KC5JAR

ND5F

KA4ZSM

Al and Al

N5XZ

K5CAM

K5CEK

N5CPA

W5HFF

N5VCX

KD5QPX

W5RH and K5IZO

K5LBU

KB5YTA

N5AFV

K5LKJ

KK5NU

KK5W Club Call

Al Zermeno (SK) was a member of our Club for many years. He was always eager to help our Club in any way he could and participated in many public service events. He was a frequent speaker at our monthly Club meetings talking on complex subjects but in his own way he was able to make everyone understand the topic. He was the organizing force that installed and ran the radio room at M.D. Anderson Hospital. He was an Elmer to all Hams and a friend to all he talked to on the radio. Al retired from the medical field where he worked as a Physicist for M.D. Anderson for 25 years. Al was born in San Antonio, Texas and had four daughters.

BVARC - Serving the Houston Area, including Harris and Fort bend Counties and beyond

The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club (BVARC) is the largest, most active ham radio club in the Houston Area. It was organized in 1978, primarily as an emergency communications group available to assist the communities of Stafford and Missouri City when required. Since that time BVARC has grown and expanded its activities to bring together many diverse interests all over Texas. Today, BVARC is truly a general interest club with an impressive record of public service. This commitment to service has been recognized by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) with the coveted status of Special Service Club. We are proud of our members who represent the finest in Amateur Radio. Membership is not limited to licensed operators, but is open to anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio.

BVARC AWARDS

The Order of the Key

The Order of the Key is the highest honor that can be conferred by BVARC. With this award, we recognize the BVARC member who has made outstanding contributions to the progress of the club. These contributions might take the form of a long-term, consistent commitment to service, or might represent an extremely high level of service for a shorter time. In any case, the award represents exceptional service and commitment to the goals of BVARC. Any BVARC member may make nominations for the Order of the Key. The nominations must be made in writing, and should include a description of the nominee’s contributions to the club. Nominations must be submitted to any BVARC officer or Board member not later than the December regular membership meeting. The President will then poll the Board of Directors secretly to allow them to vote on the nominations. Although any member may enter a nomination, only the Board of Directors does voting. If in any year, no candidate receives unanimous approval of the Board, then no award shall be made that year. The vote by the Board of Directors must be unanimous for the award to be conferred.
The Dr. Bill Award

In 1988 BVARC initiated the presentation of the Dr. Bill Award, which was originated by Keith and Eva Huge (KA5F and KA5CYZ) in honor of Dr. Bill Ossenfort, NG5C, now a silent key, which was very active in the Volunteer Examiner Program in the Houston area. This award may be presented each year to the BVARC member recognized as the outstanding participant in the BVARC Volunteer Examiner Program. There shall be no more than one award presented each year, unless in any given year the Board of Directors elects unanimously to award more than one award. It is not mandatory that an award be made each year, if in the board’s majority opinion, no nominee is selected. Under normal circumstances, other than the condition stated in the first sentence of this paragraph, the yearly recipient of the award, should there be one, must receive majority approval of the BVARC Board of Directors.
The Loop and Zepp Award

In 1989, the Loop and Zepp Award was originated to recognize BVARC members for their efforts to promote operation on the high frequency (HF) bands. These efforts may take the form of dedicated participation in any form or forms of HF activities, the promotion of HF activities or the assistance in furthering HF activities. There shall be no more than one award presented each year, unless in any one given year the Board of Directors elects unanimously to award more than one award. It is not mandatory that the award be made each year, if in the board’s majority opinion, no nominee is selected. Under normal circumstances, other than the condition stated in the first sentence of this paragraph, the yearly recipient of the award, should there be one, must receive majority approval of the BVARC Board of Directors. Any member of the club may make nominations for all Awards. Nominations must be made in writing, and must be submitted to any BVARC officer or Board member not later than the December regular membership meeting.
The K1JT Award

The K1JT Award, named in honor of Dr. Joe Taylor, K1JT, the developer of the JT modes for weak signal and EME work, was originated in 2014 to recognize BVARC members for their efforts to promote operations on 50 MHz. and above in the VHF, UHF and SHF bands. These activities might include providing repeater availability for nets and other club activities, radio control and remote operation projects, balloon-launching and tracking, weak signal work, EME, JT- modes, assistance for charitable bike rides and walks, net control operators, promoting radio sports, emergency management, and other related activities. There shall be no more than one award presented each year, unless in any one given year the Board of Directors elects unanimously to award more than one award. It is not mandatory that the award be made each year. The recipient of the award must receive a majority approval of the BVARC Board of Directors

Mike Hardwick - N5VCX

Mike Hardwick - N5VCX

President

Mark Janzer K5MGJ

Vice President

Jon Noxon KF5TFJ

Jon Noxon KF5TFJ

Recording Secretary

Jon Noxon KF5TFJ

Jon Noxon KF5TFJ

Corresponding Secretary

Donovan Balli, KG5BDZ

Donovan Balli, KG5BDZ

Treasurer

Jo Keener – KE7NSB

Jo Keener – KE7NSB

2 Year At-Large Board Member A

Scott Medbury KD5FBA

Scott Medbury KD5FBA

2 Year At-Large Board Member B

JP (Richard) Pritchard KG3JPP

1 Year At Large

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