It's picnic preparation time is here again. Tentative information is now on the picnic page. A complete picnic program can now be seen on the picnic page.
Another Silent Key
We have lost another Net member, Bob W5ROE of Garland, TX became a Silent Key on May 9. His obituary is on the Silent Key page.
We unfortunately have lost two more of our members. Sam K5OAI of San Angelo and Jay W5DN of Conore are Silent Keys. Their obituaries are on the Silent Key page.
Our Net Secretary, Alan N5MSE, was interviewed by the Bowie Newspaper about his Ham Radio hobby. Also Bill KCDFV was interviewed by the Hamilton Newspaper about his service in WW II. The articles can be read by going to the QST page.
To help new Hams learn the jargon unique to Ham Radio, a list of links has been added to the Link page.
New to the Web Site
A Technical Section has been added to our Link Page. If you would like to contribute, follow the instructions on the page.
TX Country Reporter Program
The episode filmed in October at KA5AZK & W5BWC QTH is now available on You Tube at the following address :
Many thanks to Richard K5RN for making the filming possible.
The date for the 2017 Picnic has been set for May 27 at the SPJST Lodge near Taylor TX. The menu for the 4 PM catered meal will again be brisket and sausage.
Lightning Protection Info.
An excellent PDF presentation on grounding and lightning protection by our Net Treasurer Jim W5IM is on this link. He clearly describes a very simple way to protect your equipment.
Logo Patches Available
The 7290 Traffic Net patches are now available. The cost and the selling price is $2.00 each. Details along with a picture of the actual patch can be seen here.
On the air Traffic Training
The response to the on the air training has been good so it will continue until further notice. The training will be held on the first Wednesday and the following Saturday of each month at 9:30 and 12 noon. The training material that will be followed is available on this site under training.
New to the Web Site
A list of hurricane and emergency frequencies is now on the web site on the QST page.
New CW Nets
Two new CW nets have been formed in OK and they would appreciate your support. For info contact Howard WD5IDB or click here.
A new item to the Web Site is a list of first time check ins to the net and those that have been away for awhile. See the QST page for the link. Our thanks to our hard working Net Secretary, Alan N5MSE, for his work in putting this list together and the Net Controls for getting the calls to him.
The schedule for the 2016 tornado season is available at the NOAA site This link will contain class schedules to help prepare you for the upcoming season. East Texas/LA training schedule is here.
CERT training information for the Dallas area is on the QST Page.