2022-03-15 Net Minutes


Check-ins (17)

  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Conditions have been pretty good, including on some of the higher frequency band
    • heard some 10 m on Saturday
    • other local operators reported a lot of 10 m activity from South America on Saturday
  • 2022-03-19 09:30 is our next meeting
    • expect to hear more info about Field Day
    • we’d love to see you there
    • presentation afterwards by Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ) about 3D printing
  • Special events this week
    • W5T – Battleship Texas 108th Birthday
    • N3TAL – National Vietnam War Veterans Day
    • N0Q – National Quilting Day
    • VA QSO party

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Turn in your ideas for presentations if you have any
  • Field Day
    • We now have a full list of raffle prizes
      • We will announce details at the meeting on Saturday
    • Time to start collecting door prize items

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

Gone flyin’

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance: $7,478.65
  • 38 members so far
    • can renew by mail using form on the website and sending check to PO Box
    • or PayPal

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Have you ever been a transmitter for a fox hunt?

Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Note: Paul will need a projector for Saturday
  • Never participated in a fox hunt before, but would love to

Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)

  • Had an interesting fox hunt
    • several times with different people using antennas
    • quite interesting to locate
    • can be challenging

Information Exchange

Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)

  • has anyone ever heard of a DX Commander antenna?
    • what’s your experience
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ): no experience with the antenna
    • watched a lot on YouTube of the UK Ham who sells those

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