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2013 Bike MS: Cactus & Crude Ride Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:03
This past weekend, July 20-21 ten radio operators provided communications for the Bike MS: Cactus & Crude Ride.  A big THANKS to the following who participated on Saturday on the Midland to Big Spring part of the ride:

Landon Bell  KF5ENH
Chad Burkhardt  KC5VUF
Mike Cralle  KF5NFR
Dwayne Frantz  KD5VOU
Scott Johnson  KD5MHM
Clint Lannom  N5MXE
Stetson Rogers  KF5WCE
Doug Salyers  KB5TUN
Alan Sewell  N5NA
Michael Watson  KB5KNF

The following also participated on Sunday on the Big Spring to Post leg providing assistance to the Big Spring club:  KF5ENH, KC5VUF, N5MXE, KF5WCE, N5NA, and KB5KNF.

Other ham operators on the route were bike mechanics David Ham, KE5FEJ, and John Bean, KE5EZE, and NMSS VP Tony Ralf, KE5ZTZ.  Big Spring hams assisting on Saturday were KE5EUR, KF5FTY, KC5ALH, and K5BKE.

One rider had to be transported by ambulance on Saturday.  Thanks to KF5WCE the ambulance quickly arrived on the scene.  There were no incidents on Sunday.

The first rider arrived in Big Spring on Saturday at 10:09 am.  The first rider arrived in Post on Sunday at 10:10 am.  The weather was great both days.

Thanks to Jim, KK5MV, who replaced the Gail repeater on Thursday before the ride, we had excellent repeater coverage on Sunday.

As always, the Bike MS: Cactus & Crude organizers greatly appreciate our assistance.  The radio operators play a big part in making the bike ride a success every year!

73, Alan N5NA
Hamfest 2013 Print E-mail
Friday, 22 March 2013 21:20

58th Annual
St. Patrick's Day Hamfest
and ARRL West Texas Section Convention

March 16th, 2013

Congratulations to the Following Prize Winners!

Pre-registration Prize
$200.00 Cash
Ken Hedger
Odessa, TX

Grand Prize
Yaesu FT-450 Transceiver
RL Howard WC5E
Abilene, TX

2nd Grand Prize
Elecraft W2 Wattmeter
Norma Bentley WA5STG
Midland, TX

3rd Grand Prize
Yaesu FT-60R Dual Band Handheld
Jim Reid K5KUX
Midland, TX

Last Updated on Friday, 22 March 2013 21:33
Field Day 2012 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 22:49

Field Day 2012 was held the weekend of June 23 & 24 at Beal Park, Midland, TX.

(Beal Park = LOCATED AT 31.9694N 102.141W)

Members set up a 20 foot tower with six meter beam, setup stations in three air conditioned vans, Three very active stations, A GOTA Station and almost no sunspots. Ten and six meters did not fair well but the CW ops went to town to bring in the QSOs. FD operating began at 1 pm Saturday afternoon and continued till 1PM on Sunday afternoon.

Excellant eating was provided for workers at field day with brisket served round the clock with sodas. MANY Thanks to those that came out and help set up and operate.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 21:29
Digital QST is Coming Soon! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:57

Two new ARRL membership benefits that will be introduced in June 2012. In addition to the print copy of QST, all members will have access to an online, digital edition of QST at no extra cost. You will be able to access QST from anywhere--on nearly any computer, laptop, mobile device, smartphone and tablet (including Apple iPad, iPhone, and devices using the Android operating system).

Also in June, members will gain access to archived issues of QST from December 1915 to the present (previously, only issues through 2007 were available to members). If you are familiar with the current periodicals archive (which serves images of pages), that platform will be expanded to include all of QST from December 1915 through December 2011. A second, new archive will be introduced for issues beginning January 2012, featuring enhanced functionality including full-text search.

Of course, to take advantage of these benefits you have to be an ARRL member. Not a member? Join through MARC today. Just click here!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:03
WA5PFJ Presentation on Ground & Counterpoise Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 14:52

At the club meeting on November 28, John, WA5PFJ, gave an interesting presentation on grounding and the use of a counterpoise.  The following reference material may be downloaded:


Tunable Counterpoise

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