2021-11-16 Net Minutes


Check-ins (20)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • David Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Bryan 150 Special Event Station
    • Beautiful weather!
    • Not too many contacts
    • Thanks to all who called CQ
    • Made lots of local contacts, met some old friends
    • Farmer’s Market was very excited to have us there
      • Probably do it again sometime in future
    • Special thanks to NC5R for standing by all morning to talk with those interested in getting on the air!
  • Next meeting is this weekend
    • 2021-11-20 09:30
    • American Legion Post 159
  • Get on the air
    • Antique Wireless Association QSO (1929 or earlier) Party
    • ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Contest

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

Gone huntin’ … Proxy N5ZKF

  • Let us know if you have ideas for after-meeting presentations
  • Committees
    • Field Day
    • Web Steering
    • By-Laws Revision

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect net minutes as usual
  • Thanks to all who came out to the Bryan 150 Special Event Station
    • Lots of fun, great weather, and neat stuff to see at the farmer’s market
  • See y’all at the meeting!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 71 members
  • Current balance: $6,953.88
  • Special event station was a lot of fun!
    • looking forward to doing similar things in the future
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting this Saturday!

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you have a favorite amateur radio contest?

Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)

  • On 20m SSB; heard VK3MO from East Australia
    • heard, but not contacted
    • on dipole in the attic

Robert Carter (NC5R)

  • Worked someone from Brazil on 20m
  • Shout-out to Matthew Barry (KG5LYE), Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR), and Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
    • Visited on Saturday to help get 80/40 HF dipole back up and running!

Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

  • Museum Ships Weekend (first weekend in June)

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Always been fond of Field Day:
    • Not just for the radio (everyone’s on the air!)
    • Lots of camaraderie, cool stuff to see, good food and fellowship
  • (finally) Did some rearranging at my house to set up my HF base station
    • Still need to string up antenna and run the cables, but there is now a clear path forward

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • 13 Original Colonies special event
    • Has grown to include stations in France and Great Britain
  • Fun challenge to get all special ivent stations and bonus station(s)
    • Museum Ships Weekend is also fun!

Buy / Sell

John Walpole (K5ZY)

  • 72 ft US Tower is still available for sale
  • Asking $15K ($22K new)
  • Good on QRZ

Information Exchange

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Two 24-hr digital clocks (one local time, one zulu/UTC time)
  • Forgot to turn the “daylight savings time” feature off for the UTC clock!

Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

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