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2015 BVARC Membership Kick Off Challenge!

Starting on February 1st to March 31st 2015
The BVARC Membership Committee Challenges YOU!!!
For every 2 New full paid memberships you bring in, BVARC will give you a 1 year membership to use as you choose. You may use it yourself or give it to someone else.

  • Only full or student paid new memberships qualify towards the awards. (Extra family members do not apply)
  • All new members must list you as the referrer on the membership application.
  • There is no limit! Sign up 4 new members and receive 2 free memberships.
  • Extend your own membership or someone elses.
  • Free memberships are not consecutive.
  • Free memberships will expire in 30 days if not used from date of award.
  • All free memberships may be reveiwed by the BVARC board of directors.
  • The decisions of the board will be final.
  • Only new members during the challenge period will count. (not a a member in the last 12 months)
  • The challenge is open to all BVARC members in good standing.

  • IN COLOR: The March Newsletter is now available


    7:30 PM, Thursday, February 12, 2054

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


    He May Not Look Like Flo but ……

    The February meeting has a BVARC member explaining the ins-and-outs about insurance for ham radio. Bob Hawkins, KD5AT, will bring his worldly expertise about the insurance world to the club and how it applies to ham radio operators, their equipment and associated equipment. With most active hams having around $5,000 worth of equipment around at any given time (Alan, N5XZ, is one of the exceptions), insurance is something to be considered in case of theft or a fire.

    So make sure you come to the meeting to find out just what the whole insurance thing is about and determine if insurance is really needed for that HW-100 or that Allied super regen receiver kit you built 46 years ago.  


  • January/Banquet Meeting Recap – Lots of food and friends

    The BVARC annual banquet was held at a new venue and that was a good thing. All the tables were full and packed (not just the members stomachs) and everyone had a great time. Not to steal anyone’s thunder, a more detailed article is elsewhere in the newsletter.

  • 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 : Monday Mar 02, 2015

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02  Mon 
NET BVARC Monday night Public Service Net - 146.94 PL 167.9 8 PM  
03  Tue 
04  Wed 
NET BVARC HF Rag Chew Net - 3910 Khz at 7 PM every Wednesday - Great info net.  
05  Thu 
06  Fri 
07  Sat 
08  Sun 
09  Mon 
NET BVARC Monday night Public Service Net - 146.94 PL 167.9 8 PM  

Real People to Contact:

Learning Things - Club Elmers 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 Upgrades, Changes or Renewals

Name Call Sign Email Status Expire
Kit Keith  KG5FEM badfish_kk AT yahoo.com    2015/12/01 
Kathy Keith  KG5FNG kathykeith AT hotmail.com    2015/12/01 
Paul Joki  AC5PJ PJoki AT comcast.net    2016/03/01 
Kevin Thornsberry  W5KLT kevint AT oplink.net    2016/03/01 
David Suffel  AE5SS davidsuffel AT att,net    2016/03/01 
Bob Stroupe  WB5JWN bstroupe AT peoplepc.com    2016/02/01 
Scott Kelly  N5YYN scott3122001 AT yahoo.com    2016/03/01 
Cody Ford  K5CJF codyjford AT hotmail.com    2016/03/01 
LeMoyne Boyer  AC5LB lemoyneboyer AT hotmail.com    2016/03/01 
Melia Boyer  KE5KKF kd5jcy AT arrl.net    2016/03/01 
Stephen E. Schuster  WA5G wa5g AT windstream.net    2016/03/01 
Richard Harrison  KB5WZI Richard.Harrison.1927 AT gmail.com    2016/03/01 
Rex Ritz  KC5EEU icrex AT yahoo.com    2016/03/01 
Bill Cockrell  W5COC bill AT billcockrell.com    2016/03/01 
Bill Dillon  KG5FQX bill.g.dillon AT gmail.com    2016/03/01 
Tom Watson  WZ8Q wz8q.tom AT gmail.com    2016/03/01 
Willis Cook  K5EWJ wrcooke AT yahoo.com    2016/03/01 
Lawrence R. Staszak  K8DIJ lstaszak AT att.net    2016/02/01 
Richard Davis  KG5FMF rdavis59 AT swbell.net    2016/02/01 
Mike Hardwick  N5VCX n5vcx AT att.net    2016/02/01  


Membership Expiration Reminders

Name Call Sign Email Expire Renew
Ronald Fawcett  KD5CDM  ronald.fawcett AT comcast.net  2015/01/01  - click to renew 
Lorena Fawcett  KF5PPH  ronald.fawcett AT comcast.net  2015/01/01  - click to renew 
Michael B. Dye  KF5UCE  mbdye AT rice.edu  2015/01/01  - click to renew 
Troy Thorbahn  KF5ZMX  troythorbahn AT yahoo.com  2015/01/01  - click to renew 
Bill Green  W5HTG  w5htg AT windstream.net  2015/02/01  - click to renew 
Patrick Jopling  KC9OHL  patrick.jopling AT apachecorp.com  2015/02/01  - click to renew 
Larry Burns  K5LKB  lartex13-ham AT yahoo.com  2015/02/01  - click to renew 
Mark Tollett  KG5AKH    2015/02/01  - click to renew 
Andy Burger  AB5AB  burger.andrew AT gmail.com  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Lawson Cook  N5ATT  n5att AT comcast.net  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Peter W. Sauermilch  KD5QPX  Peter.Sauermilch AT ieee.org  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Sally B. Sauermilch  KE5JKQ  Peter.Sauermilch AT ieee.org  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Tom Matthews  K5SAF  tm100 AT att.net  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Jo. L. Keener  KE7NSB  jo.l.keener AT juno.com  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Robert Malley  KF5YUX  bobmall AT comcast.net  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Susan Malley      2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Michael Harbaugh    msharb AT sbcglobal.net  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Jerry Beevers  N5JPB  jpbeevers AT yahoo.com  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Matt Bramanti  K1MFB  mattbramanti AT gmail.com  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
David Cox  KD5IBM  davidacox1 AT hotmail.com  2015/03/01  - click to renew 
Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 2997, Sugar Land, TX 77487-2997
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Life Members   62
Silent Keys   49
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