The Stephen F. Austin Radio Club, Inc.


           An Association of Amateur Radio Operators in the Austin, Fayette and Waller County Areas


Mailing Address:

   P.O. Box 73

   Carmine TX 78932 

   Meetings: Last Wednesday of each month

   Repeaters: 145.410 (KC5YMJ)

                      444.875   (W5ALG)

1998-99  Officers:

   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, #8

August, 1998



August Meeting

         The next SFARC meeting will be held Wednesday, August 26, at the Bellville Restaurant, on the courthouse square, in Bellville.   Dinner begins at 6:30 with business meeting to follow.  A final vote on proposed changes to the Club Constitution regarding membership structure will be held at the August meeting.  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).         






July Meeting

            The subject of Club memberships was discussed -- members decided to do away with the multi-level membership structure currently provided for in Section 2 of the Club’s constitution.  Dave Jenkins volunteered to draft proposed modifications to the Constitution to be voted on at the August meeting.



Coming Events


[None that really come to mind…]



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: djenkins@phoenix.net or jenkidf@texaco.com), have your e-mail address(es).  Also, please indicate whether your mail service has the capability to receive attached documents.


·        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:


                        Box 64

                        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.