2021-11-23 Net Minutes


Check-ins (16)

  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Blount Cody (KD5FPC)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • 20m and 40m seem pretty quiet
  • Blount Cody (KD5FPC) notes that the local repeaters are pretty quiet too
  • Next Meeting
    • 2021-12-18 09:30
    • at American Legion Post 159
    • need at least 18 people to have quorum for club business; please plan to be there
      • officer nominations and elections
  • January Meeting / Annual Luncheon
    • more details to come
  • Contests
    • this weekend: CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW
  • This Thursday is Thanksgiving; I’m thankful for:
    • our officers and appointees
    • our repeater trustees
    • our supportive membership
    • all of the folks who volunteer so much to elevate our hobby and this club

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Let us know if you have ideas for after-meeting presentations
  • Please get involved with our committees
    • Field Day
    • Web Steering
    • By-Laws Revision

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Unable to be on the air; hosting guests for dinner
  • Expect net minutes as usual

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 71 members; 58 voting
  • Current balance: $7,043.88

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Have you ever used a Beverage antenna?

  • Invented by Harold Beverage
  • Wave antenna, longwire for LF and MF bands

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • have used both types of “Beverage” antennas:
    • soldered together some steel beer cans
      • loaded it with S20R helicopter radio
      • signal sensitivity measured in volts
      • antenna performed very well
    • Mr. Beverage’s antenna connected to Zenith Transoceanic
      • also tried on a Silvertone receiver
      • ran 300 ft across the road and out in the field
      • listened to 2.2 MHz AM ship/shore radio

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • used a Beverage antenna belonging to Bob Pack during a contest
  • Heard people nobody else could hear
  • won the contest
  • 12 ft off ground and terminated to ground through resistor

Buy / Sell

Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

  • still looking to outfit the shack
    • manual tuner for HF
    • desktop microphone compatible with ICOM 718

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