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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, February 6th, 2024, by President, Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK.  This was a dinner meeting. James Peeler, KE5HLU, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were seven (7) members and no (0) guest(s), for a total of seven (7) persons present.


The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting. The current Treasury Balance is $3971.42                                                                  


There were no applications for membership.





NET CONTROL:                


                                March 4th               Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

                                March 11th            Charles McReynolds, W5IAK

                                March 18th                 Ken Vickery, KI5JRY

                                March 25th           Charles McReynolds, W5IAK




Monthly Speakers: Ken Vickery, KI5JRY, demonstrated his recently built battery box and Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD showed an interesting way to use European style terminal strips to make an easy VHF or UHF ground plane antenna.


Member Reports:


                Ken Vickery, KI5JRY, has been working on completing his battery box and POTA chasing.

                Ronny Jenkins, KI5WXC, reported on attending Skywarn class.

                Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, also reported on attending Skywarn class and his Winter Field Day activity.

                Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, spoke on his Winter Field Day activation.




                 ARES:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, indicated that there were no ARES activities this month; however reported on the Skywarn training program held on January 29th from 6 to 8pm at the courthouse annex.


                VE:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported VE Sessions can be set up for needed new licenses or upgrades by notifying the VE team. The Extra pool has been released and will go into effect this July. There will possibly be a session in the month of February and asked VE team members for help if they are available.


                BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, reported that the grass had stopped growing over the winter months but will probably start back this month and may need mowing. The roof appears to have some leakage and will have to be looked at soon.


                FIELD DAY: Winter Field Day was the last weekend in January, the 27th and 28th. Chris Claytor, K5OOL, will be issuing a full report on our results at the next meeting as he was unable to attend this month’s meeting.


                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 January 28th, the last day of the Winter Field Day weekend, but the next PITP will be February 25th, either at Dogwood Park or Whataburger. Gary Grimes 18” sign with engraved callsign won by Larry Davis was delivered to him after Winter Field Day by Jeff Montgomery.  ARRL has announced a dues increase from $49 to $59 dollars per year and will charge an additional $25 for a printed magazine subscription which was included until this increase. The digital versions of all magazines are included in the base price.


NEW BUSINESS:  None at this time.



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

The Belton Hamfest will be April 13th at the Belton Expo Center .

Irving Hamfest will be March 2nd at Betcha Bingo in Irving from 8a-2p

The Greater Houston Hamfest will also be March 2nd at the Fort Bend Fairgrounds in Rosenberg


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 March 5th, and will be a dinner meeting.  Ken Vickery , KI5JRY, made a motion adjourn and James Peeler, KE5HLU, seconded it.


Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.



Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

Secretary/Treasurer 2023-2024       




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