2022-09-27 Net Minutes


Check-ins (24)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • David Barry (KG5UZA)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Joshua Wenger (W5AML)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Kevin Walton (K5BTX)
  • John Graesser (KC5DWD)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Jason Shutt (KI5LGO)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Last call: Ernest Laney (K5ENL)
    • passed away suddenly yesterday
    • navy veteran
    • very active amateur radio operator
    • long time member of the club
    • will be sorely missed!
    • please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers
  • eye on the tropics
    • hurricane watch nets active right now
    • another disturbance in central/Caribbean area that might head this way
  • nice to have drier and cooler weather lately
  • Special events this week
    • collegiate QSO party
    • CA QSO party
    • SKCC QSO party
    • Radio Society of Great Britain QSO party
    • 2022-10-01 – 103rd anniversary of WWV
  • 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)
  • Club officer nominations are coming up

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Heart goes out to Ernie and his family
  • Please send any ideas for after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Condolences for the Laney’s and to all who knew him
    • I wish I knew him better; will miss seeing him at the meetings
  • Net minutes will be sent out at conclusion of net as usual

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current bank balance: $8,409.10
  • now 59 members, sadly
    • Ernie was always kind and humorous
    • Had volunteered to be on Winter Field Day Committee

Announcements / Comments

Question #94 for conversation: Are you active on HF radio?

Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)

  • weekly reminder of N5RCO ARES net 2022-09-29 20:00 on W5KVN repeater
  • established a Zoom room for anyone in club who is interested in CW
  • active on HF, primarily doing CW

Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)

  • active on HF daily; primary mode of operation
    • only VHF activity is for this net
    • enjoy working DX in Europe and South Africa

Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)

  • Did Ernie work at St. Joseph Hospital?
    • N5ZKF: yes, he worked full-time on IT staff
  • Will be going to Belton Hamfest and interested in ride-sharing

Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

  • Was very surprised by the news
  • We were just eating breakfast with him not even 4 days ago

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