2022-04-05 Net Minutes


Check-ins (17)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Propagation has been very good
    • all on 20 m: Bulgaria, Brazil, Slovenia, and others
  • Special events this week
    • NI6IW – USS Midway commemorating Doolittle raid
    • Lots of QSO parties: NE, NM, GA, ND
    • ARRL Rookie Roundup
  • Club meeting this next weekend
    • 2022-04-16 09:30
    • American Legion Post 159
  • Radio in the Park coming up
    • 2022-04-23
    • Mid-morning until whenever
    • Tanglewood Park
    • Bring your own gear
    • Backup date: 2022-04-30

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Field Day
    • keep an eye out for door prize items
    • Raffle tickets available to buy and sell
  • Send me any ideas for after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect minutes at conclusion of net
  • Looking forward to meeting and Radio in the Park!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance: $5,847.02
  • 40 members so far
    • if you haven’t renewed your membership yet, you can do so at the meeting
    • or send in by mail

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Have you had problems with lightning? Do you have any lightning protection?

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • I’ve been hit 4 times… directly!
  • I disconnect my antennas and power every night before I go in
  • Dropped an antenna 10 ft
  • Put all your grounding stuff outside
  • Insulate any coax that you have coming in: dangling coax burned a hole in my table once

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • ARES net tonight
    • 20:30 or after this net, whichever is later
    • 443.425 MHz FM (KD5DLW) repeater
  • Lightning protection:
    • I have 11 grounding rods around the tower
    • 7 polyphasers on the inside
    • disconnect all radios from coax when I hear thunder
    • Haven’t had any issues yet!

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Not much to add to lightning protection
  • lots of cool stuff to learn about lightning
    • different exotic types: especially “elves” and “sprites” going into the upper atmosphere
    • spectacular phenomena to watch

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