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Re: MS150 Bike To The Beach Photos on-line

Lee Besing
 

Photos are now on-line at www.sanantoniohams.org for your viewing pleasure. 300 photos taken by either N5NTG or KG5QW (so far, others are invited to send me their photos as well via email or CD-R)

Direct link to index page of photos is here http://www.sanantoniohams.org/2006_Slide_Show/index.htm

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


Re: MS150 Bike To The Beach Photos on-line

Don Jones
 

Lee,

Great job!

Remember life is suppose to be fun :-)

73

Don N5WSW
A Student of Life!

--- Lee Besing <@LBesing> wrote:

Photos are now on-line at www.sanantoniohams.org for
your viewing
pleasure. 300 photos taken by either N5NTG or KG5QW
(so far, others are
invited to send me their photos as well via email or
CD-R)

Direct link to index page of photos is here
http://www.sanantoniohams.org/2006_Slide_Show/index.htm

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


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Jamboree on the Air Tomorrow Operators Needed

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

The Boy Scout Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is tomorrow, Saturday,
October 21, 2006 at Camp McGimsey off of NW Military Hwy. Setup will
begin at 8:00am and the stations will operate until 5:00pm. We need
operators both in the morning and the afternoon. Please join us for
either session or both.

A Google map may be found here: http://maps.google.com/maps?
f=q&hl=en&q=Wedgewood+Dr.+San+Antonio,+TX&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=16&ll=29.53819
8,-98.528931&spn=0.006683,0.021458&iwloc=A Entrance is off of
Wedgewood on the NW side of the Camp, not the Service Center on
Military.

A document with further directions has been uploaded to the Files
section of this Yahoo Group.

If you have questions, please call David, K5OLE, on 710-8721, the
145.39 Repeater, or email at k5ole@....


We Still Need Radio Operators for JOTA on Saturday

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

BUT-if you can't make please be available on the 145.39 repeater to
answer JOTA CQ's. There will not be a constant stream of traffic on
the repeater, but from time to time we will put the Scouts on a VHF
radio and have them call, "CQ JOTA". Please answer these calls and
exchange information with these Scouts. Be patient with them, none of
them have ever talked on amateur radio before. Some of them will be
shy and some of them will be chatty. Just like real amateur radio
operators!

K5OLE


Re: We Still Need Radio Operators for JOTA on Saturday

Floyd Gordon
 

I will be there in the morning around 10 with my new radio

----- Original Message ----
From: K5OLE <davidftx@...>
To: W5SC@...
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 6:27:41 PM
Subject: [W5SC] We Still Need Radio Operators for JOTA on Saturday

BUT-if you can't make please be available on the 145.39 repeater to
answer JOTA CQ's. There will not be a constant stream of traffic on
the repeater, but from time to time we will put the Scouts on a VHF
radio and have them call, "CQ JOTA". Please answer these calls and
exchange information with these Scouts. Be patient with them, none of
them have ever talked on amateur radio before. Some of them will be
shy and some of them will be chatty. Just like real amateur radio
operators!

K5OLE


SARC/AARO JOTA Outing a Success!!

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

The joint efforts of the San Antonio Radio Club and the Alamo Area Radio
Organization led to a very successful 2006 Jamboree On The Air at
McGimsey Scout Camp this past Saturday. Three HF stations and two VHF
stations were set up using several verticals, an inverted V, a 2 meter
loop, and a Hamstick dipole antenna.

W2IK demostrated his completely self contained HF/VHF station which
included numerous antennas of his own design.

N5IUT led 12 scouts, from two different troops, through the necessary
steps to complete their Radio Merit Badges. Many more Scouts
participated in the day's radio activities.

Members of both clubs served as Control Operators while the Scouts
talked to other Scouts on HF.

Pictures of the JOTA activities have been posted to the PHOTOS section
of this Yahoo Group.

Thanks to all who participated.


Re: SARC/AARO JOTA Outing a Success!!

Paul Guido
 

All,

If anyone has pictures of JOTA 2006, please send to me for the
website.

Paul, N5IUT
Radioteacher@...

--- In W5SC@..., "K5OLE" <davidftx@...> wrote:


The joint efforts of the San Antonio Radio Club and the Alamo Area
Radio
Organization led to a very successful 2006 Jamboree On The Air at
McGimsey Scout Camp this past Saturday. Three HF stations and two
VHF
stations were set up using several verticals, an inverted V, a 2
meter
loop, and a Hamstick dipole antenna.

W2IK demostrated his completely self contained HF/VHF station which
included numerous antennas of his own design.

N5IUT led 12 scouts, from two different troops, through the
necessary
steps to complete their Radio Merit Badges. Many more Scouts
participated in the day's radio activities.

Members of both clubs served as Control Operators while the Scouts
talked to other Scouts on HF.

Pictures of the JOTA activities have been posted to the PHOTOS
section
of this Yahoo Group.

Thanks to all who participated.


Re: SARC/AARO JOTA Outing a Success!!

Lee Besing
 

I've used a couple of the posted photos from the group, plus David's report
below, as the basis of a news story on www.sanantoniohams.org. Thanks!

At 02:20 PM 10/22/2006, you wrote:


The joint efforts of the San Antonio Radio Club and the Alamo Area Radio
Organization led to a very successful 2006 Jamboree On The Air at
McGimsey Scout Camp this past Saturday. Three HF stations and two VHF
stations were set up using several verticals, an inverted V, a 2 meter
loop, and a Hamstick dipole antenna.

W2IK demostrated his completely self contained HF/VHF station which
included numerous antennas of his own design.

N5IUT led 12 scouts, from two different troops, through the necessary
steps to complete their Radio Merit Badges. Many more Scouts
participated in the day's radio activities.

Members of both clubs served as Control Operators while the Scouts
talked to other Scouts on HF.

Pictures of the JOTA activities have been posted to the PHOTOS section
of this Yahoo Group.

Thanks to all who participated.
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


Last Call for Candidates to the Nominating Committee

davidftx@...
 

The SARC Nominating Committee will finalize their recommendations for the November 9th Officer and Directors election in very short order. If you want to be considered, or know someone who should be considered, please send an email to @K5UCQ, kc5nkk@..., or n5rxs@... immediately.

Of course, nominations may be made from the floor on during the election meeting.

K5OLE


SARC 2007 Nominating Committee Report and Nov 9th Election Procedures

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

San Antonio Radio Club
Election Procedures
November 9, 2006


These procedures have been developed to ensure that the annual
Officers and Directors elections of the San Antonio Radio Club are
conducted fairly, efficiently, and in accordance with the Club's
Constitution and Bylaws.

For the November 9, 2006 election of the 2007 Officers and
Directors, a Nominating Committee was appointed by the President on
September 26, 2006. That committee consists of J.C. Smith, N5RXS,
Charlie Land, KC5NKK, and Mike Check, K5UCQ. The committee reported
back, prior to October 25, 2006 as required by the Bylaws, to the
President with a slate of Officers and Directors who are qualified
and willing to serve in those various positions. That report
resulted in the Nominating Committee's Recommended Nominations which
has been circulated prior to start of tonight's meeting. These
nominations have been posted publicly on the W5SC Yahoo Group and
the W5SC Webpage.

Appointed as Tellers for any contested elections are
__________tba___________ and __________tba________.

The President will read the Committee's nomination for each and then
take additional nominations from the floor. To be elected to any
Office or Board position the candidate must be a member in good
standing in the San Antonio Radio Club. Any disputes regarding the
standing of a candidate will be determined instantly by the Board,
if a quorum is present. If a quorum of the Board is not present,
the standing of any candidate will be decided by the Chairman of the
Board or his delegate.

If there is an office in which there is only one nomination, and
therefore no contest, the president will call for a motion to accept
the nomination by acclimation.

No member may hold more than one position which sits on the Board of
Directors. The Constitution requires that the Board of Directors be
populated by ten separate Directors. If a candidate, who holds a
Board office that extends into 2007, is elected to another Board
position, that member must resign his prior office upon being
elected to the new office. In accordance with the Club's
Constitution the Chairman of the Board, or his delegate, will
appoint a replacement to serve until the 2007 election.

Election

A. President-David Freiberger K5OLE
B. Vice President-J.C. Smith N5RXS
C. Secretary-Charlie Land KC5NKK
D. Treasurer-Diana Taylor KD5SXI or Paul Guido N5IUT
E. Sergeant-at-Arms-None
F. Director through 2011-Pat Knight AD5BR
G. Any Directorships vacated
a. Director through 2008 (currently a Chair appointment) Mike
Check K5UCQ
b. Director through 2007 (currently a Chair appointment) Paul
Guido N5IUT

Election Procedures

A. The President will call for the annual election.
B. The Nominating Committee will read the names of the members
nominated
C. Nominations will be taken from the floor from any member in
good standing for the nomination of any member in good standing who
has indicated to the nominator that he or she is willing to serve in
the position. It is not required that any nominee be present for
the election.
D. If there is a contested election:
a. Each candidate or his representative will be given an
opportunity, not to exceed three minutes, to address the membership.
b. The appointed Tellers will provide balloting material to
each member in good standing. Non members are welcome at any
meeting but are not permitted to vote. Membership issues will be
researched by the Treasurer and a decision will be rendered by the
Board or the Chairman as above. Any person who has paid dues for
2006 prior to the commencement of elections, and who is otherwise
eligible for membership pursuant to the bylaws, may vote in the
election.
c. Ballots are secret. The Tellers will count the ballots
immediately and announce the winner. Actual tallies will be
announced only if requested from the floor. The President will then
declare the winner.

Election Issues

Membership-The San Antonio Radio Club requires only that a member be
interested in ham radio, make an application to the Treasurer, and
pay current dues. Only an FCC licensed amateur may hold elected
office, but any member may participate in Club activities and vote.
Guests are always welcome at Club meetings and activities. Guests
are never pressured to join the club, but guests may not vote.

Rarely does the issue arise concerning the payment of current dues.
If a member, either as a candidate or an elector, claims to have
paid the proper dues but no supporting Club record is available, at
that moment, supporting the claim; then that member should pay the
pro rated 2006 dues instantly in order to continue participating in
the election. Prorated 2006 dues are $3.75 during the last quarter
of the year. That member may submit documentation later to the
Treasurer supporting the claim. The Treasurer will then reimburse
the member the second dues payment if sufficient documentation is
provided.

Nominations and elections are addressed in the San Antonio Radio
Club Constitution and Bylaws. These procedures were designed to
implement the requirements of those instruments. At the end of the
Election the President will announce the list of the newly elected
Officers and Directors for the coming year.


Re: SARC 2007 Nominating Committee Report and Nov 9th Election Procedures

Paul Guido
 

*The Nominating Committee Report and the Election Procedures have been
posted to the web site.*
**
*The Election Procedures have been converted to PDF Format and posted here
on the Yahoo Group and on the W5SC.org web site.*
**
*Paul Guido, N5IUT*


FCC to clarify rules for powerline broadband

Mike Check K5UCQ
 

It is my opinion someone was paid off. The reason that this is being done
is because they will then be less regulated!

Mike Check
K5UCQ


http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1035_22-6131274.html?tag=zdfd.newsfeed

or http://tinyurl.com/ua8ck


SARC Elections Will Be Held at the November Meeting, This Thursday

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

All San Antonio Radio Club Members:



This message is to remind you that the Regular November SARC meeting
will be held this Thursday, 7:30 pm, at KCOMM. November is election
month for the club and the annual elections will be held at this
meeting. Please attend if at all possible as there will be at least one
contested election. Details of the Nominating Committee's Report
are on the club's website at w5sc.org
<http://us.f814.mail.yahoo.com/dc/w5sc.org> . Procedures for the annual
election may be reviewed here:

http://w5sc.org/Docs/2006%20Election%20procedures.pdf
<http://w5sc.org/Docs/2006%20Election%20procedures.pdf> ; those
procedures make provison for the proration of annual dues if they have
not been paid for 2006.



A drawing will be held for the door prize, a W2IK Desk Buddy 2 meter
antenna kit graciously donated by W2IK.



Email me with any questions at davidftx@...
<mailto:davidftx@...> .



David Freiberger

K5OLE


Get Ready For Some Activity?

Mike Check K5UCQ
 

Space Weather News for Nov. 7, 2006
http://spaceweather.com

Solar activity is about to increase--or so it seems. An active sunspot is
hiding just behind the sun's eastern limb. For the past three days, it has
been erupting, throwing clouds of magnetized gas high above the sun's
surface where they can be seen from Earth. Some of these explosions have
also produced strong radio bursts heard in the loudspeakers of ham-radio
rigs. Soon, perhaps later today or tomorrow, the sun's rotation will turn
the sunspot toward Earth, providing a direct view of the active region. If
it is indeed a big spot, we could be in for some stormy space weather in the
days ahead.

Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates and to listen to the radio sounds
of the sun.


Notice of SARC Board Meeting

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

The San Antonio Radio Club Board of Directors will be available at the
Regular Membership Meeting tonight at 7:30PM at KCOMM to facilitate
any Election issues that may arise. A full Board meeting is not
anticipated. If you have issues that need to come to the Board's
attention, please bring them to any Board member for consideration at
the next full Board meeting.


San Antonio Radio Club Elects Officers for 2007

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

San Antonio Radio Club Elects Officers for 2007



The regular SARC November meeting is the annual election meeting and the
2007 elections were held on November 9, 2006. Officers and Directors
were elected for the coming year:



President K5OLE David Freiberger

Vice President N5RXS J.C. Smith

Secretary KC5NKK Charles Land

Treasurer N5IUT Paul Guido



Director through 2011 AD5BR Pat Knight

Director through 2007 WE5ET Bill Reichert

Director through 2008 K5UCQ Mike Check



Sergeants at Arms KA5OHJ Royce Taylor and KD5OZM Michael Falcon



Thanks to each of these Directors and Officers for their committment to
the Club.



More details of the election may seen on the website, w5sc.org
<http://w5sc.org/> or read in the Files Section of this Yahoo Group.
See an article entitiled San Antonio Radio Club Elects Officers for
2007.


Omnibus Amateur Radio Report and Order Published Today

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

From the ARRL Amateur Radio News. This implies that the new band
reconfigurations will be effective December 15, 2006. The full story is
here:

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/11/15/100/?nc=1
<http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/11/15/100/?nc=1>



Attention All Amateurs...

[10] <http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/11/15/100/?nc=1> FCC
"Omnibus" Amateur Radio R&O Published in Federal Register, Takes Effect
December 15 (Nov 15, 2006 [REVISED Nov 15, 2006 15:50 ET]) -- Just a
little over a month after the Federal Communications Commission released
the Report and Order (R&O) in the so-called "Omnibus" Amateur Radio
proceeding, WT Docket 04-140 (FCC 06-149) to the public, a revised
version appeared today in the Federal Register. The changes in the R&O
will take effect Friday, December 15, at 12:01 AM EST, 30 days after its
publication.
Full Story <http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/11/15/100/?nc=1>


RSS feed

Paul Guido
 

A small orange RSS logo has been added to the top of every web page
on the http://w5sc.org/ web site. If you have a Really Simple
Syndication (RSS 2.0) reader you can point it to
feed://w5sc.org/feed.xml to receive news and updates that have been
posted on the web site.

If you use the new Internet Explorer 7 it has a built in RSS reader
and all you would need to do is click on the orange RSS logo at the
top of any page.

It can also be used for people that use Yahoo or Google for their
home page. Just add the feed http://w5sc.org/feed.xml to your home
page and it will display links to the latest articles.

Not everyone will use this feed but it helps keep people informed of
updates to the web site and search engines use the information to
keep up with changes.

At the bottom of every page on the W5SC.org web site there are three
logo's. These can be clicked by anyone to validate the code used on
the web site conforms to standards. The standards in use are XHTML
1.0, CSS 2.0 and RSS. If anyone checks the site and a message is
displayed that the validation fails, please let me know.

If you have any questions about the RSS feed or the website please
email me at n5iut@...

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


Holiday Banquet

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

For several years the San Antonio Radio Club has celebrated the Holiday
Season as guests of the QCWA at their annual Christmas luncheon. This
year both the QCWA and the San Antonio Radio Club have been invited to
attend the Alamo Area Radio Organization's Holiday Awards Banquet on
Saturday, December 2nd from 6-9 pm at Grady's Bar-B-Que on Bandera.
Family members and friends are encouraged to attend also. The cost is
$8.00 per person and reservations may be made at 680-6841

I will be attending and encourage all SARC members to participate also.
If there are members who are reluctant to drive at night, please call me
at 408-1564 and we will arrange transportation.

The AARO invitation is in the Files section of this group and will be
posted on w5sc.org in the next 24 hours.

K5OLE


passed ARECC Level I course

liranchita <w4cth@...>
 

I have just been notified that I have passed the subject course. I
was at the meeting in November when it was announced that the club
would reimburse half the cost of the course. I do not know who I need
to let know and what documentation they need. I will not be back in
the San Antonio area until mid January. I would prefer the
reimbursement be applied to future dues. I would appreciate someone
replying to me at w4cth@... or on the forum as to what I need
to do. Thanks and 73, de Joe Thompson, W4CTH