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, October 2nd , 2018 by President Charles McReynolds, W5IAK. This was not a Dinner Meeting. Rob Hord, K5HUA, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were fourteen (14) members and no (0) guests, for total of fourteen (14) persons present.
The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting. The current Treasury Balance is $2155.28
There were no applications for membership.
November 5th Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD
November 12th Charles McReynolds, W5IAK
November 19th Tom Wardell, KB5YUE
November 26th Bob Dyer, WB5EAT
Monthly Speaker: Jeff Montgomery displayed his new HF/VHF/UHF portable radio in a bag.
Bob Dyer, WB5EAT, is working on the simplex project.
Manny Perez, KE5YBA, is working on a portable external handheld antenna.
ARES: Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported on FSQ, FSQCall, FT8Call and other modes that were used to great effect in the Hurricane Florence response by AmRRON members.
VE: Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported there were no VE activities this month and encouraged all needing and upgrade or a new license to contact him to make that happen.
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, reported on mowing the lawn and that the lawn mower is working well, just needs a few tweaks to the mower deck. He has removed the front club sign and is repainting it with the side sign to follow later. We will be changing the oil in the generator.
FIELD DAY: Tom Wardell, KB5YUE, reported on the upcoming Winter
Field Day, the last full weekend in January, which will be January 26th
and 27th 2019. He is still looking for suggestions for the
location with his place, Charlie’s place or the
TUESDAY PROJECT NIGHT: Project Night meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. The September 11th Project Night was attended by Charlie, and Jeff. Discussions included the simplex map program, continued improvement of the local DMR repeater and users, and compass programs which are available free for the smartphone user. The September 25th meeting was attended by Rob, Jeff, and Charlie who discussed NVIS techniques, Wolphilink, and food supplies and “price gouging” during a major disaster.
OLD BUSINESS: The
radio list of Roberta Blount, KF5RIX, widow of Don Blount, KF5CDV, still
has some items on it. Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that
Picnic-In-The-Park, (PITP), was held September 30th with Tom
Wardell, Charlie, Dorothy and Cole McReynolds, Bob and Betty Dyer, and
Jeff and Cindy Montgomery attending. As before, it was held at the upper
picnic area of
NEW BUSINESS: The Belton Hamfest will be October 6th and Jeff Montgomery offered to take the boxes of tubes to a dealer to sell and return any proceeds to the club treasury. Bob Dyer, WB5EAT, made a motion and Manny Perez, KE5YBA, seconded, to sell the tubes. Motion passed.
East Texas Amateur Radio Tailgate Sale will be held
November 10th, from 7am until noon at the Texas Museum of
Broadcasting and Communication in Kilgore. The address is
The Belton Hamfest is October 6th at the
Main Trading Company’s open house is scheduled for October 13th.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that club patches are available at $3.00 each.
The Next Meeting will be held November 6th, 2018, and will be a Dinner meeting.
A motion was made by Blaha, KA5IRR, and seconded by Alan Wacha, KD5IZV, to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 7:52pm
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD