2022-07-12 Net Minutes


Check-ins (17)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Joshua Wenger (W5AML)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • It has been very hot!
    • records being broken
  • club meeting this weekend
    • 2022-07-16 09:30
    • American Post Legion 159
    • Discussing upcoming club activities
    • Presentation by Phil Gates (N5ZKF) about local repeaters
  • Special events this week
    • W8B – 80th anniversary of founding of Bird Corp.
      • if you have any “Bird” test equipment

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Keep your ideas coming in for after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Net minutes will be sent out at conclusion of net
    • assembling minutes from when I was on vacation
  • See you on Saturday!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 54 members
  • Current balance: $8,620.98
  • Remember to set the Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your Amazon Smile charity of choice

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Have you made your own antenna?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • Tidelands Hamfest in Texas City
    • Small turnout this year
    • ARES / ARRL STX presence
    • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB) won first place in fox hunt!
  • (via Kevin Walton (N4RMF)): ISS will be broadcasting tonight
    • 21:38 to 21:44
    • passing SW to NE, overhead at 21:41

David Bailey (K5DKB)

  • Regarding ISS: Maximum height at will be 79° elevation (almost straight overhead)
  • built a 2 m / 70 cm dual-band dipole

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • Tried building a few antennas
  • Instructions for anyone interested:
    1. make your calculations
    2. go cut the wire to length
    3. put it up
    4. tune it (if resonates too high, then add wire; if it’s too low, just bend the wire back)
    5. don’t worry about the theory, just use the thing!

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • I love building antennas!
  • started with 2m ground plane vertical antenna
  • 2m J-pole
  • 40m off-center-fed dipole
  • 20m center-fed Zepp/doublet (balun, 300-ohm ladder-line, and just a regular dipole)

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • built a dual-band J-pole out of copper pipe
  • 40 m off-center-fed dipole
  • “Supermoon” tonight

Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)

  • made all of my antennas
  • dual-band J-pole from copper pipe
  • 10 m to 40 m fan dipole
  • designed with that free antenna simulating software

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • W3FF home-brew Buddipole
    • works 6 m to 40 m
  • 80 m delta-loop

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