The Stephen F. Austin Radio Club, Inc.
An Association of Amateur Radio
Operators in the
Meetings: Last Wednesday of each month
Repeaters: 145.410 (KC5YMJ)
President, Larry Reese, WB5RTT
Vice President, Carl Hickman, K5OWC
Secretary/Treasurer, Rick Waldrop, KC5BFU
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. 7, #9
Special Notice: September Meeting Date Change
The September meeting will be in October, this year – waddya think of that! Due to restaurant scheduling conflicts, the next SFARC meeting will be held Thursday, October 1, at the Bellville Restaurant, on the courthouse square, in Bellville. Dinner will be at with business meeting to follow.
The following members attended:
W5AOV Dan White (new member)
Members voted to have a Club picnic this year in lieu of the October meeting. The picnic will be held Sunday, October 18, at the home of Dave (KK5KX) and Joy Jenkins. Members and families are invited to arrive around , with barbecue dinner to follow at about . We need volunteers for everything but meat and dessert – if you’d like to contribute, please call Dave or his XYL at 409/836-3544. For planning purposes, please call with an approximate number of folks who will be attending.
Driving instructions to Jenkins’ QTH: from the intersection of
John, NJ1V, reported that the W5 DX Bash
will be held the same weekend as the Belton Hamfest at the ranch of W5KFT on
On the ‘net, visit http://www.dxer.org/w5bash/ to get more information regarding this event. I visited that page, and it looks like it’s a great opportunity to get out into the country and to meet other Texas hams.
A final vote on proposed changes to the Club Constitution regarding membership structure was made, and the proposed changes (see August Newsletter) were adopted unanimously. Below is a reprint of the applicable section of the Constitution, as modified:
Section 2 - Levels
To Provide Membership to the widest possible group of applicants, the following division in membership levels will be provided to those eligible:
Full (voting) Licensed Amateurs and members of their immediate families living in the same household.
Honorary (non-voting) Elected by proclamation (no fee).
October 2 – 4 W5 DX Bash, Tow, Texas
October 3 Belton Hamfest
October 18 First annual SFARC Fall Picnic - BTOBS
Background Noise . . .
· Surely some of you have started using the Internet in the last few months -- the ‘net makes a convenient way for you to receive this Newsletter in a timely manner, and saves the Club money at the same time.
If you have become an Internet user but haven’t started receiving the Newsletter electronically, please let Dave, KK5KX (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com), have your e-mail address(es). (If your mailer does not have the ability to handle attachments in MS Word format, you will have to continue receiving the Newsletter via snail mail, until I iron out some technical problems – sorry…)
· 1998-1999 dues are due. If you haven’t already done so, please remit to Rick Waldrop either in person at the next meeting, or at his home QTH:
San Felipe, TX 77473-0064
If you’ve been recently active (i.e., paid your dues) you will remain on the Newsletter mailing list for awhile – no telling how long, though, so get your $ in ASAP.