December 2018 Monthly Meeting Minutes



  • President:
    Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV) present
  • Vice President:
    Phil Gates (N5ZKF) absent
  • Secretary:
    Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) present
  • Treasurer:
    Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB) absent

Attendees (27)

  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Trent Owens (AG1TX)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Doug Christensen (N5DMC)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Bill Peterson (KZ3G)
  • Dwayne Walters (W5DPW)
  • Brent Anderson (WW5OBA)
  • Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • John "Pocat" Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Sadie Mathis
  • Jim Worster (NV5S)
  • Kerry Miller (WD5ABC)
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
  • Richard Condie (KG5ZUA)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Kevin Phillips (W5TTY)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
  • Marshall Walpole (KG5IQY)

Houston, we have a quorum

Health and Welfare

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • Thanks for coming to make quorum
  • Put together $21 yagi antenna
    • Compare with roll-up J-Pole
  • Christmas event
    • We aren’t doing parade anymore
    • Get with homeless children’s shelter
  • Would like to give History of Radio presentation at future meeting

    • lots of lawsuits and patents involved
  • KI5CES: DMR vs Fusion vs DSTAR

  • KG5SDF: Antenna software

    • WD5ABC: free software MMANAGAL

Vice President N5ZKF

attending wedding

Secretary KG5LYE

  • Reading/approval of the minutes
  • Motion to accept as read by KG5SDF
    • Seconded by KA5HIA
    • passes

Treasurer N5GQB

attending graduation


  • Current Ballot:

    • President: KG5EYV
    • Vice-President: N5ZKF
    • Secretary: KG5LYE (probably have to leave in Fall)
    • Treasurer: N5GQB
  • Motion by WD5ABC to accept full ballot by vote of acclamation, with caveat that secretary’s position will have to be filled later

    • Seconded by W5VUI
    • passes unanimously

Tower Noise

  • Still don’t know what all the noise is about
  • New noise: hiss in weak signals from LED beacon at top of tower


  • Motion by W5VUI
    • Seconded by KF5TYX
    • passes

Next Meeting: 2018-01-19 at C&J BBQ; Elections

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