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locked Amateur Radio licensing fees

Bill Craft
 

The FCC has adopted a decision in the matter of Amateur Radio licensing
fees — in a remarkably short time in comparison to other FCC NPRM
proceedings.

     The FCC, based on input from the ARRL and its Members, agreed to
lower the "Personal License Application Fee" that applies to Amateur
Radio licensees from $50 to $35. Unfortunately, it did not accept the
ARRL and its Members' argument that due to the services provided by
Amateur Radio that the fee should be $0.00.

     Go to https://tinyurl.com/y7mso3x4 for the FCC's complete Report &
Order.




John Robert Stratton
N5AUS
West Gulf Division Director


locked There are many ways to learn Morse code. People often take the leap and try learning on their own. That what Roland Simmons, K7FOP, did... until he found a better way!

Bill Craft
 

https://www.ditdit.fm/shows/episode-16-better-ways-to-learn-the-code

interesting podcast overview on how to get on CW

There is a list of many useful tools and equipment-
ENJOY


locked San Antonio Broadcast TV question

Bill Craft
 

Hello,
 
I would like to know if the SARC has any amateur radio members that are also hobbyists in tuning OTA TV (aka a TV dxer) ??  The person would need a Windows based computer and a DTV tuner connected to the PC, and then connected to an outside TV antenna.
 
I am an independent DTV data analyst and am working on updating the DTV broadcast listings for the San Antonio TV market-
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?mktid=45
 
I typically use the program TSReader that collects the broadcast data to update TV listings on the website. IF you have any members that are *tech type* persons and would have this kind of ability/equipment, I would like to talk to them. I can get the correct person a FREE download of the TSReader program to use on their computer.
 
Thank you for your time.
 
Jim Thomas
Springfield, Missouri
Independent DTV data analyst


locked HamSphere Newsletter December 2020:

Bill Craft
 

Season's greetings Bill,

Follow the link for the HamSphere Newsletter December 2020:
https://www.hamsphere.com/nl2012.php?id=7e178d3da68525ba6fc7ba1b71e9b7e2

73

Kelly SM7NHC
HamSphere.com


locked Re: SAMSAT GEEKBUS SUPPORT

Harold Fleischer
 

Dear Bill KD2HIQ,,

 

As long as Rosendo N5YBG agrees, I think letting members know about this is a good idea. SARC itself has not done donations in the past. With COVID-19, my personal stance is that we need to conserve cash at SARC. While our hard (rent, insurance, and trailer registration) expenses are not real big, I don’t have a crystal ball on when normal may return. I am personally astounded by how fast vaccines are being developed. I remember how long it took for the Salk vaccine for polio to be developed. I am hopeful that normal will be back before the end of 2021. All non-profits are going to feel a pinch as individuals and companies have to tighten their belts.

 

Sincerely,

 

Harold

 

Harold C. Fleischer, III

AE5AS

ae5as@...

210-497-2532

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io <main@saradioclub.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Craft
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:11 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [W5SC] SAMSAT GEEKBUS SUPPORT

 

Hi Bill,

 

In case this is something that would be good to share with the club.  I know we have been to SAMSAT and maybe could show some support.

 

 

Thanks,


locked SAMSAT GEEKBUS SUPPORT

Bill Craft
 

Hi Bill,
 
In case this is something that would be good to share with the club.  I know we have been to SAMSAT and maybe could show some support.
 
 
Thanks,


locked Re: SCAM REMINDER- They are at it again.

Bill Craft
 

Leadership page has been changed with a more responsive solution. Graphics don't often scale correctly and user has to read and retype email. I made it more user friendly with popup forms.
Also some hackers have already figured out how to get around email in graphic, they use OCR and get it anyway.


locked Re: SCAM REMINDER- They are at it again.

Paul Guido
 

Can you change all of the email addresses on the web site and in the bulletin to images.  So copy the image of the address in jpg or other format and paste it where the text goes.  

This will make it very hard for bad actors to screen scrape the data for their Databases. And that will slow them down a lot. 

Paul

On Nov 14, 2020, at 6:56 PM, Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

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.


locked Re: SCAM REMINDER- They are at it again.

Jack Bannin/N5JLB <kg5zok@...>
 

I get one of these about twice per month.
Someone really has it in for Rosendo. LOL!

Jack


locked SCAM REMINDER- They are at it again.

Bill Craft
 

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.


locked Membership Renewals for 2021

Bill Craft
 

I don't need you to reply to Groups.io about your membership. If you have a problem, then contact me at membership@...
I get confirmation from PayPal when you complete transaction.
But thanks to everyone who already renewed. 


locked Re: Membership Renewals for 2021

Mike Check K5UCQ
 

Perhaps, reply to  Bill at  billc851@... so we don't all get inundated with emails?

On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 3:49 PM Jon April <jon.april@...> wrote:
Since a lot of people seem to be confirming I will also confirm that I to paid yesterday and it was a very easy experience. Great job!

On Sat, Nov 14, 2020, 3:42 PM K0oz via groups.io <donmorris016=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I paid mine Don Morris  AE5KI

On 11/13/2020 1:04 PM, Bill Craft wrote:
The membership page on the website has been updated for 2021. Membership Renewals before January 15, 2021 get the discounted rate of $12.00. The new members rate is $15.00  and is prorated after April.

The membership application form has been updated for 2021 for those who prefer to mail in their dues. ( https://w5sc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/sarc-application-form-R2021-1-1.pdf )

Using the online payment is our preferred method of renewals or new memberships.https://w5sc.org/membership/ )

Bill Craft, KD2HIQ
Membership Committee  

Virus-free. www.avg.com


locked Re: Membership Renewals for 2021

Jon April
 

Since a lot of people seem to be confirming I will also confirm that I to paid yesterday and it was a very easy experience. Great job!


On Sat, Nov 14, 2020, 3:42 PM K0oz via groups.io <donmorris016=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I paid mine Don Morris  AE5KI

On 11/13/2020 1:04 PM, Bill Craft wrote:
The membership page on the website has been updated for 2021. Membership Renewals before January 15, 2021 get the discounted rate of $12.00. The new members rate is $15.00  and is prorated after April.

The membership application form has been updated for 2021 for those who prefer to mail in their dues. ( https://w5sc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/sarc-application-form-R2021-1-1.pdf )

Using the online payment is our preferred method of renewals or new memberships.https://w5sc.org/membership/ )

Bill Craft, KD2HIQ
Membership Committee  

Virus-free. www.avg.com


locked Re: Membership Renewals for 2021

K0oz
 

I paid mine Don Morris  AE5KI

On 11/13/2020 1:04 PM, Bill Craft wrote:
The membership page on the website has been updated for 2021. Membership Renewals before January 15, 2021 get the discounted rate of $12.00. The new members rate is $15.00  and is prorated after April.

The membership application form has been updated for 2021 for those who prefer to mail in their dues. ( https://w5sc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/sarc-application-form-R2021-1-1.pdf )

Using the online payment is our preferred method of renewals or new memberships.https://w5sc.org/membership/ )

Bill Craft, KD2HIQ
Membership Committee  

Virus-free. www.avg.com


locked Re: Membership Renewals for 2021

John Ralston K0RVB
 

Bill;
Thanks for the PayPal way to pay dues. 
I'm the new kid on the block as of a few months ago and PayPal is much more secure and convenient to take care of dues. It also is very easy for the club to handle and track payments.
Thanks again!

73
John Ralston - KØRVB

Bexar Co. ARES AEC Skywarn
NCS Bexar Co. Skywarn Net
NWS Certified Skywarn Spotter
ARRL Member
Ten Ten 763Ø3
CoCoRaHs
OM 7626
HamShack Hotline 5437


On Fri, Nov 13, 2020, 1:04 PM Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:
The membership page on the website has been updated for 2021. Membership Renewals before January 15, 2021 get the discounted rate of $12.00. The new members rate is $15.00  and is prorated after April.

The membership application form has been updated for 2021 for those who prefer to mail in their dues. ( https://w5sc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/sarc-application-form-R2021-1-1.pdf )

Using the online payment is our preferred method of renewals or new memberships.https://w5sc.org/membership/ )

Bill Craft, KD2HIQ
Membership Committee  


locked Re: Membership Renewals for 2021

Harold Fleischer
 

Dear Bill KD2HIQ,

 

I just finished renewing. It was pretty simple.

 

Sincerely,

 

Harold

 

Harold C. Fleischer, III

AE5AS

ae5as@...

210-497-2532

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io <main@saradioclub.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Craft
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2020 1:04 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [W5SC] Membership Renewals for 2021

 

The membership page on the website has been updated for 2021. Membership Renewals before January 15, 2021 get the discounted rate of $12.00. The new members rate is $15.00  and is prorated after April.

The membership application form has been updated for 2021 for those who prefer to mail in their dues. ( https://w5sc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/sarc-application-form-R2021-1-1.pdf )

Using the online payment is our preferred method of renewals or new memberships.https://w5sc.org/membership/ )

Bill Craft, KD2HIQ
Membership Committee  


locked Re: Membership Renewals for 2021

Gary Harmon
 

Ditto Bill.

 

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio, HEATHKIT, and ATARI Archaeologist

6003 Archwood

San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

(210) 657-1549 <home>

(210) 884-6926 <cell and text>

(210) 657-1549 <FAX with prior notification>

gharmon@...

 

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"

"Real radios glow in the dark"

"Too many projects, not enough time"

 

http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom O'Brien
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2020 5:54 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Membership Renewals for 2021

 

Bill,

 

Thank you for setting up Paypal to handle membership dues.

 

I have my Credit Union scheduled to pay my dues by mailing a check, but this will be easier for everyone (e.g., Treasurer doesn't need to deposit my check when it arrives).

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Craft
Sent: Nov 13, 2020 1:04 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [W5SC] Membership Renewals for 2021

The membership page on the website has been updated for 2021. Membership Renewals before January 15, 2021 get the discounted rate of $12.00. The new members rate is $15.00  and is prorated after April.

The membership application form has been updated for 2021 for those who prefer to mail in their dues. ( https://w5sc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/sarc-application-form-R2021-1-1.pdf )

Using the online payment is our preferred method of renewals or new memberships.https://w5sc.org/membership/ )

Bill Craft, KD2HIQ
Membership Committee  

 

Sincerely, 
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas

 


locked Re: Membership Renewals for 2021

Tom O'Brien
 

Bill,

Thank you for setting up Paypal to handle membership dues.

I have my Credit Union scheduled to pay my dues by mailing a check, but this will be easier for everyone (e.g., Treasurer doesn't need to deposit my check when it arrives).

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Craft
Sent: Nov 13, 2020 1:04 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [W5SC] Membership Renewals for 2021

The membership page on the website has been updated for 2021. Membership Renewals before January 15, 2021 get the discounted rate of $12.00. The new members rate is $15.00  and is prorated after April.

The membership application form has been updated for 2021 for those who prefer to mail in their dues. ( https://w5sc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/sarc-application-form-R2021-1-1.pdf )

Using the online payment is our preferred method of renewals or new memberships.https://w5sc.org/membership/ )

Bill Craft, KD2HIQ
Membership Committee  

Sincerely, 
Tom O'Brien
San Antonio, Texas



locked Re: FW: FREE - LARGE collection of Transformers

radiooreilly
 

Gary,

Thanks, But I will need to PASS !

Richard

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 07:12:09 PM CST, Gary Harmon <gharmon@...> wrote:


Must take all or nothing.

 

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio, HEATHKIT, and ATARI Archaeologist

6003 Archwood

San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

(210) 657-1549 <home>

(210) 884-6926 <cell and text>

(210) 657-1549 <FAX with prior notification>

gharmon@...

 

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"

"Real radios glow in the dark"

"Too many projects, not enough time"

 

http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

 

From: Gary H. Harmon, Jr. [mailto:gharmon@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:10 PM
To: 'main@saradioclub.groups.io'
Subject: FREE - LARGE collection of Transformers
Importance: High

 

Located in Bulverde TX.  Contact Ron at ab5wg@....

 

73,

 

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio, HEATHKIT, and ATARI Archaeologist

6003 Archwood

San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

(210) 657-1549 <home>

(210) 884-6926 <cell and text>

(210) 657-1549 <FAX with prior notification>

gharmon@...

 

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"

"Real radios glow in the dark"

"Too many projects, not enough time"

 

http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

 

From: Ron Eisenbrey [mailto:ab5wg@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:04 PM
To: Gary Harmon
Subject: Found it!

 

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPwBBEOeBUqhM9Y0afXDnHBehkw9Q0ZA9aAtNZqqfOsiz2cZF4l-xY37dl5SMeocQ?key=dk42QlM3V3JMTHNIdzZoN2ZXbm9XTlZDTm9jWUxn

 

 

Ron Eisenbrey  AB5WG

Radio Archaeologist

31023 Wildcat Dr.

Bulverde, TX  78163

210-722-8179 Cell

ab5wg@...

 


locked Membership Renewals for 2021

Bill Craft
 

The membership page on the website has been updated for 2021. Membership Renewals before January 15, 2021 get the discounted rate of $12.00. The new members rate is $15.00  and is prorated after April.

The membership application form has been updated for 2021 for those who prefer to mail in their dues. ( https://w5sc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/sarc-application-form-R2021-1-1.pdf )

Using the online payment is our preferred method of renewals or new memberships.https://w5sc.org/membership/ )

Bill Craft, KD2HIQ
Membership Committee  

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