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       2016 Greater Houston Ham Fest (click here)


7:30 PM, Thursday, February 11th, 2016

421 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, 77478, Sugar Land Masonic Lodge

 Emergency Communications – Go Kit Info  Kerry Mallory, AE5JY

Are you interested in emergency communications? Have you ever wonder just what you should bring or pack if you are going out to help to provide communications during an emergency? It would be nice to bring a generator and an air conditioner but that is not always practical (desired during the Texas heat but just a little heavy to carry on your back). To help with the decision making process on packing a go-kit or preparing emergency communications kit, Kerry Mallory, AE5JY will demonstrate the finer points on this. Kerry will show the right way and the wrong way on building a go-kit as well as tips on building one without spending a fortune. So mark your calendar for this interesting and informative meeting at BVARC


The Gateway to D-STAR

 If you missed it, that’s too bad. Alan Isaachsen, KB2WF presented information on the ins and outs on D-STAR. He told about the basic set-up and operation of the S-STAR network as well as network connection. From the e-mails I have been reading, approximately 10% of BVARC members are equipped to use this mode. Since it is a merger of computer networking/Internet and amateur radio it is very versatile and resilient. If you need more information on D-STAR, contact Alan for more information.


Upcoming Meetings


January 15th, 2016       BVARC Annual Banquet                               Ron Litt, K5HM

February 11th, 2016    Emergency Communications – Go Kit Info  Kerry Mallory, AE5JY

March 10th, 2016        Homebrew Contest                                         Jon Noxon, KF5TFJ

Your suggestions are needed for club meetings. Let someone know on the board if there is something you would to know more about or would like a club program on.



The BVARC Board of Directors meetings will be held at Bayland Park 6400 Bissonet in the Bayland Park Community Center in Southwest Houston.. Meetings will be at 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM on the first Saturday of each month.  Members welcome.

  • The club meets every month, usually on the second Thursday (7:30 PM) of the month, at the Masonic Lodge (see above). 

  • Many BVARC members frequent the 146.94 (167.9) repeater

  • BVARC sponsors a HF net on Wednesday nights. It meets on 3910 +/- 3 khz. This net is allows each member to comment on current events and includes club announcements. The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club is a public service club serving Fort Bend County and Southwest Houston. The club was founded in 1978 and has been active in social events, license classes, administering amateur radio license tests. It provides support for city and county emergency management communication operations. Members provide support for many charitable events such as walks and bike rides.

  • Anyone wishing to contribute to the repair and upgrade of the 146.94 repeater may use the Paypal link in the right window on this page.


This Week in Ham Radio - Today is : Friday Feb 12, 2016

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BVARC Board of Directors:
President Mike Hardwick, N5VCX n5vcx@att.net
Vice-President Jon Noxon, KF5TFJ jon@noxon.cc
Treasurer Donovan Balli, KG5BDZ dballimail.com 
Corresponding Secretary Stephanie Vessey, K5SFV K5SFV@att.net 
Recording Secretary Michael Monsour, AC0TX msircg@gmail.con
2-Yr at-Large Jo Keener, KE7NSB jo.l.keener@juno.com
2-Yr at-Large Scott Medbury, KD5FBA smedbury@windstream.net
1 Yr at-Large Gerry Muller, K9GEM gmuller885@aol.com

Real People to Contact:

Learning Things - Club Elmers Ross Lawler, W5HFF, Club "Elmer" w5hff@yahoo.com 281-342-3340
Randy Pugh, AA5OA, Club "Elmer" rettveng@gmail.com 832-589-2741
Club Things Nathan Vessey N5NYV, Membership Chairman n5nyv@att.net 832-603-1535
Newsletter Things John Chauvin, K5IZO, Editor k5izo@yahoo.com
VE Testing Things John Moore, KK5NU, VE Liaison jwm@hal-pc.org
Web Things Eddie Runner, NU5K web@bvarc.org 713-569-8799
Hamfest Things John Chauvin K5IZO, Hamfest Chairman
Everything Else Things Cameron Mitchell, K5CAM mitchl@mitchl.net 281-565-4665


Latest Member Upgrades, Changes or Renewals

Name Call Sign Email Status Expire
Jo. L. Keener  KE7NSB jo.l.keener AT juno.com    2017/04/01 
Mark Janzer  K5MGJ k5mgj AT yahoo.com    2017/02/01 
JULIE JANZER  KF5FLZ     2017/02/01 
William (Skip) Milton  WG9O Smilton AT tmecorp.com    LIFE MEMBER 
Robert Gardner  W1RDG rtg2110 AT sbcglobal.net    2017/03/01 
Mike Hardwick  N5VCX n5vcx AT att.net    2017/02/01  
John T. (Jack) Cavuoti Sr.  KF5RMY jtcavuotisr AT comcast.net    2017/02/01  
Mark Braun  W5NWO w5nwo AT arrl.net    2016/07/01 
Dominic Laven  KE5GIN dj.laven AT gmail.com    2017/02/01 
Larry Pittman  KC5QFO KC5QFO AT LarryPittman.Net    2017/02/01 
David Whitehead  N0ENG djwhitehead5 AT gmail.com    2017/02/01 
Bud King  K5CEK ceking AT hal-pc.org  SK   2017/01/01 
Sidney Sherwood  N5ZKD n5zkd AT arrl.net    LIFE MEMBER 
Michael Monsour  AC0TX msircg AT gmail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
John Whiteman  K5LKJ jw AT heatingtapes.com    2016/11/01 
Darrell Kirk  KC5JAR darrellk_us AT yahoo.com    2015/12/01 - click to renew 
Jerry Muller  K9GEM GMuller885 AT aol.com  MEMBER 2YR Board at Large   LIFE MEMBER 
Robert B. Tomlinson  N5JSL rbtswim AT gmail.com    2016/08/01 
Jon Noxon  KF5TFJ jon AT noxon.cc    2016/05/01 
Donovan Balli  KG5BDZ dballi AT mail.com    LIFE MEMBER 


Membership Expiration Reminders

Name Call Sign Email Expire Renew
Darrell Kirk  KC5JAR  darrellk_us AT yahoo.com  2015/12/01  - click to renew 
Greg Major  KD0FEP  Greg.b.major AT gmail.com  2015/12/01  - click to renew 
Michael Brockmyre  KG5FEL  m_brockmyre AT comcast.net  2015/12/01  - click to renew 
Kris Dhingra  KG5FFU  Kris.Dhingra AT gmail.com  2015/12/01  - click to renew 
David Siegel  WD5BZN  dsiegel AT ajamie.com  2015/12/01  - click to renew 
John Gilstrap Jr.  KD5TVJ  kd5tvj AT mylinuxisp.com  2016)/10/01  - click to renew 
Leeroy Lance  KK5QO  leeroy.lance AT gmail.com  2016/01/01  - click to renew 
Paul Easter Sr  WW5PA  pauleaster AT pobox.com  2016/01/01  - click to renew 
Bob Hawkins  KD5AT  bobhawkins1 AT gmail.com  2016/01/01  - click to renew 
Theresa Williams  KE5MUX  klingterra AT yahoo.com  2016/01/01  - click to renew 
Edward Gonzalez  KD5BIS  kd5bis AT hotmail.com  2016/01/01  - click to renew 
Linda Lance  KB5GIM  LEEROY.LANCE AT GMAIL.COM  2016/01/01  - click to renew 
Steve Friedman  KF5YYZ  KF5YYZ AT OUTLOOK.COM  2016/01/01  - click to renew 
David Gullette  W5DMG  w5dmg AT amsat.org  2016/01/01  - click to renew 
Lawrence R. Staszak  K8DIJ  lstaszak AT att.net  2016/02/01  - click to renew 
Bob Stroupe  WB5JWN  bstroupe AT peoplepc.com  2016/02/01  - click to renew 
Jerod Kendrick  W5JMK  Jerod.Kendrick AT gmail.com  2016/02/01  - click to renew 
Matthew Tatro  K5NGU  matttatro AT gmail.com  2016/02/01  - click to renew 
Charles Carraway  W5CHC  charlesc337 AT gmail.com  2016/02/01  - click to renew 
David Ely  N5EKW  N5EKW AT ARRL.NET  2016/02/01  - click to renew 
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Silent Keys   57
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