Feb 7

Morning all!

Event: AERC Heart of the Hills Endurance Ride

Dates: 5th and 6th March 2016

Location: Hill Country State Natural Area – Bandera

Times: 0700 hrs to 1700 hrs – assignment times very based on Checkpoint.

Help is needed on both days, but, if you can only work one of the other, your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Operators will be responsible for tracking the progress of Horse/Rider thru the course at 4 different checkpoints.  We also handle in health/welfare information and other task as submitted by the event coordinator/manager.

3 checkpoints should be able to contact net control with ht and a gain antenna.  One checkpoint is a little more challenging requiring a mobile unit, possibly crossband.

Comms will be VHF simplex.

RMS Express/Packet will be utilized during the event.  Packet not required to participate.

Most checkpoints are easily accessible by car or truck.  One will require a truck with moderate clearance.

If your are interested please contact Charlie Land at charlesdland at gmail dot com or Mike Perez at mikerey01 at yahoo dot com

Event is coordinated by Hill Country REACT – membership not required to participate.

Thank You,

Louis Upton – K5STX

Hill Country REACT – Team # 4804 – President
Tejas Trails Communication Group – Cactus Rose and Bandera 100k Ultra-Marathons – Coordinator

Rocky Raccoon Communications Group – Tejas Trails Liaison

 

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May 24

The Skywarn Operators at the Austin-San Antonio NWO are in the process of updating our files and call-up list. Recently we have found the EC’s, Skywarn Coordinators and Net Controls have changed drastically in the various counties we serve.
It has also been found that several repeaters used in the past to contact and monitor Skywarn operations have changed or are no longer functioning.
If someone from each county could please e-mail me the contact information, frequencies and other pertinent information for ARES and Skywarn it would be greatly appreciated.
Also be advised that we have created a Facebook page and Twitter account to help get the word out. Feel free to like or follow to stay up to date with our operations.
Thank You, Louis – K5STX
e-mail to wx5exw at gmail dot com

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Dec 23

I learned during last night’s QCWA Sunday Night Net that their Christmas Party will be held after Christmas, on Saturday, December 28th, at the Sea Island Shrimp House located near Bandera Road and Loop 1604 (on the NW side of town).

Members start arriving around 11:15am and the meeting starts at 12 Noon.  There will be an exchange of presents, the “Chinese Style Auction” where one person choses a present, then the second person can chose one that has already been chosen, or select one from the table that hasn’t been opened yet.  Members were encourage to bring gifts of minimal value, such as  “white elephant” or “gag” style gifts to exchange with each other to increase the entertainment value.

Attendance is open to any licensed ham operator, or individuals interested in becoming a  ham radio operator. You do not need to be a member in order to attend their monthly meetings.

QCWA San Antonio Chapter 38 meets on the fourth Saturday of the month.  The monthly meetings usually take place at Sea Island located on Bandera Road just inside Loop 1604.  The restaurant is located inside Bandera Point Shopping Center across the street from H.E.B.  The restaurant’s phone is 651-7000.  The meetings start at 11:30 a.m. but many start showing up at 11:00 to order their lunch.

I also learned that the club now has their own website, www.QCWA38.info.

 

 

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Nov 26

WE5ET_Bill_ReichertDear Friends of Bill Reichert,

As some of you may have heard by now, it is with very sad hearts that we let you know of the passing of our father.  He was our knight and will be missed beyond words, but it is also our faith that he is surrounded by God’s love and grace and now reunited with our mother who went on before him.  Dad was with his family when he died at about 5:15 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013, and we don’t think that’s a coincidental date or time, as our mom also died on a 22nd and our dad was the founding Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 515, which he loved and devoted much of his life to.

We want people to know that our dad “fought the good fight” (2 Timothy 4:7); he put forth a long and valiant recovery effort after his heart attack and major heart surgery last December 2012.  Just to live into one’s 70s, 80s, or even 90s is to survive, and our dad lived all of his life with a congenital heart problem.  Even so, he got a lot of mileage with his heart: Getting through A&M’s Corps of Cadets, the Korean War, the military, engineering sites out in the field, camping all over the country with the Scouts, and square dancing – and all with a compromised heart, though one with plenty of love.

Even when he had his heart attack last December and called 911 for himself, he still wasn’t down.  With few options and the information he had been given at the time, he chose to go for an intensive heart surgery and not only survived the surgery, but also several weeks in ICU, and then slowly but surely, he started his physical recovery and got better, step by step, at age 82, and all while still having a compromised heart.  Our dad was a very strong man even up until the very end when he realized “it was time,” which also takes a whole lot of mental and spiritual strength and courage.

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Sep 12

QUARTER CENTURY WIRELESS ASSOCIATION SAN ANTONIO CHAPTER 38
PROGRAM 22 SEPTEMBER  2012

This month’s program promises to be of importance to all of us since we are all dependent on energy.  This month we will have Mr. John Moreno from CPS who will inform the audience how to deal with energy conservation.  Let’s all make an attempt to attend this month’s program so that we can all be enlightened on energy.

The meeting will take place at Sea Island Restaurant located on Bandera Road just inside Loop 1604  The restaurant is located inside Bandera Shopping Center across the street from HE.B.  The restaurant’s phone number is 651-7000.  The meeting starts at 12:00 but many start showing up at 11:00 a.m. to order their lunch.

It is not necessary to be a member of QCWA to attend any of our presentations.  Visitors are always welcome.

QCWA weekly net:  Chapter 38 conducts the weekly net at 147.380- (162.2) and is conducted at 8:30 p.m. local time Sunday.  All are invited to participate.  Thanks to AARO for the use of their repeater.

QCWA International Net is on 14.347 at 2:00 p.m. local time Sundays.,

QCWA CW Net takes place on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. local time at 7.036 Mhz.

73 de Chetto WB6BIE

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Jan 23

Quarter Century Wireless Association
San Antonio Chapter 38

The QCWA monthly meeting will be on Saturday, January 28th at 11am.  The meeting will take place at Sea Island located on Bandera Road just inside Loop 1604. The restaurant is located inside Bandera Shopping Center across te street from H.E.B. The restaurant’s phone number is 651-7000. The meeting starts at 11:00a.m. but many start showing up at 11:00 to order their lunch.

Program will be:

Richard Elder WB5ACN will present this month’s program entitled “Inside Your Cell”. Richard is an AT&T Engineer and is very knowledgeable in electronics and antennas. This program will prove to be a very informative presentation.

It is not necessary to be a member of QCCWA at attend any of our presentations.

Visitors are always welcome.

QCWA weekly net: Chapter 38 conducts the weekly net at 147.380- (162.2)and is conducted at 8:30 p.m. local time Sunday. Thanks for AARO for the use of their repeater.

QCWA International Net is on 14.347 at 2:00 p.m. local time.

QCWA CW Net takes place on Wednesday at7:00 p.m. local time at 7.036Mhz.

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Oct 21

QUARTER CENTURY WIRELESS ASSOCIATION
SAN ANTONIO CHAPTER 38
October 2009

Officers for 2009

  • Larry Higgins  W5EX,  President
  • Clay Laster  W5ZPV,  Vice President
  • Chetto Cumpian  WB6BIE,  Secretary
  • Terry Platt K5ADF,  Treasurer

Chapter on-air net every Sunday evening:

8:30 p.m.  local time
146.34/94   Repeater
Net Control:  Clay W5ZPV and  Danny WA5KRP

Next Meeting Date:

Date: October 24, 2009 @ 11:30AM
Location: Sea Island   210-651-7000,  located at 11715 Bandera Rd.
Restaurant is inside Bandera Point Shopping Center just inside Loop 1604  Time:11:30 a.m. but many start showing up at 11:00 a.m.
Program: Amateur Television
Presented by: Lother Harris  K5LEH

Notice: If any member needs transportation to the meeting, contact Larry W5EX  at 210-341-2910

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