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SCAM ALERT- They are at it again

Bill Craft
 

Thanks to Lee Besing for reminding us of email scams. It happens around the Holidays every year. It’s not only club members but anyone who emails.

Gift card scam


The gift card scam lures members into buying gift cards through spoofed text messages and emails. It begins with a short conversational message such as “Are you there?” that appears to be from a SARC officer or member, but is actually sent from the scammer’s email account. If the recipient responds, the scammer will reply, and the conversation quickly turns into a request to purchase gift cards.

Any time an unsolicited email conversation turns into a request to purchase gift cards, it is a scam. If this happens, discontinue the conversation and delete the message. You can also protect yourself from this scam by carefully examining the sender’s email address. If it differs from the sender’s normal address, stop and delete the message. If unsure, contact the webmaster. 

Remember, no club officer will email you with a request to buy gift cards, credit cards, money orders or iTunes cards, etc.

 


Warning - Bob Rod's email has been hacked

Lee Besing
 

Received an innocent email from Bob's flash.net email account, claiming that he needed me to do a favor for him.

Nothing suspicious there, right? Bob never sends out emails asking for favors. He seldom even asks for favors because he's usually the one doing the favors.

Anyway, here's the chain of emails, with the usual "Don't contact me by phone, because I left my phone at home.  But, I'm traveling out of the country and I'm trying to help somebody, so I need you to buy me a gift card" line of BS.

Just look at the structure of the language being used. This is not Bob's language.

Quote.....

"I am unavailable over the phone as I forgot my cell phone at home, I am here with my iPad. I just needed to get a Visa Gift Card for a friend who is down with cancer of the Liver, it's her birthday today but I can't do this now because I am traveling to Elizabeth islands.My effort purchasing it online proved abortive and also declining my card, can you please get it from any store around you for me? I'll reimburse you immediately when I get back. Kindly let me know if you can handle this so I can tell you the amount and how to get it to me.

Bob Rod"


On Sat, Nov 26, 2022 at 9:35 AM <lee@...> wrote:

Hey no problem, Bob. I'll give you a phone call here in a minute.

Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
<Blocked out his email address>
Sent: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 7:31 PM
Subject: ROBERT RODRIGUEZ


How are you? I need a favor from you.


Thanks, Regards.


Bob Rod

End quote


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


Event: TAILGATE at Encino Library - Saturday, 3 December 2022 #cal-reminder

Group Notification <noreply@...>
 

Reminder: TAILGATE at Encino Library

When:
Saturday, 3 December 2022
8:00am to 2:00pm
(UTC-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Encino Branch Library 2515 E Evans Rd, San Antonio, TX 78259 Off US281 (N)

Organizer: Bill Craft billc851@...

View Event

Description:

Admission
Buyers FREE   Sellers-$5 donation
To support library programs
Commercial Vendors welcome
 
SARC 's third Tailgate event for those interested in selling or buying some used ham radio gear and equipment. This is an opportunity for sellers to bring their Ham gear, open their trunks and let your stuff find a new home! Buyers can walk the parking lot looking for good deals from local hams you can trust.


Silent Key estate sale- Dick Schiet, KC0ZDB

Bill Craft
 

Silent Key estate sale- Dick Schiet, KC0ZDB

Jennifer Scheit 

scheitjm@...

(319) 821-9051

 

Dick’s daughter, Jennifer has come back to settle some of his things. One of which is his HAM radio equipment. She wants to sell his equipment during her stay this weekend.

As many of you know Dick was a snowbird and was only in SA during the winter, then went back to Oregon. He had a “ham shack” in his RV while he was in Seguin.

For sales, cash would be good, but mobile apps work for me, as well (Paypal; CashApp; Venmo). Any interested parties would need to connect with Jennifer by Tuesday, 11/22, while she is still in Seguin. With a short timeline, she cannot commit to trying to ship anything.

The items she is trying to sell is:

Price      Manufacturer Description Model

$75        OPEK SWR / Power meter SWR-6

$50        RCA Remote Programmable Antenna Rotator

$115       MFJ Adjustable Regulated DC Power Supply MFJ-4035MV

$150      AMERITRON Screwdriver Antenna Controller SDC-102

$500       ICOM HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver IC-706MK II G

$900       AMERITRON Amplifier AL-811H

$350      YAESU MUSEN CO LTD FTM-400XDR

$325      YAESU Digital/Analog Transceiver FTM-400D

$20        INMAC Surge Protector (4-plug)

$15        Extension Speaker VS-8

$90        Yaesu FT-60 Handheld Radio

$2,590 estimated range -

plus antenna, cables/cords, etc


Re: Scholarship Drawing Video

Walt Laubach
 

I only know it works. My niece had one for cancer surgery reconstruction and it raised over $10,000. Surely someone knows how it works. I do not.



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G, an AT&T 5G smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Craft <billc851@...>
Date: 11/13/22 18:12 (GMT-06:00)
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Scholarship Drawing Video

Walt any ideas are welcomed, do you know how to do a "go fund me" ? 
I don't know much about it except for the name.


Re: Scholarship Drawing Video

Bill Craft
 

Walt any ideas are welcomed, do you know how to do a "go fund me" ? 
I don't know much about it except for the name.


Re: Scholarship Drawing Video

Walt Laubach
 

Suggestions for funding scholarship fund, have you considered a go fund me page?



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G, an AT&T 5G smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Craft <billc851@...>
Date: 11/11/22 17:43 (GMT-06:00)
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [W5SC] Scholarship Drawing Video

The video for the Scholarship drawing is posted on our YouTube channel.
https://youtu.be/JsE0toKuwAk


Scholarship Drawing Video

Bill Craft
 

The video for the Scholarship drawing is posted on our YouTube channel.
https://youtu.be/JsE0toKuwAk


Robert A. Rodriguez Scholarship Fundraiser Drawing

Bill Craft
 

The Robert A. Rodriguez Scholarship fundraiser drawing was held November 10th, 2022 during our Club's monthly ZOOM meeting.

 

Patricia, the Blanco BBQ manager selected the tickets.

 

Raffle Drawing results

 

1st Prize: ICOM IC-7610 HF/50MHz Transceiver – John Palumbo//KI5KUN

2nd Prize: Yaesu FT-891 HF/50MHz Mobile Transceiver – Billy Sparks//N5TCT

3rd Prize: ICOM IC-2730A VHF/UHV FM Transceiver – Kevin Pennell//KI5VEL

4th Prize: ICOM V86 VHF FM Hand Transceiver – JD Roach//KD5YSY

 

Our thanks to all who purchase tickets and helped SARC Scholarship fund a success.

 

The event was videotaped and will be posted as soon as possible.


Online technician class

Bill Craft
 

 
Hello SARC
 
I hope you are having a great week!

This Saturday, November 12, I will be hosting a New Technician Class Livestream on my channel.  It will be taught by Dan, KB6NU, who is famous for his No Nonsense Study Guides for all 3 levels of Ham Radio Testing.  This Livestream will be my first video that includes the brand new question pool that updated last July, so it is the latest information you can get, if you want to get your first license.  After the class is finished, we will have some options for taking your test virtually so that you don't have to wait to get your license.
 
Please share this livestream link with any family you might have - any clubs in your area, or on social media.  Get the word out, and let's get some new folks on the air!
 

Thank you for being a part of the Ham Radio 2.0 Community.  I hope to see you in the chat today.

73 de KC5HWB
 
 
 

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73 de KC5HWB

2150 W. Northwest Hwy
#114-1163
Grapevine TX 76051
USA


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November Newsletter

Bill Craft
 

Our current newsletter is available to view or download from W5SC.ORG.
As usual its jammed packed with meeting minutes, the President's Radiogram , future events and more.
 
http://w5sc.org/newsletter/
 
 
Thanks!
— Membership Committee                  


Tailgate at the Encino Branch Library December 3rd, 2022

Bill Craft
 

TAILGATE EVENT
Admission
Buyers FREE   Sellers-$5 donation
To support library programs
Commercial Vendors welcome
 
SARC 's third Tailgate event for those interested in selling or buying some used ham radio gear and equipment. This is an opportunity for sellers to bring their Ham gear, open their trunks and let your stuff find a new home! Buyers can walk the parking lot looking for good deals from local hams you can trust.


Re: SOLVED: Re: Drive-On mount...

Charles Rich AK4SR
 

I am so happy the drive-on plate works for you. My father, SK KC0GKZ, welded that together for a field day years ago and we got a lot of use out of it. Here's to a great second life for it. I hope it serves you well. 
--
Charles Rich
AK4SR
Stem Ham Radio
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1460319574150873/


SOLVED: Re: Drive-On mount...

David McGuire
 

Hello to the list.  I want to thank those who responded to my call for help; those who replied to the list, and those who replied with a direct email.  A fellow ham and I agreed upon a swap of a mount for some ham-related equipment.  It was a great day.
 
As an update, I used my Spiderbeam pole with the new drive-on mount.  It was the first time I had used my fiberglass pole.  I did not know about the antenna fastener that would have been available when I purchased the pole.  But, sorting through my toolbox surfaced something that would work.  And, work it did!  I made 47 contacts (combined) on 40m and 20m.  Talking with another ham about the Spiderbeam pole he said that it looks like a cotter pin would work.  I'm happy with my "homebrew" solution, but will definitely check out the cotter pin suggestion.  Another great day for ham radio.
 
I've made reservations for two state parks near Corpus Christi, so more great ham radio days coming to the near horizon.
 
Have a great weekend.  vy 73 de David AE4LH


moderated Trading Post

Bill Craft
 

Lots of new stuff listed in our trading post
https://w5sc.org/adverts/

It's FREE to use, so if you have something collecting dust, put it up for sale.


moderated Re: Drive-On mount...

David McGuire
 

JC, thank you very much.  As always, you are so kind and helpful.  I know that I want one, but I will probably give you a call to bring my Spiderbeam pole, and check the fit.  I am looking at drills tonight on Amazon. 

 

I hope you will have a nice Sunday.

 

David AE4LH

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: J C Smith
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2022 6:21 PM
To: 'main@saradioclub.groups.io'
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Drive-On mount...

 

David:

I have one I will loan you if you want to try one first.

 

J C Smith, N5RXS

-----------------------------------------

From: "David McGuire"
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Saturday October 22 2022 5:15:43PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Drive-On mount...

Greg,

Thank you for the guidance to use the wood first, and the offer to share your welding skills with my materials.

David AE4LH

 


moderated Re: Drive-On mount...

J C Smith
 

David:
I have one I will loan you if you want to try one first.

J C Smith, N5RXS

-----------------------------------------

From: "David McGuire"
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Saturday October 22 2022 5:15:43PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Drive-On mount...

Greg,

Thank you for the guidance to use the wood first, and the offer to share your welding skills with my materials.

David AE4LH


moderated Re: Drive-On mount...

David McGuire
 

Greg,

Thank you for the guidance to use the wood first, and the offer to share your welding skills with my materials.

David AE4LH


moderated Re: Drive-On mount...

David McGuire
 

A nice video (for those who learn best through watching).  Wait!  I resemble that comment!!  :).  Thank you, Bill.


moderated Re: Drive-On mount...

David McGuire
 

Bill, thank you for the link…with its clear directions!

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