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  • IN C OLO R: The July Newsletter is now available


    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.


    Upcoming Meetings

    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. 



    ELDRIDGE PARK RECREATION CENTER is off Eldridge Road just north of the West Airport intersection.  Here is an area map and a detail map.  (Doors open at 7:00.)

  • Board of Directors Location Change. BVARC Board of Directors Meetings held each month on the 1st Thursday will not be at the Fuddruker’s location. To begin in February on 2-6-14, The BVARC BoD meetings will be held at Bayland Park 6400 Bissonet in the Bayland Park Community Center in Southwest Houston. This move was made to better conduct BVARC BoD club biz and get away from the loud food fellowship entertainment environment.

  • 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.

  • The club meets every month, usually on the second Thursday (7:30 PM) of the month, at the Eldridge Park Conference Center (see above).  Also, BVARC members frequent the 146.94 (167.9) repeater and hold a Public

  • ddition, 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.


This Week in Ham Radio - Today is : Tuesday Jul 07, 2015

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BVARC Board of Directors:
President Bill Stone, WS5H dragntow@wt.net
Vice-President Mike Hardwick, N5VCX n5vcx@att.net
Treasurer Bob Tomlinson, N5JSL rbtswim@gmail.com
Corresponding Secretary Stephanie Vessey, K5SFV K5SFV@att.net 
Recording Secretary Michael Monsour, AC0TX msircg@gmail.con
2-Yr at-Large Jerry Muller, K9GEM GMuller885@aol.com
2-Yr at-Large Scott Medbury, KD5FBA smedbury@windstream.net
1 Yr at-Large Darrell Kirk, KC5JAR darrellk_us@yahoo.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 Bill Stone WS5H, Club President dragntow@wt.net 713-776-1030
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
Everything Else Things Cameron Mitchell, K5CAM mitchl@mitchl.net 281-565-4665


Latest Member Upgrades, Changes or Renewals

Name Call Sign Email Status Expire
Larry Martin  KD5NPB larrymar AT aol.com    2016/07/01 
William Leska  KG5HEC blesla AT mindspring.com    2016/07/01 
Tim Fitzhenry  KG5BUG TIMF AT GLOBALITG.COM    2016/06/01 
Nathan Vessey  N5NYV n5nyv AT att.net    2016/06/01 
Stephanie Vessey  K5SFV K5SFV AT att.net    2016/06/01 
Michael Wrenn  K5WRN michael.k5wrn AT gmail.com    2016/07/01 
Janet Wrenn  KJ5WRN janetwrenn AT yahoo.com    2016/07/01 
Forrest L. Carpenter III  W5FLC fcarpenter3 AT mac.com    2016/07/01 
Rick Wannall  rick AT wannall.net    2016/07/01 
Andy Burger  AB5AB burger.andrew AT gmail.com    2016/06/01 
Bill McNally  K5YDO billmc AT ruf.rice.edu    2016/05/01 
Ron Litt  K5HM k5hm.ron AT gmail.com    2016/05/01 
Benjamin Konosky  KG5DQP bkonosky AT gmail.com    2016/06/01 
Robert B. Tomlinson  N5JSL rbtswim AT gmail.com    2015/08/01 
Christopher Harris  KG5DED clharris AT lumadyne.com    2016/06/01 
Larry Brand  KB5PNU     2016/06/01 
Henry Blassingame  WB5FEA hcblassingame AT gmail.com    2016/06/01 
Richard Arvedson  KF5RSA kf5rsa AT arrl.net    2016/05/01 
Johnny Johnson  KF5VXX houston AT flash.net    2016/06/01 
Dave Beers  AF5T af5t88 AT sbcglobal.net    2016/05/01 


Membership Expiration Reminders

Name Call Sign Email Expire Renew
John Moore  KK5NU  jwm AT hal-pc.org  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Kevin Vinther  KV5X  kvinther AT gmail.com  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Raul Aldape  KE5FAH  ke5fah AT hotmail.com  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Joshua Rose  KB3VQQ  Jsarose1221 AT comcast.net  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
David Rosenfield    motocollector AT aol.com  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
David James Rosenfield      2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Sonia Rosenfield      2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Randy Handley  KC6WYH  uphogger5 AT gmail.com  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Tom Morton  W5TOM  tom AT w5tom.com  2015/06/01  - click to renew 
Jerry Tripp  KA5LPH  blazer0444 AT yahoo.com  2015/06/01  - click to renew 
Polly Tripp      2015/06/01  - click to renew 
Allan Hill  NQ5B  nq5b AT msn.com  2015/06/01  - click to renew 
Jeff Carson  KF5ONT  jcarson222 AT yahoo.com  2015/06/01  - click to renew 
Edwin Simpson    stickleback45 AT gmail.com  2015/06/01  - click to renew 
Thomas W. Graves  K5TWG  twg AT am-law.com  2015/07/01  - click to renew 
Terry Leatherland  K5PGF  k5pgf AT yahoo.com  2015/07/01  - click to renew 
William Wheeless  AE5SA  williamwheeless AT gmail.com  2015/07/01  - click to renew 
Weston Wheeless    williamwheeless AT gmail.com  2015/07/01  - click to renew 
Teresa Fenner  KF5QNO  Teresa.fenner AT gmail.com  2015/07/01  - click to renew 
R. P. White  KF5VLM  RPWhite3 AT gmail.com  2015/07/01  - click to renew 
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