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


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

Apr 3


At the March 2012 CCARC Eyeball meeting,  discussion lead to a vote that passed by majority to change the Eyeball Meeting format. We will no longer have a set day ( First Thursday of each month) nor will we meet every month at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Our Club has become, by popular demand, an EVENT instead of Meeting Club..

 The next 4 months have been planned already..

For April.. we will be caravanning up to the Belton Ham-Fest.. A group Friday afternoon and then   a second group early Saturday morning will be headed up. After the Saturday morning stroll thru the Ham-Fest at 3pm we will be meeting at the Ox Bow restaurant almost right next door to the Belton Expo. This will be our April 2012 CCARC Eyeball meeting.  Everyone come up and enjoy the Ham-Fest and the CCARC Eyeball meeting at the Ox Bow before the trip back.

 In May, the CCARC Eyeball Meeting will be at the 2nd annual Buccaneer Tail Gate, More info coming the APOC has moved to the shopping strip behind the old Luby’s on Alameda (Near DCH). Testing, Food, lots of “trash to treasures” stories to be told here!! More Info to com.. Stand By!!

In June, the CCARC Eyeball Meeting will be breakfast at the “STARTING LINE” of the First Annual CCARC “On the Air Car Rally/Mobile Net around the BAY”.. A full day, afternoon and evening of tripping around the bay , on the air and stops for fun things to do.. More Info to come.. Stand By!!

In July.. plans are under way and development of our FIRST Mobile Fox Hunt!! Working on the route and the hardest locations for all those foxes!! We’ll let you know about that one!!!

Hope to see everyone in Belton.. If you want to go, don’t have a ride give me a call .. we’ll get ya there!!!

Linda Peterson
DCH Disaster Services*W5LSS / W5DCH Trustee
361.442.9852 cell