Another long time Net member, Lucky KA5SUR, became a Silent Key on January 19, 2020. His obituary is now on the SK page.
May 2, 2020 Picnic
Due to fire damage at our regular picnic site in Beyersivlle the lodge building will not be available until July 1, 2020. A new site was found in nearby Rockdale. The only date available is May 2, 2020. Information is now on the picnic page, with more to come.
Two of our members need help with their antennas. Johnie W5ZIN in Caldwell and Charles WB5NGV in Harker Heights are needing help with repairs to their antennas. If you are willing to help either of them, please let them know.
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.
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.