We had a great time at NE5TX house. Lamar KC5AOI brought the chili, Tim KG5LPH brought the cornbread. Thank you David and Sylvia for providing a great venue for a nice gathering!
That's KG5RAA on his 3rd bowl of chili. KG5MUC looking good (down 100lbs) and his much better looking XYL. NE5TX and N5VSA posing for the pic as well.
David NE5TX, Tiffany KI5IFJ, Tim KG5LPH, Bill WA5JDI, Ernie WA5FMY, and N5BSB came down from the Sam Houston ARC to join us.
Thank you Monty KI5JML for bringing your Trike Club to our luncheon to support the Blue Santa toy drive!
Toy drive was a great success. Lamar KC5AOI always does a great job working with local law enforcement to get toys to the children who need them.
Special appearance from the Trike club with an abundance of wonderful gifts for the Blue Santa Toy Drive
KG5MUC doing a little afternoon tower work at the home QTH
WA5JDI at the tower site. Made some adjustments to the 310 repeater. That 1.2 second squelch tail he added did the trick. Thank the good Lord our Elmers!
Happy birthday Ernie WA5FMY
Thank you Exxon Mobile for providing relief supplies for our friends in Louisiana hit hard this year by hurricanes. And Thank you Lamar KC5AOI for organizing the distribution of the supplies to those who needed it most. You made us proud.
This tower was not up to the hurricane. Its seen is fair share of them but this one finally took it down. Down town Lake Charles, La. Photo by KC5AOI
Field Day 2020 - NE5TX, KC5AOI, KG5LPH and a visit by our fiend Wayne KA5QDG.
KG5LPH working the HF bands on Field Day 2020
WA5FMY making CW contacts on 20 meter band. Field day 2020.
W5WES working hard to catch up while everyone else was sleeping. Field Day 2020
Tiffany KI5IFJ, Baytown Assistant Chief of Police Richard Whitaker, and Lamar taking part in Field Day 2020.
Lamar KC5AOI hogging 20 meters! Field Day 2020.
David NE5TX working 80 meters on Field Day 2020. He had a full blown pile up going. It took 3 of us to log all his contacts.
Field Day 2020 set up at Bayland Park.
View from the parking lot. Field Day 2020
Drone footage of the Field Day 2020
David NE5TX, Billy N6YW, and Wes W5WES - road trip to Tucson August 2020. We meet Billy and brought back a nice load of ham gear.
Lamar KC5AOI presenting Tiffany KI5IFJ her first radio after she got her technician license. With proud dad Tim KG5LPH.
David NE5TX with a nice purchase at the Belton ham fest March 2020. We miss those ham fests!
Tom KG5WZD working at parks on the air at SanJacinto Battleground State Park 2020.
Richard KG5RAA with Tom KG5WZD POTA 2020
KG5RAA, W5WES, and KG5LPH setting up the towers for POTA 2020
KG5RAA working K5WA contest station in Bellville, Texas.
David NE5TX getting the rundown on the contest station from Bob K5WA
.....and what we all want to have when we grow up!! Antenna farm! Thanks Bob K5WA for letting us work your station.
We met for lunch in Winnie, Texas after the Orange Hamfest 2020
More pics from the Orange Hamfest lunch.
A few more pics from the lunch in Winnie after the Orange Hamfest.
Skywarn Training with NE5TX, KG5RAA, KE5GIP, KC5AOI, KG5TJV, KG5WZD, and W5WES
Richard KG5RAA passed his general Exam earlier that day. Needed a nap on the way home. His brain was tired.
Another pic from lunch after the Orange Hamfest in 2020. Second boy on the right is Keian KI5IGV right after he got his technician license.
Paul and David at a David home QTH eating gumbo.
KG5ICN with KG5SZE
We Miss you Paul!
The following are some pictures of our antenna teams working on antennas for some of our Elmers
NE5TX, KG5MUC, and KE5GIP setting up a hex beam for Peter
KG5RAA getting cooled off after attic duty.
Lamar KC5AOI helping Frank KG5TGF with his antenna. In the pinney woods!
Thats Lamar running new coax for WA5FMY.
WA5FMY, NE5TX, KC5AOI and W5WES
We can do electrical work too! KC5MUC working on NE5TX shack.
Building a new antenna for WA5JDI
Some jobs are a little too big for us. We had to call in the professionals to replace the 30 year old antenna on our tower. Thank you to John Hill and Trico tower for taking care of us. Y'all did a great job!
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!