2022-07-26 Net Minutes


Check-ins (19)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Jerry Xu (KI5VYD)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Jason Shutt (KI5LGO)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)

Welcome to Jerry Xu (KI5VYD) and congratulations on the new callsign!

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

proxy Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Please send any ideas for after-meeting presentations
  • Last meeting had presentation by Phil Gates (N5ZKF) about local repeaters and how they work

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Net minutes will be sent out at conclusion of net
  • Haven’t had the chance to finish with prior minutes, but hope to finish those as time allows

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 57 members
    • several joined at the last meeting
  • Current balance: $8,819.98
    • we got our refund from the Brian Bachmann Park reservation

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: What is your favorite operating mode and why? Analog, digital, CW, FM, AM, SSB?

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • I like using SSB on 20 m and 40 m for voice to talk around the world
  • CW QRP: it’s amazing to see how far you can get on low power
  • FM digital (D-STAR) and analog on the local repeaters

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • I spend time playing with VARA HF
  • satisfying to the sound connecting; takes me back to the old dial-up connections
  • sending emails over the radio is a great step in emergency comms

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • SSB 10 m, 20 m, 15 m mostly
    • talked around the world
    • also like doing QRP

Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)

  • I like FM to talk on the net; great to catch up with everyone every week
  • SSB is my preferred mode on HF
  • FT8 seems like cheating 🙂
  • wish I could do CW

Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

  • small group of guys getting interested in practicing CW
    • Tom Talley (W5XTT)
    • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)
    • myself (KI5QNR)
    • Michael Atkinson (KI5QNT)
  • maybe get together on Zoom to practice keying without any pressure
  • contact W5XTT (usually on 443.425 MHz FM repeater) if interested
  • KG5LYE: I’m interested! Will keep an ear out for Tom

Buy / Sell

Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)

  • I have a 2005 Silver Honda Gold Wing for sale
  • 1.8 L / 1800 cc engine
  • Garmin GPS
  • 13,000 actual miles
  • asking $9,500
  • if interested, call 979-595-6916 or email jeffjmcdowell@gmail.com
    • if I don’t pick up, please leave a message!

Information Exchange

Travis Scott (KI5TMS)

  • Looking to try out CW keyer
  • If anyone has a paddle that they could loan, I’d be interested in borrowing it
  • KG5LYE: can bring mine to the next meeting to let you try, but it’s my only paddle keyer

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