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.Read more
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:
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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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
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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
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!!