Meeting of October 13, 2020

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club

Minutes of Meeting

October 13, 2020

The meeting was attended by 21 members and guests.

W5NPR                               BILL                          ALPINE

KE5WCP                            STEPHEN                  FORT DAVIS

KG5ZIC                              PAMELA                    FORT DAVIS

KA5PVB                             CHUCK                     ALPINE

WA5ROE                            BOB                           ALPINE

WA5MHO                           DEAN                        ALPINE

 KI5EXF                             SHARON                   ALPINE

KI5ANQ                             SCOTT                       ALPINE

N5HYD                              DOUG                        FORT DAVIS

N5MVV                             ANGIE                        FORT DAVIS

KE5KNQ                           ROB                            ALPINE

KB5R                                 RUSTY                       ALPINE

KX5SP                               STEVE                       ALPINE 

KG5LMG                          MARVIN                    FORT DAVIS

N5JOE                               JIM                             ALPINE

KF5KMA                           DANNY                     ALPINE

KI5JTR                              RACHEL                    SAN MARCOS

KD5KBU                           JIM                             FORT DAVIS

K5WSA                             BILL                           FORT DAVIS

KG5ZIB                            JUDI                            FORT DAVIS

KG5HEJ                           AL                                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 September 8, 2020 meeting were read and approved.

Angie N5MVV reported a current balance of $9,886.58.  Activity included two payments to Big Bend Telephone for $35.41 each.

Doug N5HYD gave a repeater report as follows:  “We think the repeater issue is all from the 146.82 Christmas Mountain site.  We are pretty sure the solar charge controller has an issue and that the batteries are past their usual operational life span and we are down to just a few of the 20+ year old solar panels.”  A maintenance trip to Christmas Mountain is being planned. 

Scott KI5ANQ reported continued efforts on his part to upgrade the EchoLink system.  He discussed the eventual logging of EchoLink users as an intended upgrade.  He also discussed the BBARC website and the addition of EchoLink logs.

Bob WA5ROE reported on the Estate Sale of N5NYZ, Tom Guis, who had become a Silent Key.  The sale is scheduled for October 24th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and is limited to ham operators.  The sale has been added to the website with photos of some of the equipment, tubes and parts available for purchase.  He emphasized that the photos in no way fully represent all available for sale.

It was discussed it was unlikely that the meeting room at the West Texas National Bank would reopen any time soon and the November meeting would probably be on 2-meters.  Should there be any changes, an announcement would be forthcoming.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Respectively Submitted

Bill Roberts

W5NPR

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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…   2020-08-01 to 2020-08-31   …

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

====================================

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 …

EchoLink June 2020

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EchoLink Users by Day

2020-06-01  [7] KC0ALR KF5BDL (2) KG5ZHT WA5ROE (3)

2020-06-02  [2] KG5GBO YD2DOP

2020-06-03  [12] KD5MXR (2) KG5HEJ (2) W5JSR-L (3) W5RHN (2) WA5ROE (2) ZS1JEN-L

2020-06-04  [3] KG5GBO (2) KG5ZHT

2020-06-05  [3] KB3HTN KG5GBO KG5ZHT

2020-06-06  [3] KF5BDL KG5GBO (2)

2020-06-07  [9] K5AVJ (2) K5RIC-L KG5GBO KI5YG M7RTS MI3RBM N5FAZ-R W5JSR-L

2020-06-08  [5] KG5GBO (3) KG5ZHT (2)

2020-06-09  [11] KC5NOX KC5WFH KG5HEJ KI5IYK KI5JIZ N5CFB (4) N5TZV (2)

2020-06-10  [12] KF5BDL KF5RDN KG5GBO (2) N5CFB (3) VO1SKB W5JSR-L W5RHN W9KKN-R WA1ZLN

2020-06-11  [1] KG5ZHT

2020-06-12  [2] K5FRT KF5BDL

2020-06-13  [6] K5JM KC5WFH KG5GBO (3) KG5ZHT

2020-06-14  [5] K5AVJ K5RIC-L KF5BDL KI5YG N5FAZ-R

2020-06-17  [4] KG5GBO (2) KG5ZHT W5JSR-L

2020-06-18  [7] KD9PPW KI5JKG (4) KI5YG (2)

2020-06-19  [2] KG5GBO W5RHN

2020-06-20  [5] KG5GBO KG5HEJ KI5JKG WA5ROE WD0BCF

2020-06-21  [2] K5RIC-L N5FAZ-R

2020-06-22  [5] KC5WFH (5)

2020-06-24  [8] KF5BDL KG5HEJ (2) N5BBJ (2) W5JSR-L W5RHN (2)

2020-06-25  [8] K0TCB KG5ZHT KI5JCM (3) M1CIZ (2) W5JSR-L

2020-06-26  [4] KG5FRQ M3FGR N5TZV W5FRT

2020-06-27  [2] KC5WFH N5TZV

2020-06-28  [11] K5AVJ (2) K5CMW K5RIC-L KC5WFH N5FAZ-R N5TZV PU2RKA W5ETJ W5LXS WB5MEX

2020-06-29  [1] K5DCM

2020-06-30  [1] N5TZV

Total Number of Connections = 141

EchoLink Users With Most Connections

Gold   Medal at 19 ***  KG5GBO ***

Silver Medal at 9 —  KC5WFH KG5ZHT —

Bronze Medal at 8 …  W5JSR-L …

EchoLink May 2020

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EchoLink Users by Day

2020-05-27  [20] *ECHOTEST* *WX_TALK* KD5MXR (3) KG5GBO (2) KG5HEJ (3) KG5ZHT KI5YG (2) N5BBJ N6TOC-L (2) W5JSR W5LXS W5RHN (2)

2020-05-28  [74] K5AAJ KB5EDB KG5GBO (69) KG5ZHT (2) KJ4MTX

2020-05-29  [3] K2KYN KG5ZHT W5JSR-L

2020-05-30  [3] KG5GBO N5BBJ W5JSR-L

2020-05-31  [8] K5RIC-L KC5WFH KF5BDL KG5YUO KI5YG N5FAZ-R W5JSR-L (2)

Total Number of Connections = 108

EchoLink Users With Most Connections

Gold   Medal at 72 ***  KG5GBO ***

Silver Medal at 4 —  W5JSR-L KG5ZHT —

Bronze Medal at 3 …  KD5MXR KI5YG KG5HEJ …