Last edit: 1/29/2024 by N5RWK
February 2023 Announcements
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 28 at the Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant in Bellville. We'll be in the back room as usual. Dinner at 6, Meeting at 7.
Club meetings are always held on the lAST Wednesday of the month (except for Nov & Dec)
JOIN THE CLUB!
New members are welcome! You don't need to be a radio expert, all you need is to have an interest in radio communications. For your convenience, you can complete the following application form and mail it to the address above, or bring it to the next club meeting.
Membership Application (PDF)
Radio in the Park, Thursday, Feb. 8 in Bellville at the Margaret Chesley Park. Meet in the covered pavilion between 8 and 9 am. Lunch afterwards.
Greater Houston Hamfest, Friday-Saturday March 1-2, Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg. See https://houstonhamfest.org/ for details.
Our group is affiliated with W5YI-VEC for administering tests. If you are a prospective ham, or already a ham looking to upgrade your license, send an email to info at w5sfa.org for information or to schedule your test.
Note that the FCC is now charging a $35 fee for new licenses, renewals and vanity calls. License upgrades and changes of address are exempt from this new fee.
The Wires-X link on the Bellville repeater has been retired, since the XLX server has replaced this functionality. The XLX server has been moved and is now housed in the Bellville shack.
Club Officers for 2023-2024:
President: Bev Cucuzza, KB8PRC
Vice-President: Gary Baldwin, KF5ZRT
Secretary/Treasurer: Kathy Croker, KB5ITB
W5SFA Weekly VHF Net:
The Stephen F. Austin Radio Club weekly net meets every Tuesday at 7:00 PM on the Club's Bellville VHF repeater (analog FM) or the UHF repeater (C4FM digital). See the REPEATERS link to the left for frequencies. All licensed hams are welcome to participate.
Net Control Schedule:
1st Tuesday: KF5ZRT Gary
2nd Tuesday: KF5ZRT Gary (temporary)
3rd Tuesday: KE5FN Jim
4th Tuesday: N5RWK Roger
5th Tuesday (if there is one): N5RWK Roger
Stephen F. Austin Radio Club List serve (reflector) information: