- Trent Owens (AG1TX)
- Don Ling (WB5CKO)
- Rick Swaims (W5RTF)
- Avery McIntosh (N7ALM)
- Tom Talley (W5XTT)
- James Cravey (KG5ZTZ)
- Ralph Cobb (W5RYC)
- Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
- Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
- Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
- Bill Rose (K5WTR)
- Pancho Smith (W5EWS)
- David Cook (KI5GDX)
- Jeremy Carter (KF5YAA)
- Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
- Sly Kapchinski (N5GQB)
- Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
- Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
- Jim Snell (W0PMO)
- Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
- Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
- Jonathan Graham (KD5GG)
- Joshua Cook (KF5TYX)
- John Walpole (K5ZY)
Meeting Saturday was a lot of fun doing zoom and our on the air club meeting.
VE Testing. ARRL has been experimenting with online testing. A few clubs have been testing using different adapted methods. the officers have been looking at several ways to legally do testing.
Member database in in the process of being updated.
ARRL has several event stations coming soon. Check their website HERE for a complete list.
- Florida QSO Party 4/25-4/26: A very relaxed contest atmosphere.
Promt for tonight:
- What you did to observe International Amateur Radio Day?
- Suggestions for future club activities?
However, per Phil Gates (N5ZKF):
As of now, Field Day is still on. No raffle sales or the regular meal. If we are able to meet safely, we will meet and have a casual field day. We will look later in the year for an event where we will have a meal and the raffle.
Still collect door prize items and we’ll collect them as soon as possible.
Still need presentations, let us know what you would like to hear.
29 at the on air meeting saturday. Great discussion. Enjoyed seeing and hearing everyone who attended.
If you are interested in being net control, please let me or one of the officers know.
- Nothing to report on the Treasurer’s end.
- Need to get member database updated. Moving that to Secretary’s position.
- Renewals: Not too late to join. Go to website and print out the form and send to me.
Announcements / Comments
Bill Rose (K5WTR)
I’ll be happy to help Bennie with renewing his license.
Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
Spent the weekend getting the membership backend updated. Need to get a few other backend updates needed. Just need to meet with Phil and Trent to train them on updating membership
Any word on Texas A&M University Amateur Radio Club (W5AC) tower that was damaged?
Happy birthday to Pamela Golub (KF5LPT) today and Jerry Golub (KF5HUY) tomorrow.
Don Ling (WB5CKO)
Lyrid meteor shower 15 per hour before dawn in the morning
- Space Weather. 86 days this year with 0 sun spots and none the last 16 days in a row.
Trent Owens (AG1TX)
- I found that Contest University has canceled their course for this year and have announced a FREE online class via Zoom. Would be good for those of you interested in contesting or as a brush up for Field Day to help our club score.
Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
- Pay attention to weather tomorrow. Starting a Skywarn net.
Dick Zimmer (W5DZ): Plan is to get a weather net together with Connor Farrell (WG1GEM) as net control on 443.425 kd5dlw’s repeater. Trained Skywarn spotters gather data and that data will be sent to NWS in League City.
Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
- Contest University is very well regarded and I would encourage you to attend.
- Also a lot of in person tech conferences are being moved online and at no cost.
Buy / Sell
Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)