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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, 2019 by President Charles McReynolds, W5IAK. This was not a Dinner Meeting. Rick Dees, KG5OMK, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were sixteen (16) members and no (0) guests, for total of sixteen (16) persons present.  


The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting.  The current Treasury Balance is $1929.83


There were no applications for membership.



NET CONTROL:                  



                                July 1st    Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD            

                                July 8th                    Charles McReynolds, W5IAK

                             July 15th      Bob Dyer, WB5EAT

                                July 22nd                Charles McReynolds, W5IAK               

                                July 29th                 Tom Wardell, KB5YUE


Monthly Speaker:  None this meeting.





                Bob Dyer, WB5EAT, reported about working digital modes this monty with FSQCall. He continues to participate in the Saturday Morning Simplex Net.

                Larry Davis, KB5JHW, spoke on the importance of the weather nets and for folks to listen for the Long Tone Zero which begins these nets. He also spoke on reporting.

                Bart and Charlie McReynolds, KE5WEG and W5IAK, spoke on studying for the Extra License

                 Rob Hord, K5HUA, spoke on the Saturday morning Simplex Net.





                  ARES:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported on the ETCOG Public Service Drill held May 17th – 19th and the ham radio component involved. Stations were set up at the Palestine High School parking lot and the Hobby Lobby parking lot in conjunction with the set ups of public service trailers. Contact was made via simplex, the 08 machine and to Tyler on the linked .14 machine. Our local EOC was very happy with the participation. Reports were given on the local weather events in Anderson County . Larry Davis, KB5JHW added information about the local nets which were activated for the events. Also reports on damage in the area were given. Please continue to support the Saturday morning Simplex Net as a training opportunity. It begins at 0830 on local simplex which is 146.42 open squelch.


                VE:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported on the VE Session givenMay 26th at 3PM.  Rick Dees, KG5OMK, took and passed general license, John Gleason, K5JVG, took and passed the Extra exam, Carl Kellum, KG5MCR took and passed the general test and Randolph Pose from Mabank came and passed the General. Thanks to VEs Larry Davis, KB5JHW, Gary Grimes W5GEG, and Mark Ryan, W5MSR, for participating and making the session a reality.  


                BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie, McReynolds, W5IAK, mowed the lawn after cleaning the battery posts on the lawn mower. Charlie was going to schedule a day when his trailer is available to haul it off, but Carl Kellum, KG5MCR and Charlie loaded the majority of the debris into Carl’s truck before the meeting. There is some left, but a full day of maintenance will not be needed.


                FIELD DAY: Tom Wardell, KB5YUE, reported Field Day will be located at Westwood BaptistChurch this year. There will be a pot-luck supper around 5-6pm and the paper and other local media will be notified. Pastor Dees, KG5OMK again offered the air conditioned facilities to help out with the heat during the day.


                TUESDAY PROJECsT NIGHT:  Project Night meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Project Night met one Tuesday this month on the 28th with Jeff, Charlie, and interested non-ham, Murry Funderburg participating. The subjects under discussion were how to get a license and the basics of ham radio.


OLD BUSINESS:s  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that Picnic-In-The-Park, (PITP), was not held this month due to a conflict with our VE Session. Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, did not participate in this year’s K0SStrange Antenna Challenge, due to medical issues, but reported that several stations were on the air and mad lots of contacts. Dues are now due and will be past due in July. Current dues payment is required to vote in the club officer election. Candidates for this year’s officers are Charles McReynolds for President, Gary Grimes for Vice President, and Jeff Montgomery for Secretary Treasurer. Voting was done and the slate of officers was approved by acclimation with no one opposed..


NEW BUSINESS:  No new business was offered.



Hamcom will be June 7th and 8th in Plano .

Field Day will be June 22nd and 23rd at Westwood Baptist Church

T-REX 2019 is July 26th to the 28th.

Austin Summerfest will be August 2nd and 3rd at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The Annual Wilderness Canoe Race will be August 3rd.



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


The Next Meeting will be July 2nd , 2019, and will be a Hamburger Dinner meeting.


A motion was made by Alan Wacha, KD5IZV, and was seconded by Larry Davis, KB5JHW.to adjourn the meeting.


Meeting adjourned at 7:37pm.



Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

Secretary/Treasurer 2018-2019       




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