2021 Monthly General Meetings on the third Thursday Start at 7:00 PM

Weekly Nets on Mondays Start at 8:00 PM

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A new web page has been added under the main menu tab "More" titled "HF World".  It contains links to HF subjects that have been requested from some of our HF band Hams.  Let us know if you have anything you would like to see.

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Our Third Thursday General Monthly Meetings held at 7:00 PM are being held in person at our usual meeting place at the DeTar Medical Plaza North Conference Room located at 110 Medical Drive. Texas Covid-19 Mask restrictions have been banned for Texas government locations. Covid-19 recommendations including wearing Masks and social distancing are recommended but not required at our meetings.  Please be considerate and allow individuals to use masks and distance as they may choose.  Go to the Main Menu "Meetings" tab for a detail map. 

Next General Meeting is on August 19th, 2021.

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I've ordered a number of antenna adapters which I will sell to club members at my approximate cost.  They can email me at KI5PG@ARRl.net.  Probably the most useful adapter for Baofeng handhelds would be the BNC adapter.  The second most useful adapter would be the BNC to SO-239 adapter.  My cost in these is right at $2.00 a piece.

 

Thanks.

Bob

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W5DSC - 444.325 Repeater is Live!

It has been up and working for a couple of weeks and is now available for testing and normal ham use.

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We have a New weekly net

Hi Fellow VARC Members & friends,

I would like to invite you to join me every Sunday, at 6:30 pm on the 145.190 W5DSC repeater for a controlled net, Sunday Musings.  Each Sunday could have a different topic for discussion,  I am open for ideas. Hope to hear you on the air.

 

Erin Garrison

KI5LKM

ki5lkm@yahoo.com

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The FCC still has not released a new bulletin about the new fee increase.  While other services saw a fee increase in April, the ham fee increase likely will not take effect until the summer.  The FCC and the ARRL will give us a 30-day heads up notice.  More news on this topic later.
 

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Another new web page has been added under the main menu tab "More" titled "RACES-ARES".  It contains links to "Amateur Radio Operation" subjects that have been requested from some of our HF band Hams.  Let us know if you have anything you would like to see.

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RADIO CLUB OFFERS HAM LICENSE STUDY CLASS

OBTAIN AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE THROUGH SELF GUIDED CLASS
 

The Victoria Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (VARC) in Victoria, Texas is starting a ham radio license study class.  The Technician Class license is the introductory license issued by the FCC for ham radio operators.  Study materials are found on the VARC website at WWW.VARC.US
 

For more information contact Bob Whitaker,

KI5PG@ARRL.NET.

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We had a great Field Day!

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in our Field Day events.

And thanks for all of the help and great food.

We had training classes and trouble shooting real live radio problems.

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