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7:30 PM, Thursday, October 8, 2015

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

  • I bet most of you have always wondered what a repeater looks like


    Well they do not look like much. However, they sure do a lot of things. They have multiple clocks and timers, they sometimes have more than one receiver, and they operate on wall power as well as batteries. They do lot things. To help explain just what they do, Jeff Scott, W5JSC, will do a presentation that could be called “Repeaters 101”. In fact, it is called Repeaters 101 that should answer everyone’s question on how a repeater operates and functions. Make sure you come out to the meeting to learn just how repeaters work.


    September Meeting Recap – Now You Should Know How Your Antenna Works!


    TBVARC’s own antenna guru, Rick Hiller, W5RH, did it again. He did a wonderful presentation on finer points of antennas. He explained how to design, use and troubleshoot various antennas designs. Rick proclaims he is not an expert but he should did fool me (of course I am easily fooled). Rick has been building and designing antennas to the point that he almost has all the answers when someone has a problem. If you missed the program make sure you visit the BVARC website and download the video.


Upcoming Meetings

September 10th  Antennas – Designing, Using and Troubleshooting Rick Hiller, W5RH
October 8th  Repeater Basics 101  Jeff Scott, W5JSC 
November 12th Elections & Chili Supper 
December 10th  D-Star Alan, Isaachsen, KB2WF
January 15th BVARC Annual Banquet Confirmed
February 11th  Emergency Communications – Go Kit Building Kerry Mallory, AE5JY 



  • 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 : Saturday Oct 10, 2015

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10  Sat 
11  Sun 
12  Mon 
NET BVARC Monday Night Net - Meets at 8 PM Mondays on 146.94 FM  
13  Tue 
TESTING BVARC License testing - Scarcella Science & Technology Center, 10141 Cash Rd., Stafford  
14  Wed 
NET BVARC HF Rag Chew Net - 3910 Khz at 7 PM every Wednesday - Great info net.  
15  Thu 
16  Fri 
17  Sat 
BVARC Board of Directors:
President Bill Stone, WS5H - Recent SK
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 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 Nathan Vessey N5NYV, Hamfest Chairman n5nyv@att.net 832-603-1535
Everything Else Things Cameron Mitchell, K5CAM mitchl@mitchl.net 281-565-4665


Latest Member Upgrades, Changes or Renewals

Name Call Sign Email Status Expire
Anita Fawcett  WA5JMC     2016/11/01 
Pump Handle Fawcett  WA5CYI wa5cyi AT arrl.net    2016/11/01 
Bill Garfield  WB9FOP wdgarf AT gmail.com    2016/09/01 
David Brunell  K8KC brunell AT cdinc.com    2016/10/01 
DAN VILLALANTI  KS5V villalanti AT earthlink.net    LIFE MEMBER 
Cody Ford  K5CJF codyjford AT hotmail.com    2016/03/01 
Charles Carraway  W5CHC charlesc337 AT gmail.com    2016/02/01 
GARY SITTON  K5AMH gasitton AT comcast.net    2016/09/01 
Sam Wilson  N5CPA sfwilsonsa AT gmail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
Rick Hiller  W5RH rhiller AT sdicgm.com    2016/09/01 
Nathan Vessey  N5NYV n5nyv AT att.net    2016/06/01 
Stephanie Vessey  K5SFV K5SFV AT att.net    2016/06/01 
Aaron Bennett  aaronb1275 AT msn.com    2016/09/01 
Jim Burrough  N5DTT n5dtt AT arrl.net    2015/09/01 - click to renew 
Brian Arenare  K5TXT barenare AT comcast.net    2016/09/01 
Greg Graziadio  KF5ZXU ggraziadio AT earthlink.net    2016/09/01 
Les Jones  W5KRN lesintex AT swbell.net  SK   LIFE MEMBER 
Roy E. Storey  W5TKZ rstorey1940 AT gmail.com    2016/09/01 
Donald G. Johnson  W4LDN cw4djohnson AT gmail.com    2016/02/01 
Sidney Sherwood  N5ZKD n5zkd AT arrl.net    LIFE MEMBER 


Membership Expiration Reminders

Name Call Sign Email Expire Renew
Kenneth Stevens  WX5YZ  cat9tails AT gmail.com  2015/08/01  - click to renew 
William Schleppegrell  AE5YY  wschleppegrell AT gmail.com  2015/08/01  - click to renew 
Adele Mirshak    cat9tails AT gmail.com  2015/08/01  - click to renew 
Jim Burrough  N5DTT  n5dtt AT arrl.net  2015/09/01  - click to renew 
Sandra Gottlieb  KC5IWL  two-hams AT comcast.net  2015/09/01  - click to renew 
Steve Gottlieb  WA5OEN  two-hams AT comcast.net  2015/09/01  - click to renew 
G. David Waddell  N5GDW  dwaddell AT swbell.net  2015/09/01  - click to renew 
Fred McLean  W0FCM    2015/09/01  - click to renew 
Lillian McLean  KN5LRM    2015/09/01  - click to renew 
Bobb Gorena    schizaphis AT hotmail.com  2015/09/01  - click to renew 
Mary Beth Monsour    msircg AT gmail.com  2015/09/01  - click to renew 
Mehron Berberian  KG5DIE    2015/09/01  - click to renew 
Katy Wells  KG5DEB  caveat.observator AT sbcglobal.net  2015/09/01  - click to renew 
Don Wells  KG5DEC  caveat.observator AT sbcglobal.net  2015/09/01  - click to renew 
KEN TAYLOR    ken.j.taylor AT fluor.com  2015/09/01  - click to renew 
John Gilstrap Jr.  KD5TVJ  kd5tvj AT mylinuxisp.com  2015/10/01  - click to renew 
Holly McKee  KE5WOU  sbmckee AT yahoo.com  2015/10/01  - click to renew 
Scott McKee  NT5SM  sbmckee AT yahoo.com  2015/10/01  - click to renew 
Abed Tony BenBrahim  K5DEV  tony.benbrahim AT gmail.com  2015/10/01  - click to renew 
Clayton Fritz  KG5DPG  cfritz7800 AT gmail.com  2015/10/01  - click to renew 
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Life Members   63
Silent Keys   56
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