Nov 3

Title: 13th Annual Skywarn Recognition Day
Location: Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service Office – New Braunfels Airport
Description: The 13th Annual Skywarn Recognition Day 2012 will be December 1st – 0001 – 2400 zulu time or November 30th 1800hrs to December 1st 1800 hrs local time!

The Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service Office is committed to participating in the event, as has been in past years!
Our station has consistently improved our standing each year utilizing VHF/UHF, HF, IRLP, Echolink and various Digital modes!

All Currently Licensed Amateur Radio Operators are invited to participate during this years event. One does not need to be Skywarn trained to participate, but it could be helpful should and activation occur!

During the 24 hour event, we schedule up to 3 operators per 2 hour block of time to operate the station.

The best time slots fill up fast, although, some of the hottest activity has been from midnite local to 0400,  so if you would like to participate, please contact Louis Upton – K5STX @ to reserve a slot.

Yes, you may volunteer to operate for more than one 2 hour time slot, and many operators usually do!

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Nov 3

Title: Bandera 100K Ultra-Marathon
Location: Hill Country State Natural Area – Bandera, Texas
Link out: Click here
Description: 12th Annual Bandera 100k Ultra-Marathon held at Hill Country State Natural Area in Bandera County.
Communications over the last 8 years has been covered by Hill Country REACT and several other teams and individuals. The Amateur Radio community plays a valuable role during the event, providing real time tracking and safety for the participants and crews. Over the years, our role has increased from basic communications relays to an integral part of the timing, scoring and tracking of the participants.
This 24 hour event typically requires 15 – 16 Amateur Radio Operators in an environment that is similar to what an Emergency Communications Operator would experience in a disaster zone. UHF, VHF and Packet communications are used during this event.
Interested operators should contact the Communications and Safety Team coordinator – K5STX, Louis Upton at or 830-305-2889
Start Date: 2013-01-12
Start Time: 06:00
End Date: 2013-01-13
End Time: 07:00