2021-12-21 Net Minutes


Check-ins (12)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Winter Solstice today
  • Band conditions are pretty poor
  • Good meeting last Saturday
    • We had quorum! Thanks to everyone who came!
  • VE Test Session
    • David Bailey (K5DKB) upgraded to General class
  • Annual January Meeting / Annual Luncheon
  • Contests and Special Event Stations
    • Christmas events
    • Check out ARRL listing online
  • Nets in town:
    • W5AC net is usually on Mondays 20:00 on W5AC repeater
      • might be on pause
    • RTT newbies net Mondays 20:00 on W5BCS repeater
  • Will be out of town for next net, but Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Still looking for help with the Field Day Committee
    • Plans are already coming together
  • Presentation by Don Hutchcraft (KE5ADX) about transmission/feed line behavior moved to next meeting
  • Let us know if you have ideas for additional after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect net minutes as usual
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 71 members
  • Current balance: $6,953.93
  • Be sure to set W5BCS as your Amazon Smile charity for your Christmas shopping
  • $2 stickers and window clings with logo available
    • Will bring to January meeting if you’d like to purchase any

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: If you do CW, do you use a key, paddle, [bug], software key?

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Merry Christmas to everyone (Hanukkah)
  • Straight Key most of the time
  • I also have an electronic keyer

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • have all 3 (key, paddles, and software)
  • prefer paddles for sending
  • mostly use software as a crutch for decoding

Buy / Sell

Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)

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

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