KD5DLW) repeater
  • Don’t have to be a member to check in
    • Feel free to get involved and hear about emergency communications

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • Once upon a time, had a Motorola 2-way 2m radio
    • Back in the “tube days”
  • There were a few (open) repeaters in Houston, but could never hear it
  • Called a friend, and he recommended get a preamp
    • Had an old 50-800 MHz preamp laying around
    • Worked great!

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • 443.425 repeater has a preamp on top of the tower for his (and other) receivers
    • Ah, so that’s why his repeater is so good.

Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

  • Spent 8 hours this weekend with KG5LYE and AD5RN putting up a dipole in the attic
  • Was able to reach the Cayman Islands and Frankenstein, MO (W0O) on 20m

Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)

  • Dr. Bosshard (AD5RN) has helped with resolving intermod on the O&M building
  • Pondering some hardware for W5AC receiver: pre-amp, window or notch filter, diplexer for multiple bands
  • Steve Bosshard (NU5D), John’s father, brought D-STAR repeater here and gave Brandmeister DMR repeater
    • 441.3625, +5 offset
    • Color Code: 12
    • Time Slot 1:
      • Talk Group 3148 – Brandmeister Texas Statewide
      • Talk Group 3167972, W5AC DMR bridge over to the other W5AC repeaters.
    • Time Slot 2:
      • Talk Group 31481 – Brandmeister North Texas
      • Talk Group 31489 – DMR Track
      • Time Slot 2 also supports dynamic talk groups (user selectable)
  • Next W5AC Meeting 2021-11-11 19:30 O&M Building

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • G2 solar storm coming in the latter half of this week
  • Disconnect any sensitive equipment

Buy / Sell

Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

  • If anyone has a manual antenna tuner, I’d be interested in buying
  • Good on QRZ
  • N5ZKF: K5ZY might have something

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bryanarc.org/2021-11-02-net-minutes/