2022-04-12 Net Minutes


Check-ins (19)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)
  • Jason C. Shutt (KI5LGO)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Rough weather in Bell County (Tornado Warning)
    • We’re supposed to get some rain later tonight and tomorrow
  • Get on the air!
    • 2 m hasn’t been too busy
    • 20 m is hopping!
    • logged my first-ever contact in Alaska!
  • Special events this week
    • Several historical commemorations
    • Interesting contests
    • Ontario and Quebec QSO parties in Canada
    • MI QSO party here in the USA
  • April club meeting this Saturday
  • Radio in the Park
    • 2022-04-23 09:30
    • Mid-morning until whenever
    • Tanglewood Park
    • Bring your own gear
    • Chance of rain later in the afternoon
      • Backup date: 2022-04-30

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Field Day
    • Raffle tickets available to buy and sell at the meeting
    • keep an eye out for door prize items as well
  • Presentation after the meeting by Don Ling (WB5CKO) about local W5BCS club history
  • 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!
  • Have a blessed Holy Week and Easter!

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:
  • Reminder to set the Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you terminate your own coax? If so, what type of terminators? Crimp or solder?

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • prefer solder for both the braid and center pin
    • better connection
    • CEOC has had some problems with poorly crimped connections
    • if you crimp, be sure you have the right tool.

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • I enjoy cutting cables to the right length and put the connectors I need on them
  • Typically soldered, but I have crimp tools
  • Type N, PL259
  • what tool to use depends on cable and connector type

Travis Scott (KI5TMS)

  • New product
  • PL259 connector that can be removed and reused on a new cable.
  • KG5LYE: I’ve seen those, but I’ve never needed to reuse them; once attached, they tend to stay put

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