October 2022 Monthly Meeting Minutes



  • President: Phil Gates (N5ZKF) present
  • Vice President: Rick Pfeil (W4RDP) present
  • Secretary: Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) present
  • Treasurer: Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ) present

Attendees (13)

Quorum not attained.

  • David Bailey (K5DKB)
  • Robert O’Connell (KC5DWB)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Paul Bilke (KF5WGJ)
  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Joe Napoli (KG5SDF)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)
  • Anthony Restivo

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Radio in the Park at Tanglewood after this meeting
  • Visitor Intro: Tony Restivo
    • former Air Force
    • TAMU nuclear science
    • interested in Ham Radio
  • “We need a sign or something…” for meetings
  • Make sure you’re ready to talk about your Ham Radio hobby
    • People ask, “what’s that walkie-talkie for?” “What are those antennas on your car?”
    • Have an “elevator speech” ready
    • Carry ham radio “business cards” ready to hand out
    • Rich Rychetsky (KI5QNR): having someone to walk with you through the process is very helpful

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (W4RDP)

  • Wife has been in hospital for 2 weeks
    • with MRSA infection in blood
  • Any ideas for after-meeting presentations, let me know…
    • DMR has been getting busier lately
    • Might work with Andrew Byorth (KG5JDJ) to get a presentation
    • Antenna-building presentation
    • Have an “umbrella” antenna club build event

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Hearing
  • Minutes from this meeting will be sent out later today

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • Please set the Bryan Amateur Radio Club as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile
    • We usually get around $20 per quarter
  • Stickers, clings, and patches for sale
    • Patches are $5

August Bank Statement

  • starting: $8,539.99
  • income: $29.67, including:
    • Amazon Smile: $20.66
    • stickers: $8
    • donation: $1.01
  • available: $8,569.66
  • disbursements: $339.73
    • new Alpha-Delta antenna from GigaParts: $139.73
    • gift to American Legion Post: $200
  • ending: $8,229.93

Other Business

Winter Field Day

Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • 2023-01-28/29
  • Lost a club and committee member in Ernie Laney (K5ENL) /SK
    • If anyone would like to help on the committee, please let me know
  • We’ll be here at the American Legion
    • Unless something else comes up, we will have the whole facility to ourselves
  • Presentations/Workshops throughout the day
    • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
    • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ) – soldering coax connectors
    • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE) – Antenna theory
    • Kevin Walton (K5BTX) & Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ) – Facebook Group and Ham Club Online
  • Chili contest dinner
  • It’ll be nice to operate inside
    • might look into having an indoor ARRL Field Day here
  • Need someone to be well-versed in rules and take care of logs and points

ARES Meeting

Ron Hambric (N5SBN)

  • 2022-10-17 19:00
  • American Red Cross building on Boonville Rd

Health and Welfare / Good of the Order

  • Any news from Ernie’s (K5ENL) family?
    • maybe we could assist with inventorying radio equipment
    • friend Ernie Pyle (KI5WG)
  • If anyone needs help with anything please reach out to the club. You can contact any of the officers at:

Learning Morse Code

November Meeting

Next Meeting: 2022-11-19 09:30, American Legion Post 159

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