2022-10-18 Net Minutes


Check-ins (15)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Joshua Wenger (W5AML)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Robert Carter (NC5R)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Club Meeting last weekend
    • guest Tony
    • No quorum, but great discussion
    • Radio in the Park after
      • Pretty quiet, but great weather!
      • About 9-10 members, 2 radios on the air
      • If you couldn’t make it out, we’ll do it again next Spring
  • Special events this week
    • School Club round-up is currently ongoing through 2022-10-21
    • FT8 events coming up this week
    • YLRL DX contest

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Please pray for his wife, Tracy
  • Please send any ideas for after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Net minutes will be sent out at conclusion of net as usual
  • It was great to see everyone at the meeting and at Radio in the Park!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 59 members
  • Current bank balance: $8,229.93

Announcements / Comments

Question #97 for conversation: Do you use the ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications? (This year’s edition is #100)

Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)

  • Have we heard anything about memorial services?
    • N5ZKF: Nothing yet on Ernest Laney (K5ENL)…

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • I learned a lot of what I know from a 1964 edition Handbook
  • Highly recommend it for skills and electronics
  • Just thumb through it

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • 1986 handbook prior to getting license
  • lots of plans, projects, and reference material
  • get a new edition every so often
  • hardcover is going for $80, 6-vol paperback going for $70, single paperback for $50

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • supposed to get cold tonight
  • older manuals used to explain things more simply

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