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Re: QRP Breakfast TOMORROW!

Monty N5ESE <n5ese@...>
 

Well, I hope the San Antonio QRPers got together and had the QRP Breakfast & Show-and-Tell. I doubt very seriously that any from Austin made it down there. I started south on I-35 at 5 AM this morning, and made it about 2 exits at 25 mph in the downpouring rain (hydroplaning at 45 mph), and realized it was not just dumb, but crazy to continue. So as much as I enjoy the QRP comraderie, we had to blow it off entirely.

Somebody tell me us Austin Bubbas how things went...

73,
monty N5ESE
http://www.dit-dididit-dit.com

At 08:26 AM 1/11/2007, you wrote:
I'll be there. It's early (ugh) but it's fun...

After we finish breakfast, we'll go get in line for the swapfest opening.
It's a small 'fest, but worth it. Each 'fest has its own flavor, and San
Antonio is unique. But an hour-and-a-half (twice around slowly), and I'll
probably be done, and headed back to Austin for the AQRP Club meeting.

I'll set up the car to work 40 Meters CW both ways - QRP, of course - so
if you happen to be on band, listen for the peanut whistle.

And if I don't see you in SA, I'll see you at Alvin's ;-)

73,
monty N5ESE

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Reposted Info Follows
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In memory of our dear friend Fred Bonavita, K5QLF (SK),
who so enjoyed this breakfast, we'll again enjoy our
annual QRP Breakfast & Show-and-Tell before the San
Antonio Swapfest opens.

Please join me and bring your homebrew (or other) QRP
stuff for "show-and-tell" at 7 AM at:

Taqueria Guanajuato in the community of Mingus Corner,
near the intersection of FM 2536 and Loop 1604. The place
opens at 6 AM, and breakfast will start around 7 (+/-).
Mingus Corner is about 1 mile south of the swap site,
and the taqueria is on the left (if your southbound).

The swap again will be at Little Joe's Country Gold,
which is on FM 2536. Set up starts at 7 AM for those
who purchased tables, and the doors open at 8 AM.

Here's a map for those who get lost every year (like I do):

http://www.io.com/~n5fc/swapfest_in_san_antonio.gif

Below, is Fred's narrative description of how to get to the taqueria (it's
easy to miss in the dark), from last year's invitation message.

Please let me have a head count (for the QRP breakfast), if you plan to
attend, just mainly so I can post potential participation and stake out a
table or two when I get there.

For those coming from the north on I-35 or US 281 or from
the east on I-10, get on I-35 south toward Laredo. Take
Loop 410 west from I-35 South. Take the second exit from
I-35 onto FM 2536, go left under the overpass and go 1.6
miles. Little Joe's is on the right, and the taqueria is about 1 mile
south, on the left.

For those coming from the south on I-37 or I-35, turn west
at Loop 1604, follow it to FM 2536, turn right and look for
the taqueria on the right. Those coming from the west, take
Loop 1604 to the south, turn left at FM 2536 and watch for
the taqueria.

73,
monty N5ESE




Via the Austin QRP Club list
Yahoo! Groups Links



Re: Annual San Antonio QRP QRP Breakfast

Paul Guido
 

Monty,

I know that speak for many South Texas hams that Fred's passion and
enthusiasm for Amateur Radio and QRP will be missed on Saturday. I will try
to stop by for a quick taco before going to work at the Swapfest door.

Here is a link to the Swapfest 2007 information http://w5sc.org/swapfest.htm


Here is a google map of the Swapfest location
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=7511+Old+Pearsall+Road,+San+Antonio,+TX&ie=UTF8&z=14&ll=29.323822,-98.644781&spn=0.043328,0.097504&t=h&om=1&iwloc=A

Look forward to seeing you there.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT
Elecraft K2 #1308

On 1/9/07, Monty N5ESE <n5ese@io.com> wrote:

In memory of our dear friend Fred Bonavita, K5QLF (SK),
who so enjoyed this breakfast, we'll again enjoy our
annual QRP Breakfast & Show-and-Tell before the San
Antonio Swapfest opens.

Please join me and bring your homebrew (or other) QRP
stuff for "show-and-tell" at 7 AM at:

Taqueria Guanajuato in the community of Mingus Corner,
near the intersection of FM 2536 and Loop 1604. The place
opens at 6 AM, and breakfast will start around 7 (+/-).
Mingus Corner is about 1 mile south of the swap site,
and the taqueria is on the left (if your southbound).

The swap again will be at Little Joe's Country Gold,
which is on FM 2536. Set up starts at 7 AM for those
who purchased tables, and the doors open at 8 AM.

Here's a map for those who get lost every year (like I do):

http://www.io.com/~n5fc/swapfest_in_san_antonio.gif

Below, is Fred's narrative description of how to get to the taqueria (it's
easy to miss in the dark), from last year's invitation message.

Please let me have a head count (for the QRP breakfast), if you plan to
attend, just mainly so I can post potential participation and stake out a
table or two when I get there.

For those coming from the north on I-35 or US 281 or from
the east on I-10, get on I-35 south toward Laredo. Take
Loop 410 west from I-35 South. Take the second exit from
I-35 onto FM 2536, go left under the overpass and go 1.6
miles. Little Joe's is on the right, and the taqueria is about 1 mile
south, on the left.

For those coming from the south on I-37 or I-35, turn west
at Loop 1604, follow it to FM 2536, turn right and look for
the taqueria on the right. Those coming from the west, take
Loop 1604 to the south, turn left at FM 2536 and watch for
the taqueria.

73,
monty N5ESE

Good advice from Mom: "Play Nice!"
;-)

Monty Northrup, N5ESE (ex-N5FC)
Austin, Texas
e-mail: n5ese@io.com
web page (ham): http://www.dit-dididit-dit.com
web page (home): http://www.io.com/~maddog

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Annual San Antonio QRP QRP Breakfast

Monty N5ESE <n5ese@...>
 

In memory of our dear friend Fred Bonavita, K5QLF (SK),
who so enjoyed this breakfast, we'll again enjoy our
annual QRP Breakfast & Show-and-Tell before the San
Antonio Swapfest opens.

Please join me and bring your homebrew (or other) QRP
stuff for "show-and-tell" at 7 AM at:

Taqueria Guanajuato in the community of Mingus Corner,
near the intersection of FM 2536 and Loop 1604. The place
opens at 6 AM, and breakfast will start around 7 (+/-).
Mingus Corner is about 1 mile south of the swap site,
and the taqueria is on the left (if your southbound).

The swap again will be at Little Joe's Country Gold,
which is on FM 2536. Set up starts at 7 AM for those
who purchased tables, and the doors open at 8 AM.

Here's a map for those who get lost every year (like I do):

http://www.io.com/~n5fc/swapfest_in_san_antonio.gif

Below, is Fred's narrative description of how to get to the taqueria (it's
easy to miss in the dark), from last year's invitation message.

Please let me have a head count (for the QRP breakfast), if you plan to
attend, just mainly so I can post potential participation and stake out a
table or two when I get there.

For those coming from the north on I-35 or US 281 or from
the east on I-10, get on I-35 south toward Laredo. Take
Loop 410 west from I-35 South. Take the second exit from
I-35 onto FM 2536, go left under the overpass and go 1.6
miles. Little Joe's is on the right, and the taqueria is about 1 mile
south, on the left.

For those coming from the south on I-37 or I-35, turn west
at Loop 1604, follow it to FM 2536, turn right and look for
the taqueria on the right. Those coming from the west, take
Loop 1604 to the south, turn left at FM 2536 and watch for
the taqueria.

73,
monty N5ESE

Good advice from Mom: "Play Nice!"
;-)

Monty Northrup, N5ESE (ex-N5FC)
Austin, Texas
e-mail: n5ese@io.com
web page (ham): http://www.dit-dididit-dit.com
web page (home): http://www.io.com/~maddog

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Volunteer for a Two Hour Shift this Saturday and Receive Extra Drawing Tickets

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

The San Antonio Radio Club SwapFest is this Saturday and we need workers
for two hour shifts to work the door and generally assist N5RXS with the
operation of the event. By volunteering for a two hour shift you help
the Club put on this fine event and still have plenty of time to visit
all of the vendors and participate in the forums.



All volunteers will receive an extra SwapFest drawing ticket for each
hour worked, with a two hour minimum. By helping the Club you will be
helping your own chance of winning one of the great door prizes.



Please volunteer your time for the SwapFest by emailing J.C. Smith at
n5rxs@satx.rr.com <mailto:n5rxs@satx.rr.com> and let him know of your
availability. By breaking the work into two hour shifts, everyone gets
to enjoy the SwapFest.


The additional drawing tickets for assisting with the SwapFest are in
addition to those awarded for helping with setup on Thursday evening and
include volunteers for the talk-in and VE session. Help us put on the
best Winter hamfest in Texas


Lee Besing, N5NTG, Appointed to the Board of Directors

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

J.C. Smith, N5RXS, was elected to the position of San Antonio Radio
Club Vice President at the November election. J.C. was already
serving as a Director for the Club and has resigned from that
directorship effective December 31, 2006 so that he could serve as
the Club's Vice President.

Chairman of the San Antonio Radio Club Board of Directors, Steve
Cerwin, WA5FRF, appointed Lee Besing, N5NTG, to serve as a director
in the position previously held by J.C., effective January 1, 2007.
By constitution, the remainder of this term will be filled by
election at next November's meeting.

Lee brings to the Club a long history of involvement in many aspects
of amateur radio in the San Antonio area.

With the November election and now this appointment, all Board and
Officer positions are now filled.

David
K5OLE


January Meeting this Thursday at Little Joe's Country Gold for SwapFest Setup

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

The San Antonio Radio Club's January meeting will be a setup meeting
for the SwapFest. It will be this Thursday at 7:00PM at Little
Joe's Country Gold, 7405 Old Pearsall Road. Here is a map:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=7511+Old+Pearsall+Road,+San+Anto&#92;
nio,+TX&ie=UTF8&z=14&ll=29.323822,-98.644781&spn=0.043328,0.097504&t=h&o&#92;
m=1&iwloc=A
<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=7511+Old+Pearsall+Road,+San+Ant&#92;
onio,+TX&ie=UTF8&z=14&ll=29.323822,-98.644781&spn=0.043328,0.097504&t=h&&#92;
om=1&iwloc=A>



The setup consists of moving chairs and tables from a bingo setting into
a dealer environment. WE NEED HELP to get this done in less than two
hours. Members who attend the setup meeting will receive an extra
SwapFest drawing ticket for each hour worked. By helping setup you will
increase your chances of winning a door prize. Refreshments will be
provided.



If you have questions concerning the January setup meeting, contact J.C.
Smith at n5rxs@satx.rr.com <mailto:n5rxs@satx.rr.com> . See you at the
meeting on Thursday.


General Class study-group

Paul Guido
 

Forwarded to the San Antonio Radio Club

The General Class study-group will meet from 18:45 - 19:45 each Tuesday
evening in classroom 201 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 11 Saint Luke's
Lane, near the Quarry (Basse/281).
*http://www.saintlukesepiscopal.net*<http://www.saintlukesepiscopal.net/>

This (no-cost) study-group is being facilitated by St. Luke's, in support of
their fresh-water drilling mission in Honduras.

Lectures will cover theory regarding applicable study areas involved in
obtaining the General Class license. Dr. Harry Greer (AD5WR) will lead.
The textbook will be Gordon West's book for the General license. (ISBN
0-945053-33-9) Participants need to furnish their own textbook.

Dr. Greer wants to ensure that everyone understands that St. Luke's primary
focus and purpose (regarding this class) is to support their Christian
missionary work overseas. Their secondary interest is in the emergency
communications arena.

Be advised, this isn't just a group of hams getting together to study.
These are mission driven individuals who need a General Class license to
further their work. We will be their guests. We will be at a Church. You
might even be asked to pray.

Dr. Greer encourages anyone who wants to help conduct certain classes
contact him at hgreer@grandecom.net .

Erik F. Rabe Sr.
*KD5YZU*


San Antonio Radio Club Swapfest 2007

Paul Guido
 

Swapfest 2007 at Little Joe's Country Gold
The Swapfest will be Saturday, January 13, 2007. Swapfest hours are 8:00
am to 3:00 pm. We will be at the same location as last year, Little
Joe's Country Gold, 7405 Old Pearsall Road (southwest side of San
Antonio). For a map click here.
<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=7511+Old+Pearsall+Road,+San+Ant&#92;
onio,+TX&ie=UTF8&z=14&ll=29.323822,-98.644781&spn=0.043328,0.097504&t=h&&#92;
om=1&iwloc=A>
Admission is $4 at the door. Swapfest set up will open at 6:30 am with
the doors opening at 8 am.

Tailgating Available! - In past years, this has been totally an Indoor
event, but this year tailgating IS allowed. Limited tailgating spaces
are available at $5 each. Please no swapping before 8:00 AM Saturday.

PDF copy of Inside <http://w5sc.org/Docs/Data/2007_Flyer_inside.pdf>
and Outside <http://w5sc.org/Docs/Data/2007_Flyer_outside.pdf> of flyer
mailed out.

Here are some of the Dealers that will be at the Swapfest this year!
K-COMM <http://kcomm.biz/>
Jubilee Enterprises <http://www.shopjubilee.com/>
The Sign Man <http://www.thesignman.com/> of Baton Rouge
HF Projects <http://www.hfprojects.com/hfprojects/>

VE Testing
Come upgrade or get your first ham license at the Swapfest! We test at a
nearby library. Pre-registration is encouraged. Contact
hamtest@gmail.com <mailto:hamtest@gmail.com> .

The Swapfest VE test session will be from 9 – 11 AM at the Johnston
Library, 6307 Sun Valley Drive
<http://www.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&q=6307+Sun+Valley+Dr,&#92;
+San+Antonio,+TX&z=12&ll=29.353601,-98.642635&spn=0.129573,0.33989&om=1>
, off Medina Base Road and SW Loop 410 (exit 3 and 3B). Bring $14 test
fee and photo ID. People upgrading also need to bring originals and
photocopies of your ham license and applicable CSCEs. Email
hamtest@gmail.com for more info.
Prizes!
Alinco DJ-596 Dual Band 5 Watt HT Transceiver (Early Bird)

Icom 718 HF Transceiver (Grand Prize)

Tables are $8 at the door.

Dealer Tables are $12 each. For a Dealer Registration Form click here.
<http://w5sc.org/Docs/SwapfestDealerRegistration2007.pdf> Dealers, you
may park your RV in the parking lot Friday evening. Two admission
tickets are provided with each dealer registration. Dealer set up is
Friday evening from 6 PM to 9:30 PM and Saturday morning from 6:30 AM to
8 AM. If you have additional questions, please contact the 2007 Swapfest
Chairman, J C Smith, N5RXS, home phone (210) 522-6167, cell phone (210)
849-3404, or email n5rxs@satx.rr.com <mailto:n5rxs@satx.rr.com> .

For an Advanced Registration Form click here.
<http://w5sc.org/Docs/Data/2007%20swap%20fest%20%20Registration.pdf>

ARRL Forum
Dr. David Woolweaver K5RAV, ARRL West Gulf Division Vice Director, will
host the ARRL Forum from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Food and drinks are available on site at competitive prices, including
coffee, hot chocolate, soda, breakfast tacos and more.

Talk-in will be on 146.94 (-, 179.9 PL), and "chat" will be on 444.100
(+, 179.9 PL). Be sure to say "hi" to the talk-in volunteers at the
table by the back door.

Please address all Swapfest inquires to n5rxs@satx.rr.com
<mailto:n5rxs@satx.rr.com> .

Club History
San Antonio Radio Club from 1919 to 2007

Bexar County's Communication Resource since 1919
The San Antonio Radio Club is one of the oldest Amateur Radio clubs that
is still around and operating. It was founded in 1919 as the "Bexar
County Radio Association" and reorganized in 1929 as the "San Antonio
Radio Club". We are one of the oldest affiliated amateur radio Clubs of
the American Radio Relay League (since January 2, 1920).

Come to the San Antonio Swapfest 2007!

73
N5IUT


Re: San Antonio Hams Website Calendar Updated for 2007

Lee Besing
 

I won't be there Schuylar, I'll be up at Bandera for the 100k run all weekend

At 12:08 AM 1/2/2007, Schuylar wrote:

Lee,

I am planning to make another attempt at My General exam the day of the
Swapfest. Would you be willing/able to take me to the Exam location and
return me back to the SwapMeet? I am helping with the ARES table.

I hopefully won't take long on the exam. I have passed it most of the time
on QRZ.com, and have done so in 10-15 minutes.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


Re: San Antonio Hams Website Calendar Updated for 2007

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

Lee,

I am planning to make another attempt at My General exam the day of the Swapfest. Would you be willing/able to take me to the Exam location and return me back to the SwapMeet? I am helping with the ARES table.

I hopefully won't take long on the exam. I have passed it most of the time on QRZ.com, and have done so in 10-15 minutes.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
(210) 638-8453 (Campaign Phone)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: Lee Besing <lee@besing.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [W5SC] San Antonio Hams Website Calendar Updated for 2007
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 00:00:01 -0600

Nope, she didn't forget. It is the first item on the 2007 calendar and has
been for the past year.
http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#01132007SWAP

What I didn't do, was to classify the Swapfest in my email message as being
a "MAJOR EVENT" that required lots and lots and lots of extra ham
help. The only reason I listed the other two events happening that weekend
was because of the more extreme conditions, and because extra help was
still needed. The remainder of the events all needed large numbers of hams.

By the way. anyone wanting to help with the Bandera 100K run, AFTER the
Swap-fest, is welcome to drive on out to the Hill Country State Natural
Area, just south of Bandera, Texas. The event will continue all night
long, until sunrise on Sunday AM, so I'm sure relief would be welcomed by
those operators who are taking care of that event from the start.

http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#01132007BANDERA

Sorry for any confusion this may have caused you.

At 10:16 PM 1/1/2007, dimtaylor@juno.com wrote:

Hi Lee, did your extra wife forget to remind you about the Swapfest????
The date is January 13,2007, at Little Joe's Country Gold.
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________






Yahoo! Groups Links


Re: San Antonio Hams Website Calendar Updated for 2007

Lee Besing
 

Nope, she didn't forget. It is the first item on the 2007 calendar and has
been for the past year.
http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#01132007SWAP

What I didn't do, was to classify the Swapfest in my email message as being
a "MAJOR EVENT" that required lots and lots and lots of extra ham
help. The only reason I listed the other two events happening that weekend
was because of the more extreme conditions, and because extra help was
still needed. The remainder of the events all needed large numbers of hams.

By the way. anyone wanting to help with the Bandera 100K run, AFTER the
Swap-fest, is welcome to drive on out to the Hill Country State Natural
Area, just south of Bandera, Texas. The event will continue all night
long, until sunrise on Sunday AM, so I'm sure relief would be welcomed by
those operators who are taking care of that event from the start.

http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#01132007BANDERA

Sorry for any confusion this may have caused you.

At 10:16 PM 1/1/2007, dimtaylor@juno.com wrote:

Hi Lee, did your extra wife forget to remind you about the Swapfest????
The date is January 13,2007, at Little Joe's Country Gold.
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


Re: San Antonio Hams Website Calendar Updated for 2007

Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
 

Diana,

The Swapfest is the first event on the calendar for January 2007 at
http://sahams.org/calendar

73,
Pat AD5BR

At 4:16 AM +0000 1/2/07, dimtaylor@juno.com wrote:
Hi Lee, did your extra wife forget to remind you about the Swapfest????
The date is January 13,2007, at Little Joe's Country Gold.


Re: San Antonio Hams Website Calendar Updated for 2007

dimtaylor@juno.com <dimtaylor@...>
 

Hi Lee, did your extra wife forget to remind you about the Swapfest????
The date is January 13,2007, at Little Joe's Country Gold.


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San Antonio Hams Website Calendar Updated for 2007

Lee Besing
 

This is a non-repeating message sent as a reminder about events happening in 2007 for the San Antonio or Central Texas area. I apologize in advance to those who got this twice due to being subscribed to multiple yahoo groups - Lee N5NTG

I've just finished updating the San Antonio 2007 Calendar of Ham Radio Events thru December 2007 for www.SanAntonioHams.org web site. Most of you already know that I have been keeping a web site for hams updated since 2003. The web site currently has about 21 groups / clubs listed who use ham radio for communications, plus links to other related groups / agencies. It has the most current, up to the date list of all San Antonio area VE Test Sessions and Class Schedules available in our area.
* If your club / group has an event not listed, please contact me with the info and I'll add it/them to the list. If any event listed has incorrect information, contact me ASAP with corrections.
* If you know of any local / regional drills scheduled for ARES, Red Cross or REACT during 2007, be sure to add me to your email list to advise, if you want the event publicized of course.
* If you know of any swap-fests, etc. in Texas which are not listed, please advise
2006 CALENDAR REMOVED
I have removed the 2006 calendar of events to save on loading speed, but the news page remains archived back thru the past year or two. I'll be splitting that off to an archive page later in my spare time, as one of the suggestions given to me by one of our area hams to do.

SHELTER OPENED IN SAN ANTONIO DECEMBER 29th
I've added a news story about the shelter we opened on Friday night, December 29th, in response to a FAA / San Antonio Airport Authority request to the City of San Antonio and Red Cross. Extremely fast response by Bexar County ARES hams with very short notice in the middle of the night to activate. See the news page for details.

MAJOR EVENTS FOR HAMS IN 2007
There will be several major public service events in 2007 for the Central Texas Area that require more than the usual handful of hams to assist, especially those listed below for April, May, October, November and December.
* <http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#012007>January 13-14 2007 - Bandera 100k Trail Run - Hill Country State Natural Area - 2 day / overnight. About 10 hams needed overnight. Event starts 7am Saturday, runs non-stop until Sunrise on Sunday.
* <http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#012007>January 14 2007 - Big Bend 50k Run - Big Bend National Park - 3 day / overnight event due to extreme travel distance from San Antonio. 10 hours travel each way. Depart Saturday, event on Sunday, return on Monday. About 20 hams needed. Local ham club is helping and providing portable repeater equipment. Rugged, physically challenging events for the hams as well as runners, only for those who are in shape to handle it should volunteer.
* <http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#042007>April 21-22 2007 - MS150 Houston - Austin Bike Tour - 2 day / overnight. About 200 hams needed both days.
* <http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#052007>May 19-20 2007 - American Diabetes Bike Tour SA-Austin- 2 day NEW EVENT FOR HAMS - This group had been using commercial radios for last 5 years, so they are adding ham radio support this year for first time. About 60 hams needed both days.
* <http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#102007>October 20-21 2007 - MS150 SA - Corpus Christi Bike Tour - 2 Day / overnight. About 60 hams needed both days.
* <http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#112007>November 11 2007 San Antonio Marathon - 1 day. About 60 hams needed.
* <http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#122007>December 09-23 2007 Austin Zilker Park Trail of Lights - 15 nights About 15 hams needed every night.
NEW WEB FEATURE PLANNED FOR 2007 - Free Classified Ads
I'm planning to add a new web site feature in 2007, that being FREE CLASSIFIED ADS ON-LINE for personal or club transactions, not commercial. I've been offered a free software package written in Cold Fusion, as long as it isn't used for commercial purposes. Once installed, you should be able to register (free) and then post or remove your own listings of equipment for sale /trade /wanted, etc. More details on web site when the ads are ready to rumble. There will never be a charge for this service as long as I'm the webmaster and owner of the site.

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


Re: Shelter Activation

Shane O'Neal NS5D <shane@...>
 

Hello everyone. Thanks for the enormous response.

We stood down at 5am this morning. We will not need any more operators for this activation.

Just to recap, the City was expecting a lot more people (thousands) than we actually got (35). There was talk of planes being diverted here from other cities, but that turned out not to be the case, and the only folks we ended up sheltering were the ones stuck in the San Antonio airport. All the hotels were booked because of the Alamo Bowl/New Year's.

The City initially planned to open three shelters, and sent a contingent of 12 firefighters and 4 police to the first shelter at McArthur. After the initial confusion was cleared up, they turned the operation over to the Red Cross shelter manager and all but 2 police left.

Most of the people at the shelter had been stuck in the airport for more than 24 hours, and they were tired, cold and hungry. They were overwhelmed at the attention that was paid to them at the shelter, and were very grateful to have a warm cot and a warm meal. Most of them went back to the airport at 5am, and there were only 4 left at the shelter who had flights in the afternoon and were going to catch the 10am bus.

Thanks again for being willing to help. Charlie's paging system worked well, and Teri did a great job of coordinating relief operators.

Regards,
Shane NS5D

----- Original Message ----
From: "Lee Besing, N5NTG" <lee@besing.com>
To: bexarcountyares@yahoogroups.com; HillCountryREACT@yahoogroups.com; w5sc@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 11:50:14 PM
Subject: [W5SC] Re: Shelter Activation

Red Cross has opened shelters in San Antonio and has requested Ham Radio
Support. Shane, NS5D, already on scene of first shelter. Terri KC5BJI
calling to line up hams to work shifts. Charlie KC5NKK has sent pager
notices to those who have cell phones or pagers advising to listen in on
the 147.18 repeater for further instructions.

This is NOT a drill, this one's real folks!

____________ _________ _________ _________ __
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
____________ _________ _________ _________ __


Re: Shelter Activation

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

This is KE5VIP...I have been in contact with KC5BJI and NS5D and I will be relief for KE5CLV at Red Cross EOC in the morning.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Lee Besing, N5NTG" <lee@besing.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: bexarcountyares@yahoogroups.com,HillCountryREACT@yahoogroups.com, w5sc@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Re: Shelter Activation
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 23:50:14 -0600

Red Cross has opened shelters in San Antonio and has requested Ham Radio
Support. Shane, NS5D, already on scene of first shelter. Terri KC5BJI
calling to line up hams to work shifts. Charlie KC5NKK has sent pager
notices to those who have cell phones or pagers advising to listen in on
the 147.18 repeater for further instructions.

This is NOT a drill, this one's real folks!

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________





Yahoo! Groups Links


Re: Shelter Activation

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

This is KE5VIP...I have been in contact with KC5BJI and NS5D and I will be relief for KE5CLV at Red Cross EOC.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Lee Besing, N5NTG" <lee@besing.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: bexarcountyares@yahoogroups.com,HillCountryREACT@yahoogroups.com, w5sc@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Re: Shelter Activation
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 23:50:14 -0600

Red Cross has opened shelters in San Antonio and has requested Ham Radio
Support. Shane, NS5D, already on scene of first shelter. Terri KC5BJI
calling to line up hams to work shifts. Charlie KC5NKK has sent pager
notices to those who have cell phones or pagers advising to listen in on
the 147.18 repeater for further instructions.

This is NOT a drill, this one's real folks!

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________





Yahoo! Groups Links


Re: Shelter Activation

Lee Besing
 

Red Cross has opened shelters in San Antonio and has requested Ham Radio Support. Shane, NS5D, already on scene of first shelter. Terri KC5BJI calling to line up hams to work shifts. Charlie KC5NKK has sent pager notices to those who have cell phones or pagers advising to listen in on the 147.18 repeater for further instructions.

This is NOT a drill, this one's real folks!

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


The Reaction, Resignation, and Reality of the new licensing regulations

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Most of discussion I have had regarding the new licensing regulations,
dropping the Morse Code requirement, have been positive not only for
those who will now move forward in upgrading but also from those who
have been in ham radio a long time. Some of the long timers accepted
this and knew it would happen while some of us have actually been
excited about the prospect of bringing new operators into HF operations.

Jeff Schmidt, N5MNW, is an instructor for ham courses with the Austin
Amateur Radio Club and made these comments in the current AARC Swapfest
newsletter:

PTT and Brass Pounders,

Well, it's happened, the FCC has finally removed the requirement to
demonstrate Morse Code proficiency for all levels of U.S. Amateur Radio
licenses.
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-269012A1.pdf
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-269012A1.pdf>
Some are rejoicing, citing "victory", others are weeping,
citing, "the End of Amateur Radio as We Know It"... Please continue
reading.

I'd like to point out that this is only another in many "End of
Amateur Radio as We Know It", we will undoubtedly see more. This
familiar cry was heard as the Spark Gap Era ended, as actual Voices over
Radio were heard, as the SSB era began, as RTTY was developed, as FM was
introduced, as Repeaters were invented and evolved, as computers and
VOIP began to influence Amateur Radio and much, much more.

Now that the "battle" is over, it's time for the proponents of "No
Code" to join the "Know Coders" and, together, -do- the important things
that were stated as being missed.

The upcoming "Hello Radio" Special Event will be a -very- appropriate
venue.

As always, I'll be there to help and be a positive influence. Won't
you join me? Jeff N5MNW (slow-code Extra).

What a great and right minded attitude.

I was in a meeting at KCOMM tonight and learned that all of the General
Class study books have been sold. Ed thinks they will get a shipment
tomorrow. That's a very good sign. Wherever you come out on the
spectrum of excitement, offer some positive comments and lend a hand to
the new group of hams that are about to enjoy the excitement of HF.

David, K5OLE


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Lice

Mike Check K5UCQ
 

I still have a phone patch. I haven't used it in years though.
Did patches for missionaries in central and south America.
Also for military deployed on ships.

Mike

-------Original Message-------

From: davidftx
Date: 12/16/2006 8:59:19 PM
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur
Radio Lice


Speaking of archaic, phones and amateur radio did work together starting
in the 1950's and some HF stations still have them today. The device
used to couple the phone to the radio was a Phone Patch. See one here:
http://www.dproducts.be/Drake_Museum/583-a_phone_patch.htm
<http://www.dproducts.be/Drake_Museum/583-a_phone_patch.htm>

These were a big deal, particularly during the Viet Nam War when US
Amateur Radio stations, with phone patches, were the about the only way
to talk to home from many places in Viet Nam.

But things have changed with the proliferation of satellites, cellular
telephones, and the Internet. When my son was in Kuwait during the Iraq
invasion, his mother would call him on his cellular telephone, while he
was patrolling the Arabian Sea, to ask him why he hadn't answered her
email.

Now I've gotten waaay off topic and will let it go.

David

I have never seen a
radio and
phone used together so this concept confuses me.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP




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