2022-03-29 Net Minutes


Check-ins (16)

  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Pancho Smith (W5EWS)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Last call: Gayle Burrage (W5HMM) /SK
    • founding member of the radio club
  • Bands have been hopping
    • contest this weekend: CQ World-Wide DX
    • 10 m: Spain, Puerto Rico, Indies, South America
    • 2 m simplex: Louisiana
  • Coronal Mass Ejection that could be causing some issues for sensitive equipment
  • Supposed to be stormy tonight
  • Special events this week

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Field Day
    • Raffle tickets available to buy and sell
    • keep an eye out for door prize items
  • Turn in your ideas for presentations if you have any

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect minutes at conclusion of net

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance: $5,832.02
  • 39 members so far
    • send in membership by mail or at meeting

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Did you go to the Belton Hamfest?

Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • ARRL Website is currently down: upgrading to a new system
  • Went to Belton Hamfest
    • saw familiar faces
    • Got a USB Signal Link from Tigertronics

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • FCC will start enforcing the new fees for Ham Radio licenses on 2022-04-09
  • Went to Belton Hamfest and saw a lot of other friends
  • Found 3 of 4 items on my list, including an antique Yaesu radio

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