2022-08-09 Net Minutes


Check-ins (20)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Kevin Walton (N4RMF)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Phil Alexander (N5RXJ)
  • Lee Lance (AA5AG)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Surprise! Still here; travel has been delayed
    • departing Thursday now
    • Will be out of pocket for the next 2 nets and the club meeting
  • Special events this week
    • N7C Navajo Code Talkers (on until 2022-08-19)
    • MD and DC QSO Party this week
    • Parks on the Air is growing:
      • KY state-wide parks on the air
    • North American Meteor Scatter Sprint
  • Next club meeting
    • 2022-08-20 09:30
    • American Legion Post 159
    • plan to discuss upcoming club events
  • Sent out an email with some proposed future activities
    • Please let us know what you’re interested in.
    • If you didn’t get it, please contact me at n5zkf@arrl.org and I’ll send you a link to the form

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Please send any ideas for after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Net minutes will be sent out at conclusion of net

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 58 members
  • Consider setting the Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your charity on Amazon Smile
  • Current balance: $8,819.98

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you have “radio operator” license plates? Why?

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • Monthly ARES Meeting
    • 2022-08-15 18:30
  • will be at CEOC this Fri 2022-08-12 09:30
  • Have plates b/c I’m proud of my call letters

David Bailey (K5DKB)

  • Got in touch with Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
  • there will be a VE test at the next meeting
  • Don’t have plates

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • two good reasons to get plates
    • advertises the hobby
    • in times of emergency, plates identify vehicle as an “emergency comms vehicle” that can go places the general public cannot

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • I have plates
    • Proud to be a Ham radio operator!
    • Starts conversations: “Is your husband a Ham?” “No, I’m the Ham!” 🙂

Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)

  • Robertson County ARES weekly meeting
    • Thu 2022-08-11 20:00
    • W5KVN repeater in Franklin
  • Do not have plates, but considering getting them!

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • have plates
  • easy to remember and able to recognize them when they are announced

Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

  • Wanted to encourage the hobby; a lot of people who know be immediately
  • Proxy check-in for Dr. Phil Alexander (N5RXJ)

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • I have plates
    • Gift from my Dad (KG5UZA)
      • Plates were free, but he got me the radio inside
    • Makes it easy to remember my license plate number if I have to give it out
    • Easy to recognize fellow operators on the road (so drive friendly!)

Information Exchange

Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)

  • Need some help with AllStar node
    • ClearNode will connect to the local node (443.475 WA5AIR repeater), but gets kicked off automatically
    • Not having this issue with other nodes
  • W5DZ: I have Charlie’s phone number and will send it to you

Lee Lance (AA5AG)

  • Looking for slides for General Class licensing course

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