2022-09-20 Net Minutes


Check-ins (22)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Bob Christian (KE5GHM)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Kevin Walton (K5BTX)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Keep an eye on the tropics
    • 2 named storms: Fiona and Gaston
    • Another wave expected in next 24 hours
    • NWS hurricane net activation 17:00 (14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz later at 23:00Z)
      • Fiona is reported to be worse than Maria
  • Special events this week (and next)
    • CW World-wide RTTY
    • ME QSO Party
    • Antique Wireless Party
    • Masonic Lodges on the Air
    • 2022-09-24 – Historic USS Massachusetts on the air to commemorate original launch date
  • Other events
    • 2022-10-01/02 – Belton Hamfest (get there the night before)
    • 2022-10-22 07:00/14:00 – Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Hazardous Household Waste collection
      • old TI building (off Harvey Rd on the other side of Hwy 6)

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Looking to do some work on the trailer; get in touch if interested
  • 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: $8,401.10
  • Consider setting the Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your charity on Amazon Smile

Announcements / Comments

Question #93 for conversation: What other hobbies do you have besides Ham Radio?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • Large state-wide RACES and ARES joint exercise this weekend
  • ARES net tonight to review information
    • 443.425 MHz FM (KD5DLW)
    • 20:30 or at conclusion of W5BCS net

Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)

  • for KI5FIZ: news on gift for American Legion?
  • Hobbies: brewing beer and making bread

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • donation is in the works
    • planning to coordinate with N5ZKF regarding a card to accompany check
  • Hobbies:
    • needlepoint
    • (Within Ham Radio) VARA FM

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • programming and technology (work and fun)
  • aviation (private, instrument pilot)
  • anything to do with dolphins
  • fountain pens: going to the Dallas Pen Show this weekend
  • mechanical keyboards
  • speedcubing (still working on the “speed” part)
  • swimming (exercise and fun)
  • camping, hiking, kayaking, outdoors-ing
  • video games:
    • Deep Rock Galactic
    • Aliens: Fireteam Elite
    • Ori series (Ori and the Blind Forest / Ori and the Will of the Wisps)

Kevin Walton (K5BTX)

  • genealogical research
  • archival research:
    • looking through old books and old buildings
    • spent a lot of time in the Library of Congress while in DC
    • joined Brazos Valley Historical Club

Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)

  • Robertson County ARES net Thursday
    • 2022-09-22 20:00 CDT
    • 146.960 MHz FM (W5KVN)
    • planning for exercise this weekend
  • hobbies
    • anything to do with outside and grandkids
    • (amateur radio): CW

Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

  • museum ships
    • good crossover into amateur radio
    • have been on over 60 museum ships, including two U-boats
    • followed Battleship TX as it was being towed to Galveston

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • photography, esp. birds and architecture
  • electronics, tinkering
  • radio monitoring

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