2022-03-01 Net Minutes


Check-ins (18)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Doug Kingman (K5FTA)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Hope you got a chance to get out and vote today (or earlier)
  • Special events this week
    • W5T – Battleship Texas
    • ARRL Int’l SSB DX Contest
    • Novice Rig Round-Up
  • W5AC has made changes to their repeaters
    • Now split-tone: CTCSS is different for input and output
    • IN: (code that you transmit to get in) still 88.5
    • OUT: (if you configure your receiver for tone-squelch) 110.9 Hz

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Sorry for missing the meeting and net last week
    • emergency at deer lease: flooded travel trailer
    • son being deployed to Korea
  • As always, let us know if you have ideas for additional after-meeting presentations!

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect net Minutes will be sent out as usual

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance: $7,446.29
  • 38 members so far

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Have you pursued any Amateur Radio Specialties? (Islands/Parks/Lighthouses On-the-Air)?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • Reminder: ARES net on KD5DLW repeater
    • after this net or 20:30, whichever happens later
    • all are invited to join in!

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • Islands on-the-air: Lake Somerville and Lake Bryan
  • Camp Hearne WW2 POW camp on the air
  • Annual military cross-band exercise
  • A few satellites, but not the ISS

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • Heard a funny noise on repeater output if you don’t have tone-squelch enabled?
    • W5AC is putting out some spurious radiation

Michael Narcowich (KI5BPO)

  • HF utility stations
  • Bands are active (and being jammed) due to conflict in Ukraine

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • South America and a lot of other countries in that direction are coming in strong earlier this afternoon!
  • 20 m and 15 m

Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

  • Brazos County Emergency Management is hosting a Basic Skywarn training
    • Brazos Center
    • 2022-03-10 13:00/15:00 or 18:00/20:00 (identical sessions)
  • Belton Ham Expo 2022-03-26
  • ARES net on KD5DLW repeater after this net
  • Pray for peace the world!

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