Meeting Minutes

Below will be meeting minutes posted from past meetings.

Bark meeting notes August 17, 2019 New China Buffet

Meeting opened at 2 pm by President Joe Rugar;

New business of moving the meeting for September up one week due to scheduling conflicts.

Meeting will be held on September 14, 2019 1:00 pm at the New China unless there is a conflict with location. Also a correction to the July meeting note Date correction for the scheduled Test Session in November will be held on November 16, 2019 at the Masonic Lodge, Beeville

There were no agenda for this meeting as it was to be open forum social meeting. We openly discussed antennas and why they work and which is best for different applications as to mobile needs and mounting locations. This was followed by starting an open round table discussion of the General question pool where we started going question by question reading the questions and answer and then discuss the answer to better understand its validity.

Meeting attendance:

Frank Pattillo, KC5QPP         Larry “Joe” Woffard, KD0ABJ            Joe Rugar, W6AUS

Scott Campbell, K5CBC         Brian Ahrens, KE5RKI                        Sterling Scharmen, W5SGS

Bill Yates, KG5GJR               

Visitors attending

James Haskins, KI5FCS and wife Cathy Haskins

Meeting closed at 5:00 pm by President Joe Rugar

New China Buffet July 20th, 2019 1 pm

Meeting Agenda

  1. Digital/DMR radio
    1. Programming
    1. Use
    1. Frequency’s Simplex
  2. Admit Criteria: Please set this to “Always”
  3. In Call Criteria: Please set to “TXI” or “Always”
441.0000 UHF 99 1 1
446.5000 UHF 99 1 1
446.0750 UHF 99 1 1
433.4500 UHF 99 1 1
145.7900 VHF 99 1 1
145.5100 VHF 99 1 1
  • Repeater
    • Build our own vhf or uhf
    • What is needed
      • Radio’s
      • Duplexer
      • Cables
      • MMDVM
      • Raspberry Pi as MMDVM host
    • How to setup the repeater
    • Parts that have not been ordered or already have
      • MMDVM – Joe Rugar W6AUS
      • Duplexor VHF – Fred Rugar KE5HTB
        • Needs to be tuned to Frequency pair
      • Raspberry Pi – Joe Rugar W6AUS
      • Repeater Antenna VHF– Joe Rugar W6AUS
  • Antenna Project – HF Dipole Antenna
  • Any Questions about radios and programming them – ALL in group
  • Testing Session – Need Suggestions on locations.
    • Place
    • Date
    • Time
  • Technician Class – if we would like to hold a class and suggestions or help on finding a room.
  • Club Call Sign
    • Would the group like to have a club call sign.
    • Trustee’s
    • Application Filling
  • Topics for next meeting – All in group can come up with suggestions for topics for meetings.

Club Applications – filled out and will be signed by president secretary of club

BARK Meeting 06-15-2019

Dairy Queen, Beeville

Opened Meeting 11:00 Am

Jim Bomer

       Discussed Field Day to be held on Saturday June 22, 2019 at the Live Oak County EOC starting 1:pm till 5pm. Operators are to use the rear door to building for entry to EOC.

Discussed radio operations using two operators at a time one operating radio and the other logging contact information, then trading places after a while. To rotate out operators depending on the number of operators that attend.

Will be using W5LOC STX 2F call insignia.

Discussed the ARES as they have adopted new rules of operations. Covered the point that any participation of EOC is by call notification of EC or County official. If the hams are not asked to help then no need to go to the EOCs. Hams are a supportive asset, to be used when and if needed.

He agreed to hold training session in rules, procedures and forms in future for handling different types of communications and means they need be handled.

Joe Ruger;

       Addressed that he has perched some of the means needed to build a digital repeater providing DMRS, P25 and other modes that will be located at his residence. 

Klub will start holding meeting on the third (3rd) Saturday of each month. Emails, verbal and web site will be used to   announce the location of the monthly meeting depending which is available.

Meeting Attendance:

Fred Rugar; KE5HTB, Joe Rugar; W6AUS

Frank Pattillo; KC5QPP, Joe Wofford; KD0ABJ,

Vernon Anderson; KG5VFA, Jim Bomer; W5IM,

Brian Ahrens; KE5RKI, Scott Campbell; K5CBC

Klub web site

Meeting Closed at 12:30 pm

Beeville Amateur Radio Klub

Meeting minutes

Location:  Bill Yates home
Date:  3/2/2019
Attendees:  See Sign in sheet

Agenda items

  1. Baluns 4:1 9:1 and ugly choke balun, Was put on hold as speaker was not available.
  2. Elect Frank KC5QPP as secretary.  Vote was held all where in favoir.
  3. Joe Rugar was Kept as the current President deiscussion was made on the subject matter.
  4. Discuss March 6th Torndo Drill.
  5. Discussion on W5BEE and how that will be used by the club.
  6. Meeting Attendance:       

Frank Pattillo; KC5QPP, Joe Wofford; KD0ABJ,

Vernon Anderson; KG5VFA, Scott Campbell; K5CBC

Danny Smith; K5DJS, Joe Rugar; KE5MKM,

Fred Rugar; KE5HTB, Bill Yates; KG5GJR

Ray Martin; KG5DKD, Dalton Pinney  


Open Lot beside the Masonic Lodge, Beeville

No agenda for this meeting, was a field exercise in preparation of Field day to be held June 22, 2019.

Set up a dipole antenna, radios on battery power and made a few contacts. Allowed several members and guest to set at the radio and operate. Conditions and location was not ideal and gave vital experience as to conditions that may be experienced in a disaster condition.

Held a social informational of activities of the day after rigging down and putting equipment away.

Meeting attendance;

Scott Campbell: KI5AWX, Eli Benson; AF5S, Frank Pattillo; KC5QPP,

Vernon Anderson; KG5VFA, Falko Buchanan; AD5MX,

Joe Rugar; KE5MKM, Fred Rugar; KE5HTB


Buck Ely, Elder Warner and Elder Acosta.