2022-05-31 Net Minutes


Check-ins (25)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Jason Shutt (KI5LGO)
  • Michael Atkinson (KI5QNT)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Joseph Fairchild (W5JMF)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!
  • Upcoming Events
    • 2022-06-18 09:30 – Next meeting
    • 2022-06-25 – Field Day
  • Field Day raffle tickets are still available to purchase
  • Special events this week
    • Radio Society of Great Britain is having their Field Day this weekend
    • Museum Ships Weekend
    • W2W D-Day Commemoration
    • W0R Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia
    • Salvation Army Donut Weekend
  • Don’t forget that ARRL members get 4 free online journals:
    1. QST
    2. On the Air
    3. QEX
    4. National Contest Journal

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • All about Field Day:
    • Get raffle tickets!
  • W5AC no longer has a shack, but they still have some stuff they need to move out

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Apologies for absence from net last week; had a lot of stuff going on and lost track of time
  • Minutes will be sent at conclusion of net
    • Will send out last week’s minutes as well
  • Will be absent next month

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current balance: $6,458.32
  • 52 members
  • Received a QSO card from Daytona Beach
    • Dated 2021-11-13
  • Remember to select Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What is the most memorable location for your amateur radio station?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • June Monthly ARES meeting will be 2022-06-06 18:30 at American Red Cross
    • Note: first Monday instead of usual second Monday
  • Most memorable spot: Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch
    • Box canyon in West Texas
    • no cell service, but made a few radio contacts and sent some Winlink emails

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • In 1968, my license got lost in the mail
  • Set up with the MARS operators in Germany near the Rhine River (Frankfurt) to get on the air
    • Call sign: AE1KZ
    • Club call: DL4KZ

Jason Shutt (KI5LGO)

  • Most interesting station wasn’t mine
  • In the Navy stationed in Adak, Alaska
    • Watched one of the Petty Officers make contacts all over the world from the barracks

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Two weekends ago
  • Set up radio in Galveston Island State Park

Information Exchange

Michael Atkinson (KI5QNT)

  • on behalf of Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
    • experiencing a lot of interference on HF
    • tracked it down with help from AD5RN and Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
    • transformer near Barron Rd
    • how would one go about reporting this?

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