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  • IN COLOR: The October Newsletter is now available


    7:30 PM, Thursday, November 13, 2014

    2511 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, 77478, Eldridge Park Conference Center


    Chili Cook-Off at the Polls

    As we close in on the end of the year the temperatures begin to fall, to the delight of many.  With the falling temperatures comes the desire for hot chili. The desire for hot chili means that it is time for BVARC to hold a chili cook-off. This year, come to the November meeting with a pot that old family recipe.  You could just find yourself leaving with the grand prize.  If cooking up chili is not your thing, how about bringing a plate of cornbread.

    Also, don't forget that it is voting time. Offices in need of fresh perspective are: Vice President; Secretary/Treasurer; the Two Year at Large Member: and the One Year at Large Member.  If you are interested in any of these positions please notify Rick Hiller, W5RH, to have your name put on the ballot. Being a part of the BVARC board of directors is a great way to not only serve the club, but to be at the forefront of the direction that the club goes.  Come and be a part of the vote, and come hungry

  • October Meeting Recap – Ham Auction

    This past October was the second annual BVARC auction.  There was a lot of great gear brought in for the auction and those who won their bid came away some great items at some great prices.  The auction is still new for the club and we've learned something new each time that we've held it.  We hope everyone enjoyed the  auction.  Next year expect some more changes to make the third year even better than the last.


  • 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 Service Net every Monday at 8 PM on 146.94 (167.9). In addition, 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 : Friday Oct 31, 2014

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NET BVARC Monday night Public Service Net - 146.94 PL 167.9 8 PM  
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NET BVARC HF Rag Chew Net - 3910 Khz at 7 PM every Wednesday - Great info net.  
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Real People to Contact:
Learning Things 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   temp down
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
Steve Gottlieb  WA5OEN two-hams AT comcast.net    2015/09/01 
Norma Stone  KE5NDN     2015/11/01 
William D. Stone  WS5H dragntow AT wt.net    2015/11/01 
John R. Endsley  KD5IDU     LIFE MEMBER 
Edward Gonzalez  KD5BIS kd5bis AT hotmail.com    2014/12/01 
Anita Fawcett  WA5JMC     2015/11/01 
Kirk Kendrick  KK2Z kmkendrick AT gmail.com  LIFE MEMBER   LIFE MEMBER 
Mark Tollett  KG5AKH     2015/02/01 
Pete Abad  KD5ELH pabad AT swbell.net    LIFE MEMBER 
Holly McKee  KE5WOU sbmckee AT yahoo.com    2015/10/01 
Scott McKee  NT5SM sbmckee AT yahoo.com    2015/10/01 
William Rupley  KE5GWO willsail AT flash.net    2015/11/01 
Betty L Zermeno  KA0TEN betty.zermeno AT gmail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
Clyde McMeans  W5MCM cemcme AT outdrs.net    2015/10/01 
Michael Donoghue  KG5BMS kg5bms AT gmail.com    2015/11/01 
D. Howard Bingham  KE5APJ KE5APJ AT earthlink.net    2015/04/01 
Carl Hacker  WC5WM wc5wm.tnars AT gmail.com    2015/11/01 
Robert Bailey  WM8S rob AT wm8s.com    LIFE MEMBER 
Clint Gilliland  N5FNA clint.in.pearville AT gmail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
Pump Handle Fawcett  WA5CYI wa5cyi AT arrl.net    2015/11/01 


Membership Expiration Reminders

Name Call Sign Email Expire Renew
Travis Burgess  K5HTB  travburg1 AT comcast.net  2014/08/01  - click to renew 
Anthony Marriott  AF5BV  paul.marriott AT icloud.com  2014/08/01  - click to renew 
Greg Major  KD0FEP  Greg.b.major AT gmail.com  2014/09/01  - click to renew 
Hudson Hallenbeck  KE5DRH  hudson AT hallenbeck.org  2014/09/01  - click to renew 
Brian Bush  W5XBB  djdead+bvarc AT gmail.com  2014/09/01  - click to renew 
Charles L. Kimtantas  WB5EXI  wb5exi AT arrl.net  2014/10/01  - click to renew 
Thomas Krahn  KT5TK  thomas AT tkrahn.com  2014/10/01  - click to renew 
Willard Hood Jr.  KD5EKA  KD5EKA AT hotmail.com  2014/10/01  - click to renew 
Henry Blassingame  WB5FEA  hcblassingame AT gmail.com  2014/10/01  - click to renew 
Harold Mignola  K5HEM  kilo5hem AT gmail.com  2014/10/01  - click to renew 
David Brownlee  KF5YGF  dbrownlee AT rpm-services.com  2014/10/01  - click to renew 
Bill Cockrell  W5COC  bill AT billcockrell.com  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
Tom Gay  N5LHN  tom.a.gay AT gmail.com  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
Bob Hall  KF5BOB  bob.softball74 AT gmail.com  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
Howard Hargrove  KF5EYX  hharsc AT windstream.net  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
Andy MacAllister  W5ACM  w5acm AT swbell.net  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
Mark McGrath  N5VCM  mark AT mcgrath-co.com  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
David L. Northcutt  WB5KLH  davidlnorthcutt AT comcast.net  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
John Whiteman  K5LKJ  jw AT heatingtapes.com  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
Donald Scott Royall  W5RUA  Royall AT conchbbs.com  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
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Total Members   232
Life Members   59
Silent Keys   47
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