2022-11-22 Net Minutes


Check-ins (17)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • John Walpole (K5ZY)
  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Kevin Walton (K5BTX)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Mike Mertes (KZ5M)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Last call: Ron Mayworm (W6TRO)
    • Public Safety, communications, BVWACS
    • Moved to Goleta, CA a while ago
  • Thanks to all who were there for Traci’s visitation and funeral
  • November Club meeting recap
    • 30 in attendance
    • cool and rainy day
    • not enough nominations for officers:
      • Phil Gates (N5ZKF) and Rick Pfeil (W4RDP) are unable to serve next year
      • We need people to step up!
  • Events
    • 2022-11-24 Thanksgiving is in 2 days
      • We give thanks to all of the amateur radio operators in the area!
      • Thank you to all who practice and promote the hobby: members and non-members alike
    • 2022-12-17 Next meeting
      • Officer elections
    • 2023-01-21 January Luncheon
      • plan to reserve a room at the new C&J’s location
    • 2023-01-28/29 Winter Field Day
      • American Legion Post 159
      • Presentations, chili contest, contacts, lots of fun!
  • Special events this week
    • CQ Worldwide DX CW Contest this weekend

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers
  • 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
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 59 members
  • Current bank balance: $8,169.48
  • Hopefully you have your Turkey defrosted!

Announcements / Comments

Question #104 for conversation: How do you connect your equipment to DC power?

John Walpole (K5ZY)

  • Thankful for all you do, N5ZKF!
  • Use Anderson PowerPoles for everything
    • Power supplies, portable solar panels, Batteries, etc.
    • Prefer to solder rather than just crimping
    • Put ACF-50 protectant/lubricant on ones that go outside

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • I use a lot of PowerPoles, too: mainly 30 A, some 45 A
  • Astron 30 A power supply to power distribution strip
    • 8 outlets, all fused
  • Good idea to solder, but if you crimp, make sure they’re not loose
    • Actually broke a pair of crimpers once

Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)

  • Recently upgraded to ICOM IC-7300
  • Have 30 A power supply
  • Use PowerPoles to switch between power supply and battery
    • Thanks Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) and Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
    • From workshop at Radio in the Park

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Also a fan of Anderson PowerPoles
  • I’m taking names for Bryan Amateur Radio Club nametags
    • Monograms & More
    • taking point to give Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ) a break
    • Let me know if you’re interested

Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)

  • What’s the cost of the nametag?
  • KG5LYE: probably depends on the number of people interested
    • will get a list of interested parties, get a quote, and then get back to y’all

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • PowerPoles seem to be the unanimous favorite
    • I have a 16 port distributor
    • Even made a “Pole-arity” checker
  • If you have a suggestion for a future discussion question, please let me know: n5zkf@arrl.net

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