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W5SC Club Meeting

Our next club meeting will be 7:00 p. m. (1900) on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Grady's Barbeque, 327 E. Nakoma Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216.

There will not be a program at the January 12, 2017. The focus will be on final preparations for Radio Fiesta 2017.

Come early and join us for supper.

Radio Fiesta 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Schertz Convention Center. For more information, see below.

Field Day 2016

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

A quick programming note. I am currently in school full time for my Paramedic License. The Featured Club portion of the W5SC web site may or may not be updated on a regulat basis. My apologies to those of you who have been asking for more club updates. I'll get to this when my studies allow. In the mean time, keep searching and sending me club updates. 73 de w5qs

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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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

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.

Cat herders ready to go.

Registration and Check-in


Let the Trading Begin

How am I going to explain this to the wife?

MARS!! Thank You!!