The Stephen F. Austin Radio Club, Inc.
Association of Amateur Radio Operators in the
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, #9
The SFARC September meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 29, at the Bellville Restaurant, on the courthouse square, in Bellville. Dinner will be at with business meeting to follow.
The August meeting was held on Wednesday, August 25.
Attendees: Wade Eilers (W5TEN)
Dave Jenkins (KK5KX)
Larry Reese (WB5RTT)
Rick Waldrop (KC5BFN)
Carl Hickman (K5OWC) and XYL DeAnn
Dan White (W5AOV) and XYL Linda
Dinner and meeting were held at the Bellville Restaurant.
The Club reimbursed Carl (K5OWC) for the unpaid ($129.80) concrete for the new tower for the 440 repeater. Wade (W5TEN) and Carl paid for one yard each of the five yards of concrete required. Clay (KG5DC) used his back-hoe to dig the 5’ x 5’ x 5’ hole, Wade made a re-bar cage to put in the hole, Carl, Dan (W5AOV) and Dave (KK5KX) built the forms and worked the concrete. Wade erected the tower after the cure. The repeater has been in full operation for several months now.
Carl will check on insurance, hardware and liability for the club equipment and functions.
A Bar-B-Que has been scheduled for Saturday, October 23, at . The Club will provide the meat, which Dave will cook and club members will bring the rest of the dinner.
The Christmas party will be discussed in the October meeting. Carl volunteered his house for the event.
The Club trustee for the 440 repeater is still listed as Tom (K5RC) with the FCC. Dan suggested that it be changed to Carl. It was mentioned that possibly Tom "owns" the call sign W5SFA. Wade said he would contact Tom and see if he would allow Carl to assume the trusteeship.
Carl will check with the Austin Fair to see if the Club could setup a small booth to show off our talents and recruit new members, for free of course.
that SkyWarn class be started and open to area Hams and Emergency people. Dave
will talk to the
The Club agreed to send a QSL card to W09S for a contact during Field Day. We were on-the-air on 6 meters at that time but did not enter it into the log.
A discussion was held regarding the status of current membership roster. The current Club roster was reviewed and 15 former members were dropped from Active status due to a lack of any evidence of further interest in Club activities. Attached is the revised roster. Once again, if you have any changes to be made to the information thereon, please give it to Dan White, W5AOV.
Other Points of Interest
The Club has three VE’s to give test to new and existing Hams. They are Dave, Wade and Larry (WB5RTT) and can administer all classes of tests.
The Club has a balance of $419.41 in the Austin County Bank. We have eleven paid members and two life members. There are a few on the list that I am not sure of. Please let me know your status per the attached members list.
Dan White (W5AOV) is working at putting the newsletters on his web site. He has the Club information, repeaters and meeting, on his site now. Its URL is: http://users/argolink.net/danwhite.
Nothing worth repeating.
Dues are Still Due:
1999-2000 Dues are now due – please remit.
First Annual (second planned) SFARC Barbecue and End of Summer Party:
Time: Saturday, October 23, (dinner at )
Location: Dave Jenkins’ - Kenney
Have you started using the Internet since the last Newsletter? If so, please let Dave, KK5KX (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com), have your e-mail address(es). We now have the majority of Newsletter recipients getting their Newsletter via the ‘net – a considerable postage savings (not to mention reduction in folding, enveloping, stamp-sticking, etc.).