2022-09-13 Net Minutes


Check-ins (17)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Lee Lance (NO5B)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Chris Keeter (KO4EQD)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Joshua Wenger (W5AML)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Please send any ideas for after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • 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,
      • turn it in at the next meeting on 2022-09-17 (will have copies in-person)
      • can also send PayPal invoice if desired
  • Current bank balance: $8,541.00
  • Consider setting the Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your charity on Amazon Smile
  • Brief Winter Field Day meeting after the club meeting this weekend
    • if interested, please stick around for a few minutes

Announcements / Comments

Question #92 for conversation: What omnidirectional VHF antenna would you recommend?

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • recommend building a ladder-line J-Pole
    • easy to build and portable

Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)

  • dual-band J-Pole made from copper tubing
    • also easy to make, inexpensive, and durable

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Comet GP-1 dual-band antenna at the end of 4 poles

Lee Lance (NO5B)

  • Bought a pre-made copper pipe J-Pole antenna

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Made a ground-plane antenna from a SO-239 mounting
  • Tram 1481?
  • Diamond
  • others

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Made a cactus-like copper J-Pole
  • picked up a Ringo Ranger
  • Diamond X-300

Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)

  • Ladder-line roll-up J-Pole
    • Didn’t make it, but it works well!

Buy / Sell

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Still have a Nitecore Intellicharger to sell
    • 4 bay charger for rechargable cells
    • works with a variety of cell types (1.2 V, 3.7 V, 4.2 V, 4.35 V)
    • brand new, will take $20 for it
  • Also still have West Mountain Radio CLRdsp ClearSpeech noise reduction processor
    • power cord is Anderson Powerpole-terminated
    • sells for $200, asking $120
  • send email to n5zkf@arrl.net if interested in either

Information Exchange

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Someone in Milam County needs someone to climb a tower

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