Jan 15

MFJ-852 Line Noise Meter (stock photo)

I have the MFJ 852 Line Noise Meter that I want to sell.

I have the original box and instructions.

Cost new is $119.95

I am asking $60.00 (plus shipping if not local pickup in the Kerrville,TX area)

Call Greg Kaderli, N5SQL

Apr 5

The Alamo Area Radio Organization is pleased to welcome Juan Hernandez of Yaesu America KG6HKA Technical Support Specialist as our guest speaker for the April membership meeting.  The date and location has been changed to accommodate both the speaker and the venue capacity.

The April meeting has been changed to the first Wednesday of April, April 6th at 6:30pm.  Please come early to eat before the meeting starts.

This a special event with limited seating (120 seats) and will be held at a Blanco BBQ on 13259 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX and starts at 630 pm.

AA5RO will return back to Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant next month, on the regular 2nd Wednesday at 7pm.

May 23

by Greg Lewis, N5XO

This repeater will replace the current UHF repeater (on same frequency) running at the American Red Cross HQ on East Houston Street & Commerce, near IH-10, on the east side of San Antonio, Texas.

GREAT news is that a 2 Meter VHF version of the Fusion System is planned for mid-summer 2014 “on the air” date.

Yaesu’s entry into the Digital Market is fantastic. Fusion is every thing that D-Star is not. The best part is the repeater supports both Analog, Wide Digital {fantastic audio} Narrow Voice and The Fusion repeater will auto switch between modes allowing all parties to communicate.  Data. Full GPS tracking and very soon it will be linked to a national Fusion Network.


We recommend that you research online for more information on Yaesu’s new Fusion radio system.

Important Operating Notes:

  • The Repeater is currently running low power until we can replace the Duplexers. Our current duplexers were limited in power, N5XO have the replacement duplexers and will try to tune them and get them on the air ASAP allowing us to turn the repeater to full power.
  • Because this repeater operates Analog and Digital, we recommend Analog users set not only the PL Tone of 82.5 but your Squelch tone as well to 82.5  This will eliminate RF HASH.


  • FT-400DR Mobile rig
  • FT1-DR HT

Hop on over to our upgrading Repeater and give your rig a work out.

Mar 18

HT Rodeo!
Sponsored by your friendly neighborhood ARES group!

Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ Red Cross on E Houston St, 78219

This All-day event starts at 9:00AM

  • HT Contests!
  • Antenna Shootout (2M)!
  • Prizes!
  • Free Picnic Lunch!
  • Educational workshops and seminars!
  • Free!
  • -No admission charge
  • -No entry fee
  • -No charge for lunch
    • (Desserts and snacks will be available for a small charge)
  • -No charge for workshops

To Participate:

  1. Pre-register by sending your name and call sign to HTrodeoRSVP@gmail.com Only those pre-registered by April 12th will be able to participate in the weeklong Roundup event leading up to the rodeo. Details on how to participate will be return emailed.
  2. Bring your HT to the event -preferably charged up and ready to rodeo!

Ruth Lewis KE5MHJ
Bexar County ARES EC

Feb 23

Ham_TechnicianThe class will be an entry level Test Equipment Class.  This class is for newcomers to amateur radio or old timers that just want to learn how to use test equipment, the tests and how they can apply to us as hams.  Our equipment list includes but is not limited to:

  • Digital VOM  Fluke
  • Analog VOM  Simpson 206
  • Oscilloscope 20 mHz Tektronix
  • 30 Amp Power Supply
  • Motorola Signal Generator
  • Elecraft RF Signal Source
  • MFJ-259 / 269

We will explore capacitors, resistors, diodes and ohms law!  There will be lots of “hands on” activity in this class!  Bring some paper, pen or pencils, and a calculator with you.    This information will help you understand the Ham Radio hobby, and might even help you better understand the questions on the Extra Class test as well.

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Nov 26

I have a Yaesu FT-450D with power supply for sale for 800$USD.  (Photo is a stock photo provided by this site’s webmaster)

Cliff Gieseke,  W4ZFL/5
Tel. 210–745–1141
San Antonio, TX

Jul 15

Ed Kirk has the following stuff for sale. Contact him at 210-347-7690 for  pricing, condition, viewing, etc.

  • Heathkit SB-201 amp with 10 meters
  • Heathkit SB-601 station monitor
  • Clipperton-L amp
  • Dentron Super Tuner
  • Kenwood TS-430 transceiver
  • Kenwood TS-530S transceiver
  • Kenwood TR-9130 2 meter all mode
  • Yaesu FT-901DM with matching speaker/phone patch
  • Yaesu FT-7B transceiver

All needs cleaning, testing, etc. Some have manuals.

Jul 10

It’s Official!

Icom is Coming!

Hello Customers!

We have lots of great news for you!
It is now official! MTC is America’s newest Icom Amateur Dealer. It has been 10 years since the last one was signed up. Thanks to you and your business we have proven ourselves and we are now in. Icom inventory will start arriving next week. We look forward to bringing you the best deals and the best service on all current Icom models.

 We are also Pleased to announce the addition of our TYT land Mobile line. The TH-9000 is currently available in Two models that are FCC part 90 type accepted for commercial use.


The VHF version covers 136-174 MHZ. It puts out a full 60 watts and has the 2.5 step for FCC narrow band compliance. It is loaded with features. The UHF version is identical and puts out 45 watts. We currently have programming cables and software in stock as well as lots of both models. These are perfect for first responders, VFD’s and more. The price on either model is $179.95 w FREE shipping

We have been informed that we were number one in Texas Kenwood Sales this quarter!

This is serious! We can’t hardly believe it. We were also told that we are number 14 in the nation of 35 active dealers! Thank you folks. We haven’t even been selling Kenwood for a year yet! We are striving to be your ham radio and electronic source. We want your business and we thank you for it. You Guys are awesome.

In other Kenwood news I am hearing FCC type acceptance is coming for the new TS-990 in August. Release is still planned before Christmas.

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Nov 6

Hi. Max, at the Red Cross, built a beautiful radio/workbench for the Red Cross radio room.          Then, he built this second one that is now available. It is about 8 foot wide. Max moved to Ohio and we are trying to help him out. If you have an interest in this please contact Jack Pike at the Red Cross or Ray at raym701@yahoo.com for more info. Thanks 73 Ray

Oct 18

Medina County ARC
Great Antenna Shootout & Tail Gate Swap Fest

Date: November 13, 2010       Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Hondo Community Center
1014 18th Street
Hondo, TX 78861

Contact: Walter Hock/KK5LO (281) 684-8075

Entry: FREE – ZIP – NADA

Categories: (Commercial & Home Brew)
1. Beginners – Single Element
2. Beginners – Multi Element
3. Old Pro – Single Element
4. Old Pro – Multi Element

• Are you the next Marconi or Tesla?
• Have you designed and built the best 2M antenna ever made?
• Do you want to know how yourfavorite commercial 2M antenna stacks up?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then you need to come to the
Great Antenna Shootout & Tail Gate Swap Fest

Make your YL happy and bring your “old” stuff to sell too!
Or buy just one thing you’ve been looking for..

Food & drinks will be sold to raise funds for the Mediina County Amateur Club!


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