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    Destroyer Escort USS Stewart and USS Cavalla

    0000Z June 6 through 2359Z June 7, 2015 at Fort Travis
    Sponsored by the Battleship New Jesey Amateur Radio Station and Brasos Valley Amateur Radio Club

    Operate Saturday and Sunday from the Fort Travis Park within sight of the warships.

    Previous Year event photos: 2010, 2011, 2012. 2013. 2014





    This is over a mile south of the Eldridge Park Conference Center where we have been meeting and is a few blocks north of the Union Pacific tracks.  The facility will be open at 6:30 pm on Thursday May 14th of anyone would like to come earlier.


    Parking is limited to 18 ( 2 handicap) vehicles in front of the Masonic Lodge. There is additional parking across Rolling Mill Drive at Sugar Land Methodist Church.


    7:30 PM, Thursday, May 14th, 2015 

    ARES – The Inner Workings with Transtar

     It may not be Mission Control but it is close to. If you are not aware of it, there is a group city, county, state and federal agencies that are in a building off Old Katy Road that has several rooms set up to oversee the major emergencies and disasters in and around Harris County. Right in the middle of this space age command and control is, you guessed it, a ham radio room. So come to the meeting and listen to Jeff Walter, KE5FGA, the ARRL ARES South Texas EC describe the interfacing between ARES and Transtar and workings of the ham radio room at Transtar. Prepare to be amazed. 

    ·       April Meeting Recap – Hotdogs were cooked but no one ate them

    Centerpoint Energy did an excellent power line safety program as well as telling how NOT to cook our hotdogs (or ourselves). Nearly 50 people attended the demonstration and discussion on power line safety and the do’s and don’ts on working around power lines. So please keep in mind what Centerpoint told us on how to install antennas safely can correctly.

  • 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 May 29, 2015

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29  Fri 
30  Sat 
31  Sun 
01  Mon 
NET BVARC Monday night Public Service Net - 146.94 PL 167.9 8 PM  
02  Tue 
NET Ten-Ten Net - Weekly 10 Meter Net - All Are Invited - 8pm Local - 28.488 Mhz  
03  Wed 
NET BVARC HF Rag Chew Net - 3910 Khz at 7 PM every Wednesday - Great info net.  
04  Thu 
05  Fri 
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   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
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 
Jon Noxon  KF5TFJ jon AT noxon.cc    2016/05/01 
D. Howard Bingham  KE5APJ KE5APJ AT earthlink.net    2016/04/01 
Kit Keith  W5WKK badfish_kk AT yahoo.com    2015/12/01 
Michael Baldry  KG5BEK mjbaldry01 AT gmail.com    2016/04/01 
Charles Carraway  W5CHC charlesc337 AT gmail.com    2016/02/01 
Donovan Balli  KG5BDZ dballi AT mail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
John Troutman  KG5HGH tropicaltroutman AT yahoo.com    2016/05/01 
Robert Owens  KF5ZBV rbt_owens AT hotmail.com    2015/07/01 
Mark Braun  W5THC tejano714 AT icloud.com    2016/07/01 
Elizabeth White  KA2UCA ebeth AT pdq.net    2016/05/01 
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 


Membership Expiration Reminders

Name Call Sign Email Expire 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 
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 
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 
Bill McNally  K5YDO  billmc AT ruf.rice.edu  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Ron Litt  K5HM  k5hm.ron 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 
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Life Members   62
Silent Keys   51
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