Meeting of March 9, 2021

BBARC Minutes of Meeting

March 9, 2021

The meeting was attended by 19 members and guests.

K5WSA Bill Fort Davis

K7VEN Art Fort Davis

KA5PVB Chuck Alpine

KB5R Rusty Alpine

KE5KNQ Rob Alpine

KE5WCP Stephen Fort Davis

KG5LMG Marvin Fort Davis

KG5ZIB Judi Fort Davis

KI5ANQ Scott Terlingua

KI5EXF Sharon Alpine

KI5JTB Rachel San Marcos

KI5NEK Jerry Alpine

N5CET Charlie Alpine

N5HYD Doug Fort Davis

N5JOE Jim Alpine

W5JUW Lora Alpine

W5NPR Bill Alpine

WA5ROE Bob Alpine

KI5OKE San Antonio

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the meeting was conducted on 2 meters utilizing the BBARC 2 meter repeater system.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Stephen KE5WCP.  Unfortunately, we lost Stephen almost immediately on the 62 repeater, which had been up and down.  VP Bill W5NPR took over.

The minutes of the February 9, 2021 meeting were read and accepted.

Treasurer Angie N5MVV was not present at the meeting.

SkyWarn weather training is Thursday (3-11) at 7:30 and need to use link from email to attend the webinar.

Rusty KB5R reported on the test session last Saturday (3-6) with two new technicians – Matt KI5OQC of Fort Davis and Brad KI5OQB of Terlingua.  Sharon KI5EXF upgraded to general class.  Thanks to the test team VEs Bob W5RHN, Lora W5JUW, and Billy W5NPR.

Rusty KB5R also offered dates 4-17 or 18 or 24 or 25th for the spring fling, the covered dish BBARC party.  Will have an outside area to eat or inside and wear masks.  (Note: the date has been set to the 24th.  Updates will be on the web page and through emails.)

Stephen came back online and had some agenda items from the secretary concerning membership.

Scott KIA5ANQ has information on club membership.  The first is the ARRL Club Membership Verification Report.  We are an ARRL affiliated club and need to maintain a 50% level of dues paying club members that are also verified ARRL members.  The report dated February 23, 2021 has a club ARRL percentage of 59.65%.  The list had 34 ARRL members and 23 expired or not an ARRL member.  The report also has expiration dates of ARRL membership, so the club is able to track these for its members.  The report is done annually, so we are good with ARRL for a year.

The second membership information is the club now begins or renews ARRL memberships through the club.  The web site home page has a PDF file to download and print.  Fill out the form and write a check to the BBARC.  Mail this to the club.  The key is to do this two months in advance of expiration.  The Member page of the web site lists the upcoming expirations.  Soon to expire are KD6KBU, KI5YG, W5NPR, and WA5POK.

The third item is some members have no contact with the club – K5VA, KB5LMB, KM5V, and W5KMC.  We have sent letters, and some were returned with a bad mailing address from the FCC database.  (Note: KB5LMB has been dropped from the list).

Stephen encouraged everyone to pay club dues.  They are are $36 annually starting in January.

Scott KI5ANQ reported on the FCC requirement of registering an email address in their database.  The language seems to be getting stronger about the June 29th deadline.  Every member should check their FCC record for accuracy and add the email address.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Scott McClanahan KI5ANQ

Meeting of January 12, 2021

BBARC Minutes of Meeting

January 12, 2021

The meeting was attended by 22 members and guests.

AI4BA David Alpine
K5FRN Fran Fort Davis
K5WSA Bill Fort Davis
KA5PVB Chuck Alpine
KB5R Rusty Alpine
KE5KNQ Rob Alpine
KE5WCP Stephen Fort Davis
KF5KMA Dan Alpine
KG5BMK Chuck Terlingua Ranch
KG5LMG Marvin Fort Davis
KG5ZIB Judi Fort Davis
KI5ANQ Scott Terlingua
KI5EXF Sharon Alpine
KI5MRU Charlie Alpine
N5HYD Doug Fort Davis
N5MVV Angie Fort Davis
W5ATO Bill Alpine
W5JUW Lora Alpine
W5NPR Bill Alpine
W5RHN Bob Fort Davis
WA5MHO Dean Alpine
WA5ROE Bob Alpine

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the meeting was conducted on 2 meters utilizing the BBARC 2 meter repeater system.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Stephen KE5WCP.

The minutes of the December 8, 2020 meeting were read and accepted.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Angie N5MVV reported a current balance of. $8812.92.  Activity included one payment to Big Bend Telephone for $36.08.  Expenses to Doug N5HYD were reimbursed for $965.63 ($146.82 new solar system and miscellaneous related charges).  There were no deposits. The RV insurance will be paid this month. Angie reminded it is time to pay dues of $36. The treasurer’s report was accepted.

Stephen recognized the new officers and Bill W5NPR for his service as secretary, now Vice President.

2m Repeater Report

Doug N5HYD went to Christmas Mountain to replace the repeater with an abbreviated machine.  The repeater was brought back for testing on the bench.

EchoLink Report

Scott KI5ANQ reported a completely new system was set up (radio, computer, antenna), but had the same problems as the old one.  The old one was put back up.  A persistent problem breaks the Internet link, so might be in the router.  Also removed all DTMF controls from EchoLink and working with Doug N5HYD on repeater commands and implemented three for EchoLink – enable, disable, and status.

Stephen mentioned the $35 FCC license charges and the new FCC email requirement.  He also reiterated club dues are $36 and the address, 1402 N 5th St, Alpine TX 79830.

Stephen called for new business.  VEC Rusty KB5R mention testing this Saturday at the American Legion at 10:00.  Rusty reiterated that the $15 charged goes to the ARRL, and that the club gets nothing.  He has not heard what the ARRL will do about collecting the $35 FCC fee.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Scott McClanahan KI5ANQ
BBARC Secretary

EchoLink January 2021

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EchoLink Users by Day

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2021-01-01  [1] KJ7SFF

2021-01-03  [9] K5AVJ (2) K5RIC-L KE5AGL KI5YG N5FAZ-R W5LXS (2) WA0JUW

2021-01-04  [3] KF6BPD KI4PT N8LVX-L

2021-01-05  [2] M6OTY N5BBJ

2021-01-06  [11] DG1RUE-L K5RIC-L KB0VLR (2) KI5GGI KI5JTB (3) WA5ROE (2) YO2LMM

2021-01-07  [4] KG5OJM KG5ZHT VU2EZJ W5JSR-L

2021-01-09  [1] KC5T

2021-01-10  [11] K5AVJ KC5T (4) KI5MRU W5LXS W9DQ (2) WA5ROE (2)

2021-01-12  [5] KG5HEJ KI5CIZ KI5EXF W9DQ (2)

2021-01-13  [7] K5RIC-L KB0VLR (2) KB5VGS KG5HEJ KI5EXF KI5JTB

2021-01-14  [6] AF5YN KI5EXF (2) N5NYM (3)

2021-01-15  [2] N5BBJ WB5UGC

2021-01-16  [1] W5RHN

2021-01-17  [15] K5AVJ K5RIC-L KF5TFP KG5HEJ (2) KG5LRQ (2) KI5JSF-R (2) KI5MRU KI5YG N5FAZ-R (2) N5NYM W5LXS

2021-01-18  [1] AB5KM

2021-01-20  [7] K5RIC-L KC5WFH (3) KG5HEJ (2) KI5JTB

2021-01-21  [10] KC5WFH KF5ONH (2) KG5HEJ (2) KI5KOY KI5NEB (4)

2021-01-22  [3] KC5WFH (2) WB6WCO

2021-01-23  [2] KI5BPZ W5RHN

2021-01-24  [8] K5AVJ (2) K5RIC-L KG5HEJ KI5YG N5FAZ-R W5LXS W5RHN

2021-01-25  [1] W5ZDN-R

2021-01-26  [3] KA5Y KF0DCX VA4KAW

2021-01-27  [8] K5RIC-L KI5JTB (5) N5XYO WA5ROE

2021-01-29  [5] KF5ONH (3) LZ0DSP-R NN7ET

2021-01-30  [4] KA5QDG-L KF5TFP KG5GBO LZ0DSP-R

2021-01-31  [12] GW0UIM K5RIC-L (2) KD4GCF (2) KF5TFP KI5YG N5FAZ-R (2) W5LXS W5RHN WA5ROE

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| Total Number of Connections | 142 |

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EchoLink Users With Most Connections

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Gold   Medal at 10 ***  KI5JTB ***

Silver Medal at 9 —  K5RIC-L KG5HEJ —

Bronze Medal at 6 …  WA5ROE KC5WFH K5AVJ N5FAZ-R W5LXS …

EchoLink December 2020

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EchoLink Users by Day

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2020-12-02  [4] KG5HEJ KI5JTB VE2FXM W5JSR-L

2020-12-03  [4] KC2ARD KC5WFH KC9BWJ KG5EYW

2020-12-04  [3] K3CBI KC2ARD KI5GDB

2020-12-05  [4] KC5WFH KD5NVT KI5MJK (2)

2020-12-06  [9] K5AVJ K5RIC-L KI5JTB KI5MJK KI5YG (2) N5FAZ-R W5LXS W5ZDN-R

2020-12-07  [4] KC5WFH KI5MJK N5HTX-L (2)

2020-12-08  [2] KG5HEJ KI5JTB

2020-12-09  [5] K5RIC-L KG5HEJ KI5FRJ KI5JTB W5JSR-L

2020-12-10  [3] KC5WFH KG5HEJ PD5LMS

2020-12-13  [4] K5AVJ KG5HEJ KI5YG N5FAZ-R

2020-12-14  [6] K5GLT KC3QQJ KC5WFH (2) W5ZDN-R (2)

2020-12-15  [3] KB5VGS (2) KJ7EXM

2020-12-16  [13] K5RIC-L KB5VBM KB5VGS (2) KC5WFH (2) KG5HEJ (2) KI5JTB (2) KJ7EXM (2) WA5ROE

2020-12-17  [7] KG5MWG KO4KFB SV2GJQ W5XH (4)

2020-12-18  [2] KC5WFH KF5TFP

2020-12-19  [6] KC2ARD KF5AFF KF5TFP M7SHF (2) W5LXS

2020-12-20  [12] IW8RGA K5AVJ K5RIC-L KI5DVG (4) KI5YG KK5MV N5FAZ-R (2) W5LXS

2020-12-21  [2] GW0UIM KG5HEJ

2020-12-23  [4] 9A0DPE-R K5RIC-L (2) KG4VIQ

2020-12-25  [1] K3CBI

2020-12-26  [1] KG5HEJ

2020-12-27  [10] K5RIC-L KJ7SYO N5FAZ-R (4) W5ETJ (2) WA5ROE (2)

2020-12-29  [1] WB5ICM

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| Total Number of Connections | 110 |

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EchoLink Users With Most Connections

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Gold   Medal at 9 ***  KC5WFH KG5HEJ ***

Silver Medal at 8 —  N5FAZ-R —

Bronze Medal at 7 …  K5RIC-L …

EchoLink November 2020

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EchoLink Users by Day

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2020-11-01  [9] K5AVJ K5RIC-L KI5JTB KI5LJR KI5YG N5FAZ-R PU2LVA W5LXS W5QZT

2020-11-02  [1] KI5LJR

2020-11-03  [1] KI5LVS

2020-11-04  [2] KI5JTB (2)

2020-11-05  [1] KG5HEJ

2020-11-07  [4] 9W6LFC KG5WCM N5CFB W5QZT

2020-11-08  [7] K5AVJ (2) K5RIC-L KI5JTB KI5YG N5FAZ-R W5LXS

2020-11-09  [4] KG5DRT (4)

2020-11-10  [2] KG4VIQ KG5HEJ

2020-11-11  [5] K5DGR KG5DW (2) KG5HEJ KI5JTB

2020-11-12  [1] GW0UIM

2020-11-14  [1] N5FAZ-R

2020-11-15  [7] K5RIC-L KF5BDL KI5DVG KI5YG KK5MV N5FAZ-R W5LXS

2020-11-16  [3] IZ5HLP KC3NPG ZS6ADT

2020-11-18  [7] A41JW AF5AG KB2RKB KG5HEJ KI5DVG KI5JTB W5JSR-L

2020-11-19  [5] KC5KLD KC5WFH (3) TA1KVE

2020-11-21  [3] K0TCB (3)

2020-11-22  [6] K5RIC-L KE5JLN KI5YG KO4FDW N5FAZ-R W5LXS

2020-11-23  [2] WA5MHO (2)

2020-11-29  [10] K5RIC-L KC3QEI KI5JKG KI5JTB KI5YG N5FAZ-R PE1NPU W5LXS (2) WA5MHO

2020-11-30  [3] KC5WFH KN6MGR W5ZDN-R

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| Total Number of Connections |  84 |

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EchoLink Users With Most Connections

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Gold   Medal at 7 ***  KI5JTB ***

Silver Medal at 6 —  W5LXS N5FAZ-R —

Bronze Medal at 5 …  KI5YG K5RIC-L …

EchoLink October 2020

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EchoLink Users by Day

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2020-10-01  [2] KG4VIQ (2)

2020-10-02  [1] KD1JL

2020-10-03  [1] KC6AAA

2020-10-04  [5] K4AAA K5RIC-L KI5JTB KI5YG N5FAZ-R

2020-10-06  [2] M0PBK WB4WAS

2020-10-07  [4] KG5GBO KI5JTB KI5KMR (2)

2020-10-09  [3] IU3NCW KD9QHM PA3FIM-L

2020-10-13  [3] KG5HEJ KI5JTB KI5KZC

2020-10-14  [6] AI4BA (2) KI5JTB (3) N5BBJ

2020-10-15  [2] G1KPS KG5FRQ

2020-10-18  [5] K5RIC-L KI5JTB (2) KI5YG N5FAZ-R

2020-10-19  [1] W7YWT

2020-10-21  [8] K5RIC-L KI5JTB (3) W5JSR-L (3) WA5ROE

2020-10-22  [8] K5QFI (2) KB0VLR (4) KG5HEJ (2)

2020-10-24  [3] KC5WFH KG5HEJ (2)

2020-10-25  [14] GW0UIM K5RIC-L KC5WFH (2) KE8PMB KI5JTB (2) KI5YG (3) KK5MV N5FAZ-R W5LXS WA5ROE

2020-10-27  [2] K8WYY KC5WFH

2020-10-28  [4] KB0VLR KI5JTB (2) W5JSR-L

2020-10-29  [1] SY3DJE

2020-10-30  [1] KC5WFH

2020-10-31  [2] GW0UIM KG5HEJ

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| Total Number of Connections |  78 |

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EchoLink Users With Most Connections

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Gold   Medal at 15 ***  KI5JTB ***

Silver Medal at 6 —  KG5HEJ —

Bronze Medal at 5 …  KB0VLR KI5YG KC5WFH …

EchoLink September 2020

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EchoLink Users by Day

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2020-09-02  [16] AI4BA K7EAR-R KG5HEJ (4) KI5JTB (3) N5BBJ N5FAZ-R W5RHN (4) WA5ROE

2020-09-03  [1] KG5FRQ

2020-09-06  [10] K5AVJ (2) K5RIC-L KG5ZHT KI5JTB KI5YG (2) N5FAZ-R W5IOG WD0BCF

2020-09-07  [5] K5ITT (3) SQ9KQS W5JSR-L

2020-09-08  [1] WA5ROE

2020-09-09  [24] K4AAA (8) K5YWT KF5WBE (2) KG5GBO (6) KG5HEJ KI5KRV KI5KSR KN4OMQ N5BBJ W5JSR-L W5RHN

2020-09-10  [9] K4AAA (4) KE5DLZ KI5KRV KI5KSR (2) SY3DJE

2020-09-11  [3] K4AAA (3)

2020-09-12  [4] K4AAA (2) KG5HEJ (2)

2020-09-16  [7] K4AAA KG5HEJ KI5JTB (2) W5JSR-L (2) W5RHN

2020-09-17  [2] K5DCM KI5KSR

2020-09-20  [7] K5AVJ K5RIC-L KD9PUZ KI5JTB KI5YG N5FAZ-R WA5ROE

2020-09-21  [4] M0PBK PD1PAV W2LB WA5MHO

2020-09-23  [5] KG5HEJ (2) KI5JTB KJ7QVA W5JSR-L

2020-09-24  [1] KM5OE

2020-09-26  [1] K4PMV

2020-09-27  [9] K5RIC-L KE5VJS KG5GBO KG5HEJ KI5JTB KI5YG N5FAZ-R W5LXS WA5ROE

2020-09-28  [2] KO4HSK WA5TET

2020-09-29  [5] KI5EXF KO4HCR N5BBJ YD2DOP (2)

2020-09-30  [11] IU7GUV KI5EXF (4) KI5JTB LU8DLJ W5JSR-L W5RHN WA5ROE (2)

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| Total Number of Connections | 127 |

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EchoLink Users With Most Connections

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Gold   Medal at 18 ***  K4AAA ***

Silver Medal at 11 —  KG5HEJ —

Bronze Medal at 10 …  KI5JTB …

EchoLink August 2020

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EchoLink Users by Day

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2020-08-01  [7] KA4VTW KF5BDL KG5FRQ (2) KG5ZHT M6BPC W5ETJ

2020-08-02  [6] K5AVJ (2) N5FAZ-R (4)

2020-08-03  [1] 2I0EUV

2020-08-04  [5] KI5JTB WA5ROE (3) ZS1JEN-L

2020-08-05  [10] KE6MGU KG5FRQ (2) KG5GBO KG5HEJ KI5JTB W5RHN (4)

2020-08-06  [3] KC5WFH KG5FRQ (2)

2020-08-07  [6] K7EAR-R N5FAZ-R (2) N5OHK W5ZTL (2)

2020-08-08  [1] KA5Y

2020-08-09  [3] KI5JTB KI5YG N5FAZ-R

2020-08-11  [4] KD9PUZ KG5HEJ (2) KI5JDX

2020-08-12  [13] KB1QCO KF5WBE KI5JDX KI5JTB (2) KJ7MIS N5BBJ (3) W5RHN (2) WA5ROE WD0BCF

2020-08-13  [2] KC5WHS KI5KHH

2020-08-14  [3] KF5BDL KG5HEJ Z34PEC

2020-08-15  [1] KD9PUZ

2020-08-16  [8] K5RIC-L KF0BEA (2) KI5JTB KI5YG (2) N5FAZ-R WA5ROE

2020-08-18  [3] KC5WFH W5XH W5XH-R

2020-08-19  [9] KF5WBE (2) KG5FRQ KG5GBO KG5HEJ KI5EXF (2) KI5JTB W5RHN

2020-08-20  [2] GW0UIM KG5ZHT

2020-08-21  [1] KC1NRC

2020-08-22  [1] WD0BCF

2020-08-23  [6] K5RIC-L KG5ZHT KI5JTB KI5YG LU8DLJ N5FAZ-R

2020-08-24  [3] KG5FRQ KI5EXF LZ0DOE-R

2020-08-25  [3] KE8KDK KG5FRQ KG5HEJ

2020-08-26  [4] EA8T KF5WBE KG5HEJ KI5JTB

2020-08-27  [3] G0TKD KE8KDK VK3FCIM

2020-08-29  [1] KG5FRQ

2020-08-30  [5] K5AVJ K5RIC-L KI5JTB KI5YG N5FAZ-R

2020-08-31  [2] KC2ARD KI5JTB

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| Total Number of Connections | 116 |

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EchoLink Users With Most Connections

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Gold   Medal at 11 ***  KI5JTB ***

Silver Medal at 10 —  N5FAZ-R KG5FRQ —

Bronze Medal at 7 …  W5RHN KG5HEJ …

EchoLink July 2020

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EchoLink Users by Day

2020-07-01  [3] K5KXF KG5GBO W5JSR-L

2020-07-02  [3] AF5IU M0IUU (2)

2020-07-03  [7] 9A3GBM AF5IU KI5JTB (4) W5RHN

2020-07-04  [5] K5KXF KF5BDL KG5GBO KI5ZS-L N5ETJ

2020-07-05  [14] K5AVJ K5RIC-L KC5WFH (2) KG5GBO (2) KI5JTB KI5YG KK5MV N5FAZ-R W5RHN WA5ROE (3)

2020-07-07  [2] KG5GBO KI5ZS-L

2020-07-08  [3] KG5GBO W5RHN (2)

2020-07-09  [4] K4PMV KC1NJV KC5WFH KG5YJA

2020-07-14  [6] G0CPF KG5HEJ KI5JTB (3) WA5ROE

2020-07-15  [9] KG5GBO KG5ZHT (2) KI5JTB N5BBJ (2) N5ENT PU1WKC W5RHN

2020-07-16  [3] KC5WFH WA5ROE WD4LTF

2020-07-18  [1] KB5NFT

2020-07-19  [6] K5RIC-L KG5GBO KI5JTB KI5YG (2) N5FAZ-R

2020-07-22  [7] KG5DW (2) KG5GBO KG5HEJ KI5JTB W5RHN WA5ROE

2020-07-23  [3] KC5WFH (2) KI5JKG

2020-07-24  [1] N5XYO

2020-07-25  [2] KC5WFH KG5GBO

2020-07-26  [7] KF5WBE (2) KG5HEJ KI5JTB KI5YG N5FAZ-R N5VCM

2020-07-27  [7] KF5WBE KG5HEJ (2) KG5HQK (2) KO4EEA M7AJX

2020-07-29  [9] KE6MGU KG5HEJ KM5OE N5BBJ (4) W5RHN WA5ROE

2020-07-30  [4] 8P6RR-R KG5FRQ (2) KG5HEJ

2020-07-31  [7] KC5WFH (4) KG5FRQ (3)

Total Number of Connections = 113

EchoLink Users With Most Connections

Gold   Medal at 12 ***  KI5JTB ***

Silver Medal at 11 —  KC5WFH —

Bronze Medal at 10 …  KG5GBO …