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The regular monthly meeting of the PALESTINE/ANDERSON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - K5PAL was called to order at 7:00pm Tuesday, October 2nd , 2018 by President Charles McReynolds, W5IAK. This was not a Dinner Meeting. Rob Hord, K5HUA, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were fourteen (14) members and no (0) guests, for total of fourteen (14) persons present.


The Minutes and Treasurers Reports were posted from the last monthly meeting.  The current Treasury Balance is $2155.28


There were no applications for membership.



NET CONTROL                   



                                November 5th          Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD                                    

                                November 12th        Charles McReynolds, W5IAK

                                November 19th            Tom Wardell, KB5YUE

                             November 26th       Bob Dyer, WB5EAT



Monthly Speaker:  Jeff Montgomery displayed his new HF/VHF/UHF portable radio in a bag.





                Bob Dyer, WB5EAT, is working on the simplex project.

                Manny Perez, KE5YBA, is working on a portable external handheld antenna.





                  ARES:  Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported on FSQ, FSQCall, FT8Call and other modes that were used to great effect in the Hurricane Florence response by AmRRON members.


                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 on mowing the lawn and that the lawn mower is working well, just needs a few tweaks to the mower deck. He has removed the front club sign and is repainting it with the side sign to follow later. We will be changing the oil in the generator.


                FIELD DAY: Tom Wardell, KB5YUE, reported on the upcoming Winter Field Day, the last full weekend in January, which will be January 26th and 27th 2019. He is still looking for suggestions for the location with his place, Charlie’s place or the Dogwood Park as viable option for the event.


                TUESDAY PROJECT NIGHT:  Project Night meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. The September 11th Project Night was attended by Charlie, and Jeff.  Discussions included the simplex map program, continued improvement of the local DMR repeater and users, and compass programs which are available free for the smartphone user. The September 25th meeting was attended by Rob, Jeff, and Charlie who discussed NVIS techniques, Wolphilink, and food supplies and “price gouging” during a major disaster.


OLD BUSINESS:  The radio list of Roberta Blount, KF5RIX, widow of Don Blount, KF5CDV, still has some items on it. Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that Picnic-In-The-Park, (PITP), was held September 30th with Tom Wardell, Charlie, Dorothy and Cole McReynolds, Bob and Betty Dyer, and Jeff and Cindy Montgomery attending. As before, it was held at the upper picnic area of Dogwood Park beginning from 1 to 1:30pm. The weather was beautiful after and earlier threat of rain. The next PITP is scheduled for Sunday, October 28th. Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD reported that since the city of Palestine has not determined their new water and sewer rates, the discussion of whether or not to keep water in the clubhouse would be tabled until those rates are known. Charlie McReynolds, W5IAK, reported on the upcoming Fairfield State Park Frostbite Campout that will be the weekend of November 10th and 11th. He encourages all campers to get their reservations soon. He also reported on the Christmas party which will be on December 6th with the location still to be determined. Possible locations are Pronto’s, Rump’s, or 4J’s restaurants.


NEW BUSINESS:  The Belton Hamfest will be October 6th and Jeff Montgomery offered to take the boxes of tubes to a dealer to sell and return any proceeds to the club treasury. Bob Dyer, WB5EAT, made a motion and Manny Perez, KE5YBA, seconded, to sell the tubes. Motion passed.




East Texas Amateur Radio Tailgate Sale will be held November 10th, from 7am until noon at the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communication in Kilgore. The address is 416 East Main Street .


The Belton Hamfest is October 6th at the Bell County Expo Center .


Main Trading Company’s open house is scheduled for October 13th.


Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD, reported that club patches are available at $3.00 each.


The Next Meeting will be held November 6th, 2018, and will be a Dinner meeting.


A motion was made by Blaha, KA5IRR, and seconded by Alan Wacha, KD5IZV, to adjourn the meeting.


Meeting adjourned at 7:52pm



Jeff Montgomery, WB4WXD

Secretary/Treasurer 2018-2019       




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