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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, September 5th, 2023, by President, Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK.  This was a potluck dinner meeting. Gary Grimes, W5GEG, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were ten (10) members and one (1) guest, for a total of eleven (11) persons present.


The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting. The current Treasury Balance is $3935.05                                                                  


There were no applications for membership,





NET CONTROL:                


                                October 2nd            Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

                                October 9th            Charles McReynolds, W5IAK

                                October 16th              Ken Vickery, KI5JR

                                October 23rd          Chris Claytor, K5OOL

                                October 23rd          Louie Downey, AI4SW



Monthly Speakers:


Member Reports:

                Elvin Espinoza, AG6C, is using a Sinad meter and a TinySA spectrum analyzer to check receiver performance.

                Ken Vickery, KI5JRY, is now using the FT8 Grid Tracker application.

                Chris Claytor, K5OOL, is contemplating the construction of a 5 band portable cobweb antenna for field day operations.






                 ARES:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, discussed the annual Neches river canoe race which was the first Saturday in August, August 5th. Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, reported that there were approximately 65 boats and 85 participants which were down in number from previous years. The river was very low but the times were better than normal. Jeff reported on the Hurricane Watch net and all the ways one could monitor their activities this year.


                VE:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported VE Sessions can be set up for needed new licenses or upgrades by notifying the VE team.


                BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, said that the lawn was not growing due to the lack of rain we have been having.


                FIELD DAY: Winter Field Day is the last weekend in January, the 27th and 28th. Chris Claytor, K5OOL, reported we will be looking at location for this upcoming event, and that the rules have not been published by the new organizers. If you have a suggestion, please let Chris know.


                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 August 27th in Dogwood Park due to the heat. The board meeting was held at Whataburger at 3:30. The next PITP will be September 24th, either at Dogwood Park or Whataburger. Dues are now past due for the 2023-2024 club year and can be remitted in person or mailed to the club post office box.



NEW BUSINESS:  None at this time



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 October 3rd, and will not be a dinner meeting.  Ken Vickery, KI5JRY, made a motion adjourn and Louie Downey, AI4SW, seconded it.


Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm.



Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

Secretary/Treasurer 2022-2023       






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