Field Trip to HC Hams – Nov 21st

100_2935On the morning of Saturday, November 21st, Gary K5GST and Lee N5NTG took a field trip up to New Braunfels, having breakfast with members of the Guadalupe Valley Amateur Radio Club at their favorite restaurant, Los Gallos on Loop 337 near Commons Street.    

After stuffing ourselves on some very excellent Mexican breakfast food, we poured ourselves into Gary’s truck and headed further north on IH-35, looking for the San Marcos Public Library on East Hopkins Street.  This was the location of a meeting for the Hayes Caldwell Hams, a group of hams who has been very active in our recent Hurricane Evacuation Drills.      They were showing a movie from CQ Magazine about Ham Radio, produced in 1994, before the spread of the Internet and Email addresses.

Gary addressed the club members on the idea of clubs submitting regular news articles thru ARRL and local news media, with intent of educating the general public about Amateur Radio.  Gary was recently appointed to be an assistant Public Information Officer for the ARRL regions of Texas here in South Texas.   He has been spreading the word to all local ham clubs, that they should designate one or more persons to take photos, write up stories, and basically provide materials that could be submitted to ARRL and local news media outlets.


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  1. Jim Stutzman KM5RY Says:

    Nice write-up, wish I was there for Mexican food…mmmmmm

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