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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@gmail.com

--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, "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.


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: 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@swbell.net>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
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


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


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@arrl.net.


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 <lee@besing.com> 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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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: Nominating Committee for 2007 Officers

davidftx@...
 

Thanks Don, I know you have been following what we do.

There was a concerted effort by Steve, WA5FRF, which has continued since his presidency, to move the operations of the Club back within the guidelines of the Constitution and the Bylaws. Managing the Club has been cumbersome, at times, because what those articles require and what some people want were not always in agreement. We lost an Officer, a Director, as well as several key appointed positions during this leadership cycle. Other Directors have not been active due to health reasons. This makes it hard to keep things going.

But a few special amateur radio operators, both old salts and new to the Club, stepped up and helped keep things going. What success we have had this year is because these fine hams stepped in when there was a need. Most of them will continue in the broad based leadership that now exists in SARC.

And we have had success this year.
We've partnered with a new, energized, ARES organization and stressed Emergency Communications after our Katrina/Rita experiences.
We've helped a number of new hams get on the air.
The SARC Field Day tradition has been maintained.
The Swapfest continues to be a successful regional event.
SARC remains the sponsor of the most successful JOTA event in the area.
And we have streamlined the regular meetings so that we spend our time talking about radio rather than the minutia of decision making or lack of decision making.
And as you note, we have moved toward handling SARC business the way the governing documents say we should, not the way any particular individual(s) want it to be run.
So please join us on November 9th when the club will vote for the new Officers for 2007.

David
K5OLE

----- Original Message ----
From: Don Jones <n5wsw@yahoo.com>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 10:57:51 AM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Nominating Committee for 2007 Officers


Good Day to all!

I'm glad to see someone finally, following the
by-laws, if we use our by-laws and procedure's this
will ensure forward progress of the club, and it will
always prosper.

Mike Check, knows this to well, and one would be wise
to listen to him and others that have been there and
already obtained the T-Shirt.

I've contemplated coming back, and if we are gong to
use the procedure's that our founding fathers of the
Radio Club used than I will reconsider at a greater
degree, as long as the club is willing to become
concrete about its procedures'.

The talent has always been there and their are great
person(s) within the club, but a team concept needs to
be adapted.

No-one body of person(s) should shoulder all the
weight.

Don Jones, N5WSW ACC. ASM. STX.
EX. President of SARC & Director

PS. Hello Steve, and to all, I miss the mutual
interaction and fellowship, and "NO" I don't want any
position. :-) KEEP-UP THE GREAT WORK!!!

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

To All SARC Members:

On September 26, 2006 I appointed the following
members as the
Nominating Committee for the 2007 election. The
Bylaws require that
I do so prior to October 1st.

KC5NKK Charlie Land
K5UCQ Mike Check
N5RXS J.C. Smith

This committee is required to report back to me by
October 25, 2006,
per the Bylaws.

The election then will be held at the November
regular meeting, as
specified. Nominations from the floor may be made
at this time, in
addition to the Committee's slate.

Discussion at tonight's meeting included comments
asserting that the
Nominating Committee's report should have been made
at tonight's
meeting and that there was a 30 day "Notification"
provision.
Neither issue is valid and neither is part of the
Club's
Constitution nor Bylaws. In fact, a provision
requiring the
Nominating Committee to report at the October
regular meeting would
run contradictory to the provisions giving the
committee until
October 25th to do their work.

All of that being clarified, please consider whom
among our members
in good standing would and could serve the Club in a
leadership
position. Forward any member for consideration to
one of three
Committee members. If you would like to serve in a
leadership role,
submit your own name to the committee. We need
directors as well as
officers to manage the Club's affairs.

Email me if you have questions.

David Freiberger
K5OLE
davidfx@swbell. net


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Re: Nominating Committee for 2007 Officers

Don Jones
 

Good Day to all!

I'm glad to see someone finally, following the
by-laws, if we use our by-laws and procedure's this
will ensure forward progress of the club, and it will
always prosper.

Mike Check, knows this to well, and one would be wise
to listen to him and others that have been there and
already obtained the T-Shirt.

I've contemplated coming back, and if we are gong to
use the procedure's that our founding fathers of the
Radio Club used than I will reconsider at a greater
degree, as long as the club is willing to become
concrete about its procedures'.

The talent has always been there and their are great
person(s) within the club, but a team concept needs to
be adapted.

No-one body of person(s) should shoulder all the
weight.

Don Jones, N5WSW ACC. ASM. STX.
EX. President of SARC & Director

PS. Hello Steve, and to all, I miss the mutual
interaction and fellowship, and "NO" I don't want any
position. :-) KEEP-UP THE GREAT WORK!!!

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

To All SARC Members:

On September 26, 2006 I appointed the following
members as the
Nominating Committee for the 2007 election. The
Bylaws require that
I do so prior to October 1st.

KC5NKK Charlie Land
K5UCQ Mike Check
N5RXS J.C. Smith

This committee is required to report back to me by
October 25, 2006,
per the Bylaws.

The election then will be held at the November
regular meeting, as
specified. Nominations from the floor may be made
at this time, in
addition to the Committee's slate.

Discussion at tonight's meeting included comments
asserting that the
Nominating Committee's report should have been made
at tonight's
meeting and that there was a 30 day "Notification"
provision.
Neither issue is valid and neither is part of the
Club's
Constitution nor Bylaws. In fact, a provision
requiring the
Nominating Committee to report at the October
regular meeting would
run contradictory to the provisions giving the
committee until
October 25th to do their work.

All of that being clarified, please consider whom
among our members
in good standing would and could serve the Club in a
leadership
position. Forward any member for consideration to
one of three
Committee members. If you would like to serve in a
leadership role,
submit your own name to the committee. We need
directors as well as
officers to manage the Club's affairs.

Email me if you have questions.

David Freiberger
K5OLE
davidfx@swbell.net



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Re: FCC Change Summary

Lee Besing
 

''Omnibus'' Amateur Radio Report and Order

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB019
ARLB019 FCC releases long-awaited ''Omnibus'' Amateur Radio Report
and Order
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ARRL Bulletin 19 ARLB019
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 12, 2006
To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB019
ARLB019 FCC releases long-awaited ''Omnibus'' Amateur Radio Report and Order
Ending a protracted waiting period, the FCC's Report and Order in
the so-called ''Omnibus'' Amateur Radio proceeding, WT Docket 04-140,
was adopted October 4 and released October 10, 2006. In it, the FCC
adopted nearly all of the proposed changes in the Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking released back in 2004. The FCC has:
+ expanded the phone subbands in the 75 and 40 meter bands;
+ permitted auxiliary stations to transmit on portions of the 2
meter band;
+ permitted the use of spread spectrum on 222-225 MHz;
+ permitted amateurs to retransmit communications from the
International Space Station;
+ permitted amateur licensees to designate a specific Amateur Radio
club to receive their call sign in memoriam;
+ prohibited an applicant from filing more than one application for
a specific vanity call sign;
+ eliminated certain restrictions on equipment manufacturers;
+ permitted Amateur Radio stations in Alaska and surrounding waters
more flexibility in providing emergency communications;
+ clarified that ''amateur stations may, at all times and on all
frequencies authorized to the control operator, make transmissions
necessary to meet essential communication needs and to facilitate
relief actions'';
+ deleted the frequency bands and segments specified for RACES
stations;
and
+ deleted the requirement for public announcement of test locations
and times.
In addition, the FCC took several other miscellaneous actions.
In ''refarming'' the frequencies currently authorized to Novice and
Technician Plus licensees, the Commission increased the voice
segments for General, Advanced and Amateur Extra licensees.
On 75 meters, Generals will be able to use voice from 3800-4000 kHz,
an increase of 50 kHz. Advanced class licensees will be able to use
voice from 3700-4000, an increase of 75 kHz, and Amateur Extras will
be able to use voice from 3600 to 4000 kHz, a generous increase of
150 kHz.
On 40 meters, Advanced and Extra Class licensees will be able to use
voice from 7125-7300 kHz, an increase of 25 kHz. General class
licensees will be able to use voice on 7175-7300 kHz, an increase of
50 kHz.
On 15 meters, General class operators will have phone privileges on
21275-21450 kHz, an increase of 25 kHz.
ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, expressed the ARRL's gratitude
to the FCC Commissioners in a letter dated October 11: ''On behalf of
the ARRL and the Commission's licensees in the Amateur Radio Service
I want to express appreciation for your release yesterday of the
Report and Order in WT Docket 04-140 (FCC 06-149) amending Part 97
of the Commission's Rules. The Commission's action in clearing this
pending proceeding will assist the Amateur Radio Service in meeting
its objectives, particularly with regard to providing emergency and
public service communications.''

The changes will go into effect 30 days after the R&O is published
in the Federal Register.





_________________________________________
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
_________________________________________


Nominating Committee for 2007 Officers

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

To All SARC Members:

On September 26, 2006 I appointed the following members as the
Nominating Committee for the 2007 election. The Bylaws require that
I do so prior to October 1st.

KC5NKK Charlie Land
K5UCQ Mike Check
N5RXS J.C. Smith

This committee is required to report back to me by October 25, 2006,
per the Bylaws.

The election then will be held at the November regular meeting, as
specified. Nominations from the floor may be made at this time, in
addition to the Committee's slate.

Discussion at tonight's meeting included comments asserting that the
Nominating Committee's report should have been made at tonight's
meeting and that there was a 30 day "Notification" provision.
Neither issue is valid and neither is part of the Club's
Constitution nor Bylaws. In fact, a provision requiring the
Nominating Committee to report at the October regular meeting would
run contradictory to the provisions giving the committee until
October 25th to do their work.

All of that being clarified, please consider whom among our members
in good standing would and could serve the Club in a leadership
position. Forward any member for consideration to one of three
Committee members. If you would like to serve in a leadership role,
submit your own name to the committee. We need directors as well as
officers to manage the Club's affairs.

Email me if you have questions.

David Freiberger
K5OLE
davidfx@swbell.net


W5SC.org version 2.0

Paul Guido
 

QST,

All of the pages of the W5SC.org web site now connect to a single
Cascading Style Sheet and a single Template. The only exception is
the Links page which has no attached Template.

The background color is now set to a version of tan.

The minimum resolution is now set for systems that use 800 x 600 or
higher for any browser. The pictures are now smaller on the About
SARC page. If you wish, you can click on the two pictures at the
bottom of the page to look at the full size pictures but beware they
are over 2 MB each.

The structure of the links page has not been incorporated into the
Template at this time.

Using the Template, the swapfest.htm page was created today in about
1 minute. The Template was used to create a new page, the data was
copied from the old swapfest page to the new one and the file was
saved. This automatically updated all of the links to page.

So if you have anything that you would like posted or changed on the
web site just ask and it will get done.

This is your web site. I would be happy to make any changes you
request.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


Updated w5sc.org web site

Paul Guido
 

W5SC.org has a new look!

The site has been rebuilt using Dreamweaver 8 and Cascading Style
Sheets. It has been designed for Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher
and Firefox 1.0.5 and higher with a resolution of 1024 x 768 or
better.

A resolution of 800 x 600 will work fine on all pages except the
About SARC page. The menus run into the content because of the
pictures in Internet Explorer….but Firefox works fine on that page at
800 x 600. I could fix it by reducing the picture width but I would
rather have the larger pictures.

The SARC Application to join the club is now a PDF file.

The process to create the web site has just begun and it is a work in
progress.

I would like to thank Eric Smith, W5ETS, as the previous webmaster, I
used much of his content to create the new site and Lee Besing, N5NTG
for helping me gain access to the site.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


ARRL Manual/145.39 Still Down/Emerg Exercise next Tue & Wed/JOTA

K5OLE <davidftx@...>
 

I referred to the ARRL Public Service Communications Maunal in an
earlier post. It is located online here:
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pscm/index.html
<http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pscm/index.html> .

The SARC 145.39 Repeater is still down; apparently the finals are gone.
KCOMM is looking at it and will give us an estimate. The First Thursday
Net scheduled for tonight is cancelled. We will advise as soon as the
the Repeater is back up.

The AACOG/NMDS exercise is next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10th and
11th. Volunteers ARES operators are still needed for either day. To
become an ARES member you only need a Technician license and an interest
in emergency communications. If you are already an ARES member, contact
Teri Thomas to volunteer. If you want to be an ARES member, contact me
and I'll get you signed up. See my post from yesterday for additional
details.

The Boy Scout Jamboree On the Air (JOTA) is Saturday, October 21st. We
will need operators. Please email me if you are available for all day
or 1/2 day.

David Freiberger

K5OLE k5ole@arrl.net <mailto:k5ole@arrl.net>


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









Yahoo! Groups Links










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

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