2022-07-05 Net Minutes


Check-ins (19)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Blount Cody (KD5FPC)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Keep an eye on the weather
    • 103°F in the forecast
    • take care of yourself
    • stay cool and hydrated
  • Special events this week
    • 13 Colonies special events going on now through 2022-07-07
  • Next club meeting
    • 2022-07-16 09:30
    • American Post Legion 159
    • Looking for someone to give a presentation
  • Field Day points still in the works
    • dealing with A/C issues at home
    • ARRL has made a permanent change to the Field Day rules:
      • individual contacts can be donated to the club if desired
      • does not detract from your own operations

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Keep your ideas coming in for after-meeting presentations
    • Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help!
  • Thanks again to all who made Field Day a great event!

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect net minutes at conclusion of net
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 54 members
  • Current balance: $8,506.98
    • Field Day net income: $1,251.37
      • Meal donations: $393
      • Sold $2,140 in Raffle tickets
      • much better than last year!
      • spent $1,481.63; expected to receive $200 park deposit back
    • already looking forward to Winter Field Day

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What is your favorite Amateur Radio activity?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • Brazos ARES monthly net tonight 08:30 (or after this net, whichever is later)
    • on 443.425 MHz FM repeater (KD5DLW)
  • ARES meeting next week
    • 2022-07-11 06:30
    • at American Red Cross

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • getting “all circuits busy” on the landline when trying to call past 17:00 this afternoon
  • not sure what might be going on… maybe someone accidentally severed a cable?

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • hands-on electrical engineering, esp. making antennas
  • “doing the math”
  • being secretary for the club

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • enjoy making stuff: antennas, stringing up cables, electronic kits
  • promoting amateur radio

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