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, December 4th, 2018 by President Charles McReynolds, W5IAK. This was not a Dinner Meeting. Alan Wacha, KD5IZV, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were eleven (11) members and one (1) guest, for total of twelve (12) persons present.
The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting. The current Treasury Balance is $2074.92
There were no applications for membership.
January 7th Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD
January 14th Charles McReynolds, W5IAK
January 21st Joe Blaha, KA5IRR
January 28th Bob Dyer, WB5EAT
Monthly Speaker: None this meeting.
Bob Dyer, WB5EAT, is working on reprogramming his FT-2800 radios.
Alan Wacha, KD5IDV, installed a new mobile antenna and is using his new antenna analyzer.
Ken Ives, N5LUD, is rebuilding his 10 meter antenna.
Manny Perez, KE5YBA, is working on a new shortwave listening antenna.
Joe Blaha, KA5IRR, picked up two new handheld radios for a great price at the Kilgore tailgate sale he attended with Jeff, WB4WXD. He is also working HF.
ARES: Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported the new DMR repeater now has Brandmeister talk group, 310009 which connects to our local talk group 9 on time slot 2.
VE: Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported there were no VE activities this month and encouraged all needing and upgrade or a new license to contact him to make that happen.
BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, reported no mowing of the lawn was needed this month. Manny reported on getting supplies to fix the gap between the back door and the floor and asked for assistance. This quick project will be done after the club meeting tonight.
FIELD DAY: Tom Wardell, KB5YUE, was not able to report on the
upcoming Winter Field Day, the last full weekend in January, which will
be January 26th and 27th 2019, because of family
commitments. But Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, reported that the event will
be held on Tom’s family property as a primary location and at
Charlie’s pecan orchard or
TUESDAY PROJECT NIGHT: Project Night meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Project Night attendance has been slowing down so members are encouraged to attend and submit ideas to talk about and work on. There were no project nights held in November. The December meeting will be the 11th and there will not be one on the 4th Tuesday because it falls on Christmas Day.
OLD BUSINESS: Jeff
Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that Picnic-In-The-Park, (PITP), was held
November 25th with Charlie McReynolds, Larue Fitzpatrick, and
Jeff and Cindy Montgomery attending. The weather was really nice this
time. The next PITP is scheduled for Sunday, December 30th.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported that the city of
NEW BUSINESS: Since the January club meeting will fall on New Year’s Day, a motion was made, seconded and approved that the January meeting will be moved to the 8th of January which is the second Tuesday of that month.
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that club patches are available at $3.00 each.
The Next Meeting will be held January 8th, 2018, and Will be a Pizza Dinner meeting. This is the 2nd Tuesday in January.
A motion was made by Dorothy McReynolds, W5DJM and seconded by Alan Wacha, KD5IZV, to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 7:40pm
Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD