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locked SARC ELECTIONS

Bill Craft
 

Opportunity Knocks!

 

Step Up and Help Lead Your Club!

 

 

Rosendo Guzman, N5YBG, President, San Antonio Radio Club (SARC) has appointed me (Joe Bruno W5AUQ) Chairperson of the Nominating Committee. (This is prima facie evidence that members will step up and help when asked, but then Rosendo has done things for me and helped me a bunch so I kind of owe him.) I have the following candidates so far:

 

President:

Rosendo Guzman, N5YBG (standing for re-election)

Need more nominees

 

Vice President

Lloyd Swartz, KF5ZHW

Need more nominees

 

Secretary

Gianna B Fang-Guzman (acting – pending a license)

Need more nominees

 

Treasurer

Jeff Boyes, ND8B (standing for re-election)

Need more nominees

 

Director through 2014

Joe Bruno, W5AUQ

Bill Craft, KD2HIQ

Need more nominees

 

I have talked to most appointed officers and committee chairpersons and they have agreed to continue on into 2020. That said, I want to emphasize several points:

 

• I would like more than one candidate for each office.

 

• I have a copy of the Constitution and By-Laws so I can review the duties of each office with anyone interested in a particular one.

 

• This is not a lone Ranger, singular exercise. Members will usually help an officer or committee chair when requested.

 

The Newsletter Editor position is an appointed one, but it is also available. Someone has expressed interest in it, but officially it is available. The acting Exalted Supreme Editor-In-Chief (Harold Fleischer, AE5AS) has done it for a long time now and will keep doing it until someone is identified, appointed by Rosendo N5YBG, and transitioned into the job.

 

My contact information is at the bottom of this email. The goal is a final slate by October’s meeting. The election is at November’s meeting.

 

Many hands make the work of leading and administering SARC easier for all, so please take the opportunity to assist.  We need more nominees to help with the day to day operations of the club.  If you want to try and are just not sure you will be good at it, you will only find out if you do try.  Remember, assistance is only a few words away for any position, be it a chairperson or an elected office.  This cannot be stressed enough to help alleviate the concerns about taking on a responsibility, so please consider it a privilege to help when called upon.

 

 

 

 

On a side note; I’ve been told that I’m way ahead of the game as far as the nominations are concerned.  I do not like to procrastinate and I would rather be ahead of the game than behind it.  I’ve been in both positions and prefer this to the other…

 

 

Joe Bruno

W5AUQ

210-363-9500


locked General Membership Meeting - Thu, 2019-09-12 #cal-notice

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General Membership Meeting

When:
Thursday, 12 September 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Blanco BBQ 13259 Blanco Rd (at Longfield St) San Antonio, TX 78216

Organizer:
jeff@... 7192711444

Description:
New Meeting location. Bigger room
Program: Kit Building- Richard Elder
Blanco BBQ

13259 Blanco Rd (at Longfield St)
San AntonioTX 78216


locked Help still needed - BikeMS Ride to the River October 5th-6th

Lee Besing
 

We're still needing more volunteers, Ham and others, for the big ride happening next month.   See this article for more details and to sign up.

http://sanantoniohams.org/blog/?p=8579

Currently we still need more SAG Drivers (prefer Teams of Driver/ Navigator, but will accept single driver only as well) and a few more hams for break points either day.  We only have half the number of SAGs covered so far.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


locked Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Thu, 2019-09-12 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

When: Thursday, 12 September 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:Blanco BBQ 13259 Blanco Rd (at Longfield St) San Antonio, TX 78216

View Event

Organizer: jeff@... 7192711444

Description: New Meeting location. Bigger room
Program: Kit Building- Richard Elder
Blanco BBQ

13259 Blanco Rd (at Longfield St)
San AntonioTX 78216


locked Generator and Vice President

Joe Bruno
 

The eagle has landed, we now have our new generator.  I was going to take it to the storage site when it dawned on me that I can just put oil (synthetic) in it, gas and give it a whirl.  Probably wait until tomorrow morning when it’s cooler.

 

We also have a candidate for Vice President, Lloyd KF5ZHW has agreed to run.  Does anyone else want to jump in?

 

As was mentioned before, you will not be in it alone.  There are numerous others who would be more than glad to assist if needed.

 

Joe Bruno

W5AUQ

210-363-9500

 


locked Re: Nominating of Officers

Joe Bruno
 

Yes, just had a discussion about that with Harold just a few minutes ago.  There are all kinds of help doing ANYTHING to do with both the club and HAM Radio.  All you need to do is ask!

 

Joe Bruno

W5AUQ

210-363-9500

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io <main@saradioclub.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Craft
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:41 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Nominating of Officers

 

Filling an officer role does not mean that you are required to do the job alone. Being an officer simply means that you are responsible for ensuring that the job gets done. As an officer, you are allowed — indeed, encouraged — to ask other members of the club to help you fulfill your duties.

 


locked Re: Nominating of Officers

Lloyd Swartz
 

When will the new Officers take office? I might be able to serve as VP. As I understand, the major role of VP is locating speakers for meetings. I would like to see the educational of our meetings to move a bit quicker. Maybe even a topic that spans several meetings.
Lloyd

On Sep 4, 2019, at 2:14 PM, Joe Bruno <jlbruno4433@...> wrote:

At this point in time, we have only the president, treasurer, secretary (I
think) who will stay on in their positions. The committee chairs are not
elected but I think they are all on board continuing their duties. David
Finnel N7LRY, Paul Guido N5IUT, Bill Craft KD2HIQ and I will continue our
duties. It should be noted that Bill Craft does the membership AND is our
Webmaster. It should also be noted the Paul Guido will not only be keeping
an eye on our books, but he also is responsible for reporting our Field Day
results to ARRL. Harold Fleischer, AE5AS does the newsletter and is also
responsible for keeping us on an even keel. I myself appreciate everything
he ( the Colonel ) does for our club. Now David Finnel N7LRY has the task
of getting us more HAMs. An ardent task at best. There are other
individuals behind the scenes that carry a load not to be overlooked, so a
big thanks to them also. We have a select group of individuals that fill
what started out to be part of the 80/20, then the 90/10 and has now turned
into STP, Same Ten People. It should be noted that those Same Ten People
could really use some help. Please join in on the fun and become an elected
official for one of the finest HAM Radio clubs in the city, county, state,
hell the whole world!



Now the vice president position is open. Gary (Mike) Harrison, KB5KST
stepped up and did a marvelous job as our Vice President when it was needed.
A big thanks to him and it should be known that he has big shoes to fill. I
just hope that doesn't scare anyone off. As a club, we should all thank him
for doing the wonderful job that he did.



The duties of the Vice President are just about the same as any VP. He or
She would be responsible to take over in the event the President is absent.
The big difference is that they are responsible for getting us our speakers.
If required to make the meeting room prepared and then presentable at the
end to keep us in good standing with the location manager. And at one point
in time our meeting locations. That duty appears to be solved. We are
getting close to the end of our time to fill this position., and we need a
volunteer to help. Please, Please stand up and be counted. If nothing
else we might need to seek an individual to do this. I'm hoping that will
not be necessary and someone will volunteer to run. I'm not out of line
when I say that being an officer in this club is just like getting your
license, there is no age requirement just a willingness to serve.



FYI: I have already been working on field day for 2020. I learned this
while helping to set up and tear down for the San Antonio Stock Show and
Rodeo, again as a volunteer and I did this for years. We started to get
ready every year around December. After doing it this way for two years I
told them what we really need to do is put the rodeo to bed. Wait a couple
of months and then start planning the next one. That way we would have our
planning and any construction done by February in time for the Rodeo. That
turned out much better for all concerned. It appears we need to move our
nominating process back a little.



Joe Bruno

W5AUQ

210-363-9500




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locked Re: Nominating of Officers

Bill Craft
 

Filling an officer role does not mean that you are required to do the job alone. Being an officer simply means that you are responsible for ensuring that the job gets done. As an officer, you are allowed — indeed, encouraged — to ask other members of the club to help you fulfill your duties.



locked Nominating of Officers

Joe Bruno
 

At this point in time, we have only the president, treasurer, secretary (I
think) who will stay on in their positions. The committee chairs are not
elected but I think they are all on board continuing their duties. David
Finnel N7LRY, Paul Guido N5IUT, Bill Craft KD2HIQ and I will continue our
duties. It should be noted that Bill Craft does the membership AND is our
Webmaster. It should also be noted the Paul Guido will not only be keeping
an eye on our books, but he also is responsible for reporting our Field Day
results to ARRL. Harold Fleischer, AE5AS does the newsletter and is also
responsible for keeping us on an even keel. I myself appreciate everything
he ( the Colonel ) does for our club. Now David Finnel N7LRY has the task
of getting us more HAMs. An ardent task at best. There are other
individuals behind the scenes that carry a load not to be overlooked, so a
big thanks to them also. We have a select group of individuals that fill
what started out to be part of the 80/20, then the 90/10 and has now turned
into STP, Same Ten People. It should be noted that those Same Ten People
could really use some help. Please join in on the fun and become an elected
official for one of the finest HAM Radio clubs in the city, county, state,
hell the whole world!



Now the vice president position is open. Gary (Mike) Harrison, KB5KST
stepped up and did a marvelous job as our Vice President when it was needed.
A big thanks to him and it should be known that he has big shoes to fill. I
just hope that doesn't scare anyone off. As a club, we should all thank him
for doing the wonderful job that he did.



The duties of the Vice President are just about the same as any VP. He or
She would be responsible to take over in the event the President is absent.
The big difference is that they are responsible for getting us our speakers.
If required to make the meeting room prepared and then presentable at the
end to keep us in good standing with the location manager. And at one point
in time our meeting locations. That duty appears to be solved. We are
getting close to the end of our time to fill this position., and we need a
volunteer to help. Please, Please stand up and be counted. If nothing
else we might need to seek an individual to do this. I'm hoping that will
not be necessary and someone will volunteer to run. I'm not out of line
when I say that being an officer in this club is just like getting your
license, there is no age requirement just a willingness to serve.



FYI: I have already been working on field day for 2020. I learned this
while helping to set up and tear down for the San Antonio Stock Show and
Rodeo, again as a volunteer and I did this for years. We started to get
ready every year around December. After doing it this way for two years I
told them what we really need to do is put the rodeo to bed. Wait a couple
of months and then start planning the next one. That way we would have our
planning and any construction done by February in time for the Rodeo. That
turned out much better for all concerned. It appears we need to move our
nominating process back a little.



Joe Bruno

W5AUQ

210-363-9500


locked Texas QSO Party

Bill Craft
 

Texas QSO Party

 

     My apologies to all — fat fingers do make for errors. In the earlier post, I incorrectly stated the time and date of the Texas QSO Party.

 

     The correct time and date for the annual Texas QSO Party is:

 

          1400Z Saturday, September 14, 2019

                 to 0200Z, Sunday, September 15, 2019

     and

           from 1400Z to 2000Z on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

 

     The organizers have requested that all who plan on participating, particularly the very important mobile operators, send their operating plans to no5w.chuck@...

 

     Stations may work the entire contest period. Logs are due within four weeks following the end of the TQP.

 

     TQP gets better every year; even if you can only operate for a part of the contest, please do so — you become one more valuable QSO for someone, including the increasing number of DX operators that favor the TQP.

 

     For more details see:  http://txqp.net/index.php

 

     Thanks to the Texas DX Society for sponsoring the TQP this year and to NARS for its many years of sponsorship. We also extend our appreciation to all the individuals who tirelessly devote their time and efforts to a truly great contest.

 

 

John Robert Stratton

N5AUS

West Gulf Division Director


locked Re: Nominations

Joe Bruno
 

I'm sure glad you cleared that up.  Do you think you could clear up your response a little more?  I'm getting confused here...

In case it's me, are there any of the clubs members willing to jump in here and be on the nominating committee?

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500


On Mon, Sep 2, 2019, 10:01 AM N5JLB/Jack <kg5zok@...> wrote:
I'll translate.
He's asking what would be required if someone who accepted the position you mentioned. 

Jack/N5JLB

On Sun, Sep 1, 2019, 09:15 Joe Bruno <jlbruno4433@...> wrote:
Dan KG5UBQ, you might want to look at what you sent and try to clear it up a little.   I'm not a really good linguist and I did go Schertz, so I could be the one at fault here....

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500

On Sat, Aug 31, 2019, 4:30 PM Dan KG5UBQ (KG5UBQ) <kg5ubq@...> wrote:
Joe, 
What all is, or will be involved ?

Dan
KG5UBQ 


On Aug 29, 2019, at 7:35 PM, Joe Bruno <jlbruno4433@...> wrote:

We need to select a group of willing, WILLING members of our club to express a desire to be an officer.   If anyone sees this as a great opportunity to help what we do please let me know via W5AUQ@... or a phone call (210-363-9500) would work but I do not answer numbers not in my phone.  Leave a message please.  If you held an office before but would still like to help, please let me know...

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500


locked Re: Nominations

Jeff Boyes, ND8B
 

Joe's email didn't specify any position...I'll assume he's looking for a President, Vice President, and Secretary at this point, as I've already let him know I'll be happy to run again as Treasurer.

The biggest commitment, in my opinion, is that of Vice President, as they are in charge of the monthly program...and we're always looking for people to fill that void.

Does that make sense?

73,
Jeff, ND8B

On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 12:32 PM N5JLB/Jack <kg5zok@...> wrote:
I'll translate.
He's asking what would be required if someone who accepted the position you mentioned. 

Jack/N5JLB

On Sun, Sep 1, 2019, 09:15 Joe Bruno <jlbruno4433@...> wrote:
Dan KG5UBQ, you might want to look at what you sent and try to clear it up a little.   I'm not a really good linguist and I did go Schertz, so I could be the one at fault here....

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500

On Sat, Aug 31, 2019, 4:30 PM Dan KG5UBQ (KG5UBQ) <kg5ubq@...> wrote:
Joe, 
What all is, or will be involved ?

Dan
KG5UBQ 


On Aug 29, 2019, at 7:35 PM, Joe Bruno <jlbruno4433@...> wrote:

We need to select a group of willing, WILLING members of our club to express a desire to be an officer.   If anyone sees this as a great opportunity to help what we do please let me know via W5AUQ@... or a phone call (210-363-9500) would work but I do not answer numbers not in my phone.  Leave a message please.  If you held an office before but would still like to help, please let me know...

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500


locked Re: Nominations

Jack Bannin/N5JLB
 

I'll translate.
He's asking what would be required if someone who accepted the position you mentioned. 

Jack/N5JLB

On Sun, Sep 1, 2019, 09:15 Joe Bruno <jlbruno4433@...> wrote:
Dan KG5UBQ, you might want to look at what you sent and try to clear it up a little.   I'm not a really good linguist and I did go Schertz, so I could be the one at fault here....

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500

On Sat, Aug 31, 2019, 4:30 PM Dan KG5UBQ (KG5UBQ) <kg5ubq@...> wrote:
Joe, 
What all is, or will be involved ?

Dan
KG5UBQ 


On Aug 29, 2019, at 7:35 PM, Joe Bruno <jlbruno4433@...> wrote:

We need to select a group of willing, WILLING members of our club to express a desire to be an officer.   If anyone sees this as a great opportunity to help what we do please let me know via W5AUQ@... or a phone call (210-363-9500) would work but I do not answer numbers not in my phone.  Leave a message please.  If you held an office before but would still like to help, please let me know...

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500


locked Re: Nominations

Joe Bruno
 

Dan KG5UBQ, you might want to look at what you sent and try to clear it up a little.   I'm not a really good linguist and I did go Schertz, so I could be the one at fault here....

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500

On Sat, Aug 31, 2019, 4:30 PM Dan KG5UBQ (KG5UBQ) <kg5ubq@...> wrote:
Joe, 
What all is, or will be involved ?

Dan
KG5UBQ 


On Aug 29, 2019, at 7:35 PM, Joe Bruno <jlbruno4433@...> wrote:

We need to select a group of willing, WILLING members of our club to express a desire to be an officer.   If anyone sees this as a great opportunity to help what we do please let me know via W5AUQ@... or a phone call (210-363-9500) would work but I do not answer numbers not in my phone.  Leave a message please.  If you held an office before but would still like to help, please let me know...

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500


locked Re: Nominations

Dan KG5UBQ (KG5UBQ)
 

Joe, 
What all is, or will be involved ?

Dan
KG5UBQ 


On Aug 29, 2019, at 7:35 PM, Joe Bruno <jlbruno4433@...> wrote:

We need to select a group of willing, WILLING members of our club to express a desire to be an officer.   If anyone sees this as a great opportunity to help what we do please let me know via W5AUQ@... or a phone call (210-363-9500) would work but I do not answer numbers not in my phone.  Leave a message please.  If you held an office before but would still like to help, please let me know...

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500


locked Nominations

Joe Bruno
 

We need to select a group of willing, WILLING members of our club to express a desire to be an officer.   If anyone sees this as a great opportunity to help what we do please let me know via W5AUQ@... or a phone call (210-363-9500) would work but I do not answer numbers not in my phone.  Leave a message please.  If you held an office before but would still like to help, please let me know...

Joe Bruno 
W5AUQ 
210-363-9500


locked Ham help needed October 5th-6th for San Antonio's BikeMS ride

Lee Besing
 

Hams Needed – BikeMS October 5-6th 2019

We're looking for more ham radio operators to volunteer for the annual National MS Society BikeMS Valero Ride to the River cycling event on October 5-6th 2019…  Please share with your clubs or other hams.

Please contact me directly (not back to the groups please) for more details about this annual event. We do have a few assignments for non hams as well, such as a driver or navigator paired up with a ham, etc..

You can volunteer for 1 or both days as Breakpoint operators, but SAG Teams & Tour shadows are generally 2-day assignments.

Breakpoint hams, SAG Teams Teams, Shadow operators for police and Event Tour Directors, Net Control ops, etc.

Motorcycle Marshals are being coordinated by Raymond McLeaird, N5RAM.

This ride starts at Rolling Oaks Mall, on the north side of San Antonio  Saturday morning and ends up at the Comal County Fairgrounds in New Braunfels that evening.  It passes east thru Seguin before heading back to New Braunfels.

On Sunday, the routes loop out from the Fairgrounds into the Hill Country near Canyon Lake, including River Road. There are 2 routes on Sunday.

Note: you can change volunteer category assignments on this page by using the drop down menu at the top of the page. Choices include general Ham Radio Operators, SAG Teams and Motorcycle Marshals among others.

We've got 7-8 rest stops / breakpoints to staff on Saturday and 5 on Sunday. Net control will be in New Braunfels at the Fairground both days. We prefer to have a driver / navigator for all 15 SAG Teams. Some will drive pickup trucks while the others will be in 15-passenger white vans.

Rental vehicles are provided for SAG Teams and fuel is covered by a temporary use fuel card, so no cash out of hand for those types of assignments. Motorcycle Marshals also get fuel provided.

This volunteer link below is just to get your name into the BikeMS volunteer system. Actual assignments will be made manually by Lee Besing N5NTG and Mary Ann Horn N5MYN.

Sign up at this link for the volunteer page for our HAM radio operators. Feel free to forward and share with others.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/bikemscac2019ham

Lee Besing, N5NTG
email:
lee@... or
info@...

cellphone: 210-771-7075
(leave voicemail or text msg, I work nights & sleep in)
San Antonio TX


locked saradioclub #facebook

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By San Antonio Radio Club - SARC

3rd Special Centennial on the air Event.
Members meet again at the SAMSAT museum for a special on the air event. The weather was beautiful but hot (102). The team transported the beam antenna and tower to SAMSAT and assembled in the parking lot behind museum.
After all that the 20m band wasn't all that cooperative, however we did make another unusual contact, an submarine.


locked saradioclub #facebook

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By San Antonio Radio Club - SARC

Saturday August 10, 2019 10am
3rd Centennial Event at SAMSAT
We will be broadcasting from the SAMSAT museum using call sign w5sc/100 to commemorate the clubs 100th anniversary. Come on over and get on the air or contact us on 20m SSB

Location 102 Mabry Dr, San Antonio, TX 78226


locked Re: New stuff in trading post

Don Jones
 

Hello Harold, AE5AS,

I have done just that.

I've called, an emailed the individual.

Thank you,

Don Jones, N5WSW, W5JX
A Student of Life & Life Long Learner

Donald Lee Jones 
122 Saratoga Dr. 
San Antonio, Texas 78213-3543 
Cell Telephone (210) 374-1776 
n5wsw@... or dj1072@...


On Thursday, August 8, 2019, 08:45:54 PM PDT, Harold Fleischer <haroldcf@...> wrote:


Dear Don,

 

Just go to the website w5sc.org and then check the menu for Trading Post. That will get you there.

 

Sincerely,

 

Harold

 

Harold C. Fleischer, III

AE5AS

ae5as@...

210-497-2532

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io <main@saradioclub.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Jones via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:15 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] New stuff in trading post

 

Don't have link to Trading Post

 

Donald Lee Jones 122 Saratoga Dr. San Antonio, Texas 78213-3543 Cell Telephone (210) 374-1776 n5wsw@... or dj1072@...

 

 

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, 06:54:26 AM PDT, Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

 

 

frank, just listed all of his ham equipment 4 sale on w5sc trading post for $200. Radios, power supply’s and antennas, all included.

It’s a good deal for new ham to start out with complete system for a great price. Some sweat equity involved in taking down antennas.