February 2021 Meeting Minutes



  • President:
    Phil Gates (N5ZKF) present
  • Vice President:
    Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ) present
  • Secretary:
    Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) present
  • Treasurer:
    Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ) present

Attendees (23)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Lee Lance (KK5QO)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Pierre Catala (WA1UAT)
  • Kerry Miller (WD5ABC)
  • Rusty Adams (KI5MNH)
  • Bill Peterson (KZ3G)
  • Travis Scott (KI5NMX)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

Midtown Park

  • the City of Bryan is building a “superpark” where the old municipal golf course used to be
  • One of the buildings in the original plan has a large “STEM” room
    • Maybe we could establish a presence there?
    • Similar agreement with model railroad club
    • After consulting with board member Flynn Adcock, the building plan has changed substantially
    • No space for the club in that building
    • No future agreements like the one with the model railroad club

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

Field Day

  • Possibly move to Veterans Park, Sue Haswell Park, or somewhere else
    • has been held at Brian Bachmann Park for the last couple years
    • Nice that we have been allowed to convene there for free, but would prefer a more public place
    • Poll members for thoughts on Zoom
  • Need to start planning for operations
    • may be abbreviated
    • 2021-06-26 and 2021-06-27
    • need to collect/purchase raffle items and door prizes

Secretary Trent Owens (AG1TX)

  • Read minutes; no additions or corrections

Treasurer Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)

January Bank Statement

  • Starting balance 5462.09
  • Ending balance 5821.09
  • Income from donations, ARRL subscriptions, and club dues
  • Disbursements to ARRL


  • 26 member renewals as of last week
    • Planning to visit the PO box on Monday
    • Hoping for a big stack of renewals!
  • ARRL memberships can be renewed through the club
    • club gets a little bonus
  • Hoping to set up a way to renew online at some point

Amazon Smile

Additional Business

Webmaster Report Gerald Golub (W5VUI)

  • Sorry for being out of pocket for a while; family emergencies and weather have popped up
  • Planning update the web page this afternoon
  • N5ZKF and/or KI5FIZ will send the ARRL form

Winter Storm Damage Assessment

  • KG5LYE: Phillips Event Center had major damage from ice storm (pipe burst)
  • N5ZKF: Lots of fire suppression systems compromised; dispatch/officers on “fire watch”

VE Thanks KK5QO

  • Special shout-out to the VE team for putting together an in-person testing session

Health and Welfare / Good of the Order

March Meeting

Next Meeting: 2021-03-20 09:30 (on the air: 146.680 MHz FM repeater)

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