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.
The SFARC August meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 25, at the Bellville Restaurant, on the courthouse square, in Bellville. Dinner will be at 6:30 with business meeting to follow.
The July meeting was held on Wednesday, July 28.
Attendees: Wayne Howell (W5GIP) and Mary
Wade Eilers (W5TEN)
Carl Pleasant (W5MPX)
Rick Waldrop (KC5BFN)
Carl Hickman (K5OWC) and DeAnn
Dan White (W5AOV) and Linda
Dinner and meeting were held at Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant. Wayne Howell announced that he would be moving in August to Conroe. Rick Waldrop gave Linda White a check from the old bank in Katy to close the account. Field Day was reminisced and all agreed that a good time was had.
An account was opened at the Austin County State Bank in Bellville. The deposit was for $525.69. The Club officers are on the checking account, which requires two signatures. There are two outstanding debits on the new account. Concrete for the 440 repeater tower and Field Day expenses. These will be handled at the August meeting.
We have received four QSL cards from Field Day contacts. Dan White has designed a QSL card to send to them. The card will be handed out at the August meeting.
Both repeaters had problems this month - these were fixed by Dan White (W5AOV), Carl Hickman (K5OWC), and Wade Eilers (W5TEN).
First, the battery on the 2 meter unit ran dry. Wade Eilers filled it up and it is now working.
Then the power supply in the 440 machine shorted a pre‑regulator transistor (2N3054). Dan and Carl mounted a new transistor on a standoff with a socket and heat sink, and then installed a 24 volt fan above the power supply. So far it is working. Dave (KK5KX) brought his antenna checker and checked the coax for shorts. It checked OK, but the SWR at the hard-line feed showed 3.2. The SWR at the duplexer was 2.0. It looks like the antenna is not 50 ohms. When it is cooler maybe Wade can make a trip to the top and we can figure out what’s going on…
Dues are Due:
Attached is the Club roster according to the records of our esteemed Secretary. Please provide him (email@example.com) with any updates. Note the column reflecting the status of dues paid (and unpaid). Dues are now due – please remit.
First Annual (second planned) SFARC Barbecue and End of Summer Party:
Time: Some weekend in October
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Alexander Dennis W5KU 1964 F M 1094 Sealy 77474- 409-885-4838
B V A R C Editor BVARC P.O. Box 1630 Missouri City 77459-1630
Barnes Chester K3QXM 5953 Crane Blvd Lakeland 33809-7621
Burns Bob W5SJS 9335 Hwy 6 North Houston 77095- 713-626-8147
Chovanetz Al WD5FBS 1420 Ward Bend Rd Sealy 77474-4108 409-885-7964 6/00
Davis Jr. Robert WD5HRE Rt. 2 Box 127 Hempstead 77445- 409-826-8864
Eilers Wade W5TEN POB 95 Carmine 78932- 409-278-3645 6/99
Feldtman Sonny N5MNL Box 1118 Bellville 77418- 409-865-9689 6/00
Feldtman Frank KC5HVK Rt. 2 Box 336 New Ulm 78950-9802 409-732-6001
Gaskamp Brian KA5BKG 204 Cornish Dr. Brenham 77833- 409-251-8024 6/00
Glueck Allen W5GHK Box 818 Brookshire 77423- 281-375-5160
Gochenour Tom KC5KYR 1107 Hollis Dr. Brenham 77833- 409-836-1720
Grabenstein Ken KE5IV P O B 922 Hempstead 77445- 409-826-6766
Grahmann Tony KC5TLK Rt. 1, Box 266 Chappel Hill 77426- 409- -
Ham Bob N5GCU 750 Anderson Lane Brenham 77833- 409- -
Hickman Carl K5OWC 145 Wendt Rd Bellville 77418- 409-865-2111 6/99
Hluchan Jr. Charles N5KWE 19906 Jasperwood Katy 77449- 409- -
Hluchan, Sr. Charles N5XVY P.O. Box 114 Sealy 77474- 409-885-6931
Holmes Johnny W5ALG P. O. Box 1524 Houston 77251-1524 409- -
Hughes Chuck KC5NMQ 241 S. Masonic Bellville 77418- 409-865-2765
Hutin Remi F6CNB Rt. 2 Box 34h New Ulm 78950- 409-732-9586
Jenkins David KK5KX Box 111 Kenney 77452-0111 409-836-3544 6/00
Katy ARS Editor KARS Box 200 Katy 77492-0200 409-
Louis Arthur W5MMO 181 FM 1456 Bellville 77418 409-865-2442
Miller Clifford KB5NCU Box 22 Carmine 78932- 409-278-3390 6/99
Patterson Wilbert Koehn WA5RUE Rte. 1, Box 52 Weimar 78962-9513 409- -
Pfeiffer Harry W5CTZ 615 Nelius Rd #15 Bellville 77418- 409-865-2889 6/99
Pfeiffer Lyl N5GKN 615 Nelius Rd #15 Bellville 77418- 409-865-2889 6/99
Phillips Neil N1FGD 1149 Rice St Hempstead 77445- 409-826-4120
Pleasant Carl W5MPX
Pleasant Linda N5LXG
Reese Larry WB5RTT P O Box 65 Kenney 77452- 409-865-9336 6/00
Routt John KC5OJT P O Box 123 Kenney 77452- 409- -
Sarkozi TDXS, Dave WB5N P.O. Box 540291 Houston 77254-0291 409- -
Toalson David K5DQG 330 Meissner Rd Bellville 77418- 409-865-2740
Ullrich Jr. George K5RTP PO Box 167 Ledbetter 78946- 409-249-3730 6/99
Umland J.C. W5JU PO Box 100 Waller 77484- 281-898-1153
Waldrop Rick KC5BFU Box 64 San Felipe 77473-0064 409-885-4631 6/99
Walker Greg KC5BFW 20918 Timber Ridge Dr. Magnolia 77355 713-356-9653
White Dan W5AOV 12172 FM-949 Cat Spring 78933 409-865-0300 6/00