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2016 Hamfest Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 September 2015 10:34
The 61st Annual St. Patrick's Day Hamfest was held on March 19, 2016 at the Grand Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Midland Texas

ARRL West Texas Section Convention

GRAPEVINE AMATEUR RADIO will be at the hamfest!!
Click here to see their web page!


GRAND PRIZE ..... KENWOOD TS480SAT
KG5GQX won Kenwood

SECOND PRIZE TYT QUAD Bander TH9800 ......
W5LND won Quad bander

THIRD PRIZE ...... CUSHCRAFT 6M BEAM
KB5JXO won Cushcraft Beam
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PRE-REGISTRATION PRIZE MFJ259C
KG5HAT won the MFJ
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N5OVH Took home the K3! congrads

Baofeng UV-5R HTs given away every hour - Must be present to win the Baofeng
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 March 2016 15:20
 
How to Become a Ham Operator Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:10
Becoming a ham radio operator requires licensing by the FCC. There are three license classes with increasing frequency privileges. The entry level license is the Technician. With the Technician license you are able to operate on all VHF and higher frequencies. There are also limited HF privileges. If you want to use HF frequencies, those below 30 MHz, you will need a General class license. The Extra class gives you all the privileges on all the ham bands. Many people study on their own to obtain their first license as well as upgrade to higher classes of license.

The entry level Technician license isn't difficult but does require some study. You can download a free study guide for the Technician license from KB6NU.

There are also commercially produced study guides available from the ARRL and Gordon West. More information about studying for your license is available from the ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio.

When you're ready the test is given on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 8:30 am at the Midland Amateur Radio Club clubhouse. Visit the Midland VE Team webpage for more info.

The clubhouse is open for visiting most Saturday mornings from around 8:30 until 10:30 or so, The 2nd Saturday is for license testing. Come on by some Saturday and someone will be happy to answer all your questions. The clubhouse is located in Hogan Park next to Christensen Stadium.

We also have club meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the clubhouse. You're welcome to attend any time!


Last Updated on Friday, 01 January 2016 09:38
 
2015 ARRL Field Day Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 09:11

FIELD DAY Friday June 27 1PM 2015 to June 28 1PM 2015
National Weather service located at 31.9424N 102.1895W
2500 Challenger Drive, Midland TX

Meeting at the clubhouse (Christensen Stadium at corner of 250LoopN and Lamesa Road) Friday June 26th around 1pm to load equipment followed by trip to the National Weather Service (West of Airline mobile home park)and set out antennas, trailers, etc. Saturday morning some go directly to Field Day site to finish setting up and some will get the remaining coolers, drinks, snacks and transport to Field Day site. Our first priority will be to get the 5 QRP (5 watt or less) battery/solar contacts out of the way and to get the CW stations going.

GOTA (for new members & those interested in learning more) will be set up in the NWS conference room and use a loop type antenna.

Directions: HW80 feeder road on north side, turn north onto Challenger Drive
the turn north onto Challenger is approximately 2.2 miles east of the HW 1788 / HW80 intersection
or 3 Miles west of Loop250 coming out of Midland
about 1000 feet each side of Challenger there are access roads from HW80 if you’re not on the feeder
REPEATER: 147.38

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 June 2015 02:09
 
Hamfest 2015 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 23:42

60th Annual
St. Patrick's Day Hamfest
and ARRL West Texas Section Convention

March 14th, 2015



Congratulations to the Following Prize Winners!

Pre-registration Prize
MFJ 259C Antenna Analyzer
Michael Lewis KB3SHN
Milton, FL

Grand Prize
Kenwood TS-480SAT Transceiver
Paul Gilbert KE5ZW
Canutillo, TX

2nd Grand Prize
Yaesu FT-7900R 2m/70cm Transceiver
Joe Coldewey KK5ZG
Tyler, TX

3rd Grand Prize
Cushcraft A50-5S 6 Meter Yagi
August Schott K5HCT
Odessa, TX

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 20:57
 
W5AJ on the Cover of the New ARRL License Manual! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 16:13

MARC tr easurer Robert Wood, W5AJ, is on the cover of the new ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. From inside the manual:

Front Cover Photo: Robert Wood, W5AJ, operates using Morse code during the Midland (Texas) Amateur Radio Club Field Day event. Every June Field Day brings Amateur Radio operators - old and new - together for a weekend of enjoyment on the air. By earning your license, you'll be able to take part in exciting activities like these, and many more! (Photo courtesy of Alan Sewell, N5NA)

Nice mention of the club in a national publication and congratulations to Robert!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 16:33
 
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