May 31, 2014 has been selected for next year's picnic. By a show of hands at this years event, May seemed to be the desired month for our gathering. We will be meeting at the same location of Beyersville/Taylor and use the same caterer. Additional information is now on the PICNIC PAGE for 2014.
On the air elections will be held on April 23 at 11 AM with Newt W5DAD as Chairman. No nominations will taken on the air or on election day. Please contact anyone you want to nominate before hand and then email or mail your nomination to W5DAD (he's good on the roster) before April 23. The current slate of officers have agreed to run another year
New Traffic Handling Guidelines prepared by the National Traffic System Chairs are now on the QST and Training pages of our web site.
A list of Ham Fests is now on the web site on the QST page. If you would like to have your Ham Fest included in this list, follow the instructions on the page.
Another net member has become a Silent Key. Rick Nash W5AWQ became a Silent Key on April 3. He is the son of Bob W5WRN. Rick's obituary is on the Silent Key Page.
We have lost another long time net member and past Net Control. Bill Garvey WB5LYB became a Silent Key on March 22. His obituary is on the Silent Key page.
Another net member has become a Silent Key. David Binns W5VXI became a Silent Key on March 23. His Obituary is on the Silent Key page.
A new feature to the Silent Key page is a Cemetery Locater and Memorial for our Silent Keys courtesy of Carolyn KC5OZT. We appreciate all of Carolyn's work on this. Also please note new tab at top for Silent Keys.
Skywarn Training 2014
It is time to prepare for tornado season. This link contains class schedules to help prepare you for the upcoming season. Thanks to John KF5IOU for sending this list to us.
Information and an invitation to the Dallas ARC 2 meter Nets, including the Vet Net, is on the QST page. A link to the Dallas ARC is now also on the Link page.
Logo Patches Available
Patches of our net logo are now available. 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.