BVARC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
7:30 PM, Thursday, July 9th, 2015
2511 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, 77478, Eldridge Park Conference Center
Up, Up and Away!
You have heard about them and what they do. You are not sure why they do want they do but they keep on doing it. It is mixture of amateur radio, ballooning and photography and it has been going on for quiet sometime. Andy MacAllister, W5CAM, will come out and explain the high rising facet of amateur radio and just what it takes to be successful in launching a balloon. Make sure you make the meeting to find out just want may be floating above your head and what it may be doing.
June Meeting Recap – Field Day and Greater Houston Hamfest
Mike Hardwick, N5VCX, and Mike Davidson, N5MT, co-chairman for this year’s multi-club Field Day went over the planning and organizing for the event. BVARC, TDXS and ECHO will be setting up on Friday, June 26 for this year’s Field Day. Of course by the time you read this, Field Day will have come and gone and would have been one of the most successful ones that the three clubs have had.
Nathan Vessay, N5NVY, presented a short review of the hamfest and all the pluses and minuses. He said the official count on attendance was 1016 which was an increase over last year. He also went over the plans and goals for next year hamfest. Full steam ahead.
Below is a list of upcoming BVARC meetings. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss out.
July 9th Balloon Launch – A Basic Primer Andy MacAllister, W5ACM
August 13th Ice Cream Social Still needing volunteers!
September 10th Antennas – Designing, Using and Troubleshooting Rick Hiller, W5RH
October 8th D-Star Pending
November 12th Elections & Chili Supper
December 10th Home Brew Night Home built equipment
Program suggestions are still needed for the general meetings. If there is a program you would like, let me know so it can be scheduled for a meeting.