We have lost three Net members in the past few months. The obituaries for WRA5, K5IIY and KC5ALJ are now on the Silent Key page.
Pictures for the 2016 Picnic are now on the Photo page. The Picnic summary and a copy of the picnic program are also now on the Photo page.
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.