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Program: Phone & computer security by Paul Guido


Larry Lentz
 

Well, Bulverde is pretty. Son of a friend of mine is Fire Chief there. Been mainly on IRLP and AllStar lately, and hang out on .37 2 mtr repeater. Been inactive for quite a while.

Larry Lentz, MCT
Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP
Lentz Computer Services
San Antonio, Texas

------ Original message------
From: Jim Hargrave via Groups.Io
Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 6:50 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

Hi Larry,

I trust you are doing well. It has been a spell since we crossed paths. We moved to Bulverde in 1997. Being hill country, I rarely get on the local repeaters anymore.

 

Jim – w5ifp-

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Lentz
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 4:42 PM
To: Jim Hargrave via Groups.Io <w5ifp@...>; main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

Operates doesn't mean carries At all times in the car 😉 At any rate, it's never been an issue.

 

Good to hear from you. It's been decades. Good to see you're still around.

 

Larry Lentz, MCT

Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP

Lentz Computer Services

San Antonio, Texas

 

------ Original message------

From: Jim Hargrave via Groups.Io

Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 4:30 PM

Cc:

Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

See:
 
https://law.justia.com/codes/texas/2005/tn/007.00.000504.00.html
 
It says:
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

§ 504.509. VEHICLES CARRYING MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO

EQUIPMENT.  (a) The department shall issue specialty license

plates for a person who holds an amateur radio station license

issued by the Federal Communications Commission and who operates

receiving and transmitting mobile amateur radio equipment.  The

license plates shall include the person's amateur call letters as

assigned by the Federal Communications Commission.  A person may

register more than one vehicle equipped with mobile amateur radio

equipment under this section, and the department shall issue

license plates that include the same amateur call letters for each

vehicle.

         (b)  The fee for issuance of the license plates is $2 for the

first year and $1 for each subsequent year.

 

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1320, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. “

 

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

 

Jim – w5ifp-

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Lentz
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 2:57 PM
To: Don Jones via Groups.Io <n5wsw@...>; main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

Don't believe you have to have radio in the car to have plates. 

 

Larry Lentz, MCT

Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP

Lentz Computer Services

San Antonio, Texas

 

------ Original message------

From: Don Jones via Groups.Io

Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 1:32 PM

Cc:

Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

Great comments very much appreciated.

 

Thinking of getting plates for my car, but then I would need to purchase a radio.

 

Used to be N5WSW now W5JX.

 

Interesting knowing hurdles others have gone through.

 

Thank you,

 

Don Jones

A Student of Life & Life Long Learner

 

Donald Lee Jones 

122 Saratoga Dr. 

San Antonio, Texas 78213-3543 

Cell Telephone (210) 374-1776 

 

 

On Monday, April 1, 2019, 10:23:49 AM CDT, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

 

 

I also ran into an issue with having radio op plates on multiple vehicles. One year when I had my vehicle inspection done on my car they wrote it up as if they inspected my travel trailer. I didn't discover this until I got home and was going to renew my registration online. I ended up having to go back to the auto shop to get it sorted out. It took some explaining and re-explaining to get them to understand it. In the end, nothing that couldn't be overcome. Just a minor inconvenience.

73,
Marty
W5MRM


Jim Hargrave
 

Hi Larry,

I trust you are doing well. It has been a spell since we crossed paths. We moved to Bulverde in 1997. Being hill country, I rarely get on the local repeaters anymore.

 

Jim – w5ifp-

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Lentz
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 4:42 PM
To: Jim Hargrave via Groups.Io <w5ifp@...>; main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

Operates doesn't mean carries At all times in the car 😉 At any rate, it's never been an issue.

 

Good to hear from you. It's been decades. Good to see you're still around.

 

Larry Lentz, MCT

Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP

Lentz Computer Services

San Antonio, Texas

 

------ Original message------

From: Jim Hargrave via Groups.Io

Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 4:30 PM

Cc:

Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

See:
 
https://law.justia.com/codes/texas/2005/tn/007.00.000504.00.html
 
It says:
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

§ 504.509. VEHICLES CARRYING MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO

EQUIPMENT.  (a) The department shall issue specialty license

plates for a person who holds an amateur radio station license

issued by the Federal Communications Commission and who operates

receiving and transmitting mobile amateur radio equipment.  The

license plates shall include the person's amateur call letters as

assigned by the Federal Communications Commission.  A person may

register more than one vehicle equipped with mobile amateur radio

equipment under this section, and the department shall issue

license plates that include the same amateur call letters for each

vehicle.

         (b)  The fee for issuance of the license plates is $2 for the

first year and $1 for each subsequent year.

 

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1320, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. “

 

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

 

Jim – w5ifp-

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Lentz
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 2:57 PM
To: Don Jones via Groups.Io <n5wsw@...>; main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

Don't believe you have to have radio in the car to have plates. 

 

Larry Lentz, MCT

Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP

Lentz Computer Services

San Antonio, Texas

 

------ Original message------

From: Don Jones via Groups.Io

Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 1:32 PM

Cc:

Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

Great comments very much appreciated.

 

Thinking of getting plates for my car, but then I would need to purchase a radio.

 

Used to be N5WSW now W5JX.

 

Interesting knowing hurdles others have gone through.

 

Thank you,

 

Don Jones

A Student of Life & Life Long Learner

 

Donald Lee Jones 

122 Saratoga Dr. 

San Antonio, Texas 78213-3543 

Cell Telephone (210) 374-1776 

 

 

On Monday, April 1, 2019, 10:23:49 AM CDT, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

 

 

I also ran into an issue with having radio op plates on multiple vehicles. One year when I had my vehicle inspection done on my car they wrote it up as if they inspected my travel trailer. I didn't discover this until I got home and was going to renew my registration online. I ended up having to go back to the auto shop to get it sorted out. It took some explaining and re-explaining to get them to understand it. In the end, nothing that couldn't be overcome. Just a minor inconvenience.

73,
Marty
W5MRM


Bill Craft
 

Yes, you need FCC license & radio- see below from bottom of application form. The plate is FREE (state), however there may be county fees to convert existing plate to ham license one

I certify I hold a current FCC Mobile Amateur Radio License, and I regularly operate the mobile radio equipment in each vehicle listed on this application. Signature
Form VTR-53 Rev 11/2017


Larry Lentz
 

Operates doesn't mean carries At all times in the car 😉 At any rate, it's never been an issue.

Good to hear from you. It's been decades. Good to see you're still around.

Larry Lentz, MCT
Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP
Lentz Computer Services
San Antonio, Texas

------ Original message------
From: Jim Hargrave via Groups.Io
Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 4:30 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

See:
 
https://law.justia.com/codes/texas/2005/tn/007.00.000504.00.html
 
It says:
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

§ 504.509. VEHICLES CARRYING MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO

EQUIPMENT.  (a) The department shall issue specialty license

plates for a person who holds an amateur radio station license

issued by the Federal Communications Commission and who operates

receiving and transmitting mobile amateur radio equipment.  The

license plates shall include the person's amateur call letters as

assigned by the Federal Communications Commission.  A person may

register more than one vehicle equipped with mobile amateur radio

equipment under this section, and the department shall issue

license plates that include the same amateur call letters for each

vehicle.

         (b)  The fee for issuance of the license plates is $2 for the

first year and $1 for each subsequent year.

 

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1320, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. “

 

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

 

Jim – w5ifp-

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Lentz
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 2:57 PM
To: Don Jones via Groups.Io <n5wsw@...>; main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

Don't believe you have to have radio in the car to have plates. 

 

Larry Lentz, MCT

Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP

Lentz Computer Services

San Antonio, Texas

 

------ Original message------

From: Don Jones via Groups.Io

Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 1:32 PM

Cc:

Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

Great comments very much appreciated.

 

Thinking of getting plates for my car, but then I would need to purchase a radio.

 

Used to be N5WSW now W5JX.

 

Interesting knowing hurdles others have gone through.

 

Thank you,

 

Don Jones

A Student of Life & Life Long Learner

 

Donald Lee Jones 

122 Saratoga Dr. 

San Antonio, Texas 78213-3543 

Cell Telephone (210) 374-1776 

 

 

On Monday, April 1, 2019, 10:23:49 AM CDT, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

 

 

I also ran into an issue with having radio op plates on multiple vehicles. One year when I had my vehicle inspection done on my car they wrote it up as if they inspected my travel trailer. I didn't discover this until I got home and was going to renew my registration online. I ended up having to go back to the auto shop to get it sorted out. It took some explaining and re-explaining to get them to understand it. In the end, nothing that couldn't be overcome. Just a minor inconvenience.

73,
Marty
W5MRM


Jim Hargrave
 

See:
 
https://law.justia.com/codes/texas/2005/tn/007.00.000504.00.html
 
It says:
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

§ 504.509. VEHICLES CARRYING MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO

EQUIPMENT.  (a) The department shall issue specialty license

plates for a person who holds an amateur radio station license

issued by the Federal Communications Commission and who operates

receiving and transmitting mobile amateur radio equipment.  The

license plates shall include the person's amateur call letters as

assigned by the Federal Communications Commission.  A person may

register more than one vehicle equipped with mobile amateur radio

equipment under this section, and the department shall issue

license plates that include the same amateur call letters for each

vehicle.

         (b)  The fee for issuance of the license plates is $2 for the

first year and $1 for each subsequent year.

 

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1320, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. “

 

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

 

Jim – w5ifp-

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Lentz
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 2:57 PM
To: Don Jones via Groups.Io <n5wsw@...>; main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

Don't believe you have to have radio in the car to have plates. 

 

Larry Lentz, MCT

Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP

Lentz Computer Services

San Antonio, Texas

 

------ Original message------

From: Don Jones via Groups.Io

Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 1:32 PM

Cc:

Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

 

Great comments very much appreciated.

 

Thinking of getting plates for my car, but then I would need to purchase a radio.

 

Used to be N5WSW now W5JX.

 

Interesting knowing hurdles others have gone through.

 

Thank you,

 

Don Jones

A Student of Life & Life Long Learner

 

Donald Lee Jones 

122 Saratoga Dr. 

San Antonio, Texas 78213-3543 

Cell Telephone (210) 374-1776 

 

 

On Monday, April 1, 2019, 10:23:49 AM CDT, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:

 

 

I also ran into an issue with having radio op plates on multiple vehicles. One year when I had my vehicle inspection done on my car they wrote it up as if they inspected my travel trailer. I didn't discover this until I got home and was going to renew my registration online. I ended up having to go back to the auto shop to get it sorted out. It took some explaining and re-explaining to get them to understand it. In the end, nothing that couldn't be overcome. Just a minor inconvenience.

73,
Marty
W5MRM


Don Jones
 

Hello Larry, 

It's been a while since you and I have talked.

Remember somewhere in the rules that one must have a radio in their vehicle if they had played. 

Perhaps that was old school.

Been wanting to rebuild, but frankly, there's not much in the way of chatter anywhere.

Been dragging my feet on replacing equipment and amplifiers.

Kind of like computers.

Do you run Linux or Microsoft anymore?

Been looking at DStar all mode VHF/UHF/HF from Icom. 

Good to see your name and see that you're still around.


73's de Don W5JX

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


On Monday, April 1, 2019, 2:56:44 PM CDT, Larry Lentz <Larry@...> wrote:


Don't believe you have to have a radio in the car to have plates. 

Larry Lentz, MCT
Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP
Lentz Computer Services
San Antonio, Texas

------ Original message------
From: Don Jones via Groups.Io
Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 1:32 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

Great comments very much appreciated.

Thinking of getting plates for my car, but then I would need to purchase a radio.

Used to be N5WSW now W5JX.

Interesting knowing hurdles others have gone through.

Thank you,

Don Jones
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 Monday, April 1, 2019, 10:23:49 AM CDT, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:


I also ran into an issue with having radio op plates on multiple vehicles. One year when I had my vehicle inspection done on my car they wrote it up as if they inspected my travel trailer. I didn't discover this until I got home and was going to renew my registration online. I ended up having to go back to the auto shop to get it sorted out. It took some explaining and re-explaining to get them to understand it. In the end, nothing that couldn't be overcome. Just a minor inconvenience.

73,
Marty
W5MRM


Larry Lentz
 

Don't believe you have to have radio in the car to have plates. 

Larry Lentz, MCT
Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP
Lentz Computer Services
San Antonio, Texas

------ Original message------
From: Don Jones via Groups.Io
Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 1:32 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

Great comments very much appreciated.

Thinking of getting plates for my car, but then I would need to purchase a radio.

Used to be N5WSW now W5JX.

Interesting knowing hurdles others have gone through.

Thank you,

Don Jones
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 Monday, April 1, 2019, 10:23:49 AM CDT, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:


I also ran into an issue with having radio op plates on multiple vehicles. One year when I had my vehicle inspection done on my car they wrote it up as if they inspected my travel trailer. I didn't discover this until I got home and was going to renew my registration online. I ended up having to go back to the auto shop to get it sorted out. It took some explaining and re-explaining to get them to understand it. In the end, nothing that couldn't be overcome. Just a minor inconvenience.

73,
Marty
W5MRM


Don Jones
 

Great comments very much appreciated.

Thinking of getting plates for my car, but then I would need to purchase a radio.

Used to be N5WSW now W5JX.

Interesting knowing hurdles others have gone through.

Thank you,

Don Jones
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 Monday, April 1, 2019, 10:23:49 AM CDT, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...> wrote:


I also ran into an issue with having radio op plates on multiple vehicles. One year when I had my vehicle inspection done on my car they wrote it up as if they inspected my travel trailer. I didn't discover this until I got home and was going to renew my registration online. I ended up having to go back to the auto shop to get it sorted out. It took some explaining and re-explaining to get them to understand it. In the end, nothing that couldn't be overcome. Just a minor inconvenience.

73,
Marty
W5MRM


Marty Meyers
 

I also ran into an issue with having radio op plates on multiple vehicles. One year when I had my vehicle inspection done on my car they wrote it up as if they inspected my travel trailer. I didn't discover this until I got home and was going to renew my registration online. I ended up having to go back to the auto shop to get it sorted out. It took some explaining and re-explaining to get them to understand it. In the end nothing that couldn't be overcome. Just a minor inconvenience.

73,
Marty
W5MRM


Larry Lentz
 

I've had my call sign plate since the 70s, but only for my car. My wife is not a ham. If she was, she'd have here own call sign plates. Haven't had any problems, ever 😎

Larry Lentz, MCT
Microsoft Business Applications (CRM) MVP
Lentz Computer Services
San Antonio, Texas

------ Original message------
From: Mike Check via Groups.Io
Date: Sun, Mar 31, 2019 8:34 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

Also, I have my wife's call on 2 vehicles. They both have TXTag stickers for the toll roads. It appears that their system only allows one vehicle with the one tag, as I always receive a "special" email that something is wrong when I drive the Toyota.

73.
Mike Check
K5UCQ

On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 12:19 AM Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
Just be aware that even though you can have multiple vehicles with the same radio operator plate, it can cause minor difficulties for you.

Based on my experiences...

Law enforcement officials may not notice that you have more than one with same plate. That may result in a traffic stop, mostly in smaller towns, thinking your plates were stolen. (Only happened to me twice in the past 30 years, but still, it happened. )

Annual Renewal notices may not happen. You may need to visit a county tax / license branch in person to renew.

I've got 2 vehicles with my call sign plates. When I added the 2nd vehicle in January 2017, the state quit sending me renewal notices by mail for either vehicle.

When I was involved in a minor accident 2 months ago, SAPD officer said my plates were showing up as not valid, even though I had just renewed them the week before.  I still need to visit tgr Bexar County Tax Assessor ofc to see what the story is about that.

And finally, you are somewhat surrendering your privacy because Amateur Radio Callsigns are public information and can be researched via Google online, etc.. Fortunately most non-hams do not know this. Hehe.

Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "main@saradioclub.groups.io Integration" <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
To: "main@saradioclub.groups.io" <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, 30 Mar 2019 5:21 PM
Subject: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

By San Antonio Radio Club - SARC

Want your ham license as your car license plate?
Check out on our website.
https://w5sc.org/license-plate/


Mike Check K5UCQ
 

Also, I have my wife's call on 2 vehicles. They both have TXTag stickers for the toll roads. It appears that their system only allows one vehicle with the one tag, as I always receive a "special" email that something is wrong when I drive the Toyota.

73.
Mike Check
K5UCQ


On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 12:19 AM Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
Just be aware that even though you can have multiple vehicles with the same radio operator plate, it can cause minor difficulties for you.

Based on my experiences...

Law enforcement officials may not notice that you have more than one with same plate. That may result in a traffic stop, mostly in smaller towns, thinking your plates were stolen. (Only happened to me twice in the past 30 years, but still, it happened. )

Annual Renewal notices may not happen. You may need to visit a county tax / license branch in person to renew.

I've got 2 vehicles with my call sign plates. When I added the 2nd vehicle in January 2017, the state quit sending me renewal notices by mail for either vehicle.

When I was involved in a minor accident 2 months ago, SAPD officer said my plates were showing up as not valid, even though I had just renewed them the week before.  I still need to visit tgr Bexar County Tax Assessor ofc to see what the story is about that.

And finally, you are somewhat surrendering your privacy because Amateur Radio Callsigns are public information and can be researched via Google online, etc.. Fortunately most non-hams do not know this. Hehe.

Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "main@saradioclub.groups.io Integration" <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
To: "main@saradioclub.groups.io" <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, 30 Mar 2019 5:21 PM
Subject: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

By San Antonio Radio Club - SARC

Want your ham license as your car license plate?
Check out on our website.
https://w5sc.org/license-plate/


Lee Besing
 

Just be aware that even though you can have multiple vehicles with the same radio operator plate, it can cause minor difficulties for you.

Based on my experiences...

Law enforcement officials may not notice that you have more than one with same plate. That may result in a traffic stop, mostly in smaller towns, thinking your plates were stolen. (Only happened to me twice in the past 30 years, but still, it happened. )

Annual Renewal notices may not happen. You may need to visit a county tax / license branch in person to renew.

I've got 2 vehicles with my call sign plates. When I added the 2nd vehicle in January 2017, the state quit sending me renewal notices by mail for either vehicle.

When I was involved in a minor accident 2 months ago, SAPD officer said my plates were showing up as not valid, even though I had just renewed them the week before.  I still need to visit tgr Bexar County Tax Assessor ofc to see what the story is about that.

And finally, you are somewhat surrendering your privacy because Amateur Radio Callsigns are public information and can be researched via Google online, etc.. Fortunately most non-hams do not know this. Hehe.

Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: "main@saradioclub.groups.io Integration" <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
To: "main@saradioclub.groups.io" <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, 30 Mar 2019 5:21 PM
Subject: [W5SC] saradioclub #facebook

By San Antonio Radio Club - SARC

Want your ham license as your car license plate?
Check out on our website.
https://w5sc.org/license-plate/


main@saradioclub.groups.io Integration <main@...>
 

By San Antonio Radio Club - SARC

Want your ham license as your car license plate?
Check out on our website.
https://w5sc.org/license-plate/