2021-11-09 Net Minutes


Check-ins (24)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Bob Christian (KE5GHM)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Glenn Connor (KB5ZFN)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Special Event Saturday
    • Bryan 150th
    • 2021-11-13 08:00/12:00
    • Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market, just north of downtown Bryan
    • Station is up on ARRL search tool
    • Casual, fun event
    • single HF transceiver
    • VHF transceiver (talk-in)
      • Will need people monitoring: KG5LYE, NC5R, KICES
      • Let me know: n5zkf@arrl.net
    • antenna trailer
    • Would be good to have logger and operator
    • more details on club website
    • Doodle poll sent out: let us know if you’ll be there
    • No food provided from the club, but there will be other vendors with lots to check out
  • Activities of interest
    • from prior poll:
      • Kit build (did one last month)
      • Special event station (about to have one)
    • archetypes for other fun events
    • ideas for any other activities?
  • Next club meeting
    • 2021-11-20 09:30
    • American Legion Post 159

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Send in your ideas for after-meeting presentations
    • Presentation idea from Ron Hambric (N5SBN): 3D printing
    • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ) might be the person for that topic

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect net minutes as usual
  • If you have some equipment to bring that might be helpful, go ahead and bring it just to be prepared
    • There might be something we forgot in our planning…

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 71 members
  • Current balance: $6,934.28
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday!

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Have you ever built an electronics project inside an Altoids box or something similar?

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • built many “projects-in-a-tin”
    • 80 m Pixie
    • 7 MHz transmitter
    • 40 m transceiver
  • Lot of fun, but a lot of little parts!

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • may or may not have put together “illegal” TV pre-tuners

Buy / Sell

John Walpole (K5ZY)

  • Have some equipment from Jim Snell
    • 72 ft, 4-section US tower, including base, layover, mast, thrust bearing, etc.
    • asking $15K for entire setup (was $22K new, minus shipping/hauling)
  • Good on QRZ

Information Exchange

Robert Carter (NC5R)

  • retiring from TAMU in December
  • trying to get station up-to-date
  • currently have a 40 m trapped inverted-V dipole
    • Works on 40 m, 80 m, and 17 m
    • Need help to get it working again
  • blind operator; need at least a pair of eyes and hands
  • not a rush, but would prefer before the weather gets cold
  • if anyone’s interested, contact me at nc5r@arrl.net

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