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locked Field Day 2021

Bill Craft
 

WOW! This year the city of Shavano park is letting us use their new huge pavilion for operations. This should be a tad cooler than the tent.
Setup starts at 0930 Saturday and we go on the air at 1pm.
We have loads of room under the pavilion so we all can be spread out. the sides are open so it should be well ventilated naturally,  but just in case Floyd is adding fans.
Come on over and join us. Get on the air, kibitz or just observe. Y'all are welcome


locked Field Day 2021

Bill Craft
 

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locked Newsletter June 2021

Bill Craft
 

It's here, this month's

S.A.R.C. Newsletter

 

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                         


locked Re: Seller? - ROSENDO

Gary Harmon
 

Do you know the seller??

 

Thanks and 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>

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 Bill Craft
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2021 2:05 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Seller?

 

either rosendo or richard elder who is talking to them in picture

On 6/7/2021 1:23 PM, Gary Harmon wrote:

Anyone know the seller in this pic with the Heathkit stuff?

 

TIA and 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>

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

 


locked Re: Seller?

Gary Harmon
 

Elder did not know.

 

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>

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 Bill Craft
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2021 2:05 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Seller?

 

either rosendo or richard elder who is talking to them in picture

On 6/7/2021 1:23 PM, Gary Harmon wrote:

Anyone know the seller in this pic with the Heathkit stuff?

 

TIA and 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>

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

 


locked Re: Seller?

Bill Craft
 

either rosendo or richard elder who is talking to them in picture

On 6/7/2021 1:23 PM, Gary Harmon wrote:

Anyone know the seller in this pic with the Heathkit stuff?

 

TIA and 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>

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

 


locked Need help on finding used antenna tower

Bill Craft
 

On 6/7/2021 1:07 PM, christianswab@... wrote:
Hopping someone can help, I'm trying to find a telescoping pole or used tower to mount a TV antenna.
 
Thanks
Chris
christianswab@...


locked Seller?

Gary Harmon
 

Anyone know the seller in this pic with the Heathkit stuff?

 

TIA and 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>

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

 


locked Help on antenna parts

Bill Craft
 

Hello,
 
I would like to know if you would check with the older guys in your club to see if they know where I might can find parts for Avanti base cb antennas made back in the 70's, like the Astroplane and Ramrod. Even torn up ones that might have good pieces left on them. I know you're a ham club, but I was hoping maybe some of the older guys who were around in the cb boom back then, might know where something is. Please let me know. I'm in Alabama and checking around the country to see if anyone has anything.
 
Thanks,
 
K. Clements
Kelly Clements <ke0547@...>


locked Military Honors for W9GVW, Maj Eric C. Juhre (USAF RET)

Bill Craft
 

 Military Honors for W9GVW, Maj Eric C. Juhre (USAF RET)
 
Eric was an active member of our ham radio community here in San Antonio, and a friend who was also retired Air Force.  Eric passed away suddenly on 15 March, 2021 of stage 4 lung cancer and other medical complications.
 
Eric, W9GVW, was not a SARC member but was very active on the ham bands here in San Antonio.  He was active on two meters as well as HF, to include FT8, CW and SSB.  He was a member of several nets and checked into the "Air Forces Flyers Club" Net,  and the "Rare Ones" Net in New Orleans.  He also checked into several Texas nets daily.
 
Eric spent 20 years in the USAF, 16 as a pilot of KC-135s and RC-135s, most of that time as an instructor pilot.
 
He was also an Intelligence Officer in the Air Force and spent the last four years of his career at the National Security Agency at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
 
After retirement from the Air Force, he returned to San Antonio to live, and taught Science to school children here for twelve years.
 
His remains were laid to rest at the Fort Sam Military Cemetery on Thursday, 29 April, 2021.  Due to inclement weather the day before, the planned military honors for Eric had to be rescheduled.
 
The new date for military honors for Major Eric C. Juhre is Tuesday, 6 July, 2021, at 3PM in Shelter #1 at the Fort Sam Military Cemetery.  Masks are no longer required for all fully vaccinated people.
 
Appreciate your help in getting the word out to as many of Eric's friends and fellow hams as possible.
 
Thanks and 73s,
 
Brian Clark, WB5DRI


locked Reel Recovery is back in operation

Bill Craft
 

Reel Recovery is back in operation.  They have a FREE fishing trip Sep 17 - 19, for men who have or have recovered from cancer. 
 
I attended a few years ago - great event.  The only cost is buying a Texas fishing license and traveling to the event in Waring, TX .  Lodging, meals, and fishing equipment are provided.
 
Please share this information with others  The web site is https://reelrecovery.org/programs/retreat-schedule/ and select Waring, TX.
 
J C 


locked DIGITAL RADIO CLUB

Bill Craft
 


There is a area club specifically for Yaesu System Fusion (C4FM)
www.sadrc.net 
You can download membership form from them and join for FREE 

They have a number of repeaters that support C4FM & Wires X- they have a net every Wednesday at 1930
Wires X: 40324 SADRC
YSF # 834398 US SADRC
FCS 003 Room 46


locked Re: Want to take a General class?

Pat Knight AD5BR
 

Bill,

I do not know who asked you a question about the General class, but I can guarantee that the Technician material will not be covered adequately for someone to pass the Tech exam if they only take the General class. Dan’s pdf for the Tech class is free, and can be downloaded from

KB6NU's No-Nonsense No-Code Study Guides
https://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides

The pdf for the Tech guide is free. The pdf files for the General and Extra guides each are $9.97 (maybe plus tax).

73,
Pat Knight AD5BR
210-273-5927 iPhone

On Apr 5, 2021, at 7:15 PM, Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

No it doesn't. Since I haven't seen the content I can't say if it will help you with technician, however you can take technician test( an if you pass) then take the general immediately there after. Saves paying extra fee. 
Bill 


locked Re: Want to take a General class?

Bill Craft
 

No it doesn't. Since I haven't seen the content I can't say if it will help you with technician, however you can take technician test( an if you pass) then take the general immediately there after. Saves paying extra fee. 
Bill 


locked Re: Want to take a General class?

Kaysone Luangkhoth
 

Does the class require you to have your technician license? I'm still studying for my technician license.


locked Want to take a General class?

Bill Craft
 

Want to take a General class?
 

Hi--

I've finally set the date for the online General Class. The class will start on Monday, May 3, 2021 and consist of eight, two-hour sessions starting at 8 pm CDT (6pm PDT) and running until 10 pm CDT (8pm PDT). The eight sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • Monday, May 3
  • Thursday, May 6
  • Monday, May 10
  • Thursday, May 13
  • Monday, May 17
  • Thursday, May 20
  • Monday, May 24
  • Thursday, 27

The cost is $40 for adults. High school and college students can attend for free. If you’re a student, all you have to do to register is send an email to cwgeek@... stating that you want to take the class. All others can register using PayPal or Amazon Pay here.

I’ll be using my No-Nonsense General-Class License Study Guide (for tests given between July 2019 and June 2023). It’s available as an ebook, paperback book, or audiobook.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Dan KB6NU 

cwgeek@...

 


locked Ron Berry WA5BUG goes silent key

Bill Craft
 

To those of you who have not heard, Ron Berry WA5BUG recently passed away from injuries sustained from falling off his roof.   This is really sad since he was instrumental in keeping the 147.000 repeater on the air and probably keeping other repeaters in the area up and running.  To those who knew him, he was an asset to our hobby for sure.  I haven't seen him in a while but I did help him in taking down a tower in Seguin a few years back.  
 
It's sad when one of "us" goes to that great big tower up in the sky.  My heart goes out to his wife Rita, in this time of her grief.  
 
Joe Bruno 
210-363-9500 
W5AUQ 


locked FCC License fees

Bill Craft
 

The FCC Report & Order on new licensing fees that was adopted in
December 2020 was published on Friday, March 19, 2021.
 
     As we all remember, the FCC originally proposed to burden Amateur
Radio with a licensing fee of $50.00. This was vigorously opposed both
by the ARRL and Amateur Radio licensees across the nation. Although we
were not successful in persuading the FCC to exempt Amateur Radio
completely, the combined efforts of the ARRL and many individual Hams
did result in the FCC’s agreement to reduce the $50 fee to $35.00.
 
     Although the majority of the new rules and fees become effective 30
days after the publication of the FCC’s Report & Order — April 19,
2021 — the new fees for Amateur Radio license fees will NOT become
effective on April 19, 2021.
 
     The FCC explicitly stated on Page 15061, Paragraph 44 of the Report
& Order (https://tinyurl.com/y52ff2zy):
 
            It is further ordered that Commission’s rules are amended
as set forth in in the back of this summary, and such rule amendments
shall be effective 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal
Register — except for §§ 1.1102, …., — which require notice to
Congress and also require certain updates to the FCC’s information
technology systems and internal procedures to ensure efficient and
effective implementation. Sections 1.1102, …. will not take effect
until
              (1) the requisite notice has been provided to Congress;
              (2) the FCC’s information technology systems and
internal procedures have been updated; and
              (3) the Commission publishes notice(s) in the Federal
Register announcing the effective date of such rules.
 
     Section 1.1102 is the section of the Report that applies to Amateur
Radio.
 
     It is the opinion of the ARRL’s FCC counsel that the three
prerequisites will NOT be completed before this summer. But, whenever
those conditions have been met, the Report is clear that the FCC will
provide advance notice of the actual date the new licensing fees will
become effective.
 
     Thus it is not necessary for VECs to collect, or for any new
licenses to pay, any license fees until the FCC publicly publishes in
the Federal Register the date on which such fees must be
collected/paid.
 
     So, encourage everyone to get their licenses before this summer —
it will save them $35.00.
 
John Robert Stratton
N5AUS
West Gulf Division Director
 
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locked SK - Andrew Watson K5NNN - March 10, 2021

Lee Besing
 

This post from his wife, Carol, contains sad news.    
_______________

It is with a broken heart that I share the news that my husband, business partner, and best friend, Andrew J. Watson, passed away on Wednesday, March 10th at the age of 65. His death was due to complications of living with Type II Diabetes.

The family will be preparing a "Memory Book" so that future generations will know how Andrew loved life, cared about people, and had an amazing sense of humor.  Please send your thoughts and stories for the memory book to friendsofandrewwatson@....  Please provide your name and contact information in the email.

Condolences may be sent to friendsofandrewwatson@... or mailed to 3530 Huntwick Lane, San Antonio, TX 78230. The family is grieving and unable to respond to personal calls at this time.  Andrew did not wish to have a funeral service.  Information will be forthcoming regarding the family's decision on how to best celebrate Andrew's life.  Your prayers for the family are appreciated.
___________

--end of Carol Watson's message--

Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


locked March 11 meeting guest speaker presentation

Bill Craft
 

If you missed the last meeting and our guest speaker's presentation on his new antenna design. Special design for HF in HOA constricted neighborhoods.
We uploaded the ZOOM presentation to our youtube chanel.
   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWWPbeZ-xC0

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