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



    7:30 PM, Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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


    Itís time to cook some hotdogs!


    When you are in the middle of installing the latest and greatest skyhook (or at least the one your budget can afford,), you normally get a little tired, thirsty and hungry. So while the XYL/YL is getting you a cold one, you try and decide the easiest way to cook a couple of hot dogs. You donít want to get the grill out for a few dogs so you look around the back yard for other ideas. You notice your 40 foot antenna mast laying on the ground right under the power lines and you say to yourself ďI bet if I use my antenna mast, I can get that hotdog right next to the high power line and cook itĒ. What a wonderful idea you came up withÖ..Ö..NOT! Come out to the next BVARC meeting and watch Centerpoint Energy show you why it is such a bad idea for you to cook hotdogs with your antenna mast. Centerpoint will also tell you about power line safety and the doís and doníts on working around power lines. Donít worry, Centerpoint is supplying the hotdogs. 



    March Meeting Recap Ė There were wires but not the normal ones.  

    Our annual TDXS BVARC combined meeting was a great success with over 45 people attending. Nizar Millani, N0NM, of BVARC did a presentation on remote rig operation and how much fun it can be operating a radio remotely. Nizar, our local subject matter expert on remote operation, demonstrated how anyone can set-up remote operation in 5 minutes or less (not quite but he tried). 

    • 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 : Sunday Apr 26, 2015

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    26  Sun 
    27  Mon 
    NET BVARC Monday night Public Service Net - 146.94 PL 167.9 8 PM  
    28  Tue 
    29  Wed 
    NET BVARC HF Rag Chew Net - 3910 Khz at 7 PM every Wednesday - Great info net.  
    30  Thu 
    01  Fri 
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    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   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
    Michael Monsour  AC0TX msircg AT gmail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
    Mary Beth Monsour  msircg AT gmail.com    2015/09/01 
    Jo. L. Keener  KE7NSB jo.l.keener AT juno.com    2016/04/01 
    G. David Waddell  N5GDW dwaddell AT swbell.net  SK   2015/09/01 
    Bill Newton  KB5TAN billnewton AT earthlink.net    2016/12/01 
    Christopher Newton  KB5BSA chris_newton AT earthlink.net    2016/12/01 
    Michael Mustachia  KF5PHA MMUSTACHIA AT ATT.NET    2016/05/01 
    Jim Swetlikoe  AF5XL jswetlikoe AT gmail.com    2016/04/01 
    Larry Brand  KB5PNU     2015/06/01 
    Richard E. Goldy  K5GOL rgoldy AT windstream.net    2016/05/01 
    Thomas Johnson  KG5GLX tej AT flash.net    2016/04/01 
    Jerry Beevers  N5JPB jpbeevers AT yahoo.com    2016/03/01 
    David Cox  KD5IBM davidacox1 AT hotmail.com    2016/03/01 
    Gerald Little  KC5CKN ibwo.gwl AT gmail.com    2016/04/01 
    Tuan Dang  ke5pcc AT gmail.com    2016/04/01 
    James Roeder  KF5BMW roederjh AT comcast.net    2016/04/01 
    David Barber  K5NDB d_barber AT att.net    2016/04/01 
    Charlie Keng  K5ENG k5eng AT comcast.net    2016/05/01 
    Lionel Booth  N5LB N5LB AT outlook.com    2016/04/01 
    Tom Matthews  K5SAF k5saf.tx AT gmail.com    2016/03/01 


    Membership Expiration Reminders

    Name Call Sign Email Expire Renew
    Bill Green  W5HTG  w5htg AT windstream.net  2015/02/01  - click to renew 
    Patrick Jopling  KC9OHL  patrick.jopling AT apachecorp.com  2015/02/01  - click to renew 
    Larry Burns  K5LKB  lartex13-ham AT yahoo.com  2015/02/01  - click to renew 
    Mark Tollett  KG5AKH    2015/02/01  - click to renew 
    Andy Burger  AB5AB  burger.andrew AT gmail.com  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
    Robert Malley  KF5YUX  bobmall AT comcast.net  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
    Susan Malley      2015/03/01  - click to renew 
    Michael Harbaugh    msharb AT sbcglobal.net  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
    Matt Bramanti  K1MFB  mattbramanti AT gmail.com  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
    Michael Zimmermann  W5ZIM  michael AT zimm3rmann.com  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
    Mike Zimmermann  KF5YAZ    2015/03/01  - click to renew 
    D. Howard Bingham  KE5APJ  KE5APJ AT earthlink.net  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
    Hal Fuglaar  N5BXP  Hfuglaar1 AT gmail.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
    Mary Fuglaar  KA5LGJ  hfuglaar AT hotmail.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
    Joe Sharer  AA1ZJ  jesharer AT yahoo.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
    Zach Sharer    jesharer AT yahoo.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
    Scott Sage  KG5ALG  scott266 AT me.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
    Bill Crowell  N4HPG  n4hpg AT comcast.net  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
    Dasha Crowell    n4hpg AT comcast.net  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
    Michael Baldry  KG5BEK  mjbaldry01 AT gmail.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
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