2021-12-28 Net Minutes


Check-ins (17)

  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • David Cook (KI5GDX)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

proxy Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    • This will be our last net of 2021!
  • Annual January Meeting / Annual Luncheon

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Still looking for help with the Field Day Committee
  • 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)

  • (see above)
  • …and expect net minutes as usual

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Learned that according to ARRL, it’s “Zed”
  • 71 members
  • Current balance: $6,953.93
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone in January at Cooper’s BBQ!
    • $2 stickers and window clings with logo available

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Any special memories of 2021? Did something exciting happen this Christmas?

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Favorite memories from this year:
    • Field Day, as usual each year, but especially this year since we were able to do it in person
    • Helping Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR) get his station and antenna set up
    • Timer build with Dick Zimmer (W5DZ) and Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • The family helped furnish my kitchen with some cast iron and other nice cookingware

Robert Carter (NC5R)

  • Favorite memories this year:
    • Getting 80/40 m dipole set back up
    • Got to retire from TAMU after 33 years!

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Got a tower set up
  • Got my extra class
  • Amazing grandbaby!

Kevin Walton (N4RMF)

  • Counting blessings
    • Grandson Joseph in April
    • Retired from federal gov’t after 35 years
    • Moved to Bryan, TX, in July from Virginia

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