2022-06-07 Net Minutes


Check-ins (19)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Seth Berry (KI5VOA)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Last Call: John H. Painter (W5LQS) /SK
    • Air Force Officer
    • Instructor and radio tech at NASA
    • Professor at Texas A&M University
    • Very active Extra class amateur radio operator
    • Will definitely be missed
  • Very warm outside, and predicted to remain as such
    • keep cool and hydrated
  • Lots of special event stations on the air this weekend
    • Museum Ships on the air
    • Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
      • Windsor Castle
    • Made my second-ever contact in Japan!
  • Special events this week
    • (right now) 11th Air Assault Brigade
      • 14.330 MHz and working a huge pileup
  • Shout-out to Christian Hurst (W5FCH), who is “holding down the fort” with W5AC
  • Also to Seth Berry (KI5VOA), a new Technician!
  • Upcoming Events
    • 2022-06-18 09:30 – Next meeting at American Legion Post 159
    • 2022-06-25 – Field Day at Brian Bachmann Park
  • Field Day raffle tickets are still available to purchase

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Reminder about Field Day door prizes and raffle tickets:
    • bring door prizes to donate (doesn’t have to be anything elaborate)
    • get your raffle tickets (for yourself and for your friends and family)
    • prizes
      • Model 3000 Stoeger 12 gauge shotgun
      • $500 VISA gift card
      • Yaesu FT-70D HT radio
      • NanoVNA antenna analyzer
      • Custom knife by Richard Epting (KG5WIV)

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Minutes will be sent at conclusion of net
  • Will have to miss out on the meeting and Field Day

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 52 members
    • If you’re interested in joining (or renewing), you can do so in-person at the meeting or Field Day, or anytime by filling out and sending in the form on the club website
  • Current balance: $6,475.98
    • Donation from Amazon Smile!
    • Remember to select the Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your charity of choice
  • Still have three 10-minute timer build kits
    • Designed by Dick Zimmer (W5DZ) and Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ) for club activity last Fall
    • Will be available to purchase for $20 at Field Day
    • Instructions to build are very well put together!

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What was your most memorable amateur radio contact?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • ARES net tonight at 20:30 or after the W5BCS net concludes (whichever is later)
    • 443.425 MHz FM repeater
    • all are welcome to check in!

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • John Painter was also a private pilot and local contact/liaison to Homeland Security.
  • Very smart individual
  • Will really be missed
  • N5ZKF: recommend reading his obituary

Seth Berry (KI5VOA)

  • This is actually my most memorable (and my first) contact!
    • editor’s note: ♥
  • Thanks for having me on the air
  • looking forward to getting involved with the club and community here

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • It’s been a pleasure to welcome Seth Berry (KI5VOA) on the air
  • My challenge to you: exercise your privileges, get on the air, and make everyone feel welcome!
  • Thanks to all for everything you do to keep Amateur Radio alive!

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