Archive for October, 2017

KARS General Meeting – Monday, October 9, 2017

October 11th, 2017 Comments off
  • Meeting called to order at 7:35 PM
  • The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
  • Smith Chart – A Quick Summary presentation (Hannu – KT5FI). The presentation has been posted to the KARS Facebook page which includes links to other Smith Chart references.
  • September BOD minutes were read and approved. Jimmy V. raised the motion, Gerald D. seconded, and the BOD minutes were approved.
  • One (1)) new member application: Matt Smith (KG5VBO); unanimous approval by club membership.
  • Net Control Operator assignments from Oct 17 – Nov 14:


Net Control Operator
17-Oct George Graves


Tom Greathouse


Raul Ramos


Jimmy Vance


Bob Leitgen
  • There were 26 members and 2 visitors in attendance.
  • Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Treasurer’s Report – Raul Ramos: Current Balance = $2922.92

Upcoming Public Service events (Scott Reeve):

  • Sat 10/14: 10 for Texas Triathlon, Woodlands, TX
  • Fri 10/20: Wings Over Houston (WOH), Special People Day – WOH (Sat 10/21), Full Day Show, Sun 10/22 WOH.
  • Sat 10/21 Fairfield Childrens Triathlon, Sun 10/22 Fairfield Adult Triathlon
  • Sat 10/21: Bike Around the Bay (BATB) Baytown to Galveston; Sun 10/22 BATB Galveston to Baytown Raceway Park.
  • Sat 11/04: Bike for Heroes Bike Ride, Wallis, TX
  • Sat 11/04: Tour de Cure Prairie View A&M


Categories: Meetings

Texas QSO Party Results – 2017

October 4th, 2017 Comments off

Battleship TEXAS Amateur Radio Station

Band     QSOs     Pts   Mult   Pt/Q

7     194     386   78   2.0

14       35       70   20   2.0

Total     229     456   98   2.0

Score: 44,688 1 Mult = 2.3 Q

Operators: Mike Smith, N5TGL; Mike Monsour, AC0TX; Mike Brannan, KA5OXA

We operated from roughly 9 am to 9 pm Saturday then 9 am to 2 pm Sunday.

About 50 people stopped by during the day. Saturday night about 30 Cub Scouts visited us and a few were very interested.

We certainly had a lot of fun. Access was restricted due to ongoing critical repairs so we could not raise better antennas. The little Pac 12 did yeoman duty on 20. The 40 meter ships vertical was our big performer. It made contacts as short as 12 miles and out to about 600 miles. Ninety-eight out of 254 counties were bagged. We criss-crossed the country with contacts in Washington to Florida, Arizona to Pennsylvania, South Carolina to California. It was fun.

We definitely need more operators so we can get better breaks.

Come join us.

Categories: Field Day, Net