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 …

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.

Respectfully Submitted

Bill Roberts

W5NPR

2m Net Report November 2020

Our 2 meter net meets EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training grounds for potential emergency situations as well as helping new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”!
Our club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has all the information about our 2 meter net. This includes the Net Control members schedule, the “script” (supplied only as a guide to insure that the important information is given out weekly – you can use it anyway you see fit) and a list of the recent check-in members.
If you have an interest in joining the NET CONTROL STATIONS as an operator, please call me (432/386-8052) or holler during the Wednesday Net. We could really use a couple of extra hands to be NCS! The script and “check-in roster” are both posted on the club website for you to download and use as a NCS!
The month November we had three (3) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:
Date        Check-ins    Net Control Station

Nov  4           12          KG5LMG – Marvin

Nov 11          19          N5BBJ – Bruce

Nov 18          14          W5RHN – Bob

A HEARTY THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN SUPPORT OF OUR NET ACTIVITIES!!!!!!!!!!


Echo-link Check-ins this month:       

KI5JTB – Rachel in San Marcos, Texas (3 times).       

KG5HEJ – Al in Terlingus, Texas (2 times)       

KG5DW – Don in Denton, Texas

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and participate in the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (you’re in for the head count, but not participating in the actual net). ALL participation is appreciated and encouraged!
A big THANKS to Scott for his work on the Echo-Link system, it is really sounding good! 
I want to specifically thank our five (5) Net Control stations for all of their efforts on behalf of the club’s 2 meter net for the entire year. It just  wouldn’t have happened if you were NOT there! Our Net Control Stations are:
KF5KMA – Dan

KG5LMG – Marvin

N5BBJ – Bruce

W5RHN – Bob

KI5ANQ – Scott
When you see them, thank them for all their efforts for the 2 meter net!
We hope everyone is staying safe in 2020!
Either Happy Thanksgiving OR we hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving (depending on publication of our club’s newsletter).
73,
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB 2 meter Net Manager

EchoLink October 2020

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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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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  [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 …

2m Net Report October 2020

2 Meter report for October, 2020

Our 2 meter net meets EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training grounds for potential emergency situations as well as helping new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”!

Our club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has all the information about our 2 meter net. This includes the Net Control members schedule, the “script” (supplied only as a guide to insure that the important information is given out weekly – you can use it anyway you see fit) and a list of the recent check-in members.

If you have an interest in joining the NET CONTROL STATIONS as an operator, please call me (432/386-8052) or holler during the Wednesday Net. We could really use a couple of extra hands to be NCS! The script and “check-in roster” are both posted on the club website for you to download and use as a NCS!
The months of August and September we had nine (9) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date        Check-ins    Net Control Station

Oct  7           19           KA5PVB – Chuck (FILL IN FOR N5BBJ)

Oct 14          14           KF5KMA –  Dan

Oct 21          13           KI5ANQ – Scott (fill in for KA5PVB with rig problems)

Oct 28          21           KA5PVB – Chuck (repaying Scott for last week)   

monthly total – 67

A HEARTY THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN SUPPORT OF OUR NET ACTIVITIES!!!!!!!!!!

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and participate in the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (you’re in for the head count, but not participating in the actual net). ALL participation is appreciated and encouraged!

Echo-Link System check-ins are as follows:
KI5JTB – Rachel from San Marcos, TX. 4 times.

N5BBJ – Bruce from South Padre Island,

TX.AI4BA – David (unknown location).

W5JSR and KK5ROB – Steve and Robin from Peoria, AZ (Phoenix suburb).

A big THANKS to Scott for his work on the Echo-Link system, it really sound good and the long time delay’s seem to be gone!

I want to specifically thank our five (5) Net Control stations for all of their efforts on behalf of the club’s 2 meter net for the entire year. It just  wouldn’t have happened if you were NOT there! Our Net Control Stations are:
KF5KMA – Dan, KG5LMG – Marvin, N5BBJ – Bruce, W5RHN – Bob, and KI5ANQ – Scott

When you see them, thank them for all their efforts for the 2 meter net!
Our heart-felt condolences to the Hawkins family on the recent passing of Richard – W5DWI!!!!!

We hope everyone is staying safe in 2020!
73,
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB 2 meter Net Manager

Meeting of September 9, 2020

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club

Minutes of Meeting

September 9, 2020

The meeting was attended by 17 members and guests.

W5NPR                               BILL                          ALPINE

KE5WCP                            STEPHEN                  FORT DAVIS

KG5ZIC                              PAMELA                    FORT DAVIS

KM4TYV                            CHERYL                   OAK RIDGE, TN

WA5POK                            MIKE                         OAK RIDGE, TN / ALPINE

KA5PVB                             CHUCK                     ALPINE

WA5ROE                            BOB                           ALPINE

WA5MHO                           DEAN                        ALPINE

                                            VENUS                      ALPINE

K4AAA                               RON                           FORT DAVIS

KI5EXF                              SHARON                   ALPINE

KI5ANQ                             SCOTT                       ALPINE

N5HYD                              DOUG                        FORT DAVIS

N5MVV                             ANGIE                        FORT DAVIS

                                           JIM                              GARLAND

KE5KNQ                           ROB                            ALPINE

KB5R                                 RUSTY                       ALPINE

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the meeting was hosted in the backyard of Bob WA5ROE and Lucy, including hot dogs and desserts

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

The minutes of the August 11, 2020 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Rusty KB5R and second by Chuck KA5PVB.

Angie N5MVV reported a current balance of $9957.00.

It was discussed that the usual meeting location at the West Texas National Bank in Alpine was still unavailable because of Covid-19 conditions.  

Doug N5HYD reported repeater problems including a buzzing sound heard by users on the 146.82 repeater.  He discussed possible solar charge controller issues and the need for  new batteries.  He further discussed the difficulties in reaching the 146.82 location and the carrying of batteries to the repeater location from the parking location.  

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.

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

Appreciation was extended to Bob and Lucy for hosting the meeting, backyard meal and social.  It was an enjoyable evening and a welcomed opportunity to meet face to face after several months of meetings on 2-meters.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectfully Submitted

Bill Roberts

W5NPR

2m Net Report August & September 2020

Our 2 meter net meets EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training grounds for potential emergency situations as well as helping new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”!

Our club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has all the information about our 2 meter net. This includes the Net Control members schedule, the “script” (supplied only as a guide to insure that the important information is given out weekly – you can use it anyway you see fit) and a list of the recent check-in members.

If you have an interest in joining the NET CONTROL STATIONS as an operator, please call me (432/386-8052) or holler during the Wednesday Net. We could really use a couple of extra hands to be NCS! The script and “check-in roster” are both posted on the club website for you to download and use as a NCS! 

The months of August and September we had nine (9) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date         Check-ins    Net Control Station
Aug 5             15             KF5KMA – Dan
Aug 12           20             KA5PVB – Chuck
Aug 19           14             KI5ANQ – Scott
Aug 26           16             KG5LMG – Marvin
    monthly total – 65

Sept 2            21             KG5LMG – Marvin filling in for N5BBJ
Sept 9            18             KF5KMA – Dan
Sept 16          19             KA5PVB – Chuck
Sept 23          16             KI5ANQ – Scott
Sept 30          19             KG5LMG – Marvin
    monthly total – 93

   ******Total of 158 check-ins for both August and September! ********
   A HEARTY THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN SUPPORT OF OUR NET ACTIVITIES!!!!!!!!!!

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and participate in the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (you’re in for the head count, but not participating in the actual net). ALL participation is appreciated and encouraged!

Echo-Link System check-ins are as follows:
August
W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran 3 times each from Crystal Falls, MI.
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua 3 times (He is also our Echo-Link Monitor during the net, THANKS A BUNCH)!
KI5JTB – Rachel from San Marcos, TX. 4 times.
N5BBJ – Bruce from Channelview, TX (near Houston).
KF5WBE – Greg from 20 miles South of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
KI5EXF – Sharon from Buda, TX (South of Austin) cleaning out old home prior to completely moving to Alpine!
KG5GBO – John from Baton Rouge, LA.

September
W5JSR – Steve and KK5ROB – Robin 3 times from Peoria, AZ. (near Phoenix).
KG5GBO – John from Baton Rouge, LA.
KF5WBE – Gary still near the T.R.N.P. in North Dakota (as noted above).
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua 3 times and still monitoring the Echo-Link system for us!
W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran 3 times from Crystal Falls, MI.
                AND 1 time from Des Moines, IA. stopped over there on the way back to their Fort Davis Resort home! Welcome Back.
KI5JTB – Rachel 4 times from San Marcos, TX

I want to specifically thank our five (5) Net Control stations for all of their efforts on behalf of the club’s 2 meter net for the entire year. It just  wouldn’t have happened if you were NOT there! Our Net Control Stations are:

KF5KMA – Dan, KG5LMG – Marvin, N5BBJ – Bruce, W5RHN – Bob, and KI5ANQ – Scott

When you see them, thank them for all their efforts for the 2 meter net!

We hope everyone is staying safe in 2020!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB  
2 meter Net Manager

Meeting of August 11, 2020

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club

Minutes of Meeting

August 11, 2020

The meeting was attended by 21 members and guests.

W5NPR                               BILL                          ALPINE

KE5WCP                            STEPHEN                  FORT DAVIS

KG5ZIC                              PAMELA                    FORT DAVIS

KD5KBU                            JIM                             FORT DAVIS

KA5PVB                             CHUCK                     ALPINE

WA5ROE                            BOB                           ALPINE

KX5SP                                STEVE                       ALPINE

KG5LMG                           MARVIN                    FORT DAVIS

KI5EXF                              SHARON                   ALPINE

KI5ANQ                             SCOTT                       ALPINE

N5HYD                              DOUG                        FORT DAVIS

N5MVV                             ANGIE                        FORT VAVIS

AI4BA                                AL                               ALPINE

KF5KMA                           DANNY                      ALPINE

K5WSA                              BILL                            FORT DAVIS

KG5ZIB                             JUDI                            FORT DAVIS

KE5KNQ                            ROB                            ALPINE

KI5JTB                               RACHEL                    SAN MARCOS 

KG5VGS                            GREGG                      ALPINE

KG5HEJ                             AL                               ALPINE

KF5DCM                           DAVID                        SAN ANGELO

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.  It was agreed that all items of business would be approved by mutual consent.

The minutes of the July 14, 2020 meeting were read and approved.

Angie, N5MVV reported a current balance of $9957.57.  Activity for May included BBT $35.21, RV registration $133.25, trailer registration $59.75;  June BBT $35.21; JULY True Value $6.14, Doug Otoupal $66.83 (tire repair and gas for 146.82 Christmas Mountain trip) and Pafoonik Enterprises $500.00 (spare duplexes) and August BBT $35.70 and liability insurance $200.00.

It was discussed that the usual meeting location at the West Texas National Bank in Alpine was still unavailable because of Covid-19 conditions.  

Scott KI5ANQ reported changes to the ECHOLINK system that should improve operation efficiency and speed.  A detailed report on improvements was read by Scott and is attached to these minutes.  Also discussed was the need for a committee to discuss ECHOLINK  technology, repeater technology and net management.  Scott, Doug N5HYD and Bob WA5ROE will serve on that committee.

Bob WA5ROE reported that he and Bill W5ATO and made the trip to Pierce Mountains for repairs on the 146.72 repeater and battery cables were replaced. There is still a need for improved guy wires and  plans for completing the work.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectfully Submitted

Bill Roberts

W5NPR