2022-10-25 Net Minutes


Check-ins (16)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Joshua Wenger (W5AML)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Last call: Margarita Garcia de Quevedo (WB5YOF)
    • Lived in Puerto Rico
    • Meteorology Masters student
    • Member of BARC
    • US Navy Lieutennant
  • Severe weather last night
    • lots of high winds and downed trees
    • check antennas
  • Special events this week
    • CQ Worldwide DX SSB Contest
    • W8F – Loss of Edmund Fitzgerald
    • W6HA – 76th Anniversary of the Flight of the Spruce Goose
  • Special thanks to the following members for offering to serve on officer nomination committee
    • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
    • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Please continue to keep his wife, Tracy, in your thoughts and prayers
  • Please send any ideas for after-meeting presentations

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Will send out minutes after net as usual
  • Traffic has been up lately; be safe out there!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 59 members
  • Current bank balance: $8,229.93
  • Be sure to set the Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your charity on Amazon Smile

Announcements / Comments

Question #100 for conversation: What are your favorite Amateur Radio operating bands?

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Favorite bands are 70cm, 2m, 10m, 20m, 40m
    • 70cm and 2m because y’all are here!
    • 10m, 20m, 40m
      • lots of modes and people talking
      • fascinating to listen and to key up every now and then

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • I enjoy 15m and 17m when they-re open
  • SSB on 6m
  • Haven’t been on 60m yet, but on my list of things to do

John Walpole (K5ZY)

  • 20m and 40m: chasing DX contacts

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • 2m and 70m talking mobile
  • 20m, 40m, sometimes 80m on HF
  • Try for 6m and 10m every so often

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