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 July 2021 Announcements 

The next club meeting is Wednesday, July 28 at the Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant in Bellville.  Meal at 6:00 pm, Meeting at 7:00 pm.  All are welcome!

At the June meeting, the following officers were elected:

Reminder: Dues are due for the 2021-2022 year.  Club dues are $20 for an individual, $21 for family.  You can pay at the club meeting, or mail your check to:

W5SFA – Stephen F. Austin Radio Club
c/o Kathy Croker
840 Deer Haven Road
Carmine, Texas 78932

Club meetings are held on the lAST Wednesday of the month (except for Nov & Dec)


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) 

 Upcoming Club Event: 

To Be Announced

 VE Testing News: 
Our group is operational with W5YI-VEC and we are 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..

 Repeater News: 

The DG-ID (digital squelch ID) of the Bellville UHF repeater is now set to 00, so it will pass all traffic.  Make sure to set the DG-ID to 00 on your transceiver - see the  page on the menu to the left of the page for info on how to change this.

The downtown Houston 146.96Mhz repeater has been moved to Cat Spring, and the club has terminated its presence in downtown Houston.  The repeater is currently in operation in Cat Spring at the 146.96- frequency, however it is in C4FM digital mode with DG-ID of 02 while we test IMRS linking our repeaters.  Range is currently limited due to antenna height.  Later this year the repeater will have a new home in Wallis, TX.  

The Columbus repeater is now Digital C4FM only, in order to facilitate future linking with Bellville.  Please note that you will not be able to use the repeater with FM analog!  The Columbus repeater has a DG-ID of 01.


 Club Officers for 2020-2021: 

President:                   Gary Baldwin, KF5ZRT

Vice-President:           Jack Bates, K5FRT

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:  N5RWK Roger

2nd Tuesday:  K5FRT Jack

3rd Tuesday: KE5FN Jim

4th Tuesday:  KF5ZRT Gary

5th Tuesday (if there is one):  N5RWK Roger


 Stephen F. Austin Radio Club List serve (reflector) information: 


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