Field Day 2014
During calamities when phone connections and the Internet falter, there's always one form of dependable long-distance communication: ham radio. Ham 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 this weekend at Raymond Russell Park, operators check their mobile radio equipment, including transmitters and antennas, and put their emergency networking capabilities to the test.
Hams across the nation are holding field days this weekend as part of Amateur Radio Week, an event that drew 30,000 participants last year.Read more
San Antonio Radio Club and Bexar County ARES
The San Anotnio Radio Club has close ties to Bexar County ARES. For more information on Emergency Communications please visit their web site:
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:
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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Annual AARO Christmas Party
A long time tradition in San Antonio is for ALL radio clubs to join the AARO club for their Christmas party. The Party is the annual AARO Christmas Party and all clubs are invited to attend. Thankfully, all clubs in San Antonio get along very well and most of us are members of more than one club.
The AARO Christmas party will be Wednesday, Dec 10 at Grady's BBQ, 7400 Bandera Road. They suggest coming at 6 pm to visit and get acquainted. Dinner is at 7 pm. Their will be door prizes (2 HT's and other prizes). It's always a good event.
If this event fits your schedule, plan to attend. Advance registration prices are: kids under 12 years of age $10 per plate, Adults $15. At door prices are: $18 ($12 for kids).
You can mail a check to AARO Treasurer, PO Box 380032, San Antonio, TX 78268. If you have questions, please email the AARO club president:
Terry Platt, K5ADF
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.
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.
Thanks to all who attended and congratulations to all the new and upgraded operators. Catch you down the log book.