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, October 1st, 2019 by President Charles McReynolds, W5IAK. This was not a dinner meeting. John Gleason, K5JVG, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were seven (7) members and no (0) guests, for total of seven (7) 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 $2648.72
There were no applications for membership.
A pen handmade by Gary Grimes, W5GEG, was raffled
off. Thank you to
November 4th Charles McReynolds, W5IAK
November 11th Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD
November 18th Charles McReynolds, W5IAK
November 25th Bob Dyer, WB5EAT
Monthly Speaker: None this meeting.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported on monitoring Shortwave Radiogram and using the digital modes on Radiogram and the AmRRON nets. He encouraged all to jump in and play with them.
ARES: Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that the shirts for the Wilderness Canoe Race participants have come in and he distributed them at the meeting. The race sponsors were very happy to work with the club again this year. He went over the Umberto response and encouraged everyone to monitor the Hurricane Watch Net and to check into the practice nets available locally.
VE: Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported there were no VE sessions this month. There will be a VE session October 6th at the clubhouse for at least two test takers. Sandy Grimes and Kenny Martin have said they need testing. If you need a new license or an upgrade, please come by this session or if not convenient, please contact Jeff or any member of the VE team and one will be scheduled for you.
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie, McReynolds, W5IAK, mowed the lawn
and reported that it took about an hour to complete last Thursday. He
took the club building fire extinguisher to
TUESDAY PROJECT NIGHT: Project
Night meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of
each month. Project Night met September 10th with Jeff and
Charlie in attendance. The subjects discussed were the new Benchmark
brand map of
OLD BUSINESS: Jeff
Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that Picnic-In-The-Park, (PITP), was held
this month on September 28th with Jeff, Cindy, Kiddie, Bob,
Betty, Gary and Charlie in attendance. The club board meeting was held
after the picnic. Our next PITP is scheduled for October 27th
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 will be a day trip in
NEW BUSINESS: No new business was offered.
Belton will be October 5th from 7am until noon.
The DETARC Tailgate Sale will be October 12th,
from 0800-1400 at the
San Antonio Radio Fiesta will be January 10th and 11th 2020.
VE Session will be at 3pm at the Clubhouse on October 6th.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that club patches are available at $3.00 each.
The Next Meeting will be November 5th, 2019, and will be not be a Hamburger dinner meeting.
A motion was made by John Gleason, K5JVG, and seconded by Larry Davis, KB5JHW, to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 7:35pm.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD