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W5SC Club Meeting

Our next club meeting will be at 7:00 p. m. (1900) on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Grady's Barbeque, 327 E. Nakoma Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. The program will be presented by Cray Lester K5MUG, and is a demonstration of SARC's new Alinco DX-SR9 Hybrid SDR Transceiver 10-160M 100W SSB, CW, and FM, 40W AM along with the new power supply and antenna tuner for it.

Come early and join us for supper.

Pictures from this past W5SC Radio Fiesta are posted - enjoy!

Field Day 2016 (Details TBD)

Gulf Coast Emergency Net - Nurses Trapped

During calamities when phone connections and the Internet falter, there's always one form of dependable long-distance communication: ham radio. Amateur (Ham) radio operators can be lifesavers in times of crisis, and South Texas enthusiasts try to stay prepared for the next hurricane, flood or tornado.

On outings known as “field days,” such as one planned for the weekend of 25 and 26 June with setup on Friday (24 June) afternoonis weekend at Shavano Park, operators check their mobile radio equipment, including transmitters and antennas, and put their emergency networking capabilities to the test.

Hams across the nation will be holding field days that week as part of Amateur Radio Week, an event that drew 30,000 participants last year.

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Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications

San Antonio Radio Club and Bexar County ARES

The San Anotnio Radio Club has close ties to Bexar County ARES. JC Smith is our EmComm Committee Chair. For more information on Emergency Communications please contact JC or visit the ARES web site:

Bexar County ARES.

We encourage all of our members to join this group. Bexar County ARES has a Yahoo group to support sharing and planing of information.

To subscribe email:

Bexar County ARES Yahoo.

SARC Elections

The votes are in and have been counted. A listing of the club officers and board of directors can be found here.


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Featured Club

March Update

Hi! I'm David (Dave) Espinoza W5QS your web master and tour guide. Featured clubs is something new I've to add to the San Antonio Radio Club website. Each month I'll present a club from somewhere in the United States. Doing so will provide you with the opportunity to see what other hams are up too. If you have a club you would like to see featured, please feel free to drop me an eMail. Enjoy the links.

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THIS IS DIALOG 6 POPUP for Ride-to-the-River

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1 December Update

2015 Annual AARO Christmas Party

AARO would like to invite you to the Alamo Area Radio Organization Holiday Party on December 9, 2015 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm. This year we are switching locations. The party will now be held at Blanco BBQ located at 13259 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas. You will order off the menu and then sit in the private room. This will allow you to cater your meal to your budget and your tastes.

There is a suggested $5 per person entry fee for those 10 years old and older. That $5 will get you your first raffle ticket. Additional Raffle tickets can be purchased at the door for $1.

This year we are giving away many prizes including a Transceiver (HT). There will also be a silent auction with the grand prize being a very nice Brass Paddle.

W5SC Radio Fiesta

A long time tradition in San Antonio is annual Radio Fiesta. This event brings together amateur radio operators, vendors, and those interested in the hobby for a day of exploration, testing, and informatonal sessions.

Event Information Visitor Information

Along with the many vendors from various companies such as; Amateur Radio Supply of Austin, and the Sign Man out of Louisiana as well as clubs such as the Quarter Century Wireless Association Inc. all gathered to show off their wares for sell and trade.

Vendor Information

Thanks to all who attended and congratulations to all the new and upgraded operators. Catch you down the log book.

W5SC Radio Fiesta Photos


This tedious task began the day before. Firday was spent setting up tables and readying the room for the many vendors and guests.

The various vendors arrived and prepared their stations for business.