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  • IN C OLO R: The June Newsletter is now available


    Destroyer Escort USS Stewart and USS Cavalla

    0000Z June 6 through 2359Z June 7, 2015 at Fort Travis
    Sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station and Brasos Valley Amateur Radio Club

    Operate Saturday and Sunday from the Fort Travis Park within sight of the warships.

    Previous Year event photos: 2010, 2011, 2012. 2013. 2014



    7:30 PM, Thursday, June 11th, 2015

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


    Field Day – Field Day – Field Day


    It is that time again – Field Day! Mike Hardwick, N5VCX, and Mike Davidson, N5MT, will be co-chairman for this year’s multi-club event. The three clubs, BVARC, TDXS and ECHO will be setting up on June 26 for this year’s Field Day. Our June meeting will be an organizational and planning meeting for  Field Day so don’t miss out.  

    Greater Houston Hamfest


    The numbers are in and it is official – over 1000 people attended the hamfest this year which is an all-time high. Nathan Vessay, N5NVY, will present a review of the hamfest and all the pluses and minuses. He will also go over the plans and goals for next year hamfest.

    May Meeting Recap – ARES and Transtar


    Jeff Walter, KE5FGA, gave us a detailed power point on Transtar and how ARES interacts with them. Transtar is one of the state’s largest emergency operation centers due to the area is covers. As Jeff mentioned, amateur radio is an integral part of Transtar and provides a valuable service to the emergency and disaster communications for the greater Houston area. So if you are interested in getting involved in ARES or RACES, contact Jeff Walter and let him know.   


    Upcoming Meetings

    Below is a list of the plans for future meetings. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss out.  

    July                 Program #1     Antenna Building – The In’s and Out’s            pending          

                            Program #2     Grounding                                                           pending

    August            Program #1     Ice Cream Social

    I am still needing program suggestions for the club. If there is a program you would like, let me know so it can be scheduled for a meeting.


    Mike, N5VCX

    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

  • ddition, 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 : Wednesday Jun 03, 2015

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03  Wed 
NET BVARC HF Rag Chew Net - 3910 Khz at 7 PM every Wednesday - Great info net.  
04  Thu 
05  Fri 
06  Sat 
EVENT Museum Ships Weekend - See BVARC Main page www.bvarc.org  
07  Sun 
08  Mon 
NET BVARC Monday night Public Service Net - 146.94 PL 167.9 8 PM  
09  Tue 
TESTING BVARC License testing - Second Tuesday testing - see link  
NET Ten-Ten Net - Weekly 10 Meter Net - All Are Invited - 8pm Local - 28.488 Mhz  
10  Wed 
NET BVARC HF Rag Chew Net - 3910 Khz at 7 PM every Wednesday - Great info net.  
BVARC Board of Directors:    
President Bill Stone, WS5H dragntow@wt.net
Vice-President Mike Hardwick, N5VCX n5vcx@att.net
Treasurer Bob Tomlinson, N5JSL rbtswim@gmail.com
Corresponding Secretary Stephanie Vessey, K5SFV K5SFV@att.net 
Recording Secretary Michael Monsour, AC0TX msircg@gmail.con
2-Yr at-Large Jerry Muller, K9GEM GMuller885@aol.com
2-Yr at-Large Scott Medbury, KD5FBA smedbury@windstream.net
1 Yr at-Large Darrell Kirk, KC5JAR darrellk_us@yahoo.com


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
Christopher Harris  KG5DED clharris AT lumadyne.com    2016/06/01 
Larry Brand  KB5PNU     2016/06/01 
Henry Blassingame  WB5FEA hcblassingame AT gmail.com    2016/06/01 
Richard Arvedson  KF5RSA kf5rsa AT arrl.net    2016/05/01 
Johnny Johnson  KF5VXX houston AT flash.net    2016/06/01 
Dave Beers  AF5T af5t88 AT sbcglobal.net    2016/05/01 
Jon Noxon  KF5TFJ jon AT noxon.cc    2016/05/01 
D. Howard Bingham  KE5APJ KE5APJ AT earthlink.net    2016/04/01 
Kit Keith  W5WKK badfish_kk AT yahoo.com    2015/12/01 
Michael Baldry  KG5BEK mjbaldry01 AT gmail.com    2016/04/01 
Charles Carraway  W5CHC charlesc337 AT gmail.com    2016/02/01 
Donovan Balli  KG5BDZ dballi AT mail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
John Troutman  KG5HGH tropicaltroutman AT yahoo.com    2016/05/01 
Robert Owens  KF5ZBV rbt_owens AT hotmail.com    2015/07/01 
Mark Braun  W5THC tejano714 AT icloud.com    2016/07/01 
Elizabeth White  KA2UCA ebeth AT pdq.net    2016/05/01 
Michael Monsour  AC0TX msircg AT gmail.com    LIFE MEMBER 
Mary Beth Monsour  msircg AT gmail.com    2015/09/01 
Jo. L. Keener  KE7NSB jo.l.keener AT juno.com    2016/04/01 
G. David Waddell  N5GDW dwaddell AT swbell.net  SK   2015/09/01 


Membership Expiration Reminders

Name Call Sign Email Expire Renew
Hal Fuglaar  N5BXP  Hfuglaar1 AT gmail.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
Mary Fuglaar  KA5LGJ  hfuglaar AT hotmail.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
Joe Sharer  AA1ZJ  jesharer AT yahoo.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
Zach Sharer    jesharer AT yahoo.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
Scott Sage  KG5ALG  scott266 AT me.com  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
Bill Crowell  N4HPG  n4hpg AT comcast.net  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
Dasha Crowell    n4hpg AT comcast.net  2015/04/01  - click to renew 
John Moore  KK5NU  jwm AT hal-pc.org  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Kevin Vinther  KV5X  kvinther AT gmail.com  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Bill McNally  K5YDO  billmc AT ruf.rice.edu  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Ron Litt  K5HM  k5hm.ron AT gmail.com  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Raul Aldape  KE5FAH  ke5fah AT hotmail.com  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Joshua Rose  KB3VQQ  Jsarose1221 AT comcast.net  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
David Rosenfield    motocollector AT aol.com  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
David James Rosenfield      2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Sonia Rosenfield      2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Randy Handley  KC6WYH  uphogger5 AT gmail.com  2015/05/01  - click to renew 
Tom Morton  W5TOM  tom AT w5tom.com  2015/06/01  - click to renew 
Jerry Tripp  KA5LPH  blazer0444 AT yahoo.com  2015/06/01  - click to renew 
Polly Tripp      2015/06/01  - click to renew 
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