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APRS Presentation at the December 14th San Antonio Radio Club Meeting

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

APRS: Automatic Position Reporting System
Presented by Jim Mastrogiovanni, KK5RZ

San Antonio Radio Club
December 14, 2006
KCOMM 7:30 PM

Jim, KK5RZ, will give a presentation on APRS at the December SARC
meeting. APRS uses amateur radio to transmit position reports,
weather reports, and messages between users.

Links I previously gave were not for APRS. To see APRS locations
near you in the last 24 hours, go here and type your zip code in the
search box: http://db.aprsworld.net/datamart/near-search.php

Go here for an overview of APRS by the creator of the system:
http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=13823

Jim will give a functional presentation on how APRS is used in South
Texas and how you can get started in APRS.

Also at the December SARC Meeting:
Buy your EarlyBird tickets for SwapFest.
Pay your 2007 dues at the reduced rate of $12/year. This will be
the last meeting before the reduced rate expires.

See you Thursday, December 14th, 7:30 PM at KCOMM, 10815 Gulfdale.


Re: Kids Day is Sunday, January 7th from Noon until 6:00pm

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

David

I know some churches have no evening services...but have large youth groups who might be interested. It would be a good way for them to learn about the community service aspect of our work. Perhaps we could use a gymnasium of one of the large local churches or something...Just a thought.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, 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)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@swbell.net>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Kids Day is Sunday, January 7th from Noon until 6:00pm
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 22:32:41 -0000


Pat Knight, AD5BR, writes that, "Kids' Day is Sunday, January 7, from
noon until 6 PM our time (1800 - 2400 Zulu). I wish we could come up
with a site to get some kids on
the air." And she's right.

Does anyone have an idea where we could set up a station for these six
hours (or less if necessary) on a Sunday where we would have access to
kids? The idea is that you get the kids to talk to other kids on the
air. Or maybe someone has a group of young people that would want us to
set up for a shorter period of time. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Information about Kids Day may be found at:
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html
<http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html>








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Kids Day is Sunday, January 7th from Noon until 6:00pm

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Pat Knight, AD5BR, writes that, "Kids' Day is Sunday, January 7, from
noon until 6 PM our time (1800 - 2400 Zulu). I wish we could come up
with a site to get some kids on
the air." And she's right.

Does anyone have an idea where we could set up a station for these six
hours (or less if necessary) on a Sunday where we would have access to
kids? The idea is that you get the kids to talk to other kids on the
air. Or maybe someone has a group of young people that would want us to
set up for a shorter period of time. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Information about Kids Day may be found at:
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html
<http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html>


Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

Floyd Gordon
 

David they are both W5SC my dir is 2006-2007 Ke5HBF

----- Original Message ----
From: davidftx <davidftx@swbell.net>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, December 8, 2006 10:32:05 AM
Subject: [W5SC] SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

Does anyone have the current copy of the ARRL Repeater Directory.
Mine is 2004. If you have a 2006 version, would you please look at
the 145.39 and 442.075 repeaters in San Antonio and tell me what
callsign is listed for these club repeaters?

Also, if you see any repeaters that are listed for SARC and/or W5SC
that are not ours, please send me the listing.

Thanks,
K5ole
davidftx@swbell. net






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Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

I also agree a County by County repeater list should be compiled. Would also be nice to know just how far the coverage range could conceivably go.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, 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)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@swbell.net>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 18:21:16 -0000

Thanks Schuylar, that answers my question.

David

--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuylar CRIST" <skyskyrider@...>
wrote:

David

The SARC repeaters are both listed under W5SC.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, 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)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater
Directory
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 16:32:05 -0000

Does anyone have the current copy of the ARRL Repeater Directory.
Mine is 2004. If you have a 2006 version, would you please look at
the 145.39 and 442.075 repeaters in San Antonio and tell me what
callsign is listed for these club repeaters?

Also, if you see any repeaters that are listed for SARC and/or W5SC
that are not ours, please send me the listing.

Thanks,
K5ole
davidftx@...




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Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Thanks Schuylar, that answers my question.

David

--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuylar CRIST" <skyskyrider@...>
wrote:

David

The SARC repeaters are both listed under W5SC.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, 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)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater
Directory
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 16:32:05 -0000

Does anyone have the current copy of the ARRL Repeater Directory.
Mine is 2004. If you have a 2006 version, would you please look at
the 145.39 and 442.075 repeaters in San Antonio and tell me what
callsign is listed for these club repeaters?

Also, if you see any repeaters that are listed for SARC and/or W5SC
that are not ours, please send me the listing.

Thanks,
K5ole
davidftx@...




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Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

David

The SARC repeaters are both listed under W5SC.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, 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)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@swbell.net>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 16:32:05 -0000

Does anyone have the current copy of the ARRL Repeater Directory.
Mine is 2004. If you have a 2006 version, would you please look at
the 145.39 and 442.075 repeaters in San Antonio and tell me what
callsign is listed for these club repeaters?

Also, if you see any repeaters that are listed for SARC and/or W5SC
that are not ours, please send me the listing.

Thanks,
K5ole
davidftx@swbell.net




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Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

Lee Besing
 

Current TX VHF/FM repeater directory says both repeaters use callsign W5SC
and list SARC as sponsor. no tone listed, status "open repeater". This is
the info forwarded to ARRL each year, so I would suppose it has the same
info as TX VHF/FM. Note I didn't use the word "assume". :)

No other repeaters in their directory have W5SC or SARC listed in
association with them.

I also have a repeater directory page on www.sanantoniohams.org web site.


At 10:32 AM 12/8/2006, you wrote:

Does anyone have the current copy of the ARRL Repeater Directory.
Mine is 2004. If you have a 2006 version, would you please look at
the 145.39 and 442.075 repeaters in San Antonio and tell me what
callsign is listed for these club repeaters?

Also, if you see any repeaters that are listed for SARC and/or W5SC
that are not ours, please send me the listing.

Thanks,
K5ole
<mailto:davidftx%40swbell.net>davidftx@swbell.net
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Does anyone have the current copy of the ARRL Repeater Directory.
Mine is 2004. If you have a 2006 version, would you please look at
the 145.39 and 442.075 repeaters in San Antonio and tell me what
callsign is listed for these club repeaters?

Also, if you see any repeaters that are listed for SARC and/or W5SC
that are not ours, please send me the listing.

Thanks,
K5ole
davidftx@swbell.net


Re: N5IUT's Radio Teacher Project featured at the ARRL website

Lee Besing
 

Paul's guide is also featured on the front page of REACT
Internternational's web site, www.reactintl.org


At 09:14 PM 12/6/2006, you wrote:


Paul Guido's Radio Teacher Project was mentioned very positively in the
Youth section of the ARRL website. Read it here, about one half way
down the page:
<http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2006/11/10/2/>http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2006/11/10/2/
<http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2006/11/10/2/>

The Radio Teacher Project is a web based tutorial for new hams who wish
to pass the Technicians test. See it here:
<http://radioteacher.googlepages.com/home>http://radioteacher.googlepages.com/home
<http://radioteacher.googlepages.com/home>

Congratuations to Paul for his hard work.
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


N5IUT's Radio Teacher Project featured at the ARRL website

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Paul Guido's Radio Teacher Project was mentioned very positively in the
Youth section of the ARRL website. Read it here, about one half way
down the page: http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2006/11/10/2/
<http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2006/11/10/2/>

The Radio Teacher Project is a web based tutorial for new hams who wish
to pass the Technicians test. See it here:
http://radioteacher.googlepages.com/home
<http://radioteacher.googlepages.com/home>

Congratuations to Paul for his hard work.


Reminder of SwapFest Coordinating and Education Committee Meeting this Thursday

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

This is a reminder for the SwapFest Coordinating Meeting which will be
held Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 7:00pm in Wesley Hall room 806, at
Coker United
Methodist Church. Coker is located at 231 E. North Loop Road, near US
281
and Nakoma. Please note that room 806 is on the second floor, just down
from where we have had the Board meetings. J.C. Smith will cover all
responsibilities and assignments for the SwapFest and determine what
assets are needed for the January event. All members with SwapFest
responsibilities are requested to attend. Any any and all members who
wish to volunteer for assignments for the event are asked to attend.

There will also be an Education Committee Meeting in conjunction with
the Swapfest Meeting. Paul Guido will discuss Education plans for 2007.
Anyone interested in SARC licensing efforts for next year are invited to
attend.

All 2006 Board members are asked to attend this meeting in the event
there are issues that require the Board's attention. If anyone has any
matter that requires Board action before the end of the year, please
notify Charlie Land or myself.

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

Other items of note:

I need someone to volunteer to call the 1st Thurday Net this Thursday
because of the above meeting. Please email me if you can do it.
davidftx@swbell.net <mailto:davidftx@swbell.net> It normally takes
about 20 minutes or less.

The Austin/San Antonio NWS QSL card for Skywarn Recognition Day, which
was last Saturday, was uploaded to the "Photos" section of this Group.
A couple of our most handsome members are featured on it.

Dues Due: SARC dues for 2007 are due now and are discounted at $12/year
from the normal $15/year, if you pay before the end of SwapFest. Just
use the application at http://www.w5sc.org/Docs/SARCApplication2006.pdf
<http://www.w5sc.org/Docs/SARCApplication2006.pdf> and mail a check to
the SARC PO Box. Or pay at the discount at the December 14th meeting.

December Meeting: The regular December SARC meeting will be on
Thursday, December 14th at KCOMM at 7:30PM. There will be a
presentation on IRLP. Get info on IRLP here-http://www.irlp.net/
<http://www.irlp.net/> If you use Google Earth, see this cool IRLP
overlay-http://www.irlp.net/setup-irlp.kml
<http://www.irlp.net/setup-irlp.kml> Anyone who needs a ride to this
meeting just needs to email David Freiberger at davidftx@swbell.net
<mailto:davidftx@swbell.net> or call me at 408-1564.

David K5OLE


New Repeater Directory @ SAHams.org

Lee Besing
 

I've been working on a local repeater directory for everything from 6
meters thru 1.2ghz.
Direct web site link is http://www.sanantoniohams.org/nets/repeaters.htm

I'd appreciate any input / corrections / additions, etc. from those who
know more about repeaters than I do. I've also contacted the Zone 4 Texas
VHF-FM Society Coordinator, Michael Lay, N5PTN, for his input.

I've also converted the site to a "Winter Theme" as you will see, plus
added some new gimmicks to the front page (live clock above the news clip
summary column) and pop-up explanation regarding most of the links on the
site. (not pop-up separate windows, you'll see it if you move mouse over
any link).

Comments and feedback on changes are welcomed as well. Feel free to pass
this along to anyone else who might not belong to one of the above groups.

Happy Holidays to the San Antonio Ham Community. See many of you at AARO's
party on December 2nd or at one of the upcoming events during the next
month or two.


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


SwapFest Coordinating Meeting/2006 Board of Directors Meeting

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

We will have a SwapFest Committee Coordinating Meeting on Thursday,
December 7, 2006 at 7:00pm in Wesley Hall room 806, at Coker United
Methodist Church. Coker has been the location of the SARC Board
meetings for 2006 and is located at 231 E. North Loop Road, near US 281
and Nakoma. Please note that room 806 is on the second floor, just down
from where we have had the Board meetings. J.C. Smith will cover all
responsibilities and assignments for the SwapFest and determine what
assets are needed for the January event. All members with SwapFest
responsibilities are requested to attend. Any any and all members who
wish to volunteer for assignments for the event are asked to attend
also. Volunteers for the following activities will be assigned in
shifts, with as few as possible working the entire event:
* Gate Keepers to assist in the collecting of fees and distribution
of pre paid tickets
* Greeters/Membership Coordinators
* Radio Operators to assist AD5BR with the VHF Talk In and HF Special
Event Station
* Club Table Coordinators
* Other Coordinators
Notice of the San Antonio Radio Club Board of Directors Meeting: The
2006 Board of Directors is asked to attend in the event Board action is
required for any reason concerning the Swapfest. The Board of Directors
will meet at the above time and location, only if necessary. If you
have urgent business that the Board needs to consider before the end of
the year, please email either davidftx@swbell.net
<mailto:davidftx@swbell.net> or Kc5nkk@arrl.net
<mailto:Kc5nkk@arrl.net> . As always, all members are welcome at any
Board meeting. If you have questions, or are unable to attend this
meeting, please email me at davidftx@swbell.net
<mailto:davidftx@swbell.net> . David K5OLE


Re: Holiday Banquet

Floyd Gordon
 

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


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
I am planning to go David KE5HBF


Re: Holiday Banquet

Floyd Gordon
 

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


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
I am planning to go David KE5HBF


Re: New to group

Lee Besing
 

Welcome to San Antonio, even if you have been here a year already. :)

If you haven't already found this web site, please check out
www.SanAntonioHams.org for information about the San Antonio Amateur Radio
community. If you ever need anything to do in your "spare" time, we've
got lots of activities happening year around where Hams are needed to
assist. Those volunteer opportunities are always listed and updated at
that web site first.

I'm sure you found this club's web site already, www.w5sc.org or
www.sanantonioradioclub.org. Other club/groups in the area, include
www.sarepeater.net (SARO), www.w5ros.org (ROOST), www.aa5ro.org
(AARO), www.HillCountryREACT.org (REACT) and www.BexarCountyARES.org (ARES).

At 09:06 AM 11/24/2006, N6INM wrote:
Hi All,

Just wanted to take this opportunity as being new to the group to
introduce myself. I am Glenn N6INM/5 and live here in San Antonio.
Been here for about a year and stationed at Ft Sam Houston in the US
Army.

Look forward to meeting all of you soon.

In the meantime here is my webpage link which tells you all about me and
who I am and of course my family and who they are....

<http://www.geocities.com/n6inm/n6inm.html?1138650008423>http://www.geocities.com/n6inm/n6inm.html?1138650008423
<http://www.geocities.com/n6inm/n6inm.html?1138650008423>

I am OK on QRZ.com

73's Glenn N6INM/5
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


Re: New to group

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

Major Axelrod,

Welcome aboard sir! My name is Schuylar *pronounced Skyler* Crist. My call sign is KE5VIP. I am currently working towards my General Class license. My father is a retired Air Force Major, thank you for your service.

I would also recommend, given your military service and disaster background based on a link on your website, that you get in touch with the Bexar County ARES organization (http://www.bexarcountyares.org).

There are several great clubs in San Antonio, which boasts about 2,000 Amateur Radio operators.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
National Vetting Officer, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "N6INM" <n6inm@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] New to group
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 15:06:24 -0000


Hi All,

Just wanted to take this opportunity as being new to the group to
introduce myself. I am Glenn N6INM/5 and live here in San Antonio.
Been here for about a year and stationed at Ft Sam Houston in the US
Army.

Look forward to meeting all of you soon.

In the meantime here is my webpage link which tells you all about me and
who I am and of course my family and who they are....

http://www.geocities.com/n6inm/n6inm.html?1138650008423
<http://www.geocities.com/n6inm/n6inm.html?1138650008423>

I am OK on QRZ.com

73's Glenn N6INM/5


New to group

N6INM
 

Hi All,

Just wanted to take this opportunity as being new to the group to
introduce myself. I am Glenn N6INM/5 and live here in San Antonio.
Been here for about a year and stationed at Ft Sam Houston in the US
Army.

Look forward to meeting all of you soon.

In the meantime here is my webpage link which tells you all about me and
who I am and of course my family and who they are....

http://www.geocities.com/n6inm/n6inm.html?1138650008423
<http://www.geocities.com/n6inm/n6inm.html?1138650008423>

I am OK on QRZ.com

73's Glenn N6INM/5


Tailgate Swapfest

Ed <ks5v@...>
 

This may be Thanksgiving week but Saturday will still be the monthly
tailgate swapfest at KCOMM, Inc., The Ham Store. The crow will be
gathering by 8 am and of course by 9:30-10:00 am it is over. Coffee
& donuts are provided. It is a good time to socialize. C'mon out.

73,
Ed KS5V

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