Archive for November, 2018

KARS General Meeting – Monday, November 12, 2018

November 18th, 2018 Comments off

Meeting called to order at 7:30 PM.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Treasurer’s Report – Raul Ramos: Current balance = $2888.73

“Understanding Electronic Circuits Through Schematic Circuit Analysis” presentation by Brian Havran (AF5IT).

Presentation will be posted to our KARS website

The October BOD minutes were read, motion was raised, seconded, and approved by club members.
No new member applications were presented at this meeting.
Purchase of Handheld Radios – the BOD has recommended the purchase of a few, low cost, handheld units that could be used as loaners for new KARS members that have recently received their Tech license.
Silent Key Equipment – Jimmy (W5ZTX) and Jack (WB5KVV) have recently met with the wife of silent key, Jim Adam – K5UI, to offer the club’s assistance in the selling of Jim’s equipment. The extent of this assistance has yet to be determined.
Rudy’s BBQ has been selected for our KARS Christmas dinner. More details to follow.

Upcoming Public Service Events:

Saturday, November 10, 2018: ESD48 Smoke Alarm Blitz. This will take place in the Cimarron Katy neighborhood.
Net Control Assignment for the period of Nov 13 – Dec 11, 2018:
Date    Net Control Operator
11/13   Brian Havran
11/20   George Graves
11/27   Scott Reeve
12/4    Tom Greathouse
12/11   Raul Ramos

There were 23 members and 8 visitors in attendance.
Meeting adjourned at app. 8:30 PM.

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Main ARES Frequency Tone Change

November 8th, 2018 Comments off

A message from KA5QDG:

The PL tone on the 147.000 has been changed to 100.0 encode ONLY.  It does NOT transmit a pl tone now.  This was done to cure a interference problem.

As a reminder, this is the main ARES frequency.

Sean Ramsey, AEC Communications, ARES STX HARRIS NW

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Katy Amateur Radio Society Icom IC-7300 Raffle

November 1st, 2018 Comments off

The Katy Amateur Radio Society is holding a raffle for an Icom IC-7300. Tickets are $20.00 each. Only 250 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held at the December club meeting.

Ticket information

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