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Re: Level I ARRL AREC course

Paul Guido
 

David,

That would be great. Maybe we could use the links section of the group to
point to the books.

Paul Guido, N5IUT

On 9/17/06, davidftx@swbell.net <davidftx@swbell.net> wrote:

That's great Joe. I believe that the manual they talk about is available
online. I'll try to find it and let everyone know how to download it rather
than buying it, for those who prefer.

David F.


----- Original Message ----
From: liranchita <w4cth@hotmail.com>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 10:31:51 PM
Subject: [W5SC] Level I ARRL AREC course

Registered for course tonight. Will keep you informed. 73, Joe, w4cth









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Re: Level I ARRL AREC course

davidftx@...
 

That's great Joe. I believe that the manual they talk about is available online. I'll try to find it and let everyone know how to download it rather than buying it, for those who prefer.

David F.

----- Original Message ----
From: liranchita <w4cth@hotmail.com>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 10:31:51 PM
Subject: [W5SC] Level I ARRL AREC course

Registered for course tonight. Will keep you informed. 73, Joe, w4cth


Level I ARRL AREC course

liranchita <w4cth@...>
 

Registered for course tonight. Will keep you informed. 73, Joe, w4cth


ARRL AREC Level 1 Course Information

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

As a follow up to the information regarding the SARC reimbursement
program, let share with those interested what I just found out.

I just enrolled in the Level 1 course at about 9:00PM on Sept 15th.
The course is open, but doesn not start until October 6th and
concludes December 1st. So NOW is the time to enroll if you want to
take advantage of the $20 reimbursement which ends December 31st.

As you go through the registration process it wants you take a little
pre course to see what the course is like. This doesn't work. J.C.
called the ARRL and they told him they don't use it any longer. Just
click the "I took the precourse" button and go on with registration.

I've been exposed to the manual for the course and those who have
taken it report that it is worthwhile.

Email J.C. or myself if you have any problems enrolling.

K5OLE


Emergency Communications Activities and ARRL AREC Course Reimbursement

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

At the September 14th regular SARC meeting the Emergency Communications
Committee (Charlie Land and J.C. Smith) announced a partial
reimbursement program for SARC members completing any one of the three
ARRL AREC courses. These courses may be found here:
http://www.arrl.org/cce/ <http://www.arrl.org/cce/> . Up to 10 SARC
members will be reimbursed $20.00 if they meet the following:

* Enroll in any ARRL AREC course after September 14, 2006
* Pay the entire enrollment fee to the ARRL
* Sucessfully complete that ARRL AREC course by December 31, 2006
* Are a current SARC member as of the date of enrollment
* Submit their course certificate to either J.C. Smith or Charlie
Land for validation
* Submit their claim within 30 days of completion, only one claim per
member under this program

ARRL AREC courses cost $45 dollars for any ARRL member, after
reimbursement the net cost to the member is $25. Contact Charlie or
J.C. for more information.

All SARC members are encouraged to join the Bexar County ARES
organization. To do so you must join the ARES Yahoo Group at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bexarcountyares/
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bexarcountyares/> . Then go to the
"Database" listed on the left and select the "Contact List" database.
Click on "Add Record" to enter you basic contact information. You only
need to be a licensed radio amateur to join. By joining, you are
becoming part of the local amateur radio reponse team to numerous served
agencies. This is the database that ARES uses to call for volunteers and
there is no other list.


Article on eHam

Paul Guido
 

All,

I have an article on eHam about the guide I edited. Check it out if
you have time.

http://www.eham.net/articles/14642

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


Re: San Antonio Radio Club Committee Appointments

Don Jones
 

Many, Many, thanks to everyone of you!

Don, N5WSW
A Student of Life!

--- K5OLE <davidftx@swbell.net> wrote:

Erik, W5ETS, has sent word that he is no longer in a
position to
continue with the w5sc.org web mainanence nor the
SwapFest
committee. I want to thank Erik for his fine
service on both jobs.

Effective immediately, the following appointments
are made:

Swapfest Committee

J.C. Smith, N5RXS, is already a member of the
SwapFest Committee and
has agreed to serve the rest of the year as it's
Chairman.

Paul Guido, N5IUT, has agreed to serve as a member
of the SwapFest
Committee.


w5sc.org Webmaster

Paul Guido, N5IUT, has agreed to assume the
temporary role as
webmaster for the San Antonio Radio Club's website.



I want to thank J.C. and Paul for stepping up when
the club needed
their service. The two of them, along with Charlie
Land, Mike
Check, and Richard Elder, have volunteered to fill
different
positions when a need suddenly arose. Thanks to all
of you.

K5OLE




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San Antonio Radio Club Committee Appointments

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

Erik, W5ETS, has sent word that he is no longer in a position to
continue with the w5sc.org web mainanence nor the SwapFest
committee. I want to thank Erik for his fine service on both jobs.

Effective immediately, the following appointments are made:

Swapfest Committee

J.C. Smith, N5RXS, is already a member of the SwapFest Committee and
has agreed to serve the rest of the year as it's Chairman.

Paul Guido, N5IUT, has agreed to serve as a member of the SwapFest
Committee.


w5sc.org Webmaster

Paul Guido, N5IUT, has agreed to assume the temporary role as
webmaster for the San Antonio Radio Club's website.


I want to thank J.C. and Paul for stepping up when the club needed
their service. The two of them, along with Charlie Land, Mike
Check, and Richard Elder, have volunteered to fill different
positions when a need suddenly arose. Thanks to all of you.

K5OLE


Re: Technicians Self Study Guide 2.0

Lee Besing
 

REACT International has decided to endorse Paul's efforts below, and to
encourage their REACT Teams around the USA to use this study guide if they
are not already licensed amateurs.

Just thought I'd share that tidbit with the group. I just returned from
the summer RI Board Meeting held this past weekend up in St. Louis. I'm
the secretary for the RI Board, and have been on the RI Board since elected
in 1997.


At 05:24 PM 8/21/2006, you wrote:

The Technicians Self Study Guide 2.0 is finished and ready to download.

Go to
<http://radioteacher.googlepages.com>http://radioteacher.googlepages.com
and click the link on the
home page to receive the file.

The PDF was created with Adobe Acrobat 7.0. The .pdf file is smaller
and picked up some of the features from the original word file. The
Bookmarks in the PDF line up with the table of contents, thumbnails of
the pages can be used to navigate the file, the page numbers line up
with the document and the hyperlinks work as expected.

It should have all of the corrections to date.

The AM and FM Videos have been viewed over 100 times in the past week.
They are a start at this point.

The next two projects are an Instructors Guide to be used for teaching
with the Study Guide and an Equations listing.

Thanks for sending me pictures, suggestions, edits and encouragement.

If you find any more issues with the current "Radio Teacher Project"
Study Guide please let me know.

73

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
Running EchoLink as Node #77005
Running APRS as N5NTG-9, track me on the Internet
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=N5NTG-9
_________________________________________


Technicians Self Study Guide 2.0

Paul Guido
 

The Technicians Self Study Guide 2.0 is finished and ready to download.

Go to http://radioteacher.googlepages.com and click the link on the
home page to receive the file.

The PDF was created with Adobe Acrobat 7.0. The .pdf file is smaller
and picked up some of the features from the original word file. The
Bookmarks in the PDF line up with the table of contents, thumbnails of
the pages can be used to navigate the file, the page numbers line up
with the document and the hyperlinks work as expected.

It should have all of the corrections to date.

The AM and FM Videos have been viewed over 100 times in the past week.
They are a start at this point.

The next two projects are an Instructors Guide to be used for teaching
with the Study Guide and an Equations listing.

Thanks for sending me pictures, suggestions, edits and encouragement.

If you find any more issues with the current "Radio Teacher Project"
Study Guide please let me know.

73


Re: Red Cross Mandatory Background Checks - Free Service

Lee Besing
 

By the way, this offer was only made to ham radio operators who plan on participating via ARES, etc. during future disaster operations, and the offer expires in October (due to the contract with vendor).

At 09:58 AM 8/17/2006, you wrote:

This is the direction that future disaster operations will be
moving. Mandatory background checks before you are allowed to volunteer
in a Red Cross Shelter, and eventually in order to get the official photo
ID for disaster operations in this county. Read the following and consider
strongly accepting their offer to have this done free as a Red Cross
volunteer. There is no obligation to you, nor any cost to you, but it
opens the door for your ability to volunteer your radio services in the future.

Lee N5NTG

Subject: Information From Karen Smithhart, Director of Office of Volunteer
for the Chapter
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 08:39:55 -0500
From: "Todd, Jim" <<mailto:ToddJ%40saredcross.org>ToddJ@saredcross.org>

From The Office of Volunteers and Karen Smithhart:
I'd like to share with you, our currently active and new volunteer
candidates, the following message from Jack McGuire, Interim President and
CEO, and Kate Forbes, National Chair of Volunteers:
"With the 2006 hurricane season upon us, we believe that in order to
maintain the trust of the American people and provide them with the best
quality service, all Red Cross employees and volunteers must be
background-checked according to standards being implemented across the
entire organization."
To ensure proper stewardship of donated funds, and the safety and security
of our volunteers as well as those we serve, we would like to take this
opportunity to thank you all for your dedicated service and for
understanding the need to initiate this background-check process.

Beginning in July 2006, all Red Cross employees and volunteers must
undergo background checks through a single mandatory vendor. If you are a
candidate to volunteer or are a Red Cross volunteer who has never received
a Red Cross background check, you must do so before October 31, 2006.
Failure to do so will result in your being removed from our active
volunteer files. If you are a disaster volunteer who underwent the DSHR
background check between November 2005 and July 2006, you do not need to
undergo the process again. By receipt of this notice, you are directed
to a website to initiate the background check. The vendor will then
conduct a background check and send the results to you and our unit. We
request that you initiate this process as soon as possible. There is no
charge to you.

No Credit check!! Although the standard consent form on the vendor's
website mentions credit checks, the Red Cross mandatory minimum background
check includes only a social security number verification and a search of
the National Criminal File for the past seven years (from the date of
disposition, release from prison, or release from probation or parole,
whichever occurs last). Please be assured that a credit check is not part
of the minimum standard background check for the Red Cross.

In order to initiate your background check, follow these simple steps:

1. Visit the vendor's website at www.mybackgroundcheck.com/arcvts
2. Click on lower right box stating American Red Cross "click here".
3. Click on black "Request a background check" box.
4. Click on the picture of the state of Texas.
5. Scroll to San Antonio Area Chapter and click.
6. Read with care your rights and provide your consent to the
background check.
7. Enter personal information as requested, which includes your name,
date of birth, social security number, and driver's license number (if you
have one). Your part of this process is now complete.
8. Wait to hear about the results from your unit administrator and/or
the vendor.
9. If you dispute the results of the background check for any reason,
follow the instructions provided by the vendor.

If you would like more information about this initiative, please visit the
CrossNet site devoted to this topic, which provides comprehensive
information about the background check process, including answers to many
Frequently Asked Questions. In addition, a new National Background Check
Office is staffed with professionals who can address your questions
(800-507-3960, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 pm ET). If you have any
technical questions about the website, please contact the vendor at 1(800)
503-2364 ext 406.


NOTE: If you do not have access to a computer, you may use a friend's,
local public library or you can set-up an appointment here at headquarters
using one of our computers. Please call and leave a message at 582-1925
stating you wish to set up your appointment.

Karen Smithhart
Director of Volunteers, Youth and Branch Services
American Red Cross, San Antonio Area Chapter
3642 E. Houston St. 78219
210-582-1926
<mailto:smithhartk%40saredcross.org>smithhartk@saredcross.org
Please note new email address




Jim Todd
Associate Director Disaster Services
The American Red Cross, San Antonio Area Chapter
3642 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78219
210-582-1918
210-224-5151 x240
210-582-1969 FAX
<mailto:toddj%40saredcross.org>toddj@saredcross.org
http://www.saredcross.org
This is a New Email Address
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
Running EchoLink as Node #77005
Running APRS as N5NTG-9, track me on the Internet
<http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=N5NTG-9>http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=N5NTG-9
_________________________________________

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
Running EchoLink as Node #77005
Running APRS as N5NTG-9, track me on the Internet
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=N5NTG-9
_________________________________________


Red Cross Mandatory Background Checks - Free Service

Lee Besing
 

This is the direction that future disaster operations will be moving. Mandatory background checks before you are allowed to volunteer in a Red Cross Shelter, and eventually in order to get the official photo ID for disaster operations in this county. Read the following and consider strongly accepting their offer to have this done free as a Red Cross volunteer. There is no obligation to you, nor any cost to you, but it opens the door for your ability to volunteer your radio services in the future.

Lee N5NTG


Subject: Information From Karen Smithhart, Director of Office of Volunteer for the Chapter
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 08:39:55 -0500
From: "Todd, Jim" <ToddJ@saredcross.org>

From The Office of Volunteers and Karen Smithhart:
I'd like to share with you, our currently active and new volunteer candidates, the following message from Jack McGuire, Interim President and CEO, and Kate Forbes, National Chair of Volunteers:
"With the 2006 hurricane season upon us, we believe that in order to maintain the trust of the American people and provide them with the best quality service, all Red Cross employees and volunteers must be background-checked according to standards being implemented across the entire organization."
To ensure proper stewardship of donated funds, and the safety and security of our volunteers as well as those we serve, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your dedicated service and for understanding the need to initiate this background-check process.

Beginning in July 2006, all Red Cross employees and volunteers must undergo background checks through a single mandatory vendor. If you are a candidate to volunteer or are a Red Cross volunteer who has never received a Red Cross background check, you must do so before October 31, 2006. Failure to do so will result in your being removed from our active volunteer files. If you are a disaster volunteer who underwent the DSHR background check between November 2005 and July 2006, you do not need to undergo the process again. By receipt of this notice, you are directed to a website to initiate the background check. The vendor will then conduct a background check and send the results to you and our unit. We request that you initiate this process as soon as possible. There is no charge to you.

No Credit check!! Although the standard consent form on the vendor's website mentions credit checks, the Red Cross mandatory minimum background check includes only a social security number verification and a search of the National Criminal File for the past seven years (from the date of disposition, release from prison, or release from probation or parole, whichever occurs last). Please be assured that a credit check is not part of the minimum standard background check for the Red Cross.

In order to initiate your background check, follow these simple steps:

1. Visit the vendor's website at www.mybackgroundcheck.com/arcvts
2. Click on lower right box stating American Red Cross "click here".
3. Click on black "Request a background check" box.
4. Click on the picture of the state of Texas.
5. Scroll to San Antonio Area Chapter and click.
6. Read with care your rights and provide your consent to the background check.
7. Enter personal information as requested, which includes your name, date of birth, social security number, and driver's license number (if you have one). Your part of this process is now complete.
8. Wait to hear about the results from your unit administrator and/or the vendor.
9. If you dispute the results of the background check for any reason, follow the instructions provided by the vendor.

If you would like more information about this initiative, please visit the CrossNet site devoted to this topic, which provides comprehensive information about the background check process, including answers to many Frequently Asked Questions. In addition, a new National Background Check Office is staffed with professionals who can address your questions (800-507-3960, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 pm ET). If you have any technical questions about the website, please contact the vendor at 1(800) 503-2364 ext 406.


NOTE: If you do not have access to a computer, you may use a friend's, local public library or you can set-up an appointment here at headquarters using one of our computers. Please call and leave a message at 582-1925 stating you wish to set up your appointment.

Karen Smithhart
Director of Volunteers, Youth and Branch Services
American Red Cross, San Antonio Area Chapter
3642 E. Houston St. 78219
210-582-1926
smithhartk@saredcross.org
Please note new email address




Jim Todd
Associate Director Disaster Services
The American Red Cross, San Antonio Area Chapter
3642 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78219
210-582-1918
210-224-5151 x240
210-582-1969 FAX
toddj@saredcross.org
http://www.saredcross.org
This is a New Email Address
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
Running EchoLink as Node #77005
Running APRS as N5NTG-9, track me on the Internet
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=N5NTG-9
_________________________________________


Re: Study Guide 1.0 Available

Pat Knight <ad5br@...>
 

Paul,

It looks good!

73,
Pat AD5BR

The Technicians Self Study Guide 1.0 is available for all to download.

Go to <http://radioteacher.googlepages.com>http://radioteacher.googlepages.com and click the link on the
home page to get the file.

It is missing the four pictures below. If you have some pictures
that can be used for the guide, please email them to me at
<mailto:radioteacher%40gmail.com>radioteacher@gmail.com.

I will update the guide again all when I get all the pictures. More
data will be added to the appendixes in the future as well.

Thanks for sending me pictures, suggestions, edits and encouragement.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT
Editor

Page 50
The maximum power allowed when transmitting telecommand signals to
radio controlled models is 1 watt. A label indicating the licensee's
call sign and address must be affixed to the transmitter when sending
commands to a radio control model using amateur frequencies.
Picture needed is < Model Plane and Transmitter with License Tag>

Page 50
Radio direction finding (RDF) is used to locate transmitters, RF
noise, interference and jamming. Radio direction finding can be used
to find lost and downed airplanes, lost hikers and boats in
distress. A directional antenna is most useful for hidden
transmitter hunting.
Picture needed is <Transmitter Hunt Equipment>

Page 56
The penalties for making a false emergency call include having your
license revoked, a large fine and prison term.
Picture needed is <Hand Cuffs>

Page 57
You may use your amateur station to transmit a "SOS" or "MAYDAY"
signal when there is immediate threat to human life or property.
Picture needed is <Picture of Ship Sinking or Hurricane damage>


Study Guide 1.0 Available

Paul Guido
 

The Technicians Self Study Guide 1.0 is available for all to download.

Go to http://radioteacher.googlepages.com and click the link on the
home page to get the file.

It is missing the four pictures below. If you have some pictures
that can be used for the guide, please email them to me at
radioteacher@gmail.com.

I will update the guide again all when I get all the pictures. More
data will be added to the appendixes in the future as well.

Thanks for sending me pictures, suggestions, edits and encouragement.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT
Editor


Page 50
The maximum power allowed when transmitting telecommand signals to
radio controlled models is 1 watt. A label indicating the licensee's
call sign and address must be affixed to the transmitter when sending
commands to a radio control model using amateur frequencies.
Picture needed is < Model Plane and Transmitter with License Tag>

Page 50
Radio direction finding (RDF) is used to locate transmitters, RF
noise, interference and jamming. Radio direction finding can be used
to find lost and downed airplanes, lost hikers and boats in
distress. A directional antenna is most useful for hidden
transmitter hunting.
Picture needed is <Transmitter Hunt Equipment>

Page 56
The penalties for making a false emergency call include having your
license revoked, a large fine and prison term.
Picture needed is <Hand Cuffs>

Page 57
You may use your amateur station to transmit a "SOS" or "MAYDAY"
signal when there is immediate threat to human life or property.
Picture needed is <Picture of Ship Sinking or Hurricane damage>


San Antonio Hams Web Site Updates

Lee Besing
 

I've updated www.SanAntonioHams.org web site with more info about future / past Volunteer Events, Amateur Radio News (including ARES Trip to CC) and other info. Added a new calendar starting with July 2006 events to make it easier to find when activities are happening.

Visit web site for more details. Send me any events or news that I may have missed to "info@sanantoniohams.org" address so I can post them for you. I love photos as well.

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
Running EchoLink as Node #77005
Running APRS as N5NTG-9, track me on the Internet
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=N5NTG-9
_________________________________________


ATEX-Forwarded from the old gerf reflector.

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

From the SARC reflector.

df


----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Gary H. Harmon Jr. <gharmon@idworld.net>
To: SARC LIST <sarc@gerf.org>
Sent: Friday, July 7, 2006 6:00:21 PM
Subject: [SARC] ATEX


I heard just now that ATEX (formally next to the HAM store and now on
Broadway) is closing next week. I hear they are having some sales.
This is
all I know.

73, gary

=========////////=========
Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549 home
210.884.6926 cell
gharmon@idworld.net
"Veritas vos Liberabit"


Re: Field Day Photos

Lee Besing
 

Not bad, simply had a period on the end like a normal sentence. :)

At 07:17 AM 7/1/2006, you wrote:

The link for the photos was bad. Just go to the W5SC Yahoo Group and
click on "Photos" in the column on the left.

df

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
Running EchoLink as Node #77005
Running APRS as N5NTG-9, track me on the Internet
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=N5NTG-9
_________________________________________


Re: Field Day Photos

Don Jones
 

Great Job!
Lee & Pat, and whoever else was involved.

Behind on my e-mail trying to play catch-up.

Pat, Pat on the back Lee and Pat Pat Lee on the Back.

---what he say--- Hi Hi

73's guys Have Fun!!!

Don, N5WSW
A Student of Life!

"Yes I'm defeated all the time; yet to victory I am
born...who knew life--lots of bad but also lots of
good."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

--- K5OLE <davidftx@swbell.net> wrote:

The link for the photos was bad. Just go to the
W5SC Yahoo Group and
click on "Photos" in the column on the left.

df




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Re: Field Day Photos

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

The link for the photos was bad. Just go to the W5SC Yahoo Group and
click on "Photos" in the column on the left.

df


Field Day Photos

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

I just posted a handful of Field Day Photos to the W5SC Yahoo Group at
http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/W5SC/photos.

K5OLE

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