We unfortunately have lost three more members of out Net family. Long time member Mickie K5IOJ, also mother of WO5R, Douglas N4RZB and Web AA5NZ. Their obituaries are on the Silent Key page.
We have lost another Net member,
Jerry WA5NRG of Beaumont has become a Silent Key. His obituary is on the Silent Key page.
Pictures of the 49th annual 7290 Traffic net Picnic are now on the photo page. Also the Picnic Summary and this year's program are also on the photo page. The 2020 picnic will be held on June 6, 2020 at the SPJST Lodge Beyersville/Taylor, Texas.
NOTE: THE LODGE BUILDING IN BEYERSVILLE/TAYLOR RECENTLY CAUGHT FIRE. NO DETERMINATION ON CAUSE OF THE FIRE .
More pictures are available here of
the fire damage, pictures were taken September 19. We have been assured by the Lodge President that the new building will be ready for our June 6, 2010 picnic. The building will be rebuilt with a metal building.
Blood Moon Video
Our Net Astronomer, Eric W9GVW, recently put together a video of the Blood Moon that occured in January. It can be viewed by clicking here.
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.
New Hams Help
To help new Hams learn the jargon unique to Ham Radio, a list of links has been added to the Link 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.
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 & Window Decals 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. NEW - also available now are window decals for car in the same design as the patches. The cost for the decals is 2 for $1.00. Click the here above for more info.
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. Notice: The Traffic handling training has been suspended for the time being due to bad band conditions. Training will be resumed when the band permits.
Also on the Web Site
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.