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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 2nd, 2020 by President Charles McReynolds, W5IAK. This was an internet meeting due to the Covid19 virus declarations against in person meetings by the state and local governments. Charles McReynolds led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were ten (10) members and zero (0) guests, for total of ten (10) persons present via conference call.


The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting.  The current Treasury Balance is $2455.73


There were no applications for membership.



NET CONTROL:                  



                                July 6th                             Charles McReynolds, W5IAK

                                July 13th                 Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

                                July 20th                 Charles McReynolds, W5IAK                         

                                July 27th                 Bob Dyer, WB5EAT          




Monthly Speaker:  None this month



                Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported the good luck he is having with FSQ4.5 getting into two weekly nets on 3588 kHz, Sunday at 7pm local and Monday at 8pm local. All are invited to join in.





                      ARES:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that the North Texas Section ran a Red Cross Drill in May, but since out closest Red Cross liaison is in 


, we did not participate locally.  



VE:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported there were no VE sessions this month. The ARRL is allowing in person test sessions if they are compatible with individual state law as we are in Texas now, so we can begin having in-person exam sessions with proper precautions. Anyone needing a test needs to get in touch with the team and we can set one up for you.


                BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie, McReynolds, W5IAK, reported that he mowed the lawn because the weeds were taking over. He will also be looking at the roof as he found a few more shingles on the ground next to the roofline of the building.


                FIELD DAY: ARRL Summer Field Day will be the last full weekend of June or June 27th and 28th this year. VP Gary Grimes, W5GEG, has contacted Patsy Smith of Parks and Recreation and has tentatively reserved a pavilion at Reagan Park due to its convenience and access for the public. So far, it still looks like a “go” with the city officials.



                TUESDAY PROJECT NIGHT:  Project Night meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Project night not held this month due to the Covid19 restrictions on meetings. There will be no in person meetings until these restrictions are lifted. However, some thought might be given to having Project Night via the same conference call mechanism used for the last two club meetings if desired.


OLD BUSINESS:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that Picnic-In-The-Park, (PITP), was held this month on May 31st along with the monthly board meeting, with Jeff, Charlie, Gary and Sandy. The weather was really nice. They were sorry more people could not attend. Our next PITP is scheduled for June 28th, which will be the second day of the Field Day Weekend. This should not pose a problem as we are just doing the first day of the contest.


NEW BUSINESS: The annual officer elections were held and Larry Davis, KB5JHW, made a motion that the slate of officers be elected by acclimation. This motion was seconded by John Gleason, K5JVG, and the motion passed. The officers for the 2020-2021 club year are:


Charles McReynolds, W5IAK, President

Gary Grimes, W5GEG, Vice President

Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, Secretary- Treasurer


Dues for the 2020-2021 club year are now past due and can be mailed to our post office box of:


PO Box 1376

Palestine , Texas , 75802

You can also drop them off with Jeff, WB4WXD, at your convenience. Just contact him.



The Annual Neches River Scholarship Canoe Race will be Saturday, August 1st. Ham Volunteers are needed again this year to help.


Hamcom which was to be June 12th and 13th, 2020 at the Plano Convention Center in Plano , has been cancelled due to Covid19.


ARRL Summer Field Day will be June 27th and 28th this year, and tentatively will be at the Regan Park Pavillion. Field Day is always the last full weekend of June.




Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that club patches are available at $3.00 each.


Randy Bell, KE5WLL, 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 July 7th,2020, and this will be a dinner meeting, provided a meeting is able to be had in person.


Larry Davis, KB5JHW made a motion to close the meeting and Charles Bledsoe, seconded it.


Meeting adjourned at 7:42pm.



Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

Secretary/Treasurer 2019-2020       




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