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HLARC Mission: To promote the educational, scientific and fraternal aspects of amateur radio and to serve the public interest
Our Next Monthly Club Meeting is: Christmas Party
When: THURSDAY 12/13 at 6:30 PM (no meeting in November)
Where: Bella Sera Restaurant in Marble Falls
Christmas party will be held at Bella Sera 1125 U.S. 281, Marble Falls, TX 78654. This is just north of the intersection of 281 and 1431
on the east side of 281. The party starts at 6:30 on December 13, 2018. Each person will order off the menu and each person or group will pay separately.
We will have a guest speaker, Paul Gilbert our ARRL South Texas Section Manager. Paul will be accompanied by his wife Barbara.
Want to become a Ham? Want to Upgrade?
2018 is a new year... and we have a NEW PLAN
Every month we will have either a training session, formal presentation or a Pot Luck meal as a part of the meeting.
New ham training/licensing class is underway, watch for updates here and on the weekly nets. The officers
also plan specific follow-up events for new hams to fully integrate and support them with their new license.
Michael Robinson, KC0TA has finalized transfer of the VEC leadership records to his own name. As
discussed on recent weekly nets, both scheduling of ham slams and public testing sessions are a part of this.
Michael is our training officer and will present segments from time to time on the nets.
He was quick to point out that ALL MEMBERS can deliver these quick training segments so be writing up
a 1-3 minute segment to deliver during the net. He will also do so in rotation with other presenters.
Topic or presenters subject to rescheduling as needed
|Michael Robinson, KC0TA presents APRS, setup worksession to be scheduled|
|February 17||APRS Lab||Worksession at normal EMS site at 3 PM on Saturday for APRS demo/setup/testing|
|February 23||Regular Meeting||
Rick Kirchhof, NG5V presents GPS system, mapping apps, field reference tools
Our webmaster talks about how GPS works, coordinate conversion, distance and bearing between stations, grid squares, non-connected GPS mapping phone apps, navigation tips and hidden map libraries on the Internet.
|March 23||Pot Luck||
(date changed) Pot luck replaces presentation, short training segment may be included
|April 27||Regular Meeting||
Michael Robinson, KC0TA will talk about Low Earth Orbit and High Earth Orbit satellites
|May 25||Regular Meeting||
Kayle, KG5NTE will share more digital mode info by giving an overview of D-Star
|June 23||Field Day, Public invited||
Saturday Field Day annual exercise and public demonstration. Noon to 5 PM at Marble Falls Area VFD, 606 Ave U, Marble Falls
|July 27||Regular Meeting||
Johnny Campbell KE5HIP, Executive Director of Marble Falls Area EMS on interaction of different communications systems during recent events
|August 31||Regular Meeting||
Marv Bloomquist, N5AW talks about DX and Contesting and his WRTC trip
"Highlights from my 63 years of contesting and some pointers for the those new to contesting on how to make efficient contacts. Plus a brief overview of the World Radio Team Championships held in Germany in July where I was a participant."
|September 28||Pot Luck||
Meal replaces presentation, short training segment may be included
|October 26||Regular Meeting||
Don, AC5YK will discuss ARES and recent events
NO MEETING this month (rolled into Nov/Dec party)
|December 13||Christmas party||
Bella Sera in Marble Falls, see meeting announcement above. Nov and Dec are together due to the holiday calendar
What's happening in Ham Radio ?????
Classes, Swapfests, the next SET date, buy and sell equipment... it 's all in Swapnet
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You can also subscribe and get it by email, details inside the newsletter
“SwapNet” held every Sunday at 9PM on the 146.940 repeater in Austin, TX- an AARC/ARO tradition since 1974!
2017 - 2019 HLARC Officers
Charles (Chuck) Dear
To contact the HLARC, use the email from QRZ.com for any officer
Reminder: Regular scheduled meetings are the last Friday (not the 4th Friday) and start at 6:30 pm.
ARES meetings occur only when called by the EC, and are held before the club meeting.
On the LAST month of every quarter, a pot luck covered dish dinner occurs at 6 PM before the club monthly meeting.
Ham Breakfast is open to everyone (ham or not) and is a great way to learn about
Amateur Radio or find how to get your questions answered.
Mama's Home Cooking has moved to the old Spokes restaurant site in Burnet.
635 Buchanan Dr (Hwy 29) Join us every Monday at 7:30 AM
ARES SkyWarn NETWORK (Weather NET) will be activated as needed on 147.020 MHz with a PL of 88.5
Weekly ARES Net on the 147.020+ 88.5hz Repeater
When: Sunday night 8:30 pm
Who: Members and visitors
Information on Sky Warn Training Classes
CLICK on this link - http://www.weather.gov/ewx/skywarn
For General Info on Ham Radio See These Websites
Emergency Operations http://www.emergency-radio.org/
We Do That (what Ham's Do) http://www.wedothat-radio.org/wedothat/
Hello Radio - What Ham Radio is: http://www.hello-radio.org/hello/
NEW Link to Links For lots of Links to Ham Website click here
The Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club Inc.
Has a 110' Tower on Park Rd. 4
It's primary repeater is:
The 147.020+ with 88.5hz tone (k5hla/r)
There is also a Digipeater on 145.030 (k5hla-1)
Other Repeaters in the area
Chuck (KB5YKJ) 2 meter Repeater
PL 114.8hz secondary repeater
|Brooks (K5WGR) 2 meter Repeater||145.390||- offset||PL 103.5hz tertiary repeater|
|2 meter Simplex if all else fails||146.580||simplex||NO TONE|
|Brooks (K5WGR) 70 cm Repeater||442.850||+ offset||PL 103.5hz|
Repeater Search Engines
Ham Radio Links
NEW AnswerConnect The-ham-radio-resource-guide
Almost like a Simplex Net ... Landing planes at Oshkosh Airshow http://www.oshkosh365.org/