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  • IN COLOR: The September Newsletter is now available


    7:30 PM, Thursday, September 11, 2014

    2511 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, 77478, Eldridge Park Conference Center


    Let's Talk About Full Quieting

    According to a recent survey, the BVARC general membership has a strong interest in VHF and UHF operation.  Based on this data, and other data from the survey, there is an effort being made to offer presentations which will appeal to the group as a whole.

    With this mind, the September presentation will be given by Robert, KD5YVQ, who will be speaking about our beloved Nine-Four repeater.  Robert is planning to share the latest efforts to improve the repeater as well what it takes to put a repeater on the air.  Robert will be happy to answer questions and discuss the future of repeaters in Houston.

    August  Meeting Recap – Ice Cream, It's Unanimous

    The August club meeting had the highest attendance of any club meeting this year, thus far.  And, it's a good thing as we needed a quorum, approximately fifty-four members, in order to vote on the by law changes.

    The by-law changes passed with a unanimous vote, which allowed the ice cream to be promptly dished out.  The newly updated by-laws will be available soon on the BVARC website.

    Please come and join us in September for a great presentation and the best gathering of amateur radio awesomeness this side of Houston.

  • ELDRIDGE PARK RECREATION CENTER is off Eldridge Road just north of the West Airport intersection.  Here is an area map and a detail map.  (Doors open at 7:00.)

  • Board of Directors Location Change. BVARC Board of Directors Meetings held each month on the 1st Thursday will not be at the Fuddruker’s location. To begin in February on 2-6-14, The BVARC BoD meetings will be held at Bayland Park 6400 Bissonet in the Bayland Park Community Center in Southwest Houston. This move was made to better conduct BVARC BoD club biz and get away from the loud food fellowship entertainment environment.

  • Anyone wishing to contribute to the repair and upgrade of the 146.94 repeater may use the Paypal link in the right window on this page.


  • The club meets every month, usually on the second Thursday (7:30 PM) of the month, at the Eldridge Park Conference Center (see above).  Also, BVARC members frequent the 146.94 (167.9) repeater and hold a Public Service Net every Monday at 8 PM on 146.94 (167.9). In addition, BVARC sponsors a HF net on Wednesday nights. It meets on 3910 +/- 3 khz. This net is allows each member to comment on current events and includes club announcements. The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club is a public service club serving Fort Bend County and Southwest Houston. The club was founded in 1978 and has been active in social events, license classes, administering amateur radio license tests. It provides support for city and county emergency management communication operations. Members provide support for many charitable events such as walks and bike rides.


This Week in Ham Radio - Today is : Thursday Sep 18, 2014

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NET BVARC Monday night Public Service Net - 146.94 PL 167.9 8 PM  
NET BVARC Monday night Public Service Net - 146.94 PL 167.9 8 PM  
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NET BVARC HF Rag Chew Net - 3910 Khz at 7 PM every Wednesday - Great info net.  
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Real People to Contact:
Learning Things Ross Lawler, W5HFF, Club "Elmer" w5hff@yahoo.com 281-342-3340
  Randy Pugh, AA5OA, Club "Elmer" rettveng@gmail.com 832-589-2741
Club Things Bill Stone WS5H, Club President dragntow@wt.net 713-776-1030
Newsletter Things John Chauvin, K5IZO, Editor k5izo@yahoo.com  
VE Testing Things John Moore, KK5NU, VE Liaison   temp down
Web Things Eddie Runner, NU5K web@bvarc.org 713-569-8799
Everything Else Things Cameron Mitchell, K5CAM mitchl@mitchl.net 281-565-4665
  Latest Member Changes or Renewals  
Name Call Sign Email Status Expire
John Gilstrap Jr.  KD5TVJ kd5tvj AT mylinuxisp.com    2015/10/01 
Abed Tony BenBrahim  K5DEV tony.benbrahim AT gmail.com    2015/10/01 
Clayton Fritz  KG5DPG cfritz7800 AT gmail.com    2015/10/01 
Bryan M. Cruce  KC5VW meredith1056 AT gmail.com    2015/10/01 
David Whitehead  N0ENG djwhitehead5 AT gmail.com    2015/10/01 
Andy Burger  AB5AB burger.andrew AT gmail.com    2015/03/01 
Carl Kotila  WD5JRD wd5jrd1 AT att.net    2015/08/01 
Howard Hargrove  KF5EYX hharsc AT windstream.net    2014/11/01 
Bill Garfield  WB9FOP wdgarf AT gmail.com    2015/09/01 
Sam Wilson  N5CPA sfwilsonsa AT gmail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
Larry Brand  KB5PNU     2015/06/01 
Dennis N. Harper  KC5QDN dnharper AT gmail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
Michael Monsour  AC0TX msirc AT wildflower.net    LIFE MEMBER 
Mary Beth Monsour  msirc AT wildflower.net    2015/09/01 
Mehron Berberian  KG5DIE     2015/09/01 
Katy Wells  KG5DEB caveat.observator AT sbcglobal.net    2015/09/01 
Don Wells  KG5DEC caveat.observator AT sbcglobal.net    2015/09/01 
KEN TAYLOR  ken.j.taylor AT fluor.com    2015/09/01 
Bobb Gorena  schizaphis AT hotmail.com    2015/09/01 
Robert B. Tomlinson  N5JSL rbtswim AT gmail.com    2015/08/01 
  Expiring Memberships!  
Name Call Sign Email Expire
Charles F. Frost  K5LBU  frosty1 AT pdq.net  2014/07/01 - click to renew 
Dominic Mazoch  N5TCB  domemt AT juno.com  2014/07/01 - click to renew 
Travis Burgess  K5HTB  travburg1 AT comcast.net  2014/08/01 - click to renew 
Anthony Marriott  AF5BV  paul.marriott AT icloud.com  2014/08/01 - click to renew 
Steve Gottlieb  WA5OEN  two-hams AT comcast.net  2014/09/01 - click to renew 
Greg Major  KD0FEP  Greg.b.major AT gmail.com  2014/09/01 - click to renew 
Hudson Hallenbeck  KE5DRH  hudson AT hallenbeck.org  2014/09/01 - click to renew 
Brian Bush  W5XBB  djdead+bvarc AT gmail.com  2014/09/01 - click to renew 
Charles L. Kimtantas  WB5EXI  wb5exi AT arrl.net  2014/10/01 - click to renew 
Holly McKee  KE5WOU  nt5sm AT arrl.net  2014/10/01 - click to renew 
Scott McKee  NT5SM  nt5sm AT arrl.net  2014/10/01 - click to renew 
Clyde McMeans  W5MCM  cemcme AT outdrs.net  2014/10/01 - click to renew 
Thomas Krahn  KT5TK  thomas AT tkrahn.com  2014/10/01 - click to renew 
Willard Hood Jr.  KD5EKA  KD5EKA AT hotmail.com  2014/10/01 - click to renew 
Henry Blassingame  WB5FEA  hcblassingame AT gmail.com  2014/10/01 - click to renew 
Harold Mignola  K5HEM  kilo5hem AT gmail.com  2014/10/01 - click to renew 
David Brownlee  KF5YGF  dbrownlee AT rpm-services.com  2014/10/01 - click to renew 
Bill Cockrell  W5COC  bill AT billcockrell.com  2014/11/01 - click to renew 
Anita Fawcett  WA5JMC  wa5jmc AT mylinuxisp.com  2014/11/01 - click to renew 
Pump Handle Fawcett  WA5CYI  wa5cyi AT arrl.net  2014/11/01 - click to renew 
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