2022-11-01 Net Minutes


Check-ins (21)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Kevin Walton (K5BTX)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Pancho Smith (W5EWS)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • No last call, but it is All Saints Day and Día de los Muertos
    • Have fond remembrance of those who have gone before
  • Keep an eye on the tropics; still not out of hurricane season yet
  • Special events this week
    • VHF FT8 Contest tomorrow, 2022-11-02
    • Indonesian DX Contest
    • ARRL Sweepstakes CW 2022-11-05 21:00Z
    • High-speed Club CW contest
    • Many cultural events as well
  • Club meeting this month
    • 2022-11-19 09:30
    • American Legion Post 159
  • Officer Election Nomination Committee
    • Current Volunteers
      • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
      • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
    • Consider helping out if they ask
    • Contact them if interested in running for office

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Please send any ideas for after-meeting presentations
    • Something you’d like to present —OR— would like to see presented

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Will send out minutes after net as usual
  • Hope everyone had a great Halloween and All Saints day
  • Happy Día de los Muertos tomorrow

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 59 members
  • Current bank balance: $8,261.93
    • In order to vote for officers, you must be a paid (full) member of the club
    • If you want to know for sure, just ask, and I’ll let you know

Announcements / Comments

Question #101 for conversation: Are you a former/current[/future] radio contester?

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • ARES net tonight
    • 443.425 MHz FM (KD5DLW) repeater
    • 20:30 (or after this net)
    • Will be talking about HT “Go-kits”

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Not really keen on contesting on my own
    • Fast-paced
    • “What if I mess something up?”
  • I’m more of a casual ham radio operator
    • I like chewing the rag and getting to know the people on the other side
  • BUT… Contesting is fun with others
    • especially if someone is there to help take down callsigns

Kevin Walton (K5BTX)

  • Enjoy contesting
    • chasing DX
    • had my own DX from West Malaysia (9M2ZZ)
    • Former National Champion in CQ WorldWide SSB

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Casual contester
  • Don’t mind fast pace
  • Especially those sponsored by CQ magazine
  • 125 contacts this past weekend from all over the world

Buy / Sell

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • Selling a natural gas heater (not liquid propane)
  • 30,000 BTU
  • Sells for $200, willing to sell it for something less

Closing Remarks

  • N5ZKF: Exercise your right (and responsibility) to vote!
    • 4 Days Left in Voting Season
    • Long ballot this year (propositions)
  • K5DKB: daylight savings time ends on Sunday, 2022-11-06 02:00
    • “Fall back” one hour

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