Hello KARS members!
Field day continues to get closer. Sachiko has been doing a great job of collecting information and getting it all into a list that everyone can see. Please help fill in the blanks if you haven’t yet…and feel free to fill in others if you have. :)
I’d like to personally welcome Chris and Ed to the club. Thanks for joining, and feel free to drop me a line with any suggestions for activities.
The sun has been taking a bit of a break lately, but there’s been a bit of activity lately. The flux is out of the 60′s and it’s nice to see a spot or two on the sun. We are officially into sporadic E season, and I’ve really been seeing a lot of it lately from the times I’ve been looking into the ionograms from Boulder, CO. It seems it’s surprising a lot of folks, as I can hear 10m beacons going, but nobody seems to be on the band calling. This past week has been really pretty impressive, and should continue on for a while.
As always, if you know of an activity that I’ve missed, or would like to have included, please email me at radioN5TGL@gmail.com and I will make sure that information gets distributed. Also, if you would rather not be included on this email distribution, please let me know and I’ll remove your name from the list.
Volunteer opportunities, it’s a great way to use your license privileges to benefit our community…but my list of events is empty! Anyone who knows of any upcoming events, please let me know via the comments here, or via the email above.
Contests: Well, this one is easy this week — nothing of interest to the membership here.
06/11/2010 | West Gulf Division Convention (Ham-Com 2010)
Location: Plano, TX
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Ham-Com, Inc. & supporting clubs
07/10/2010 | Tidelands Amateur Radio Society
Location: Texas City, TX
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Tidelands Amateur Radio Society
08/06/2010 | Texas State Convention (Austin Summerfest 2010)
Location: Austin, TX
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Austin ARC and Texas VHF FM Society
Unfortunately, i’m not feeling my usual creative self as I’m still recovering from a bad cold I caught at the end of our vacation last week. I would like to ask that if anyone has a portable grill, could they please email me, or mention it in the comments below? I’ve got one, but it’s small. It’d be nice to be able to cook up some hot dogs and hamburgers for field day, but I’m pretty sure we need more square inches of cooking surface.
Remember, the KARS net is held each Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM local time, except the third Tuesday of the month, which is KARS’s meeting night. The nets are held on the club repeater, KT5TX with an output frequency of 147.200(+) and a PL of 141.3. Currently we are transmitting tone, so you can use tone squelch if you have it. We also get together each Saturday at Skeeters for breakfast around 8 am. Skeeters is located on the NE corner of Mason Road and Highland Knolls. You are cordially invited to attend and enjoy the food and fellowship.