IN C OLO R: The April Newsletter is now available
BVARC APRIL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
7:30 PM, Thursday, April 9th, 2015
2511 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, 77478, Eldridge Park Conference Center
Itís time to cook some hotdogs!
When you are in the middle of installing the latest and greatest skyhook (or at least the one your budget can afford,), you normally get a little tired, thirsty and hungry. So while the XYL/YL is getting you a cold one, you try and decide the easiest way to cook a couple of hot dogs. You donít want to get the grill out for a few dogs so you look around the back yard for other ideas. You notice your 40 foot antenna mast laying on the ground right under the power lines and you say to yourself ďI bet if I use my antenna mast, I can get that hotdog right next to the high power line and cook itĒ. What a wonderful idea you came up withÖ..Ö..NOT! Come out to the next BVARC meeting and watch Centerpoint Energy show you why it is such a bad idea for you to cook hotdogs with your antenna mast. Centerpoint will also tell you about power line safety and the doís and doníts on working around power lines. Donít worry, Centerpoint is supplying the hotdogs.
2015 BVARC Membership Kick Off Challenge!
Starting on February 1st to March 31st 2015
March Meeting Recap Ė There were wires but not the normal ones.
Our annual TDXS BVARC combined meeting was a great success with over 45 people attending. Nizar Millani, N0NM, of BVARC did a presentation on remote rig operation and how much fun it can be operating a radio remotely. Nizar, our local subject matter expert on remote operation, demonstrated how anyone can set-up remote operation in 5 minutes or less (not quite but he tried).