The Stephen F. Austin Radio Club, Inc.
An Association of Amateur Radio Operators in the Austin, Fayette and Waller County Areas
P.O. Box 73
Carmine TX 78932
Meetings: Last Wednesday of each month
Repeaters: 145.410 (KC5YMJ)
President, Carl Hickman, K5OWC
Vice President, Wade Eilers, W5TEN
Secretary/Treasurer, Dan White, W5AOV
Newsletter Editor, Dave Jenkins, KK5KX
Newsletter Publisher, Dave Jenkins, KK5KX
The SFARC Newsletter is published monthly for members and those interested in becoming members.
VOL. 8, #6 & 7
The SFARC July meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 28, at the Bellville Restaurant, on the courthouse square, in Bellville. Dinner will be at 6:30 with business meeting to follow.
The May meeting was held on Wednesday, May 26.
A brief discussion regarding Field Day preparations was held.
The June meeting was held on Wednesday, June 30.
A desultory discussion of the investiture of new SFARC officers (see masthead) was held. A more lively discussion was conducted recapping the Club’s results from the recently completed ARRL Field Day efforts.
Due to the recent rains, it was decided at the last moment to shift the Field Day location from Chappell Hill to the home QTH of Dan W5AOV. When Field Day participants arrived at his house on Saturday AM, Dan had already set up an operating site that was in the shade, and provided for maximum exposure to the available breezes. He also had emergency power set up and running, so it was a fairly easy matter for those of us providing radio and antenna equipment to get set up.
The following Club Members operated during this event:
This was a low key contest, as far as SFARC was concerned, and we all had a great time, including a great dinner of barbecued chicken with all the fixings, topped off with cobbler and ice cream furnished by Kim (KC5BFU’s XYL).
Attached to this newsletter is a copy of the summary score sheet submitted to ARRL – not a barn-burner, but reflective of about 22 hours of non-stop operation punctuated by food, naps, and lots of great conversation.
Austin Summerfest: 8/6 – 8/7
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1999 ARRL FIELD DAY
Call used: W5SFA Location: STX
Category: Multi-Two Xmtr Mode: Power: 150W
Callsign of Operator: W5SFA
If multi-operator, show calls of all operators and loggers:
KK5KX W5TEN W5AOV KC5BFU K5OWC
Exchanged Information: W5SFA 2A STX
Hours of Operation: 22:52
CW CW SSB SSB FSK FSK
band QSOs pts QSOs pts QSOs pts
144 0 0 6 12 0 0
50 37 148 78 156 0 0
80 8 32 0 0 0 0
40 72 288 9 18 0 0
20 94 376 34 68 0 0
15 33 132 1 2 0 0
10 1 4 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 245 980 128 256 0 0 SCORE: 1236
Club or Team Name: Stephen F. Austin Radio Club
I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations for
amateur radio in my country. My report is correct and true to the
best of my knowledge. I agree to be bound by the decisions of the
ARRL Awards Committee.
Date_________ Signature_____________________________ Call____________
Name: Stephen F. Austin Radio Club Call: W5SFA
Kenney, TX 77452