We have had several Silent Keys in the past week. We have lost Frank K5LVU, Mike W5VXU, Howard WD5IDB and Ed N5AUK.. Their obits are on the Silent Key page.
Pictures from the 2017 Picnic are now on the Website under Photos. More pictures and a picnic summary will be added as they become available.
The members present voted to have the 2018 Picnic on May 12 to avoid the Memorial Day traffic and school graduations. The Picnic will be held at the same location in Taylor.
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.
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.
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.
CERT training information for the Dallas area is on the QST Page.