Jul 16

With great sadness, Jim Devno KG5UHP a member of AARO went silent key yesterday. Cousin In-Law to Mario K5NKK. He was U.S. and Reserves Army. Mario asked AARO to pass this along via FB. Jim final QRT and 73s. God Speed. Prayers going out to the family.

Service Information: Friday the 29th July 2022
Place: Puentes & Son
14315 Judson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78233
Time: 1500 – 2000 (3pm – 8pm)
*Masks will be required for the safety and protection of the family and other loved ones.*

Date: Friday the 5th August 2022
Place: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
Time: 10:45-11:15
* his site will be shelter #5. This will be outside so mask is encouraged but not required*

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Jun 25

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting out at Shavano Park City Hall where the San Antonio radio club is set up under the big pavilion. Lots of digital logging systems. Running voice and computer. There are cables everywhere, antennas everywhere. Just had some folks show up who were interested in learning about ham radio.  Within the first 15 or 20 minutes, they got her son on the radio, using the GOTA station.

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May 16

Good evening.

I am a retired Marine writing a book about an October 1979 typhoon, fuel spill and fire at a U. S. Marine Corps training camp on the lower slopes of Mount Fuji, Japan. The incident left 73 injured — most of them Marines, many horribly burned. Thirteen died. 38 of the injured were evacuated from Japan to Brooke Army Medical Center.

Among the many people in San Antonio who rallied to help those Marines and their families were volunteer MARS operators who set up a station on the hospital’s seventh floor. They spent hours arranging phone patches for the Marines’ families — allowing them to avoid long-distance telephone charges while keeping relatives updated on their loved one’s health, and taking care of business in their hometowns.

The help made it easier for family members to remain by their Marine’s bedside — which doctors said increased patients’ likelihood of survival.

Would your club (sent ot SARC originally) by chance have any sort of historical records documenting this kind service? Might any of the volunteer operators who helped be available to share recollections?

I will be doing research in San Antonio from Saturday, May 21 until Saturday, May 28. Should it be possible to learn more about this aspect of the story of the Camp Fuji Marines, I would be most grateful for any available information.

More about me — and examples of my work — can be found at ChasHenry.com.

Thank you for your consideration.

Gratefully, and Semper Fidelis,
Chas Henry

Mobile: +1 703.303.3083

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May 15

Photo from Radio Fiesta in a prior year

The 2022 Radio Fiesta is happening on June 17th-18th, the weekend before Field Day. Location is unchanged from the normal place, the Schertz Community Center. This event used to be held in January, but with the closure of the big Hamfest up in Plano, the San Antonio Radio Club was successful in taking over those days. Friday and Saturday this year.

There will be both Indoor and outdoor flea market areas on both days, with some big name vendors attending.
Admission is $10 and gets you in for both days. No discount for attending just 1 day, unfortunately. Tickets available online here on Eventbrite. But If you sign up to volunteer for 2 hours in some capacity, you can get free admission for both days.
There are multiple seminars both days and VE test sessions on Saturday only. No event admission needed if you are only doing the testing and not wanting to go inside for everything else.
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Apr 25

Important re FCC FRN! Please do this before your ham exam day.

The FCC requires you to obtain an FRN (FCC Registration Number) from them and use it instead of a Social Security number on your ham exam paperwork. If you have already obtained an FRN from the FCC, be sure to bring it with you and use it on the paperwork for your exam.

You only need one FRN. (Hams and GMRS licensees already have an FRN on their license.) If you do not have an FRN please do this. Go to

https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do

In the middle of the page you should see “Need a Username?” Under that, click Register.

You then will give information to the FCC, will create a password, and will obtain an FRN.

BRING YOUR FRN WITH YOU TO THE HAM EXAM SESSION!

Bring the following items to your exam in addition to that very important FRN number. (Ham licenses have an FRN.)

Ham license (if you are a ham) and any CSCE newer than your ham license. Bring a copy we can send with your paperwork. Please contact me if you need help getting a printed copy of your license.


A government-issued photo ID (preferably drivers license)

Form NCVEC 605 (updated March 2018) filled out and printed on your computer or in black ink, from
https://tinyurl.com/2021NCVEC605

Black pen and a pencil

A simple calculator may be helpful. No phones, no iPads, etc.

Earplugs that only reduce sound (no electronic device) may help you to concentrate if noise bothers you.

$15 session fee — exact change, please

You may have heard about an FCC application fee. It will not be paid on the date of the exam. New licensees will receive an email from the FCC with details about paying the $35 application fee directly to the FCC after you pass your exam. That email will be very important and it will explain that your payment to the FCC is due in a very short time, or you will not receive your license.

Youth without a government-issued photo ID need two documents for identification. Suitable documents include a school report card, birth certificate, and a Social Security card.

Study link

I highly recommend this web site’s flash cards and practice tests.

http://hamstudy.org

Select “Read Questions” and it will focus on just the correct answers. If you tap the top right corner of the card, you will see an explanation of the answer. Many of our test candidates have found that the flash cards there help them to review/study more thoroughly than other practice tests.

73,

Pat Knight AD5BR
210-273-5927 iPhone

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Feb 28

Just a quick update to let you know who our new Officers and Board of Directors for 2022-23 are.

President – James Bell KG5USB
Vice-President – Jim Wilken N5VL
Secretary – Robert Orta KI5TND
Treasurer – Sparky Macias N5GPM

Continuing Board Members: – 1 year remaining:
Wayne Bortner K5NCW
Rachel Wilken K5RWW

Reelected or Newly Elected remaining Members – 2 year term:
Joel Dixon K1JTD
Bill Chapman K5GGB
Jon Riely KU5I
David Wendel KJ6DW

Larry Boudreau W5LDB will fill the remaining 1 year term vacated by Sparky. Larry is also the liaison to the USS Lexington

The coming year will be an active one as we come out of Covid. We look forward to any input you may have,
after all, STARC is your club.

73
South Texas Amateur Radio Club
N5CRP / W5LEX

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Nov 2

by Stan Waghalter
Put Wednesday, December 8th on your calendar for our Christmas/Holiday Party.

NOTE: This is a new location.

The party will be held at La Hacienda de Los Barrios, 18747 Redland Road.
Party starts at 6PM.

This year, the grand prize will be a Yaesu FTM-300DR. 2nd Prize will be a Yaesu FT-70DR. There will be other prizes to be won as well.

Hosted by AARO & SARC

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Jul 7

Posted on July 6, 2021 by Stan Waghalter

Gilbert Santana (N5CDA) has become a SK. He had been in poor health for several years, undergoing an organ transplant, but finally gave up the struggle. Most of us knew Gilbert from the AARO Ham Club where he served on the board and was even president for a while. We also know him from Altex Electronics.

Gilbert Santana N5CDA

Funeral services have been announced. On Monday, July 12, visitation and viewing from 3:30PM – 7:30PM at Castillo Mission Funeral Home, 520 N General McMullen. Rosary at 6PM.

On Tuesday, July 13, 9:30AM, depart the funeral home to the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Catholic Church, 350 Sutton at 10AM with burial at San Fernando Cemetery 11.

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Jun 1

When: June 5th, 2021,
8:00am to 2:00pm

Where:
Encino Branch Library 2515 E Evans Rd, San Antonio, TX 78259 Off US281 (N)

Description:
San Antonio Radio Club (SARC) TAILGATE 2021

Admission: Buyers FREE, Sellers-$5 donation to support library programs

Commercial Vendors welcome

What is up? SARC is starting a new event for those interested in selling or buying some used ham radio gear and equipment. This is a opportunity for sellers to bring their Ham gear, open their trunks and let your stuff find a new home! Buyers can walk the parking lot looking for good deals from local hams you can trust.

Note:
• No AC power available
• Generators OK –
• Must take away any trash you create
Contact: Rosendo M Guzman, N5YBG President 210-570-0303 info@w5sc.org

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May 5

For those who have shared an strong interest in Andrea’s K2EZ {Of HAM Talk fame} Rover vehicle, she will be making the drive from the Houston area this Saturday to attend the Meet & Greet plus swap meet and will have the rover with her, so you can ask questions and check out a very amazing mobil ham shack.

COME CHECK IT OUT, Breakfast is at 8:am.

THIS SATURDAY, OUR FIRST MEET & GREET AND SWAP MEET SINCE THE START OF COVID.

Join us this saturday……….GREAT FOOD, WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND PARKING LOT SWAP MEET AFTER BREAKFAST.

MEET THAT FACE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MICROPHONE, possibly see Andrea’s rover…..and have a fun swap meet.


When: SATURDAY AT 8:AM
Where: Taqueria Casa Jalisco
10696 Toepperwein Rd, Converse, TX 78109

Hope you join us….been a long time since we have all gotten together.

Greg N5XO

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