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

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    7:30 PM, Thursday, September 10th, 2015

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

    September is Antenna month at BVARC.

    W5RH continues the series on Antennas in the newsletter. 
    The Radio Hotel -- Antennas-Part 7 is all about antenna loading.

    Plus, at the September 10th meeting, W5RH presents
    “Antennas:  The Tools to Design, Build and Troubleshoot Them”.

    A very practical look at building antennas and the process, parts and skills needed to do that.

    Upcoming Meetings

    Below is a list of upcoming BVARC meetings. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss out.  

    September 10th  Antennas – Designing, Using and Troubleshooting Rick Hiller, W5RH
    October 8th  D-Star  Pending
    November 12th Elections & Chili Supper 
    December 10th Home brew 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. 



    MASONIC LODGE is at 421 Eldridge Road just north of Hwy 90.   (Doors open at 7:00.)

  • Board of Directors Location Change. The BVARC BoD meetings will be held at Bayland Park 6400 Bissonet in the Bayland Park Community Center in Southwest Houston. Members welcome. Meeting times will be announced.

  • 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.


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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
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 
Irv Smith  KK5QQ kk5qq AT aol.com    2016/11/01 
Jane Smith  janebow AT aol.com    2016/11/01 
Clyde McMeans  W5MCM cemcme AT outdrs.net    2016/10/01 
Rob McClure  KC5RET KC5RET AT gmail.com    2016/09/01 
DAN VILLALANTI  KF5WCU villalanti AT earthlink.net    LIFE MEMBER 
Ralph Cheek  KL7AX ralphcheek42 AT gmail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
GARY SITTON  K5AMH gasitton AT comcast.net    2016/09/01 
Robert B. Tomlinson  N5JSL rbtswim AT gmail.com    2016/08/01 
Sharon Tomlinson  KF5HUF rbtswim AT gmail.com    2016/08/01 
Larry Burns  K5LKB lartex13-ham AT yahoo.com    2016/08/01 
Jose Cantor  KF5ZAC jcantor AT mcmanagement.com    2016/08/01 
Terry Leatherland  K5PGF k5pgf AT yahoo.com    2016/07/01 
Ravi Ratnala  KF5YHP Ratnala100 AT indexsolutions.com    2015/10/01 
Norma Stone  KE5NDN     2015/11/01 
Tom Morton  W5TOM tom AT w5tom.com    2016/08/01 
Fred McLean  W0FCM     2015/09/01 
Lillian McLean  KN5LRM     2015/09/01 


Membership Expiration Reminders

Name Call Sign Email Expire Renew
Thomas W. Graves  K5TWG  twg AT am-law.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 
Robin Bayer  KA5QQA  rmbayer62 AT gmail.com  2015/07/01  - click to renew 
Bryce Lindsay  KG5AAV  kg5aav AT isorg.com  2015/07/01  - click to renew 
AL BAYER  W5AEB  rmbayer62 AT gmail.com  2015/07/01  - click to renew 
Thomas Stanley  N5YS  thomaslstanley AT gmail.com  2015/07/01  - click to renew 
Robert Owens  KF5ZBV  rbt_owens AT hotmail.com  2015/07/01  - click to 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 
Rick Hiller  W5RH  rhiller AT sdicgm.com  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 
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