June 2021 Monthly Meeting Minutes



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

Attendees (30)

  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Connor Farrell (WG1GEM)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Chris Dennis
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Lee Lance (KK5QO)
  • Kerry Miller (WD5ABC)
  • David Jones (WD5J)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Jim Hanks Jr. (W5CYN)
  • Chris MacCannell (K5WTX)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Tom Small (N1TOV)
  • Jace Nelson (KE0MXN)
  • Alex Olah (KI5BVJ)
  • Rusty Adams (W5HII)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Meeting in-person for first time since COVID-19!
    • at Red Cross on Boonville Rd
    • Welcome back! It’s great to see everyone again!
  • Be sure to sign photo frame for KD5DLW
  • Administrative updates:
    • IRS filing
    • Insurance renewed
    • State of Texas Non-Profit Franchise
  • Repeater updates
    • No upate on current situation
    • But current situation is:
      • Getting a new antenna
      • will be hanging upside down on tower
      • Generous donors have paid for antenna and installation fees
  • Meeting venues
    • Two options: Red Cross and American Legion Hall
      • Thanks Don H. and Lee Roy for reserving American Legion Hall!
    • Motion to meet at American Legion Hall for July Meeting by Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
      • Seconded by Vic Pears (KX8V)
      • Passes

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • starting balance: $4,773.93
  • expenses: insurance, PO box renewal
  • income: Amazon Smile ($19.27)
  • current balance: $4,307.93

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

Field Day

  • We will be operating 2A
    • Home station rule has been extended from last year
      • operate max 150 W from home
      • with your own callsign,
      • send us your contacts
  • Lingering COVID precautions
    • If you want to wear a mask, feel free to
      • Will have 50 extras at Field Day
    • Bring your own radio if you want
    • sanitize the mic… Lysol wipes
  • GOTA station by W5AC
  • Road signage and banner
  • Meal
    • KI5DUJ will be providing the following:
      • BBQ Pulled Pork
      • Beans
    • Pot-luck sign-up sheet: sides, dessert
      • Bring in disposable pan or keep track of your own stuff
    • Please donate $10
  • Advertising
    • Eagle
    • KBTX
    • WTAW
    • Peace 107
    • ARRL Field Day Locator
  • ARES will be there
    • Winlink
    • Go-boxes
    • SSTV and ATV
  • 3 antennas
  • Generators
    • If anyone has a small, quiet Honda generator, please bring it
    • KI5DUJ will have fuel and a (loud) back-up generator
  • If you bring anything to plug in, bring a couple of extension cords just in case
  • Logging laptops and networking
    • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ) will be helping
    • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB) has software license key
  • VE Test Session 14:00 on Saturday
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA) will be safety officer
    • Stay hydrated!
    • If you’re working with trailer, antenna, etc., wear gloves, hard hat, and safety glasses
    • Sunscreen might be a good idea
  • Setup
    • Starts 08:00
    • Everything up by around 13:00
  • Overnight operations
    • We need help especially late into the evening and into morning
    • Would be good to bring bug spray for mosquitos
  • Sunday teardown
    • Please be there if you can!
  • Raffle
    • Buy your tickets
    • Prizes:
      • $500 HRO gift certificate
      • Benelli Nova 12 GA Shotgun
      • Yaesu FT-60R dual-band HT
      • Custom-made wallet from Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
  • Door Prizes will be drawn hourly
    • Must be present to win
  • Miscellaneous
    • Have 2 makeshift CW ops… anyone else want to operate CW or other “bonus” modes?
    • ISS cross-band repeater will be up… Anyone know how to hit it?
    • Swap table

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Reading of last month’s minutes
  • motion to approve by Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
    • seconded by Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
    • passes unanimously

Health and Welfare / Good of the Order


  • Motion to adjourn by Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
    • Seconded by Don Ling (WB5CKO)
    • passes

July Meeting

Next Meeting: 2021-07-17 09:30 at American Legion Hall

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