2022-05-03 Net Minutes


Check-ins (14)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Haven’t been on the air lately, but I hope you have been!
    • Kuwait is on the air right now on 14.258 MHz
  • Still getting suggestions for club activities/events to host
    • will send an online poll out eventually
    • Bring them up on the net or send me an email (n5zkf@arrl.net) if you have any ideas
  • Field Day raffle tickets are available to purchase for $10 ea.
    • Send me an email if interested; can meet you somewhere (work at Research Park)
  • Get on the air
    • Armed Forces / MARS Interoperability Exercise (60 m; listen for “channel 1 net” on 5330.5 KHz)
    • “Armed Forces Day” cross-band exercise on 2022-05-14 13:00Z/22:00Z
      • Pentagon Callsign: WAR
    • Also check out other special events this week

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

Proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Field Day door prize items needed
  • Send ideas to myself or other officers for after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect minutes at conclusion of net
  • Today is the last day of classes
    • Final exams begin this Friday, and town should clear out nicely by the end of next week

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance: $6,186.32
  • Currently 46 members
  • Next meeting will be on 2022-05-21, the actual Armed Forces Day!

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Did you volunteer for the MS 150 Bike Ride?

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • Monthly ARES net tonight at 20:30 or after conclusion of this net
  • 443.425 MHz FM repeater

Kevin Walton (N4RMF)

  • participated in MS 150
  • worked evening shift with Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • pretty quiet before the event
    • interesting event: “ham net” was supposed to come up around 03:00, but didn’t happen
  • couple of ambulance runs
  • looking forward to next year!

Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)

  • if you have to stay up all night long, Kevin Walton (N4RMF) is the guy to have with you!
  • piqued interest in All-Star: Amateur Radio VoIP DMR

Information Exchange

Kevin Walton (N4RMF)

  • To Dick Zimmer (W5DZ): Were you working on a DMR thumb drive thing last week?
    • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ): Was working with DVMega, which just uses computer to work D-STAR and DMR. Won’t work with All-Star; need BlueDV

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