2022-05-17 Net Minutes


Check-ins (22)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Dwayne Walters (W5DPW)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Jason C. Shutt (KI5LGO)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • It’s been warm lately: take breaks and drink lots of water if you’re working outside
  • Still accepting ideas for club activities/events to host
  • Club meeting this weekend
    • 2022-05-21 09:30
    • American Legion Post 159
    • Main item on agenda is Field Day planning!
    • Web and social media steering committee meeting after
  • Field Day raffle tickets are available to purchase for $10 ea.
    • Send me an email if interested; can meet you at Research Park during the week
  • Military Cross-band test
    • conditions were a bit noisy
    • worked WAR, NSS, and AAZ; sent in QSL request to DoD
  • Special events this week
    • AK QSO Party

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • All about Field Day:
    • need as much help as possible
      • will be starting to organize volunteers and equipment this weekend
    • bring your door prizes to the meeting (or later)
    • Get raffle tickets for yourself and your friends!

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Spectacular lunar eclipse this weekend!
    • one of longest
  • Expect minutes at conclusion of net
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 49 members
  • Current balance: $6,316.32
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone at the general club meeting
    • and web steering committee as well

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What is your favorite part of Field Day?

Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)

  • Looking to get ARES group together in Robertson County
  • Yellowstone geo activity

Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

  • Field Day safety: stay hydrated and rested
  • My favorite thing is the logistics: how everyone gets together to make it happen
  • Robert Stratton (N5AUS) may drop by

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • I enjoy the camaraderie and playing with the “heavy metal”
  • Field day 2015 was my first time on HF
  • Also great to work other modes

Robert Carter (NC5R)

  • Special thanks to Dick Zimmer (W5DZ) who helped me get my new amplifier and antenna tuner set up last week!

Buy / Sell

Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

  • Have been learning CW lately and would like to get a CW straight key or iambic paddles
  • Good on QRZ
  • W5CYN: I have a straight key for you!
    • I’ve been looking to get more people in the club interested

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