Date   

New Event, Thursday, 14 May 2015

W5SC@...
 

"New Event" reminder
When
Thursday, 14 May 2015
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Where
Grady's No. 7 327 E. Nakoma, San Antonio
Notes
"If hungry, come earlier."
From
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FW: West Gulf Division HB 939 Success

Gary Harmon
 

FYI

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio Archaeologist
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c/t
gharmon@idworld.net

Too many projects - Not enough time!

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"
http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

-----Original Message-----
From: ARRL Members Only Web site [mailto:memberlist@www.arrl.org]
Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2015 11:54 PM
To: gharmon@idworld.net
Subject: West Gulf Division HB 939 Success

HB 939 (the standby generator bill) Passed The Texas House of Representatives

By A Vote of 139-2


All of your efforts to call or fax your State Representative have paid off. Thank you.

Now HB 939 goes to the Senate, where it should be assigned by the Lt.
Governor to the Senate Business & Commerce Committee.

After a hearing in front of the Senate Business & Commerce Committee, HB 939 should be sent to the Floor of the Senate for a vote on passage.

Sen. Larry Taylor, Senate District 11, has graciously consented to be our Senate Sponsor.

We will keep you up to date and at the appropriate time, will request that you contact your Senators.

Go to

pic.twitter.com/h5tpx7Pdk0 to see the House Vote Tally Board.

The only Nay votes against HB 939 were Rep. David Simpson, District 7 and Rep. Jonathan Stickland, District 92.

73

David Woolweaver, K5RAV, Director
John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, Vice-Director West Gulf Division ARRL National Association of Amateur Radio

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Help! Need at least 1 more volunteer for this Saturday - Tour de Cure ride - Rest Stop Ham in Verdi, TX (NE of Pleasanton)

Lee Besing
 

Due to some last minute cancellations, I ended up with a couple of uncovered rest stops, but fortunately, Ray AE5HN raised his hand to cover one of them for me. 

 

I still need to cover a second rest stop that will likely be staffed from 9am-2pm (might get closed sooner) on the 103 mile route.  I'm not limited to only 1  ham per stop, more the merrier in my opinion.

 

Please contact me direct, not thru the list.  Text message 24/7 okay. If calling, please leave a message if no answer. I generally sleep in late since I work  until midnight or later most nights.   If you text, please include your name and call sign.

 

Location: Rest Stop #6

Verdi Community Center -

2905 Farm to Market Road 1784,

Pleasanton, TX 78064

 

We're using some 2 meter repeaters for this, no UHF repeaters being used.   Location probably requires use of a mobile radio / magnetic antenna or an external raised antenna like field day or base station setup.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Lee Besing

210-771-7075 (cell - voice / text msg okay)

Lee@...

San Antonio, TX

 


FW: West Gulf Division Reminder Legislative Alert March 2015

Gary Harmon
 

Something important to do.

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio Archaeologist
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c/t
gharmon@idworld.net

Too many projects - Not enough time!

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"
http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

-----Original Message-----
From: ARRL Members Only Web site [mailto:memberlist@www.arrl.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:42 PM
To: gharmon@idworld.net
Subject: West Gulf Division Reminder Legislative Alert March 2015

HB 939 — Thank You For Calling/Faxing Your State Representative

But, More Calls & Faxes Need To Be Made

HB 939 is still scheduled to be voted on by the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

As we said in last night’s email — we have a very, very good chance of passing this Bill — IF we have the same effort that everyone made on the cell phone bills.

John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, West Gulf Vice Director and his XYL, Mary, visited the Capitol today to speak to each Representative to personally ask them to vote for HB 939. A lot of State Representatives and their staffs commented that they had been called and/or faxed by Hams, asking them to vote for HB 939 — they were impressed.

But, many of you have not yet called or faxed your State Representative. We need you to do so.

The ARRL cannot pass legislation beneficial to Ham Radio — or defeat legislation that hurts Ham Radio — unless you help us. For those who did not call or fax, we really, really need you to do so on Wednesday.

You may determine who is your State Representative — and their fax and telephone numbers — by going to this link and inserting your zip code or your zip code and your address:

http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/find-your-representative/


Please DO NOT CALL OR FAX STATE REPRESENTATIVES TONY DALE, RENE OLIVEIRA OR MATT SCHAEFER. These Gentlemen are our Sponsors — they don’t need to be convinced.

DO NOT EMAIL — the ONLY effective contact methods are either faxes or telephone calls.

Whether you contact your Representative by phone or fax: BE POLITE – ALWAYS — elected Representatives and their staff are not our enemies.

They want to hear from their constituents — the people who vote for them — about Bills their constituents want passed. Some staff members may ask where you are from or for your telephone number – it is ok to tell them – it makes you “real” and convinces them you are not a phony caller.

If you call or fax and their telephone numbers are busy – that is good news, because it means other Hams are calling. KEEP CALLING OR FAXING UNTIL YOU GET THROUGH.


IF YOU SEND A FAX:

We suggest the following language:

Dear State Representative XXXX:

My name is YYYYY. I am licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as an Amateur Radio Operator.

Please VOTE FOR HB 939, without amendments. HB 939 is set on the House General State Calendars for Thursday, May 7, 2015.

HB 939 permits Texas homeowners to install modern, safe, quiet standby electric generators to protect their families during electrical power outages.

Thank you for your vote for HB 939.

Signed
YYYYY


IF YOU CALL:

Please tell the staff person to whom you speak (you will not be able to speak to the Representative, because he or she will be in
hearings):

(1) Your name is YYYYY

(2) You are an Amateur Radio Operator

(3) You are asking Rep. XXXX to VOTE FOR HB 939, without amendments —
it is scheduled to heard by the House on Thursday, May 7, 2015

(4) HB 939 permits Texas homeowners to install modern, safe, quiet
standby electric generators to protect their families during power outages

(5) Thank the Representative for his vote for HB 939.

(6) Say Goodbye and terminate the call.


Thanks.

David Woolweaver K5RAV, West Gulf Division Director

John Robert Stratton N5AUS, West Gulf Division Vice-Director

ARRL National Association of Amateur Radio

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South Texas Hamfest

k5dng@...
 

Hello,
It's time again for the South Texas Hamfest in Aransas Pass.  This year it is on October 31.  We have opened Pre-Registration on the website, and lowered the entry price.  Changes to tables also.
Tables sold out last year, as a matter of fact, we oversold what we projected!
So, visit the site, print a flyer, pre-register, and then come down south, and enjoy a nice little weekend getaway.  We will have a Pre-Registration drawing for those who register before the deadline.  So, visit the site and look around, reserve your tables, it will be here before we know it!

Thank you and 73,
Diana MacGregor - K5DNG
South Texas Hamfest
Chairwoman

www.southtexashamfest.org
southtexashamfest@...



[San Antonio Hams] - Help needed for Fiesta Wildflower 100 on April 26 and Tour de Cure on May 9th

Lee Besing
 

In case you weren't on my mailing subscription list.


Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075 ( voice/text)
San Antonio, TX



-----Original Message-----
From: San Antonio Hams - Lee N5NTG <info@...>
To: LEE BESING <lee@...>
Sent: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 1:24 AM
Subject: [San Antonio Hams] Corrected - Help needed for Fiesta Wildflower 100 on April 26 and Tour de Cure on May 9th

 

San Antonio HamsSan Antonio Area Hams

Serving the Amateur Radio Community in San Antonio
and South Central Texas since 2003

"A Friendly & Informative Ham Radio Web Site"

 

Volunteers Needed For 2 Events

  • April 26th - Fiesta Wildflower 100

  • May 9th - Tour de Cure Bicycle Tour

Hello LEE BESING N5NTG.

This is the SanAntonioHams.org Ham Radio Community Newsletter. This newsletter is going out to about 450+ email addresses for ham radio operators, but if you want to be removed, please To unsubscribe, click here.

If your contact info is wrong, or needs corrected, please contact us using the info at the bottom of this newsletter. Don't use the Unsubscribe link for general contact, because that process gets handled automatically.

de Lee N5NTG, aka the San Antonio Hams Webmaster info@... or 210-771-7075 (voice / text)


Spring is here and so is our public service event season.

We’ve got lots of events coming up, with something for everybody. No experience needed, just lots of enthusiasm.  These two events are the ones that we really need your help for, the Fiesta Wildflower 100 and the Tour de Cure ride.

April 26th (Sunday) – Fiesta Wildflower 100 Bicycle Tour. Still needing few more hams to help staff the 9 rest stops along the route, but no SAG drivers are needed. Last year 1,500 riders were registered. Start and finish will be at Morgan’s Wonderland, near Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks, on the northeast side. Event benefits Morgan’s Wonderland and it is an officially recognized Fiesta event. Last year the organizer gave us a $25 Valero fuel card (1 per rest stop) to help compensate for the cost of helping out.  There hasn't been any promise this year so far, but I'll be asking.

May 9th (Saturday) – American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure Bicycle Tour. We need hams for 9 break points, 10 SAG vans, plus a few other assignments. We will have brand new routes and a new starting location this year due to the City of Selma passing an anti-bicycle ordinance. The event has been relocated to the south side of San Antonio, at the Texas A&M University campus on South Loop 410, near Zarzamora. Routes go east toward Floresville and the longer routes loop down to Pleasanton, TX, over to Poteet and back up to the University finish line. Atascosa County Hams will be helping with the southern part of the longer route and we welcome their support!

If you want to volunteer, or need more info, please contact Lee Besing N5NTG at info@... or call/text him at 210-771-7075 (I work late hours, so no early morning calls please). Please leave a message with your name, number, callsign and events you want to help with.


For a full list of the latest Ham Radio News, please visit the News section of our website at www.SanAntonioHams.org/blog. If you want to post your own Ham Radio related news on our site, please contact the webmaster to get more details. - Lee N5NTG


SanAntonioHams.org - the website is not affiliated with any particular ham club or group.
5804 Babcock Rd #383, San Antonio, TX 78240
Cell # 210-771-7075 or info@...
Subscriptions send email to subscribe@...


New Event, Thursday, 09 April 2015

W5SC@...
 

"New Event" reminder
When
Thursday, 09 April 2015
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Where
Grady's No. 7 327 E. Nakoma, San Antonio
Notes
"If hungry, come earlier."
From
W5SC   Calendar


Re: Clay Laster, W5ZPV, Silent Key 3/26

George James
 


Re: Clay Laster, W5ZPV, Silent Key 3/26

Gary Harmon
 

Haven't seen Clay in a while but my remembrances are positive.

 

73,

 

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio Archaeologist

6003 Archwood

San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c/t

gharmon (at) idworld.net

 

Too many projects - Not enough time!

 

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"

http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

 

From: W5SC@... [mailto:W5SC@...]
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:18 PM
To: W5SC@...
Cc: lee@...
Subject: RE: [W5SC] Clay Laster, W5ZPV, Silent Key 3/26

 

 

Very sorry to hear. Classy was a good guy, and ham.

N5LL

Larry Lentz, MCT, MCITP:CRM
Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP x10
Lentz Computer Services
San Antonio, Texas

Sent from my Windows Phone


From: Lee Besing lee@... [W5SC]
Sent: ‎3/‎28/‎2015 11:03 AM
To: w5sc@...
Cc: lee@...
Subject: [W5SC] Clay Laster, W5ZPV, Silent Key 3/26

 

Club, I just received the following sad news...

__________________________

It is with deep regret, I am again the bearer of bad news.  Clarence C. Laster, W5ZPV, (Clay), past away last evening, Thursday, March 26, 2015, while at his home.

I first met Clay in 1954 and have enjoyed his friendship for many yeasrs.  His voice will be greatly missed by his many friends

Details concerning funeral have not been completed.

John - W5DKK
________________________


Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075 ( voice/text)
San Antonio, TX


Re: Clay Laster, W5ZPV, Silent Key 3/26

Larry Lentz <Larry@...>
 

Very sorry to hear. Classy was a good guy, and ham.

N5LL

Larry Lentz, MCT, MCITP:CRM
Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP x10
Lentz Computer Services
San Antonio, Texas

Sent from my Windows Phone

From: Lee Besing lee@... [W5SC]
Sent: ‎3/‎28/‎2015 11:03 AM
To: w5sc@...
Cc: lee@...
Subject: [W5SC] Clay Laster, W5ZPV, Silent Key 3/26

 

Club, I just received the following sad news...

__________________________

It is with deep regret, I am again the bearer of bad news.  Clarence C. Laster, W5ZPV, (Clay), past away last evening, Thursday, March 26, 2015, while at his home.

I first met Clay in 1954 and have enjoyed his friendship for many yeasrs.  His voice will be greatly missed by his many friends

Details concerning funeral have not been completed.

John - W5DKK
________________________


Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075 ( voice/text)
San Antonio, TX


Re: Clay Laster, W5ZPV, Silent Key 3/26

Don Jones
 

God Bless, you, Clay, and family.

de n5wsw
Don Jones


From:"Lee Besing lee@... [W5SC]"
Date:Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 11:03 AM
Subject:[W5SC] Clay Laster, W5ZPV, Silent Key 3/26

 

Club, I just received the following sad news...

__________________________

It is with deep regret, I am again the bearer of bad news.  Clarence C. Laster, W5ZPV, (Clay), past away last evening, Thursday, March 26, 2015, while at his home.

I first met Clay in 1954 and have enjoyed his friendship for many yeasrs.  His voice will be greatly missed by his many friends

Details concerning funeral have not been completed.

John - W5DKK
________________________


Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075 ( voice/text)
San Antonio, TX


Clay Laster, W5ZPV, Silent Key 3/26

Lee Besing
 

Club, I just received the following sad news...

__________________________

It is with deep regret, I am again the bearer of bad news.  Clarence C. Laster, W5ZPV, (Clay), past away last evening, Thursday, March 26, 2015, while at his home.

I first met Clay in 1954 and have enjoyed his friendship for many yeasrs.  His voice will be greatly missed by his many friends

Details concerning funeral have not been completed.

John - W5DKK
________________________


Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075 ( voice/text)
San Antonio, TX


New Event, Thursday, 12 March 2015

W5SC@...
 

"New Event" reminder
When
Thursday, 12 March 2015
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Where
Grady's No. 7 327 E. Nakoma, San Antonio
Notes
"If hungry, come earlier."
From
W5SC   Calendar


Help new ham with a BaoFeng UV/82 HT?

Pat Knight AD5BR
 

Could someone help a new ham program a BaoFeng UV/82 HT? He just got his license after our February test session. Please let me know if you could help him.


73,

Pat Knight  AD5BR

 


BIG Linear Amp FS

Gary Harmon
 

My good friend Ron/AB5WG has an awesome linear amp for sale.  It's an AMP SUPPLY LK-550ZC and runs THREE 3-500 tubes.  It has a separate power supply.  He has the docs and as a bonus, it comes with an extra set of three tubes.  It's a beautiful amp and works like a new one. 

 

Contact Ron (NOT ME) at ab5wg@... for details and pricing.

 

73,

 

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio Archaeologist

6003 Archwood

San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c/t

gharmon (at) idworld.net

 

Too many projects - Not enough time!

 

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"

http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

 


Re: Last Week's Estate Sale

Paul Guido
 

I know the Collins amp and the nice HF radio and the other old collectable radio sold.  The amp is on eBay already. 

Paul


On Feb 24, 2015, at 1:39 PM, 'Gary H. Harmon, Jr.' gharmon@... [W5SC] <W5SC@...> wrote:

Did anyone make it to the Windcrest sale last Saturday afternoon?  I was wondering if the remaining items were sold before or after closing.  I have tried without success to contact the estate sale guy to ask him.

 

73,

 

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio Archaeologist

6003 Archwood

San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c/t

gharmon (at) idworld.net

 

Too many projects - Not enough time!

 

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"

http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

 


Last Week's Estate Sale

Gary Harmon
 

Did anyone make it to the Windcrest sale last Saturday afternoon?  I was wondering if the remaining items were sold before or after closing.  I have tried without success to contact the estate sale guy to ask him.

 

73,

 

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio Archaeologist

6003 Archwood

San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c/t

gharmon (at) idworld.net

 

Too many projects - Not enough time!

 

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"

http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

 


FW: West Guf Division March 2015 Newsletter

Gary Harmon
 

FYI

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio Archaeologist
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c/t
gharmon (at) idworld.net

Too many projects - Not enough time!

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"
http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

-----Original Message-----
From: ARRL Members Only Web site [mailto:memberlist@www.arrl.org]
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2015 8:55 PM
To: gharmon@idworld.net
Subject: West Guf Division March 2015 Newsletter

Subject: West Gulf Division February Newsletter

Dear Members,

Below are the links to the West Gulf Division March 2015 Newsletter.


Please select the link that best serves your needs.

New style format

http://arrlwgd.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/WGD-2015-03.pd


Old style format

http://arrlwgd.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/WGD-2015-03L.pdf

Thanks

David Woolweaver, K5RAV
Director

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Estate Sale

Gary Harmon
 

Visited again this morning and bought another book, a Heathkit dummy load, and a Collins DC mobile power supply.

 

Still for sale:  National NC-183, Collins 30S-1 amplifier, Yaesu FT-1000 something and an ICOM VHF transceiver.  In the garage there looks to be the parts for a Mosley beam although I didn't see the traps BUT the parts were on a high shelf and no way to see up high.  Half price today but further discounts may be possible.

 

Good hunting.

73,

 

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio Archaeologist

6003 Archwood

San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c/t

gharmon (at) idworld.net

 

Too many projects - Not enough time!

 

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"

http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

 


Obituary - John Brotherman - K5ZB

Gary Harmon
 

I noticed in today's obituaries the passing of John Brotherman/K5ZB.

 

73,

 

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK - HAM Radio Archaeologist

6003 Archwood

San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c/t

gharmon (at) idworld.net

 

Too many projects - Not enough time!

 

"Retirement = Every day is a Saturday except Sunday"

http://www.grissomroadcoc.org

 

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