2022-12-06 Net Minutes


Check-ins (16)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Christian Hurst (W5FCH)
  • Kevin Walton (K5BTX)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Events
    • 2022-12-17 Next meeting / “Election day”
      • Current state of the ballot:
        • President: David Bailey (K5DKB)
        • Vice President: Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
        • Treasurer: Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
        • Secretary: Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
      • Thanks to Mike Wisby (KA5HIA) and Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ) for helping with nominations
        • contact either or both of them if interested in running for a position
    • 2023-01-21 January Luncheon
      • will likely be at Cooper’s BBQ
    • 2023-01-28/29 Winter Field Day
      • American Legion Post 159
      • Presentations, chili contest, contacts, lots of fun!
  • Special events this week
    • ARRL Rookie Roundup: CW Edition
    • Pearl Harbor remembrance (tomorrow, 2022-12-07, is the anniversary)

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

proxy Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • 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
  • Finals week coming up for Texas A&M:
    • about to get real quiet
  • Still gauging interest in club-branded nametags
    • have 3 names down so far:
      • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
      • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
      • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 59 members
    • Only members are permitted to vote for officers in the club meeting,
    • If you’re unsure about your membership status
  • Current bank balance: $8,219.42
    • Includes donation from Amazon Smile!
    • Thanks to all who shop with W5BCS set as your charity of choice! 🙂

Announcements / Comments

Question #106 for conversation: Have you ever used a motor-driven tuning mechanism/antenna?

Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)

  • First Tuesday of the Month
  • ARES net after W5BCS net or at 20:30, whichever happens later

Don Ling (WB5CKO)

  • Fox Radio at Reunion Island on 40 m right now
  • Antarctica has also been on lately
  • Not impressed by Cooper’s BBQ last time

Kevin Walton (K5BTX)

  • Question for Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
    • What is the renewal process this year (since we’re using Ham Club Online)
  • KI5FIZ: process will begin in January
    • will ask to verify that info is correct
    • don’t worry about early renewals, please

Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)

  • Robertson Co. ARES
  • W5KVN Repeater
  • 2022-12-08 (Thursday) 20:00
  • Using a Baby Tarheel motorized antenna on my truck

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