Club breakfast will be this Saturday at the Country Omelet on 3401 N 10th Street at 10:30.
At the last meeting, it was discussed that our club is growing. Both with new and upgrading radio operators. It
was also mentioned that many of our members are quite knowledgable and accomplished operators. A
suggestion was made that we try to put those two groups togeather.
We are asking our members to let us know what operating modes they use and if they would be willing to
share their knowledge with interested members. In addition, Many of our members have never seen an HF
radio shack in operation. We would like to establish a list of members who are willing to host other members
and show them how they operate at their QTH. How does your equipment work together and what equipment
is necessary for what modes.
Finally we are also asking our members to let us know what interests you, about our hobby. Many of the
newer and older operators do not fully appreciate all of the facets of our hobby. Are you interested in
Emergency Communications, Home Brewing Radios or Antennas (ie. a builder), CW operation, Digital Modes
(PSK 31, 64, FT 8, RTTY or WSPR or even newer). Are you a Contester, QRP'er, Rag Chewer, Digital Radio
Operator (VHF/UHF), or perhaps you talk to the Astronauts in the satelites as they go overhead. Let us know
and we will put together a list so that others can take advantage of your experiences and knowledge.
In the future, I will try to put together a Survey for new members to complete. In the meantime, feel free to
email me with any information you wish to share. I will edit and put together a list which can be given out at
the July or August meeting. This request for your assistance is being sent to our Winter Texan members , as
well. If you are a Winter Texan, let me know the month's that you are here and available. Also let me know if
you are willing to answer questions by email.
2500 E. Business Hwy. 83
Mission, TX 78572
This Saturday is the ARRL Field Day so we will not be meeting for breakfast.
Field Day will be at the Hidalgo County EOC/Health and Human Services from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
The address is 1304 S 25th Ave in Edinburg, east side of North Int 69C.
Hope to see you there!
Breakfast will be at El Mana in Pharr,TX at 10:30a.m. on Saturday June 1st, 2019.
Rio Grande Valley Ready Expo 2019
This regionwide event is designed to educate Rio Grande Valley residents about the risks, dangers, and action to take before, during and after a hurricane.
La Plaza Mall in the former Joe Brand Store near the Food Court.
(11 May 2019)
The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System will host this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Test on Saturday May 11, 2019. This annual event is open to all licensed amateur radio operators, and will not impact any public or private communications. For more than 50 years, military and amateur stations have taken part in this event, which is only an exercise scenario, designed to include hobbyist and government radio operators alike.
The AFD Cross-band Test is a unique opportunity to test two-way communications between military communicators and radio stations in the Amateur Radio Service (ARS), as authorized in 47 CFR 97.111. These tests provide opportunities and challenges for radio operators to demonstrate individual technical skills in a tightly-controlled exercise scenario that does not impact any public or private communications.
Military stations will transmit on selected military frequencies and will announce the specific ARS frequencies monitored. All times are ZULU (Z), and all frequencies are Upper Side Band (USB) unless otherwise noted. The frequencies used for the test will not impact any public or private communications, and will not stray outside the confines of the exercise.
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NWS SkyWarn training event being held at Harlingen Medical Center on Saturday May 18th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on the RGVARC Net?
The NWS Barry Goldsmith will be the presenter and the training is applicable to those wishing to become SkyWarn Storm Spotters and, also, to those wishing to renew their training, which is required every two years.