March 2019 Monthly Meeting Minutes



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

Attendees (16)

  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Bill Nicholson (W5WPN)
  • Doug Christensen (N5DMC)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Rick Pfeil
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Mark Hnatiuk (KG5EYV)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Jorge Canales
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)
  • Brian Walpole (N5BLW)
  • Bill Peterson (KZ3G)

Meeting at Doug Christensen’s (N5DMC) shack; USDA building will no longer be available

Officer Reports

President KG5EYV

  • Field Day
    • Potential Flex Radio presence
    • Do raffle prizes a bit differently
    • Winner gets first pick of prizes, etc.
    • still working on prize list
      1. ALinco DX SR-8T AR (contact: Rick Pheil)
      2. RigExpert AA-30
      3. Icom 2370
      4. TYT 380 UHF DMR
      5. $50 Lowe’s gift card
    • Including non-radio items would get larger target audience
    • Absent winners get highest value item that has not yet been taken
    • Same price tiers as last year
    • Sales
      • raffle only works if we sell the tickets
      • Profit share with Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express
    • Pavilion at Brian Bachmann Park has been reserved
    • Liability insurance renewed
  • Presentation by W5DZ postponed due to circumstances
  • Radio in the Park
    • 2019-04-13 (backup date 2019-04-27)
  • Next meeting at Salvation Army
  • IRS forms have been filed

Vice President N5ZKF

  • KG5JDJ’s presentation notes from last meeting are up on website

Secretary KG5LYE

  • Motion to accept previous meeting’s minutes by K5ZY
    • Seconded by KI5CES
    • passes

Treasurer N5GQB

  • Pay your dues
    • Now accepting ARRL membership (and renewals)!
    • Requires special form (not yet available on website)
    • Currently 55 paid members
  • Last Month’s statement
    • Beginning Balance: $4184.41
    • Expenses: $50 (C&J room deposit)
    • Deposits: $220 (Club & ARRL Membership)
    • Ending Balance: bal$4354.41
  • Nothing new in PO box
  • 2019-04-06 Belton Hamfest
    • W5BCS swap table
  • 2019-03-23 Houston/Rosenberg Hamfest

New Business


  • Invitation to sign up at
  • Greater interest in digital communications, particularly winlink
  • Nets 1st Tuesday of each month on 443.425 MHz FM repeater 20:30 (or after W5BSC net)
  • Meetings 2nd Monday of each month at the Red Cross building on Boonville Rd


  • ARRL West Gulf leadership changes
  • Robert Stratton (N5AUS) promoted to Director after former director retired
    • Keeps eyes on legislation and HOAs
    • has been to our field day
  • New vice director: Lee Cooper

Good of the Order

  • K5ZY at meeting; good to see he’s up and around!
  • Jack Lester (K5JWL) in the hospital somewhere
  • Bob Aduddell (W5REA) terminally ill
  • KG5EYV’s wife is continuing to get better


  • Motion to adjourn by KI5CES
    • Seconded by K5ZY
    • passes

Next Meeting: 2018-04-20

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