2022-10-04 Net Minutes


Check-ins (21)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Bob Christian (KE5GHM)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Chris MacCannell (W5FN)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Kevin Walton (K5BTX)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Remembering Ernest Laney (K5ENL)
    • Any additional news? Arrangements?
  • Special events this week
    • AZ QSO Party
    • SD QSO Party
    • PA QSO Party
    • 10-10 International Day 10m sprint
    • Scouts Jubilee (Jamboree?) on the Air
    • NI6IW (USS Midway) Birthday of US Navy
  • Other events
    • 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)
  • Next club meeting
    • 2022-10-15 09:30
    • American Legion Post 159
  • Officer elections coming up
    • need temporary nominating committee (now until January)
    • maybe just 2 people
    • contact n5zkf@arrl.net if you would like to help

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
  • Might be absent from October club meeting

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 59 members
  • Current bank balance: $8,229.93
    • Includes $20.66 Amazon Smile donation!
    • Thanks to all who have set W5BCS as your charity on Amazon Smile!

Announcements / Comments

Question #95 for conversation: Have you used PACTOR, AMTOR, or any other phase-shift keying modes?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • ARES monthly net tonight
    • 443.425 MHz FM (KD5DLW) repeater
    • 20:30 or after this net, whichever is later
  • Monthly meeting 2022-10-18 19:00
    • American Red Cross Building

John Walpole (K5ZY)

  • Work some PSK, RTTY, SSTV
    • My longest SSTV contact is to Mauritius Island (other side of Madagascar)
  • How much actually gets bought from Amazon Smile?
    • KI5FIZ: Amazon donates 0.5% of purchase price from eligible purchases (excludes rebate and shipping)

Vic Pears (KX8V)

  • Worked AMTOR with MARS
  • Copied SSTV

Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)

  • weekly reminder of N5RCO ARES net 2022-09-29 20:00 on W5KVN repeater
    • monthly meetings are usually on the 2nd Saturday
    • but Woodlands ARES needs help with “Ten for TX” event this weekend (2022-10-08)
      • Contact me if interested
      • QRZ page has been updated with email address
    • this month it will be on 2022-10-22 09:30
    • will meet in Franklin, TX, at Methodist Church Activities Building
    • Peer-to-peer Winlink operations
  • established a Zoom room for anyone in club who is interested in CW

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