We will be meeting in person on Saturday September 18th at 10:30am at the Denny's on Garth and I10 in Baytown. Please come and enjoy some fellowship with other HAMs.
for info or question please email Lamar KC5AOI@gmail.com
The Wings over Houston Airshow is looking for Amateur Radio operators to volunteer for the event. This year the show will be held October 9th and 10th to the general public with private events being held on the 8th. Please contact George Levandoski KD5AYF@reagan.com if you would be interested in volunteering for this event.
Here is an opportunity for code practice for the upcoming
Texas QSO Party using MorseRunner and RufzXP.
2021 CONTEST DATES
Saturday September 18: 9AM to 9PM CDT
Sunday September 19: 9AM to 3PM CDT
Saturday September 18: 1400Z to SEP 19 0200Z and
Sunday September 19: 1400Z to 2000Z
For more information, visit the Rules page.
2021 TQP IS COMING SOON
Time to make sure the mobile is ready for the road and to plan your route! As in the past, prepare your ROUTE in the form of a list of the counties you plan to visit and the day you will be there. It is important to include your operating mode (CWOnly, SSBOnly, MIXed). Route plans need not be detailed - all Chuck NO5W needs is a text file listing the operating mode with the counties you plan to be in and in the order you will pass through them if that is more convenient. The listings do not need crossing times, and in fact, these slow processing to strip them out.
If you are operating both days, there should be two lists, one list for each day. You can list the counties in an email if that is more convenient. If you are not operating as a rover, send Chuck an email with the county you will operate from and your call.
These are examples of the suggested (not required) formats for submissions.
Send the lists to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the link, attach your list or lists, type a brief note to Chuck if you like, then click send. Simple and quick. Check back here in a few days to verify that your route has been received. To do so, visit 2021 Routes to verify that your route has been received.
If you have additional information such as a schedule of times when you expect to be in each county please do not include it in your lists. Send them to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as a separate document. This will be included as additional information on the routes page.
Please send your routes as EARLY as possible. Chuck needs time to process the lists, as well as prepare for the contest.
NOTE: Routes received during the final week before the contest (September 6 to September 11) may not get posted before the contest starts. This does not mean you cannot participate or affect your score. See below.
IMPORTANT: you do not have to submit a route in order to participate. Having your route listed is a service to help you make more contacts but is NOT a requirement to enter the contest. To participate in the contest, you must:
There are no fees or entry forms. Just get on the air and have a good time!
The Hawai`i QSO Party (HQP) is an event to promote HF operation from the unique Hawai`i destination in the Pacific. Hawai`i is an ARRL DXCC entity as well as the nation’s 50th state needed for the ARRL WAS Award.
Note: Rule change this year allows exchanging Grid Squares instead of QTH name if the mode does not allow QTH names.
Louisiana State Fairgrounds Agriculture Building: Site for the 2021Shreveport Hamfest
104 Degrees Outside, 65 Degrees Inside
The Shreveport Amateur Radio Association (SARA) is pleased to sponsor the 2021 Shreveport Hamfest. Browse the latest equipment from our featured vendors. Sell your used gear or find the perfect new or used equipment for your rig.
ADMISSION is $10.00. Raffle Tickets are $5.00 each or five for $20.00. 30 for $100. Parking is free. Easy access.
The Hamfest offers great main prizes:
1st Prize, $1250 at MTC or $1000 cash.
2nd Prize, $500 at MTC or $400 cash.
3rd Prize, $250 at MTC or $150 cash.
and numerous door prizes.
The 2021 ARRL Field day is always held the last weekend in June.
If you are interested in more information on the 2021 Field Day please check out the ARRL website.
WE WILL BE DOING FIELD DAY AT WC BRITTON PARK.
This year we will be running 4 stations. We encourage everyone to come out and participate. We we be following regular contest format. We hope to showcase amateur radio to the community and expand the event to learning, education and just having fun.
-- If you would like to help, contact either Lamar, KC5AOI at 832-472-7474
or Wes, W5WES at 832-205-5483.
We could always use help with set-up but plan to come out and operate with us.
Save the date for the PARC Swapfest! Check back often for updates – more information about prizes, ticket sales, tailgate sales, food and activities for all ages will be posted as your Swapfest Committee gears up for this fun event.
Grand Prize – Yaesu FT3DR!
Donated by AW Broadband.net
Alinco DJ-MD5XT Handheld radio
TinySA Spectrum Analyzer
Powerpole crimping tool
Use this link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/5pVkxoHUgr7kGDY8A
The Club wants to ensure the safety and health of all participants; to that end, we request abstaining if anyone in your party has interacted with anyone diagnosed with COVID, and/or has a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more. Masks will be required by all participants if COVID-19 Regulations still mandate (please abstain if this is inconvenient). There will be a limit on total number of participants in the Main Hall to assist with social distancing if COVID-19 Regulations still Mandate. As participants exit we will allow more to enter.
We will update this information as we progress near the actual Hamfest Dates, it is our hope and prayers to have a great and safe HamFest in these difficult times we are living with these days.
We look forward to seeing you and meeting you this summer,
Joe G WA5OMB, TARS President
Tidelands Annual Hamfest
Hours: Saturday 9 AM — 4:30 PM, Sunday 9 AM — 3 PM
Next Sale 3-13-21 Rain or Shine
Starting in March MTC is doing a sidewalk sale every second Saturday. We plan on doing this in March, April and May From 7:00AM to Noon. It will be lots of fun. Get here early. If you have items to sell we will have free tailgating and you are more than welcome to Buy sell and trade right here for FREE!. Of course if you do not want to tailgate you already know that we will buy or trade for your Used Ham Gear and electronics.
There will be store wide discounts on new and used items. Bring Cash, Check, Credit cards, trade ins and get here for some once a month crazy deals. We will always have a special product or two that we will be blowing out at ridiculously low prices.
We have limited tailgate spots available. You must call us to reserve. Without a reservation you may not be able to get a spot. We will tailgate behind the store, on the side and even out front.
Selling starts early at 7:00AM or before outside. The actual store will not open until 8:00AM. We close at 1:00 on Saturdays. Major Door prizes will be given away at 11:00 AM. No Purchase necessary to win.
Spend the morning in Paris. Next Sale March 13 . We cant wait to see you!
Watch the weather. This time of year you never know. If there is a chance of rain you are more than welcome to bring a canopy, tarps or anything else. The sale will still happen. Since this is not one of our big blowouts we will not have the tents set up with merchandise outside
Please keep in mind that this is not like our other events that we have had in the past. It is a tailgate sale. We will probably not have the stage, music, manufacturers and the big blowout that we have had at our annual events.
Not interested in buying and selling? It's OK. Bring a chair and just hang out a while and meet with others from the area.
While you are here in Paris please feel free to use KI5DX 444.475 repeater. It is analog and C4FM and is also connected to WiresX and Echolink.
We do have a few Rules
1. Have Fun.
2. Please leave parking around the Pizza Place next door open during their business hours. They open at 10:00AM
3. If possible, park across the street in the big parking lot to allow room for the tailgaters and folks that that need to park close.
4. Keep in mind our store is pretty small. Please use common sense and not pack the store with dozens of folks at one time. There will be plenty of time for people to come in and look around.
5. Masks, If you want to wear one , please do. If you don't want to wear one, please don't. Just be safe, respectful of others and use common sense.
6. Please take pictures, tell your friends, check in and post on social media. Help us spread the word. #MTCtailgate #MTCradio
"on-demand" until April 12, 2021
Early Bird Ticket Sales begin January 4, 2021
Our first QSO Today Expo was a great success with over 16,000 attendees! We’re working hard to make our upcoming Expo even better with new speakers, panel discussions, kit building workshops, easy-to-use video technology to meet with exhibitors, and much more. There’s no need to travel - anybody can participate in this groundbreaking, amateur radio Expo built on a virtual reality platform.
Attendees have the opportunity to:
Please join us for the weekly Monday night net in the Texas Patriots room on Wires X.. You can join through the 444.975 repeater with a C4FM capable radio or Wires X node set to 60755. If you are traveling there are a number of Fusion repeaters in Texas that are set to the Texas Patriots room. You can also use the YSF bridge with your pi-star MMDVM hot spot on either the US Baytown reflector 54799 or US Texas Patriots reflector 87846. W5WES will be net control. Hope to see you there!