2021-12-07 Net Minutes


Check-ins (19)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Pancho Smith (W5EWS)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Band conditions are pretty poor
    • did hear from Barcelona, Spain, with lots of noise (S8)
  • Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
    • Battleship Oklahoma Veteran and Survivor from Oregon
  • Next Meeting
    • 2021-12-18 09:30
    • at American Legion Post 159
    • Thanks to liaison Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
    • need at least 18 people to have quorum for club business; please plan to be there
      • officer nominations need to be approved and elections need to take place
    • will be distributing proposed amendments to constitution and by-laws for your approval
  • VE Test session 08:00
  • Annual January Meeting / Annual Luncheon
    • 2022-01-15
    • food at 11:00, meeting at 12:00
    • Different venue this year: Cooper’s Barbecue in College Station
      • C&J’s was already booked
      • We’ll need quorum there too! (ratifying constutution and by-laws)
  • Contests this weekend
    • USS Midway Aircraft Carrier
    • Antique Wireless Association on CW (listen-only)
    • ARRL 10m relay

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Presentation by Don Hutchcraft (KE5ADX) about transmission/feed line behavior after December Meeting
    • Let us know if you have ideas for additional after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect net minutes as usual
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone at the December meeting
  • By-laws amendments will be distributed in paper copy at meeting and electronically
    • If you have any ideas, let me know!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 71 members
  • Current balance: $7,064.19
  • Be sure to set W5BCS as your Amazon Smile charity for your Christmas shopping
    • We just got a $20.31 donation from that!

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you use a pan-adapter or other spectrum display?

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • Monthly ARES net this evening
    • 443.425 MHz FM repeater (KD5DLW)
    • at 20:30 or after W5BCS net, whichever is later

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • Bands are pretty poor: 40m is only thing open for me
    • KC4AAA (Antarctica base) was on the air about 30 mins ago
    • 14.243 MHz

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Thank you to all of the hams that helped stand my tower up!
    • nice to have good antennas for sending and receiving

Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

  • Pan-adapters and displays…
  • Use one on my Kenwood 590-SG
  • RCA output to SDR-Play, which has USB cable to computer
  • Computer has HDSDR control software with waterfall and everything

Robert Carter (NC5R)

  • little jealous of Kenwood 590-SG
  • heard from someone who has a daughter here who is looking to take a VE test

Buy / Sell

Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)

  • Radio for sale
    • ICOM 7000
    • LDG AT-200Pro II auto-tuner
    • face plate extension
    • Programming software cable
  • looking for $750 for the whole kit
  • Contact jeffjmcdowell@gmail.com if interested

Pancho Smith (W5EWS)

  • 40m rotatable dipole with mast
  • giving away for free if you want it
  • (979) 828-1772

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