October 2020 Meeting Minutes

Monthly Club Meeting Minutes

date 2020-10-17 convened 09:30 adjourned 09:57


  • President: Phil Gates (N5ZKF) present
  • Vice President: Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ) absent
  • Secretary: Trent Owens (AG1TX) absent
  • Treasurer: Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB) present

Attendees (20)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Dominick Adamo, Jr. (KG5JRA)
  • Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
  • Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Jim Laird (KF5YY)
  • Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
  • Jim Snell (WA5PMO)
  • John “Pocat” Walpole (K5ZY)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates


  • N5BRY/SK
  • D-STAR upgrades
    • users will need to re-register
    • Paul Bilke KF5WGJ has volunteered to be the custodian.
  • Midtown Park club presence
    • Putting bugs in people’s ears (not literally, of course)
  • Illinois QSO Party this weekend
  • B-29 FIFI fly-in at Easterwood this weekend
  • Hazardous Waste Collection
    • Next weekend (2020-10-24) 07:00–14:00
    • electronics, batteries, chemicals
  • Presentation after meeting by Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ) about NTP time sync
    • Zoom link in email

Vice-President Rick Pfeil


  • Lots of electronic components (diodes, etc.) given to the club. Any takers?
  • Please send ideas for presentations

Secretary Trent Owens


did not check in

Treasurer Sly Kapchinski


  • Starting (and ending) balance: $5417.09
    • No deposits or withdrawals
  • New memberships and renewals:
    • Jeffrey Carouth (KI5LNQ)
    • Charles Watson (KF5WRI)
    • David Durkovic (N3BKD)

Old Business

No questions or comments on old business was heard.

New Business

No new business was heard.


Phil Gates


  • $15 Pair of UHF Baofeng BF-888S

Information Exchange

Bennie Naiser


  • Yaesu FT-60 broken SMA connector; need help repairing
    • Take it to Charlie Culver (KD5DLW)
    • Phil Gates (N5ZKF) will take a look

Health and Welfare / Good of the Order

  • If anyone needs help with anything please reach out to the club. You can contact any of the officers at:
    • officers@bryanarc.org

October Meeting

  • As of now, the meeting will be on October 17, 2020 at 9:30am and unless our current situation changes, will be held “On Air” in a NET style meeting on the 146.680 repeater. Please check the website and/or our Tuesday evening NETs @ 8 PM local time for the most current information regarding our meetings.

Next Meeting: 2020-11-21 09:30

Presentation by Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ) on NTP and time synchronization.

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