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Volunteer for a Two Hour Shift this Saturday and Receive Extra Drawing Tickets

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

The San Antonio Radio Club SwapFest is this Saturday and we need workers
for two hour shifts to work the door and generally assist N5RXS with the
operation of the event. By volunteering for a two hour shift you help
the Club put on this fine event and still have plenty of time to visit
all of the vendors and participate in the forums.



All volunteers will receive an extra SwapFest drawing ticket for each
hour worked, with a two hour minimum. By helping the Club you will be
helping your own chance of winning one of the great door prizes.



Please volunteer your time for the SwapFest by emailing J.C. Smith at
n5rxs@... <mailto:n5rxs@...> and let him know of your
availability. By breaking the work into two hour shifts, everyone gets
to enjoy the SwapFest.


The additional drawing tickets for assisting with the SwapFest are in
addition to those awarded for helping with setup on Thursday evening and
include volunteers for the talk-in and VE session. Help us put on the
best Winter hamfest in Texas


Annual San Antonio QRP QRP Breakfast

Monty N5ESE <n5ese@...>
 

In memory of our dear friend Fred Bonavita, K5QLF (SK),
who so enjoyed this breakfast, we'll again enjoy our
annual QRP Breakfast & Show-and-Tell before the San
Antonio Swapfest opens.

Please join me and bring your homebrew (or other) QRP
stuff for "show-and-tell" at 7 AM at:

Taqueria Guanajuato in the community of Mingus Corner,
near the intersection of FM 2536 and Loop 1604. The place
opens at 6 AM, and breakfast will start around 7 (+/-).
Mingus Corner is about 1 mile south of the swap site,
and the taqueria is on the left (if your southbound).

The swap again will be at Little Joe's Country Gold,
which is on FM 2536. Set up starts at 7 AM for those
who purchased tables, and the doors open at 8 AM.

Here's a map for those who get lost every year (like I do):

http://www.io.com/~n5fc/swapfest_in_san_antonio.gif

Below, is Fred's narrative description of how to get to the taqueria (it's
easy to miss in the dark), from last year's invitation message.

Please let me have a head count (for the QRP breakfast), if you plan to
attend, just mainly so I can post potential participation and stake out a
table or two when I get there.

For those coming from the north on I-35 or US 281 or from
the east on I-10, get on I-35 south toward Laredo. Take
Loop 410 west from I-35 South. Take the second exit from
I-35 onto FM 2536, go left under the overpass and go 1.6
miles. Little Joe's is on the right, and the taqueria is about 1 mile
south, on the left.

For those coming from the south on I-37 or I-35, turn west
at Loop 1604, follow it to FM 2536, turn right and look for
the taqueria on the right. Those coming from the west, take
Loop 1604 to the south, turn left at FM 2536 and watch for
the taqueria.

73,
monty N5ESE

Good advice from Mom: "Play Nice!"
;-)

Monty Northrup, N5ESE (ex-N5FC)
Austin, Texas
e-mail: n5ese@...
web page (ham): http://www.dit-dididit-dit.com
web page (home): http://www.io.com/~maddog

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Re: Annual San Antonio QRP QRP Breakfast

Paul Guido
 

Monty,

I know that speak for many South Texas hams that Fred's passion and
enthusiasm for Amateur Radio and QRP will be missed on Saturday. I will try
to stop by for a quick taco before going to work at the Swapfest door.

Here is a link to the Swapfest 2007 information http://w5sc.org/swapfest.htm


Here is a google map of the Swapfest location
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=7511+Old+Pearsall+Road,+San+Antonio,+TX&ie=UTF8&z=14&ll=29.323822,-98.644781&spn=0.043328,0.097504&t=h&om=1&iwloc=A

Look forward to seeing you there.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT
Elecraft K2 #1308

On 1/9/07, Monty N5ESE <n5ese@...> wrote:

In memory of our dear friend Fred Bonavita, K5QLF (SK),
who so enjoyed this breakfast, we'll again enjoy our
annual QRP Breakfast & Show-and-Tell before the San
Antonio Swapfest opens.

Please join me and bring your homebrew (or other) QRP
stuff for "show-and-tell" at 7 AM at:

Taqueria Guanajuato in the community of Mingus Corner,
near the intersection of FM 2536 and Loop 1604. The place
opens at 6 AM, and breakfast will start around 7 (+/-).
Mingus Corner is about 1 mile south of the swap site,
and the taqueria is on the left (if your southbound).

The swap again will be at Little Joe's Country Gold,
which is on FM 2536. Set up starts at 7 AM for those
who purchased tables, and the doors open at 8 AM.

Here's a map for those who get lost every year (like I do):

http://www.io.com/~n5fc/swapfest_in_san_antonio.gif

Below, is Fred's narrative description of how to get to the taqueria (it's
easy to miss in the dark), from last year's invitation message.

Please let me have a head count (for the QRP breakfast), if you plan to
attend, just mainly so I can post potential participation and stake out a
table or two when I get there.

For those coming from the north on I-35 or US 281 or from
the east on I-10, get on I-35 south toward Laredo. Take
Loop 410 west from I-35 South. Take the second exit from
I-35 onto FM 2536, go left under the overpass and go 1.6
miles. Little Joe's is on the right, and the taqueria is about 1 mile
south, on the left.

For those coming from the south on I-37 or I-35, turn west
at Loop 1604, follow it to FM 2536, turn right and look for
the taqueria on the right. Those coming from the west, take
Loop 1604 to the south, turn left at FM 2536 and watch for
the taqueria.

73,
monty N5ESE

Good advice from Mom: "Play Nice!"
;-)

Monty Northrup, N5ESE (ex-N5FC)
Austin, Texas
e-mail: n5ese@...
web page (ham): http://www.dit-dididit-dit.com
web page (home): http://www.io.com/~maddog

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Re: QRP Breakfast TOMORROW!

Monty N5ESE <n5ese@...>
 

Well, I hope the San Antonio QRPers got together and had the QRP Breakfast & Show-and-Tell. I doubt very seriously that any from Austin made it down there. I started south on I-35 at 5 AM this morning, and made it about 2 exits at 25 mph in the downpouring rain (hydroplaning at 45 mph), and realized it was not just dumb, but crazy to continue. So as much as I enjoy the QRP comraderie, we had to blow it off entirely.

Somebody tell me us Austin Bubbas how things went...

73,
monty N5ESE
http://www.dit-dididit-dit.com

At 08:26 AM 1/11/2007, you wrote:
I'll be there. It's early (ugh) but it's fun...

After we finish breakfast, we'll go get in line for the swapfest opening.
It's a small 'fest, but worth it. Each 'fest has its own flavor, and San
Antonio is unique. But an hour-and-a-half (twice around slowly), and I'll
probably be done, and headed back to Austin for the AQRP Club meeting.

I'll set up the car to work 40 Meters CW both ways - QRP, of course - so
if you happen to be on band, listen for the peanut whistle.

And if I don't see you in SA, I'll see you at Alvin's ;-)

73,
monty N5ESE

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Reposted Info Follows
---------------------

In memory of our dear friend Fred Bonavita, K5QLF (SK),
who so enjoyed this breakfast, we'll again enjoy our
annual QRP Breakfast & Show-and-Tell before the San
Antonio Swapfest opens.

Please join me and bring your homebrew (or other) QRP
stuff for "show-and-tell" at 7 AM at:

Taqueria Guanajuato in the community of Mingus Corner,
near the intersection of FM 2536 and Loop 1604. The place
opens at 6 AM, and breakfast will start around 7 (+/-).
Mingus Corner is about 1 mile south of the swap site,
and the taqueria is on the left (if your southbound).

The swap again will be at Little Joe's Country Gold,
which is on FM 2536. Set up starts at 7 AM for those
who purchased tables, and the doors open at 8 AM.

Here's a map for those who get lost every year (like I do):

http://www.io.com/~n5fc/swapfest_in_san_antonio.gif

Below, is Fred's narrative description of how to get to the taqueria (it's
easy to miss in the dark), from last year's invitation message.

Please let me have a head count (for the QRP breakfast), if you plan to
attend, just mainly so I can post potential participation and stake out a
table or two when I get there.

For those coming from the north on I-35 or US 281 or from
the east on I-10, get on I-35 south toward Laredo. Take
Loop 410 west from I-35 South. Take the second exit from
I-35 onto FM 2536, go left under the overpass and go 1.6
miles. Little Joe's is on the right, and the taqueria is about 1 mile
south, on the left.

For those coming from the south on I-37 or I-35, turn west
at Loop 1604, follow it to FM 2536, turn right and look for
the taqueria on the right. Those coming from the west, take
Loop 1604 to the south, turn left at FM 2536 and watch for
the taqueria.

73,
monty N5ESE




Via the Austin QRP Club list
Yahoo! Groups Links



Floyd Gordon's (KE5HBF) son passed away today

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

I was saddened to learn that Floyd Gordon's son, Guy, passed away
this evening in a local hospital. Guy lived with Floyd and his family
and had been battling leukemia for many months.



Floyd's contact information is:



Floyd Gordon, KE5HBF

5254 Charolais

San Antonio, TX 78247



210-599-0447

fgordon74@... <mailto:fgordon74@...>



I will visit the family tomorrow and will forward any information I
receive.



David F.

K5OLE


Re: QRP Breakfast TOMORROW!

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Hi Monty:

I don't know what kind of turn out the QRPers had, but I hope that at
least some of them got together. I got up at 3:00am with the
lightning and was at the SwapFest before 6:00am to help set up.

Some Austinites did make it though and we were glad to see them. Of
course during the SwapFest we heard that they were shutting down
streets in Austin and about the tornado in San Marcos. No telling
where those guys are now, they may be camping out in Cabela's parking
lot in Buda.

David
K5OLE

--- In W5SC@..., Monty N5ESE <n5ese@...> wrote:

Well, I hope the San Antonio QRPers got together and had the QRP
Breakfast & Show-and-Tell. I doubt very seriously that any from
Austin made it down there. I started south on I-35 at 5 AM this
morning, and made it about 2 exits at 25 mph in the downpouring rain
(hydroplaning at 45 mph), and realized it was not just dumb, but
crazy to continue. So as much as I enjoy the QRP comraderie, we had
to blow it off entirely.


Excellent SwapFest

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

What a great time in spite of the weather. Great people won great
prizes and the details will posted on the website. I put a few
pictures in the Photos section of the W5SC Yahoo Group in a folder
named "SwapFest 2007".

A special thank you to everyone who worked to make this a big success!

David
K5OLE


Re: Floyd Gordon's (KE5HBF) son passed away today

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Guys's funeral will be Wednesday at the Northeast Baptist Church,
2930 E. Bitters Road. This is on Bitters between between Broadway
and Nacogdoches, about 1 1/2 miles outside of Loop 410. The time
has not been set.

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


I was saddened to learn that Floyd Gordon's son, Guy, passed away
this evening in a local hospital. Guy lived with Floyd and his
family
and had been battling leukemia for many months.



Floyd's contact information is:



Floyd Gordon, KE5HBF

5254 Charolais

San Antonio, TX 78247



210-599-0447

fgordon74@... <mailto:fgordon74@...>



I will visit the family tomorrow and will forward any information I
receive.



David F.

K5OLE



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Floyd Gordon's (KE5HBF) son passed away today

Floyd Gordon
 

A memorial will be held at North East Baptist Chiurch at 10:30 Wednesday morning FG

----- Original Message ----
From: davidftx <davidftx@...>
To: W5SC@...
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007 4:09:32 PM
Subject: [W5SC] Re: Floyd Gordon's (KE5HBF) son passed away today

Guys's funeral will be Wednesday at the Northeast Baptist Church,
2930 E. Bitters Road. This is on Bitters between between Broadway
and Nacogdoches, about 1 1/2 miles outside of Loop 410. The time
has not been set.

David
--- In W5SC@yahoogroups. com, "davidftx" <davidftx@.. .> wrote:


I was saddened to learn that Floyd Gordon's son, Guy, passed away
this evening in a local hospital. Guy lived with Floyd and his
family
and had been battling leukemia for many months.



Floyd's contact information is:



Floyd Gordon, KE5HBF

5254 Charolais

San Antonio, TX 78247



210-599-0447

fgordon74@.. . <mailto:fgordon74@ ...>



I will visit the family tomorrow and will forward any information I
receive.



David F.

K5OLE









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Newsletter articles, pictures, classified ads, funny items needed this week!

Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
 

Please send replies to BexarWire@... and not to the W5SC Yahoo group.

Help promote ham radio! A fun, informative club newsletter can do that, and your contributions can help that happen. Please share whatever you think the rest of us might enjoy in the club newsletter. Send any funny stories, links to interesting web sites, helpful ham hints, as well as news articles. Photos, ham-related comics, and clean jokes are also welcome!

We also can run ads for your junk, I mean treasure, that didn't sell at the Swapfest, and your wanted-to-buy listings. Surely we all have or need something that we could exchange with another member!

Contributions for our club newsletter, the Bexar Wire, are needed this week so we can mail an issue that promotes our February 8 meeting in time for members to read about it before the meeting takes place!

Please send anything for the newsletter to BexarWire@...

We are still looking for an editor, but OLE drafted a mule-skinner to make sure this issue goes to press.

73,
Pat AD5BR


Third Thursday SARC 2 Meter Net Tonight at 7:30 PM

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

146.39 MHz repeater, 100 Hz tone.

We will discuss the SwapFest. Please check in and give us your
thoughts about the SARC 2007 SwapFest. We want feedback, whether it
is positive or negative.


Re: Third Thursday SARC 2 Meter Net Tonight at 7:30 PM

Charles Land
 

Will if I can - have a Kerrville conference call starting now - may not be
over until too late.



_____

From: W5SC@... [mailto:W5SC@...] On Behalf Of
davidftx
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:27 PM
To: W5SC@...
Subject: [W5SC] Third Thursday SARC 2 Meter Net Tonight at 7:30 PM



146.39 MHz repeater, 100 Hz tone.

We will discuss the SwapFest. Please check in and give us your
thoughts about the SARC 2007 SwapFest. We want feedback, whether it
is positive or negative.


Codeless Amateur Radio Testing Regime Appears Set to Begin February 23

Paul Guido
 

QST

From the ARRL.org web site.

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2007/01/19/101/

NEWINGTON, CT, Jan 19, 2007 -- The ARRL has learned that the FCC's
Report and Order (R&O) in the "Morse code proceeding," WT Docket 05-
235, is scheduled to appear in the Federal Register Wednesday, January
24. Assuming that occurs, the new Part 97 rules deleting any Morse
code examination requirement for Amateur Radio license applicants
would go into effect Friday, February 23, 2007. The League cautions
that this date is tentative, pending official confirmation and
publication.


Ham Help Needed Sunday, January 21st - Public Service Event

Lee Besing
 

One Time Message - Public Service Event Opportunity

Charlie Land, KC5NKK just informed me via email that we still could use about 3-4 more hams for the River Road Run on Sunday (January 21st). Location is up north of New Braunfels. This is a 12 mile run, 6 miles out and back, with 3 break points, start/finish line, plus the lead and chase "turtle" vehicle. We usually get a free t-shirt out of the deal, plus they are having a free party afterward.

Starting point is at Camp Hueco Springs on River Road. We need to be in place no later than 7:30am. Race scheduled to start at 8am and race officials expect to have only about 100 runners due to weather constraints (rainy, cool temps) so the event shouldn't take very long. I would expect it to be over by 11am at the latest.

http://www.sanantoniohams.org/calendar/index.htm#01212007RiverRoad

Course Map at this link http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=82962

Should be okay for mobile radio or HT radio using the 147.14 repeater

If interested in helping, call me direct using my cell # below. Leave message if I can't answer right away and I will call you back ASAP.

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


The North American QSO Party begins Saturday at Noon (local time)

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

The SSB North American QSO Party (NAQP) is from 1800z January 20th
through 0600z January 21st. That's noon tomorrow through midnight
tomorrow night.

This is great contest for those who don't normally contest for a couple
of reasons. First, power is limited to 100 watts for all stations so
you are not competing with huge stations. Secondly it is a great way to
finish your Worked All States and it is entirely possible to work all 50
states in the 12 hours, or 10 hours for single operator stations.

The exchange is your state plus your name so my report would be TX David
or Tango Xray David. No serial numbers.

All the non WARC HF bands will be used and Novice and Technicians with
Code can use SSB between 28.3 MHz and 28.5MHz. There is also a QRP
classification.

This is a fun, short contest. See the rules here:
http://www.ncjweb.com/naqprules.php
<http://www.ncjweb.com/naqprules.php>

Email me at davidftx@... <mailto:davidftx@...> if you
have questions.

David

K5OLE


Do you want your copy of the Bexar Wire via email only?

Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
 

It's almost time to print and mail the Bexar Wire. Some of you have previously indicated a preference for email delivery only of the Bexar Wire. Please let me know if you'd like to save a tree and use recycled electrons instead!

Actually we will email a link where you can download the newsletter, rather than clogging up your mailbox.

If I do not hear from you, you will receive a paper copy. This is not meant to rekindle a forum to discuss mailing vs emailing. Right now I'm trying to accommodate your personal choice for email, if that is your choice.

73,
Pat Knight AD5BR


Re: Do you want your copy of the Bexar Wire via email only?

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

Pat

E-mail works for me.


In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director/Scheduler, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
(210) 638-8453 (Campaign Phone)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13




----Original Message Follows----
From: Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: [W5SC] Do you want your copy of the Bexar Wire via email only?
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 11:50:46 -0600

It's almost time to print and mail the Bexar Wire. Some of you have
previously indicated a preference for email delivery only of the
Bexar Wire. Please let me know if you'd like to save a tree and use
recycled electrons instead!

Actually we will email a link where you can download the newsletter,
rather than clogging up your mailbox.

If I do not hear from you, you will receive a paper copy. This is not
meant to rekindle a forum to discuss mailing vs emailing. Right now
I'm trying to accommodate your personal choice for email, if that is
your choice.

73,
Pat Knight AD5BR



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Re: Do you want your copy of the Bexar Wire via email only?

J C Smith
 

Pat:

Please use recycled electrons to send my newsletter.

J C Smith

----- Original Message -----
From: Pat Knight AD5BR
To: W5SC@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 11:50 AM
Subject: [W5SC] Do you want your copy of the Bexar Wire via email only?


It's almost time to print and mail the Bexar Wire. Some of you have
previously indicated a preference for email delivery only of the
Bexar Wire. Please let me know if you'd like to save a tree and use
recycled electrons instead!

Actually we will email a link where you can download the newsletter,
rather than clogging up your mailbox.

If I do not hear from you, you will receive a paper copy. This is not
meant to rekindle a forum to discuss mailing vs emailing. Right now
I'm trying to accommodate your personal choice for email, if that is
your choice.

73,
Pat Knight AD5BR


Re: Do you want your copy of the Bexar Wire via email only?

usxpop <usxpop@...>
 

Email works for me.

Let's save a tree and put co2 in the air from
coal burning power plants.

Lew - WD5MSW

--- In W5SC@..., Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...> wrote:

It's almost time to print and mail the Bexar Wire. Some of you have
previously indicated a preference for email delivery only of the
Bexar Wire. Please let me know if you'd like to save a tree and use
recycled electrons instead!

Actually we will email a link where you can download the newsletter,
rather than clogging up your mailbox.

If I do not hear from you, you will receive a paper copy. This is not
meant to rekindle a forum to discuss mailing vs emailing. Right now
I'm trying to accommodate your personal choice for email, if that is
your choice.

73,
Pat Knight AD5BR


Re: Do you want your copy of the Bexar Wire via email only?

Lew Archer <usxpop@...>
 

Hey Pat, email works for me. I get enough paper mail as it is.

Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...> wrote: It's almost time to print and mail the Bexar Wire. Some of you have
previously indicated a preference for email delivery only of the
Bexar Wire. Please let me know if you'd like to save a tree and use
recycled electrons instead!

Actually we will email a link where you can download the newsletter,
rather than clogging up your mailbox.

If I do not hear from you, you will receive a paper copy. This is not
meant to rekindle a forum to discuss mailing vs emailing. Right now
I'm trying to accommodate your personal choice for email, if that is
your choice.

73,
Pat Knight AD5BR