home page Join BVARC Today Join ARRL

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.
  • The challenge is open to all BVARC members in good standing.

  • IN COLOR: The January Newsletter is now available

  • Note: There will be no regular monthly meeting in January in lieu of

    BVARC January Annual Awards Banquet
    Friday January 16th 2015 6:00PM

    Maggiano's Little Italy
    2019 Posk Oak Boulevard, Houston TX 77056


    A Feast For The Masses

    The year twenty-fourteen has finally come to a close.  And not a slow languid close, but a fast rush like that of a high speed train, sort of close. Yes, this past year flew by, and with it many great BVARC events. So, here in January as we start off the new year, we gather together to reflect upon the year we leave behind and its fond memories, and we make plans for this year’s new events and memories to be made.  What better way to mingle over such great conversation than over a fine meal.

    Please join your fellow club members and guests at Maggiano’s Little Italy on Friday January 16.  Meal tickets are only $25. Everyone is welcome.  More (including ticket sales)...

  • December Meeting Recap – 1.21 GIGAWATTS!!!

    They may not be inventors or even mathematical geniuses, but they are the brave souls who took on the challenge handed down by the gods of the volt and the amp; The lords of the ohm and the hertz.  These courageous men brought before us their great works which they presented to a captivated crowd.

    We at BVARC thank these fine amateurs for bringing in some very excellent projects and sharing them with us.

    Now is the perfect time to be thinking about some projects to share at the end of this year.  Perhaps you have a project that you never finished, or a junk box full of potential, no pun intended.  Get creative throughout the year and then bring the results to the club meeting in December.

  • 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 Jan 29, 2015

Click to see whole calendar ---- or click here to add things to calendar
29  Thu 
30  Fri 
31  Sat 
01  Sun 
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 

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
Donald G. Johnson  KG5FNF cw4djohnson AT gmail.com    2016/02/01 
Patricia Abbott-Jones  KC5KRV kc5krv AT mail.wt.net    2021/08/01 
Connie Brier  KC5VHH cbrier10 AT hotmail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
Anita Fawcett  WA5JMC     2015/11/01 
Pump Handle Fawcett  WA5CYI wa5cyi AT arrl.net    2015/11/01 
Sandra Gottlieb  KC5IWL two-hams AT comcast.net    2015/09/01 
Anita Mattis      LIFE MEMBER 
Mahana Paige  W5BTS     LIFE MEMBER 
Robert J. Polinski  KD5YVQ kd5yvq AT arrl.net    LIFE MEMBER 
Sally B. Sauermilch  KE5JKQ Peter.Sauermilch AT ieee.org    2015/03/01 
Norma Stone  KE5NDN     2015/11/01 
Roy E. Storey  W5TKZ rstorey1940 AT gmail.com    2015/09/01 
Michael Novelle  K9MRN k9mrn AT arrl.net    2016/01/01  
Suzanne Runner  KF5GWZ suzanne.runner AT yahoo.com  LIFE MEMBER   LIFE MEMBER 
Robert B. Tomlinson  N5JSL rbtswim AT gmail.com    2015/08/01 
Sharon Tomlinson  KF5HUF rbtswim AT gmail.com    2015/08/01 
Bob Hawkins  KD5AT bobhawkins1 AT gmail.com    2016/01/01 
Theresa Williams  KE5MUX klingterra AT yahoo.com    2016/01/01 
Jo. L. Keener  KE7NSB jo.l.keener AT juno.com    2015/03/01 
Stephanie Vessey  K5SFV K5SFV AT att.net    2015/06/01 


Membership Expiration Reminders

Name Call Sign Email Expire Renew
Bill Cockrell  W5COC  bill AT billcockrell.com  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
Tom Gay  N5LHN  tom.a.gay AT gmail.com  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
Heather W. MacAllister  WB5RMA   w5acm AT swbell.net  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
WC Carter  KF5LQI  kf5lqi AT comcast.net  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
Scott McMartin  KC6JSM  KC6JSM AT yahoo.com  2014/11/01  - click to renew 
Daniel Cruz  KF5YUU  kf5yuu AT outlook.com  2014/12/01  - click to renew 
William (Bill) Kelly  KC5ETX  wmkelly3 AT yahoo.com  2014/12/01  - click to renew 
John Johnston  K5EBQ  k5ebq AT arrl.net  2014/12/01  - click to renew 
Anita Easter  SWL  pauleaster AT pobox.com  2014/12/01  - click to renew 
Denise Atherton    m_brockmyre AT comcast.net  2014/12/01  - click to 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 
Mike Hardwick  N5VCX  n5vcx AT att.net  2015/02/01   - click to renew 
Patrick Jopling  KC9OHL  patrick.jopling AT apachecorp.com  2015/02/01  - click to renew 
Stephen E. Schuster  WA5G  wa5g AT windstream.net  2015/02/01  - click to renew 
Lawrence R. Staszak  K8DIJ  lstaszak AT att.net  2015/02/01  - click to renew 
Bob Stroupe  WB5JWN  bstroupe AT peoplepc.com  2015/02/01  - click to renew 
Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 2997, Sugar Land, TX 77487-2997
BVARC is an ARRL Special Services ClubBVARC special services club
Greet New Members



Total Members   233
Life Members   62
Silent Keys   48
Website Contact
Eddie NU5K

Donate to the 146.94
Repeater Fund

home page Join BVARC Today Join ARRL