2022-08-30 Net Minutes


Check-ins (22)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Christina Bailey (KI5WUM)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Jerry Xu (KI5VYD)
  • Ken Hall (AE5EO)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Kevin Walton (K5BTX)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Please send any ideas for after-meeting presentations
  • Exercise your privileges: get on the radio
    • the repeater has been awfully quiet lately
    • looking forward to seeing everyone in September

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Students are back in full force
    • Watch out for increased traffic and reduced stock at grocery stores
  • Net minutes will be sent out at conclusion of net as usual

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 60 members
    • If you’d like to renew or join,
      • you can download the application from the club website
        • turn it in at the next meeting (will have copies in-person)
      • can also send PayPal invoice if desired
  • Current bank balance: $8,539.99
  • Consider setting the Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your charity on Amazon Smile


Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)

  • Robertson Co. ARES
    • Weekly net Thursday 20:00 on W5KVN repeater
    • planning to start in-person meetings next month
      • 2nd Saturday of each month
      • 2022-09-10 09:30
      • Franklin Methodist Church Activities Bldg
    • anyone interested is welcome!

Buy / Sell

Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

  • selling an ICOM IC-718
    • getting more into CW; upgrading to Yaesu FT-891 (need tighter filters)
    • about a year old, in good working order
    • asking $550
    • good on QRZ

Information Exchange

Jerry Xu (KI5VYD)

  • DMR repeater question:
    • configured code plug and connected to N1WP repeater
    • did not hear much traffic on TX talk group
  • W4RDP: might get in touch with Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ)
  • KG5YE: other DMR users who would also be able to help:
    • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
    • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
    • Ty Weaver (KG5RKI)

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