Palestine/Anderson County Amateur Radio Club
County Amateur Radio Club – K5PAL
The regular monthly meeting of the PALESTINE/ANDERSON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - K5PAL was called to order at 7:00pm Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, by President, Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK. This was a dinner meeting. James Peeler, KE5HLU, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were seven (7) members and no (0) guest(s), for a total of seven (7) persons present.
The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting. The current Treasury Balance is $3971.42
There were no applications for membership.
March 4th Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD
March 11th Charles McReynolds, W5IAK
March 18th Ken Vickery, KI5JRY
March 25th Charles McReynolds, W5IAK
Monthly Speakers: Ken Vickery, KI5JRY, demonstrated his recently built battery box and Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD showed an interesting way to use European style terminal strips to make an easy VHF or UHF ground plane antenna.
Ken Vickery, KI5JRY, has been working on completing his battery box and POTA chasing.
Ronny Jenkins, KI5WXC, reported on attending Skywarn class.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, also reported on attending Skywarn class and his Winter Field Day activity.
Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, spoke on his Winter Field Day activation.
ARES: Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, indicated that there were no ARES activities this month; however reported on the Skywarn training program held on January 29th from 6 to 8pm at the courthouse annex.
VE: Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported VE Sessions can be set up for needed new licenses or upgrades by notifying the VE team. The Extra pool has been released and will go into effect this July. There will possibly be a session in the month of February and asked VE team members for help if they are available.
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, reported that the grass had stopped growing over the winter months but will probably start back this month and may need mowing. The roof appears to have some leakage and will have to be looked at soon.
FIELD DAY: Winter Field Day was the last weekend in January, the 27th and 28th. Chris Claytor, K5OOL, will be issuing a full report on our results at the next meeting as he was unable to attend this month’s meeting.
TUESDAY PROJECT NIGHT: Project Night meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. There were no meetings this month.
OLD BUSINESS: Picnic-In-The-Park,
(PITP), was not held January 28th, the last day of the Winter
Field Day weekend, but the next PITP will be February 25th,
NEW BUSINESS: None at this time.
Radio Fiesta will be at the
The Belton Hamfest will be April 13th
Irving Hamfest will be March 2nd at
Betcha Bingo in
The Greater Houston Hamfest will also be March
2nd at the Fort Bend Fairgrounds in
Club patches are available at $3.00 each.
Randy Bell, N5RSB, presented the club with window decals the club can use as a fundraiser. The suggested donation is $5 per decal. They are multi-color and are based on our cloth patch.
The next Meeting will be on March 5th, and will be a dinner meeting. Ken Vickery , KI5JRY, made a motion adjourn and James Peeler, KE5HLU, seconded it.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD
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