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, November 5th, 2019 by Vice-President Gary Grimes, W5GEG. President Charles McReynolds, W5IAK was not able to attend due to suregery. This was a hamburger dinner meeting. Chris Claytor KG5ZFQ, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were seven (7) members and one (1) guest, for total of eight (8) persons present. Note that this number is not a quorum so no votes or business decisions needing a quorum were made.
The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting. The current Treasury Balance is $2575.03
There were no applications for membership.
December 2nd Charles McReynolds, W5IAK
December 7th Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD
December 16th Charles McReynolds, W5IAK
December 23rd Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD
December 30th Bob Dyer, WB5EAT
Monthly Speaker: None this meeting.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported on using the mode FSQ to “talk” to hams in north Texas and Oklahoma on 5 watts with little problem. He encouraged all to jump in and play with these modes.
Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that the local nets are great training for
emergency communications and encouraged all who could to participate.
There will be a packet and winmor class in
VE: Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported there was a VE sessions this month on October 6th at the clubhouse. We had one test taker who unfortunately was not upgraded but will be trying again in about a month. If you need a new license or an upgrade, please contact Jeff or any member of the VE team and one will be scheduled for you.
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie, McReynolds, W5IAK, who was not at the meeting, mowed the lawn and reported he hopes that this will be the last time until spring. He replaced the front door threshold and purchased a door sweep which needs to be added to the door to keep the cold and hot air outside.
TUESDAY PROJECT NIGHT: Project Night meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Project Night met October 22nd with Rob, Jeff, and Charlie in attendance. Subjects discussed were clubhouse maintenance and Charlie’s upcoming surgery.
OLD BUSINESS: Jeff
Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that Picnic-In-The-Park, (PITP), was held
this month on October 28th with Jeff, Cindy, Kiddie, Charlie
and Dorothy in attendance. Our next PITP is scheduled for November 24th
and will be at the Park or Whataburger depending on the weather. This
year the annual freeze-out campout, usually held the second weekend in
November has been canceled. It was to be a day trip to the
NEW BUSINESS: No new business was offered.
The Cowtown Hamfest will be January 17th and 18th, 2020.
San Antonio Radio Fiesta will be January 10th and 11th, 2020.
ARES Set and Packet radio class will be November 9th.
PACARC Dinner will be December 12th at Pronto’s restaurant.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that club patches are available at $3.00 each.
The Next Meeting will be December 3rd, 2019, and will not be a dinner meeting.
A motion was made by Alan Wacha, KD5IZV, and seconded by Chris Claytor, KG5ZFQ, to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 7:35pm.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD