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The Lobby - the "public" forum / Radio in the Park Saturday August 24th
« on: August 18, 2019, 06:55:59 pm »
Well it’s that time again. Charge up the batteries and dust off the go box. We are set to have a joint RIP with fellow Hams from Austin County Club. 

Location is the Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chelsea Park on Palm St. Bellville TX. A nice park with covered areas and restrooms close by. 120 volts is available should you need it.

Date-8-24-19. Saturday
Time-8:00 am to when we get tired.

Gary-KF5ZRT

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The Lobby - the "public" forum / QST QST Radio in the Park
« on: October 23, 2018, 12:56:59 pm »
Calling all amateur radio operators and anyone interested in radio.
On Saturday October 27th there is a Radio in the Park at Fireman’s Park.
Start at 8:00 am.  Finish whenever.

No club affilliation.  All are welcome. If you want to try ham radio or just want to see it in action come by and say hello.

We will setup at the pavillion between Library and  new restroom construction.  Bring your own radio or operate one that is setup.

Get there early before doughnuts and coffee are gone.

73

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The Lobby - the "public" forum / 2019 WCARC Officer Election
« on: September 28, 2018, 06:33:53 pm »
I want to thank you for the nominations for WCARC officer for 2019.  Unfortunately, I must remove my name from any club officer position.

Thanks
Gary Baldwin
KF5ZRT

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The Lobby - the "public" forum / WCARC-Membership Application Form
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:19:54 am »
Here is the application form to Join/Renew your membership for the Washington County Amateur Radio Club.

73

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The Lobby - the "public" forum / WCARC-Meeting
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:39:05 am »
Just a FYI

The WCARC will meet on August 30th at 7:00 PM at the EMS building on Hwy 290 across from Dodge Dealership.

All Amateur Radio Operators are invited as well as anyone interested in our hobby.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Reminder-Club dues are due by the end of September.  Also election of club officers is in October.

73

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The Lobby - the "public" forum / WCARC-Announcement
« on: July 27, 2018, 03:15:04 pm »
Calling all WCARC members and former members.  Just a reminder that annual enrollment is coming up in September.
Annual club dues are $20.00 for Regular Membership and $30.00 for Family membership.  We request a completed application form to insure we have the most up to date information.  Our next Club meeting is scheduled for August 30th at the EMS building on Hwy 290 across from the Dodge Dealership. 7:00 PM.

Additionally, we will be looking for nominations for Club Officers at the September meeting followed by Election of Club officers at the October meeting.

We encourage all members, former members and anyone interested in Amateur Radio to come join us at the August meeting.  Hope to see you there.................

73
Gary Baldwin
KF5ZRT

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The Lobby - the "public" forum / WCARC -- 2018 ARRL FIELD DAY ROSTER
« on: June 24, 2018, 10:42:26 pm »
THANKS TO ALL THAT ATTENDED THE 2018 ARRL FIELD DAY EVENT ON SATURDAY JUNE 23RD

ATTACHED IS A SIGN-UP LIST FOR SATURDAY.  IF THERE ARE CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS LET ME KNOW.

THANKS TO ALL THAT HELPED PLAN, ORGANIZE AND DONATE TO THE EVENT.  WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND PARTICIPATION THE EVENT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SUCCESS.  SPECIAL THANKS TO BILL AND JAN POTTER FOR THE EVENING MEAL ON SATURDAY AND BREAKFAST ON SUNDAY MORNING.

EVERY YEAR WE LEARN ON WAYS TO IMPROVE THE EVENT.

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2019 FIELD DAY AND ALL THE GREAT FELLOWSHIP.

73
GARY
KF5ZRT

PS
SEE YOU AT THE MEETING ON THURSDAY JUNE 28 AT THE EMS STATION ON HWY 290 @ 7:00 PM

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The Lobby - the "public" forum / Technician Class Training
« on: May 17, 2018, 11:03:37 pm »
This message is from Jack Bates (K5FRT).  Jack is a member of the sister club W5SFA in Bellville.

We are planning a tech class in mid June at Kruse Village.  We have two signed up now but we need a minimum of 4.  It will be either 2 eight hour sessions or 4 4 hour sessions.  Date will be announced when class is full.  Jack Bates K5FRT   73

Anyone interested can contact Jack Bates directly.   k5frt33@gmail.com

73

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WCARC Events / RADIO IN THE PARK
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:26:16 pm »
Greetings all
It's that time again for fun and excitement of Ham Radio in the Park
Come join us on Saturday May 12th at the Jackson St Park in Brenham Tx.  We normally start around 8:00 am and run to around Noon depending on how the Radio Gods do with the band conditions.  We  setup on the Mansfield St side adjacent to the Restrooms and pavilion.
Get your portable station out of storage, blow off the dust and let's get on the air.  All are welcome to join us.

Whether you are into SSB voice, data or pound on your favorite CW key, come on out.  Don't forget your favorite chair if you want someplace to sit.  Hopefully we will have some of Tom's World Famous coffee.

Thanks for your time checking this out and look forward to seeing you at the park.

Please review the attached PDF Map showing location of Radio In the Park at Jackson St. Park on Mansfield St side.

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The Lobby - the "public" forum / Dan Lakenmacher-Silent Key
« on: November 27, 2017, 01:42:13 pm »
It is sad to report the passing of our friend and club member Dan Lakenmacher. 
Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and family during this time of loss. 

Posted below is from the Memorial Oaks website.  Funeral arrangements are listed below.


Daniel William Lakenmacher passed away November 24, 2017 at his home in Brenham, Texas.

Dan Lakenmacher was born August 10, 1932 in Houston, Texas to Bernard William and Stella Katherine (Renfer) Lakenmacher. He had a great youth growing up in the Heights and River Oaks with many boyhood friends at The Kinkaid School and Lamar H.S. He attended UT Austin and served in the US Army before going to work at Houston National Bank.  Dan was involved in real estate and later became an appraiser.

Dan had two sons with Janabeth Laing Lakenmacher, Bernard William (Bill) and John Laing Lakenmacher. On June 14, 1981 Dan married his second wife Linda Brotherton and they moved to the family ranch outside of Brenham to begin their life together. Their whole life with each other was filled with fun projects and adventures. Daniel had a passion for sailing, riflery, and travel.  Daniel was an exceptional man and was extremely good with his hands. He could make, build, or repair almost anything. Dan’s idea of a good time was to have people over for a meal and storytelling. Dan had a creative mind and had a story for any topic. Dan’s life included many animals, but dogs were his true love.

Dan was a member of Central Congregational Church in Houston and was active in Independence Baptist Church. He was a benefactor of the NRA. He was also a member and past president of the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers. He was a member of the Washington County Amateur Radio Club and at various times, was a member of the Houston Yacht Club, the Seabrook Sailing Club, and other sailing groups.

Survivors include wife, Linda Lakenmacher; son and daughter-in-law, Bernard and Shari Lakenmacher; sister and brother-in-law, June and Money Adams; grandchildren, Daniel Edward Lakenmacher and his wife Kristina, Katie Lauren Lakenmacher, and Luke William Lakenmacher.

Preceding him in death were his parents; Stella and Bernard Lakenmacher and son John Laing Lakenmacher.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Independence Baptist with Pastor Dr. Phil Hassell.

Pallbearers are Charles Heller, Charlie Scott, John Lister, Scott York, Daniel Lakenmacher, and Luke Lakenmacher.

Honorary Pallbearers are Glen Musselman and Don French, and Bob Baer.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Independence Baptist Church.

Funeral arrangements for Daniel Lakenmacher are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham, TX, 979-836-4564. To post a tribute to the family , visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

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WCARC Events / Radio in the Park-Jackson St
« on: November 16, 2017, 04:07:19 pm »
Just a reminder.

we are having radio in the park at the Jackson St Park.  Plan to be there around 8:00 AM on the Mansfield St side.

will have HT on the 147.260 repeater if someone gets lost.

You may want to bring a folding chair so you can sit down awhile.

See you Saturday.

73


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The Lobby - the "public" forum / Yaesu FTM-3200-DR
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:52:13 am »
Just a FYI on the 3200 radio.  If you read the reviews of this radio there is one negative that is universal.  The cooling fan comes on and off frequently even in receive mode.  There is a firmware update on the Yaesu website that is available.
Long story short-problem is fixed. Fan now comes on when transmitting at about 15 seconds in.

I did notice that there are some changes in the settings menu.  going to download the usermanual from Yaesu to see if the manual is updated for the new firmware.

If you use RTSystems programming software, you will need to update software from the RTS website to work with the new firmware.

Hope this helps
73

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WCARC Events / Skywarn Training
« on: October 24, 2017, 08:52:10 pm »
Skywarn Training is available this weekend in Bellville. Sponsor = W5SFA Radio Club  RSVP required by email.
Regards
KF5ZRT

SKYWARN TRAINING
Time:  Saturday Oct. 28 @ 1 pm (lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours)             Location:  Austin County Courthouse Basement
Open to the public as well as amateur radio operators Materials will be provided.  Bring pen and paper for notes

RSVP via email to info@w5sfa.org 

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The Lobby - the "public" forum / The Amatuer Code
« on: August 19, 2017, 09:36:49 pm »
Ran across this on a website.  Thought it would be good to share.  Dated for sure but relevant as ever.

The Amateur's Code

by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA (1928)

The Radio Amateur is:

CONSIDERATE never knowingly operating in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL offering loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE with knowledge abreast of science, a well built and efficient station, and operation beyond reproach.

FRIENDLY with slow and patient operation when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, co-operation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED Radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC with station and skill always ready for service to country and community.

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