2022-11-15 Net Minutes


Check-ins (18)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Zachary Cox (W5FEF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)
  • Travis Scott (KI5TMS)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Matthew Daugherty (KF5RHG)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Hope y’all are keeping warm in the cooler weather lately
  • Tracy Pfeil, wife of Rick Pfeil (W4RDP), passed away last Friday
  • November Club meeting this weekend
    • 2022-11-19 09:30
    • American Legion Post 159
    • Nominations for next year’s officers
  • Special events this week
    • ARRL SSB Sweepstakes Contest

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF) and Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

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

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Tracy was my preschool teacher at St. Anthony’s “Mother’s Day Out”
  • Will send out minutes after net as usual
  • Thanks to Dick Zimmer (W5DZ) and David Bailey (K5DKB) for helping me diagnose my radio last week!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Current bank balance: $8,261.93
  • 59 members

Announcements / Comments

Question #103 for conversation: Do you use any software to calculate impedance, resistence, SWR, or other antenna modeling?

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • Reminder: NASA is planning to launch tonight

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • EZNEC by W7EL … (no longer maintained)
  • there are other software packages available

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • EZNEC is available for free now that it’s not being actively maintained
  • I like to use Python in a Jupyter Notebook for doing “mathy things”
    • Ham radio antenna design is one of those

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