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Floyd Gordon, KE5HBF, is in the hospital

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

I just spoke with Floyd and seems in good spirits. He is in the VA
Hospital and they tell him he has a blocked artery in the back of his
brain. They have him on blood thinners to resolve the blockage. Floyd
expects to be in the hospital a few days to a week.

He is communicative, but a little groggy, and indicates he would love
to hear from any of his radio friends. The VA switchboard is 210-617-
5300. Floyd is in Room 412 Bed 6. He can have visitors.

David F.


Armed Forces Day

Tom O'Brien
 

I just worked NBMW, the USCG station at Upland, CA, on 20 meters. Good signal, no QRM.

See the arrl.org article for frequencies, modes, QSL information.

Sincerely,
Tom O'Brien


For the grandkids?

Tom O'Brien
 

Thought that maybe some of you members of the Texas DX Society may be interested
in this.

URL: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html

It's an opportunity to send your name to the moon - and get a certificate too.

K5RC and I use to work at NASA during the days we were real active in the TDXS

73 de Leon Pringle W5NA


Sincerely,
Tom O'Brien


Dayton next week

Tom O'Brien
 

I will be driving to Dayton next week, leaving early Tuesday. I will be there for the Contest University that precedes the HamVention.
If you are there at Dayton, and you see something interesting, please feel free to call me on cell 210 845 4966.

73TomAB5XZ
Member, ARRL
Member, SARC
Secretary, STXDXCC


Fw: [STXARES] CC&Rs needed

David F <davidftx@...>
 

Please note that Dr. Woolweaver is looking for restrictions on radio transmissions, not just antennas.
 
K5OLE


----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Jerry Reimer <jerryreimer@charter.net>
To: STXARES@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 4:56:42 AM
Subject: [STXARES] CC&Rs needed


If you live in a subdivision which has a CC&R that restricts or prohibits all radio transmissions, the West Gulf Division Vice Director, Dr. David Woolweaver, K5RAV, would like to have a copy.  You need not send the whole document, just the key sections and details on the subdivision where they apply.  Thanks in advance.

Send to:
Dr David Woolweaver, K5RAV
2210 S 77 Sunshine Strip
Harlingen, TX 78550

k5rav.at.arrl. org



Jerry
KK5CA


Amateurs built the ark.
Professionals built the Titanic.



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One time message - The Illustrated Bike Tour Survival Guide For Hams

Lee Besing
 

Still looking for at least 3 SAG drivers (in the San Antonio area)
for the ADA Tour de Cure on May 17-18th, plus several 1 day (May
17th) Break Point Ham assignments. Contact me direct if you are
interested in helping.

Full details available from http://www.sanantoniohams.org/#2008TDC on
the front page (scroll down to near bottom of page) Free dorm rooms
for ham volunteers working both days if needed. Free t-shirt and
other benefits. This is only the 2nd year that the ADA has used Hams
for this event in this area, so we need to keep proving our worth each time.

Photos from the 2007 Tour de Cure event are available
here.... http://www.sanantoniohams.org/2007_ADA_Tour_de_Cure/index.htm

de Lee N5NTG
____________________________________

But in the meantime, here is my humble attempt at creating a guide
for the new(er) ham in regards to participation in these types of events.

The Illustrated Bike Tour Survival Guide for Hams by Lee, N5NTG

<http://sanantoniohams.org/pubs/The%20Bike%20Tour%20Survival%20Guide%20for%20Hams.pdf>
Survival Guide



We've released the newest "how to" guide for Hams working large
events like Bike Tours. This 17 page, 1.9mb PDF document covers
almost all aspects of positions that ham radio operators are likely
to be asked to handle.
<http://sanantoniohams.org/pubs/The%20Bike%20Tour%20Survival%20Guide%20for%20Hams.pdf>Click
Here to download this free document now.

http://www.sanantoniohams.org/pubs/The%20Bike%20Tour%20Survival%20Guide%20for%20Hams.pdf

Comments / suggestions / corrections welcomed.

I had fun writing it.
Others have enjoyed reading it.
Hopefully somebody will find it useful.

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


Public Service Opportunities

Lee Besing
 

This is a one time message, primarily about public service events
happening in the San Antonio metro and Austin metro area, or points
in between. It is of limited interest to hams not living in this
immediate area. If you are interested in participating in the first
event highlighted below, please contact me direct at this email
address, or at my other "info@sanantoniohams.org" address.

This is the first time that the ADA has rented the 15 passenger vans
for SAG purposes, and the first year they have turned over 100% SAG
Operations and BP Communications to Ham Radio Operators.

de Lee N5NTG
210-771-7075 cell phone

QST - QST - QST - QST - QST - QST


MORE HAMS STILL NEEDED FOR MAY 17th-18th



Tour De Cure




American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure on May 17-18 needs ham
radio operators to drive SAG's (15 passenger vans), staff break
points and key shadow positions, and run net control for this two
day event. Some positions open for 1 day assignments. This is only
the 2nd year that the ADA has used Ham Radio Operators, so we need a
strong support from the Ham Radio Community to show them how well we can do.

Event starts in San Antonio on Saturday at the Pearson Test Center
(formerly called Harcourt) on Bulverde Road, near Evans, north of
1604. Finish line on Saturday is in San Marcos at the Texas State
University, but at a new location on the south side of campus.
Sunday's start is same point as Saturday's finish line, and Sunday's
Finish is at Aikin High School on the south side of Austin. Primary
repeater for both days is most likely to be SARO's Canyon Lake
repeater on 147.14, switching on Day 2 to the Austin 146.94 repeater if needed.

All 2 day assignments / volunteers will get use of FREE Dorm Room at
Texas State University in San Marcos for sleeping over night, to
eliminate the need to drive home between days or get a hotel room.
Free T-shirt for all ham volunteers, some free meals provided. Fuel
reimbursement offered for SAG drivers only. Dorm rooms are 2 persons
per room, with restrooms / showers down the hallway. Persons staying
in these rooms need to furnish their own pillow, bed linens and
towels as needed.

Contact LEE BESING, N5NTG, at 210-771-7075 or via email at
<mailto:info@SanAntonioHams.org?subject=Request%20Tour%20de%20Cure%20Info>info@SanAntonioHams.org
to volunteer. Jeff Schmidt, N5MNW, is coordinating hams from the
Austin end of the course, and the hams from Hayes County ARES are
coordinating San Marcos Hams.

Here are the Forms / Maps that you need for this course. All Ham
Volunteers need to complete and return the Volunteer Form.
*
<http://sahams.org/pubs/TourDeCure/2008%20SAG%20Volunteer%20Response%20Form.pdf>Download
SAG / Break Point Ham Volunteer Form Here
*
<http://sahams.org/pubs/TourDeCure/2008%20Tour%20de%20Cure%20Day%201%20Map%20UPDATED.pdf>Download
Day 1 Course Map Here
*
<http://sahams.org/pubs/TourDeCure/2008%20Tour%20de%20Cure%20Day%201%20Cue%20UPDATED.pdf>Download
Day 1 Course - Cue Sheet Here
*
<http://sahams.org/pubs/TourDeCure/2008%20Tour%20de%20Cure%20Day%202%20Map%20UPDATED.pdf>Download
Day 2 Course Map Here
*
<http://sahams.org/pubs/TourDeCure/2008%20Tour%20de%20Cure%20Day%202%20Cue%20UPDATED.pdf>Download
Day 2 Course - Cue Sheet Here

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<http://sahams.org/calendar/index.htm#122006>
Calendar
<http://sahams.org/calendar/index.htm#122006>


SOME OTHER REMAINING MAJOR PUBLIC SERVICE EVENTS
FOR SAN ANTONIO METRO AREA IN 2008
Mark your calendars now!

* April 24th - Battle of the Bands -- Alamo Stadium / San Antonio (SARO)
* May 3rd - 5k Run for the Hills - Bulverde Senior Center /
Bulverde (REACT)
* May 3rd - Special Olympics - Harlendale Stadium / San Antonio (REACT)
* May 17th-18th - ADA Tour de Cure San Antonio to Austin -
(Bicycle tour, SAGS, Start/Finish, Break Points needed to be
staffed by ham operators) (Various groups, see notice above, using
the SARO 147.14 repeater)
* June 13th-14th - Texas River Safari / San Marcos to Seguin to
Coast along the river (SARO)
* July 4th Parade - Startzville / Canyon Lake (REACT)
* September 13th - La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest Bicycle Tour /
La Vernia (SARO)
* October 4th-5th - MS150 San Antonio - Corpus Christi (Bicycle
tour, SAGS, Start/Finish, Break Points needed to be staffed by ham
operators) (SARO)
______________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_______________________________________


Re: Tech class for Seniors

Paul Guido
 

Tom,

Let me know what you need when you need it and I will help out. I can bring
a HF rig for a demo.

Paul
On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 3:16 PM, Tom O'Brien <tpobrienjr@earthlink.net>
wrote:

The proposed "Technician License Class for Seniors" has been approved! It
is scheduled for Tuesdays at 1 PM at the Northeast ISD's Community Education
Center on Tesoro Drive in San Antonio. This is part of NEISD's "Academy of
Learning In Retirement", for students 50 and older.

I am planning to run the class for about 11 weeks, with VE testing at the
last class meeting.
Class starts sometime in August; I will have an exact date soon.

The class will be Internet-based and nearly paperless, with PowerPoint
class notes and drills available on the Web, and weekly self-tests on the
Web during class.

At various (TBD) points in the class, I would like to have some local hams
come in for a few minutes to do equipment demonstrations. When I know
exactly when we need you, I'll issue a call for specific help (repeater
demo, for example).




Sincerely,
Tom O'Brien

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

"Bexar County's Communication Resource Since 1919"
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Tech class for Seniors

Tom O'Brien
 

The proposed "Technician License Class for Seniors" has been approved! It is scheduled for Tuesdays at 1 PM at the Northeast ISD's Community Education Center on Tesoro Drive in San Antonio. This is part of NEISD's "Academy of Learning In Retirement", for students 50 and older.

I am planning to run the class for about 11 weeks, with VE testing at the last class meeting.
Class starts sometime in August; I will have an exact date soon.

The class will be Internet-based and nearly paperless, with PowerPoint class notes and drills available on the Web, and weekly self-tests on the Web during class.

At various (TBD) points in the class, I would like to have some local hams come in for a few minutes to do equipment demonstrations. When I know exactly when we need you, I'll issue a call for specific help (repeater demo, for example).




Sincerely,
Tom O'Brien


K5OLE is OK!

Shane O'Neal <shane@...>
 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shane O'Neal <shane@ns5d.com>
Date: Apr 10, 2008 4:07 PM
Subject: K5OLE is OK!
To: Bexar County ARES Members <bexarcountyares@yahoogroups.com>


Team,

As some of you already know, our fearless leader David K5OLE was
diagnosed last week with colon cancer.

He underwent surgery this afternoon and had a tumor the size of an egg
removed, as well as several lymph nodes. The surgery went fine and
David is in the Surgical ICU for 24 hours for observation, then
hopefully will be transferred to a regular room tomorrow.

David estimates that he will not be back up to full speed for at least
six weeks.

Please keep K5OLE in your thoughts and wish him a speedy recovery.
Cards and well wishes can be sent to his home address, which is listed
on QRZ.

Regards,
Shane NS5D


5 April, 11 AM - 3 PM, Ham Radio Garage sale, 8115 Pintado Lane, Fair Oaks Ranch

George James
 

I'm cleaning out what is left from our move to Fredericksburg. There's
a 204BA 20 meter beam, a 11 element KLM 6 meter beam, rotator with
base and mast mount, Rohn 25 G 68 ft fold over tower, 125 - 150 ft of
7/8 50 ohm hard line with N connectors on both ends, assorted coax,
latter line, long wire antennas, 2 meter antennas, 2 meter amplifier,
relays, wafer switches, transformers, electrolytics, variables, tv test
equipment, and assorted other stuff.
To get there from San Antonio, take 10 west to Fair Oaks Parkway and
turn right at the Frost Bank. Take your 5th right (Royal Ascot) and
then take your 3 right (Pintado Lane). The house is at the end of the
cul-de-sac.
My cell phone # 210-240-7307 for more infomation.

73s

George, WB5LDN


FT-920 and other equipment for sale

David F <davidftx@...>
 

Lyle, W6WF, in New Braunfels has the following equipment for sale. The Yaesu FT-920 is the rig we use for HF at the COSA EOC. Details about it are here: http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/1955.html Contact Lyle at meeklyle@aol.com if you are interested.

David
K5OLE
_________________________________________________________________________

1. YAESU FT-920- THIS RIG IS IN TOP SHAPE (non smoker) AND IT HAS
EVERYTH A SERIOUS DXER NEEDS (EXCEPT BS7) asking: $900.00
2. YAESU FT-101"F" ATTIC BUNNY, THIS IS A WORKING-"D O A" UNIT.
WORKS AND LOADS UP BUT DOES HAVE SOME ISSUES AS THE RESULT OF BEING
IN THE ATTIC FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS...INTERNAL SPEAKER HAS BEEN
REMOVED (STILL HAVE IT) AND A 10METER FM BOARD PUT IN IT PLACE. (EASY
IN AND OUT) Call me 830-214-1851

3. HAMMARLUND HX-50 TRANSMITTER. ...IN WORKING ORDER BUT A LITTLE
WEAK ON SOME BANDS. ITS A SOLID 8.5-9. $350 (COLLECTORS ITEM)

3. HAMMARLUND HXL-1 LINEAR AMP. DOA BUT IN GOOD SHAPE TUBES MAY BE
ALL IT NEEDS. THIS TOO IS A COLLECTORS IT. $350 OR LETS TALK.

YOU MAY NOT BE INTERESTED IN THESE ITEMS BUT I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF
YOU WOULD SPREAD THE WORD...

THANKS,

LYLE, W6WF GOOD DXING GO GET THE 9X STATION AND I'LL SEE YOU ALL
IN THE 30METER PILE UP.


SARC March 2008 Program

Paul Guido
 

SARC March 13th, 2008 Program

What are the HDTV specifications?

Are you going to buy a HDTV, what are the pitfalls?

When analog transmissions stop what will it mean?

Do I need an $80 HDMI cable? Will a 20 cable work as well? Do I
need Cable, Dish or other provider to get HD programming?

How is Digital over the air TV different from Analog TV?

What is the difference between the physical channel the virtual
channels in HDTV?

What is coming in the future? Eleven foot diagonal screens and
Quad 1080p.

What are hams doing with the Technology?

480 720 or 1080? Interlaced or Progressive scanning? Scan rate
24,25,50,60,120 Hz? Viewing angle? Contrast ratio? HDMI,
Component, S-Video and Composite Video (NTSC) ports.

Come to the program and do not get ripped by a ruthless/clueless
sales guy!

Paul Guido, N5IUT


San Antonio Radio Club Board Meeting Changed to March 3

David F <davidftx@...>
 

The first Board of Directors meeting for 2008 will be held Monday, March 3rd, 6:30PM at Coker United Methodist Church, 231 E North Loop Rd. This change from February 31st is due to scheduling conflicts. All officers and directors should make every effort to attend this important first meeting. Any member who wishes to attend is welcome.

If you have an issue you wish to come to the Board's attention please contact me or any of the Board members:
President James C. Smith N5RXS
n5rxs@w5sc.org
210 522-6167
Vice-President Paul Guido N5IUT
n5iut@w5sc.org
210-283-6762
Secretary Charlie Land KC5NKK
kc5nkk@w5sc.org
210-568-7092
Treasurer Mike Check K5UCQ
k5ucq@w5sc.org
Board Chairman David Freiberger K5OLE
k5ole@w5sc.org
210-408-1564

Director through 2008 Steve Cerwin WA5FRF
wa5frf@w5sc.org
830-612-3911
Director through 2009 Gil Mathis AA5XH
aa5xh@w5sc.org
210-657-0800
Director through 2010 Richard Elder WB5ACN
wb5acn@w5sc.org
Director through 2011 Pat Knight AD5BR
ad5br@w5sc.org
(210) 273-5927
Director through 2012 Bill Reichert WE5ET
we5et@w5sc.org
210-494-2072


Steve Cerwin, WA5FRF, was appointed on January 19, 2008 to fill the remaining Board term of Mike Check, who resigned from the Board in order to serve as Treasurer. We appreciate Steve's continuing participation in the leadership of the Club.

David Freiberger, K5OLE
Chairman of the Board of Directors


Re: Spot Satellite Messenger at Cabela's

Louis Upton
 

Dang, I need to get a job with a regular schedule so I can make these radio club meetings and see this cool stuff! Ughhh!

The yearly subscription for the service is about $100.00 - for someone that does allot of of the network type stuff, it would be well worth it!

David F <davidftx@swbell.net> wrote: I was intrigued with Richard Elder's presentation of SPOT at the February San Antonio Radio Club meeting.

In today's San Antonio Express-News insert, Cabela's has a Spot Satellite Messenger unit listed on the front page of the circular for $149.99.

For more information regarding SPOT, visit this website: http://www.findmespot.com/

For Cabel's, look here: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0051330518244a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&QueryText=spot&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=spot&noImage=0

David F.








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Spot Satellite Messenger at Cabela's

David F <davidftx@...>
 

I was intrigued with Richard Elder's presentation of SPOT at the February San Antonio Radio Club meeting.

In today's San Antonio Express-News insert, Cabela's has a Spot Satellite Messenger unit listed on the front page of the circular for $149.99.

For more information regarding SPOT, visit this website: http://www.findmespot.com/

For Cabel's, look here: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0051330518244a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&QueryText=spot&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=spot&noImage=0

David F.


CEPT (European reciprocal license) change

Tom O'Brien
 

"From 4 February the US Technician and General class amateur licences
are no
longer valid for CEPT reciprocal licensing.

At its January meeting, the CEPT's Radio Regulatory Working Group re-
evaluated
current United States licence standards against those of the other CEPT
signatories.

They found that the recently revised standards for Technician and
General no longer
have any equivalent in the European community of nations.

Affected licensees will now have to apply for a formal reciprocal
licence if they
wish to operate in a CEPT country."


Silent Key

Ed <ks5v@...>
 

Subj: Silent Key

Leonard J. Ohmes Sr. K5IEG, Passed away this week.

Leonard was an avid collector of unusual transmitting tubes. He
had a very large collection, all mounted on Wooden bases for
museum display. He was seen many times at the San Antonio
swapfest with a few prized tubes in tow. He worked at Kelly Field
and lived near Canyon Lake.
* 73's Jim - W5IFP *


Need Rhone 25 Tapered Top Section

Gary Harmon
 

I acquired the 10 ft straight section I needed but the available top section
was a flat top not tapered. If you have one for sale please let me know.

73,

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549 h / 210.884.6926 c

"What Would Reagan Do?"
http://www.wwrdheritage.org/


Re: Questions and Wants

Louis Upton
 

Just a suggestion! Your friend should check with the city before installing his towers. Bulverde has some seriously stupid ordinances and even stupider ways of enforcing them. All it takes is one neighbor to complain, without the city knowing what he is doing, and they could be facing problems with the city.

We could not move out of there fast enough, after they started so-called enforcement of some of their Hollywood Park type ordinances. Horses, trailers, and fences, all a major pain in the rear out there.

Even if your friend does not think he is in any sort of violation, he really needs to check for a building permit to install his towers.



"Gary H. Harmon, Jr" <gharmon@idworld.net> wrote: Hi Paul. I think my friend is putting up two 39 foot towers in Bulverde.


Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549 h / 210.884.6926 c

"What Would Reagan Do?"




_____

From: W5SC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:W5SC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Paul
Guido
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 3:20 PM
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Questions and Wants

Gary,

You can get the bolts at Alamo Bolt & Screw Inc
<http://yellowpages.
<http://yellowpages.superpages.com/profile~SRC_portals~LID_ZLy7Ic5vvnY29uhMg
idu1Q%3D%3D.htm>
superpages.com/profile~SRC_portals~LID_ZLy7Ic5vvnY29uhMgidu1Q%3D%3D.htm>
10101 Jones Maltsberger Road, San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 342-9544
Alamo Bolt and Screw is near KComm.

If you need one set of bolts as an example I have an official set of Rohn
bolts that can be used as a comparison.

How much tower are you putting up?

Paul

On 2/3/08, Gary H. Harmon, Jr <gharmon@idworld.
<mailto:gharmon%40idworld.net> net> wrote:
>
> 1. Is there someone in the area who reasonably installs Rohn 25?
>
> 2. Is there a good local source for grade 5 galvanized bolts?
>
> 3. I need a nice 10 ft straight section and a nice 9 ft top section of
> Rohn
> 25 tower.
>
> Please let me know if can help.
>
> 73, gary
>
> Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
> 6003 Archwood
> San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
> 210.657.1549 h / 210.884.6926 c
>
> "What Would Reagan Do?"
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "Bexar County's Communication Resource Since 1919"
> -
> -
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>










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