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The regular monthly meeting of the PALESTINE/ANDERSON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - K5PAL was called to order at 7:00pm Tuesday, June 4th, 2024, by President, Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK.  This was not a dinner meeting. Elvin Espinoza, AG6C, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were nine (9) members and one (1) guest(s), for a total of ten (10) persons present.


The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting. The current Treasury Balance is $3894.49                                                                  


There were no applications for membership.





NET CONTROL:                

                                July 1st                    Jeff Montgomery WB4WXD

                                July 8th                   Charles McReynolds, W5IAK

                                July 15th                        Ken Vickery, KI5JRY

                                July 22nd                Chris Claytor, K5OOL

                                July 29th                 Louie Downey, AI4SW




Monthly Speakers: non this meeting.


Activity Reports:

                Elvin Espinoza, AG6C congratulated Edson Ramirez, KI5ZRT, on getting his General and how they both are working Parks on the Air  with a G90 transceiver.

                Pre Ball N3PRE, talked about purchasing a new NanoVna and has put an OCF dipole in the attic and I looking forward to activating it.

                Ken Vickery, KI5JRY, reported on a fast road trip to Mississippi working 2m 70m, 6m and 10m on the way. He contacted a group on 6m around Lake Striker and was amazed to hear them again when he got to Mississippi although they could not hear him.

                Cody Branum, a guest, reported working on getting his Technician license and was happy to visit the club.





                 ARES:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, indicated that there were no defined local ARES activities this month; however he reported on the activation of some ARES groups for the severe weather and flooding Texas and our area is seeing. There is a massive amount of damage in the North and East Texas areas, with lots of power outages.


                VE:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported VE Sessions can be set up for needed new licenses or upgrades by notifying the VE team. There was a VE session Saturday May the 11th, and Edson Ramirez, KI5ZRT earned his General ticket. Thanks to  the work provided by all the VE volunteers.


                BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, reported that the grass was mowed Monday and that it took two passes to get the grass down. The roof leakage was discussed and several options to get shingles from discount supplier were brought up including one located in Seagoville and one in Athens . A motion was made by Don Gardner, KC5JDC, and seconded by Pre Ball, N3PRE to allocate the money to buy the shingles and set up a workday to re-roof the clubhouse. The motion passed.


                FIELD DAY: ARRL summer field day will be the 22nd and 23rd of June this year. The event will be at the Davey Dogwood Park on Manley Mountain at the first picnic area. The event will start at 1pm and continue until 5pm or around dusk. Chris Claytor, K5OOL will be notifying the news media.


                TUESDAY PROJECT NIGHT:  Project Night meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.  There were no meetings this month. Suggested activities are kit and antenna building.


                OLD BUSINESS:  Picnic-In-The-Park, (PITP), was held May 26th, but the weather precluded attendance. The next PITP will be June 30th and will be either at Dogwood Park or Whataburger. The club audit was read and approved by the membership. The next meeting will be July 2nd with the Palestine City Fireworks display being the next day on July 3rd. Discussion was held on opening the club for members on the 3rd to stay cool and have a place to watch the fireworks conveniently. A final decision will be made at the July meeting which is a dinner meeting.


NEW BUSINESS: The club election was held and Charles McReynolds, W5IAK, was elected President, Ken Vickery, KI5JRY, was elected Vice President and Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD was elected Secretary/ Treasurer for the 2024-2025 club year. Officers will begin their roles at the July meeting. Club dues are due at the June meeting and are past due at the July meeting. Annual club dues are due by the June meeting and remain $25 per person per the board after going over the finances.



Radio Fiesta will be at the Schertz Civic Center July 19 and 20th.

The DFW Ham Expo will be June 14-15 at the Vista Mall in Lewisville and admission will be $5.


Club patches are available at $3.00 each.


The next Meeting will be on July 2nd, and will be a dinner meeting.  Ken Vickery, KI5JRY, made a motion adjourn and Ronnie Jenkins, KE5WXC, seconded it.


Meeting adjourned at 7:57 pm.



Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

Secretary/Treasurer 2023-2024       




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