2022-01-25 Net Minutes


Check-ins (22)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Jerry Redman (KG5YSD)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • James Rosser (AA5W)
  • Edward Brackin (KF5RHF)
  • Kerry Miller (WD5ABC)
  • Chris MacCannell (W5FN)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Last Call: Jerry L. Smith (WB5PCO) /SK
  • Lots of activity On-the-Air
    • Recently: North American QSO Contest
    • Upcoming this weekend:
      • 160 m CW Contest
      • Winter Field Day
  • Upcoming February Meeting
    • 2021-02-19
    • VE test at end of meeting

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Let us know if you have ideas for additional after-meeting presentations
  • Get on the radio and exercise your privileges!

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Long time no see!
    • Returned from Pennsylvania
    • Funeral for Grandpa: WW2 veteran, artist
    • Thanks to all who helped in my absence
  • Expect minutes at the conclusion of the net as usual

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance: $6,953.93
    • Should have more to report soon!

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What have you done with your hobby? Any changes to the station for the new year?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • Looking at setting up new stations for VARA FM digital mode
    • Faster than AX.25 Packet

Kerry Miller (WD5ABC)

  • Getting solar panel and battery set up for QRP

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Signal link connected (at least temporarily)
  • Foot switch and headphones

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • to Kerry Miller (WD5ABC):
    • be sure to put a controller or diode on the solar panel if it doesn’t have one already
    • otherwise it could generate a lot of noise

Buy / Sell

Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Accidentally bought mobile dual-band UHF/VHF antenna Comet CA-2X4SR with wrong connector
    • selling for $65

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