Club Elections

The Club Annual Elections are coming up in May at the monthly meeting.

Nominees may be submitted up until the May Club meeting on May 21st.

Please consider who you would like to be your club president, vice president, board members, secretary-treasurer and public service coordinator.

Names may be submitted to the Nominating committee which includes Thomas Moss, John Freeman and Mark Depape.

Tyler Mini Maker Faire®

The Discovery Science Place is the site of the Second Annual Tyler Mini Maker Faire®, on Saturday, April 18. The Van will be there and we’ll show off Ham Radio. Come join us and watch this space for more information…

Field Day 2015…

… will be here before you know it. Last year, we placed very well among clubs in North Texas. So why not the top spot this year?

Field Day happens every year at the last full weekend in June. That’s June 27 and 28 this year. Begin to save the day now. And watch this space for more details.

Field day will be held at Camp Tyler again at the Tehan building.

If you have never been on the air, this is a great chance to experience ham radio first hand.  This weekend only we have a G.O.T.A. (Get On The Air) station.  You are welcome to come out and make contacts with the help of experienced ham radio operators.

Come on out and join us for food and fun.

Images with fldigi

We’ve become familiar with using the amazing fldigi program for PSK-31 browsing and formatted document transmission, but the program is also capable of sending and receiving images in the MFSK-32 and MFSK-64 modes.




The Voice of America has been experimenting with fldigi for almost two years, They send a half-hour program four times each weekend from their North Carolina shortwave AM transmitter. The logo above was received here in Tyler on 17650 kHz. For more information about these broadcasts, see

European commercial shortwave broadcaster The Mighty KBC is also experimenting with fldigi.pic_2014-11-23_013057z This noisy image of a shortwave radio tuned to their primary frequency of 6095 kHz was also received here in Tyler from their 7375 kHz transmitter in Germany.

You can download the software at It’s free, cross-platform, and open source. I hope you have as much fun with it as I have!!  — 73 de WB5CTQ

City of Tyler Warning Siren test

The Tyler Police Department has asked us to help with the monthly test of the Outdoor Warning System. These tests are performed at 11:00 AM on the first Tuesday of the month. The next test is Tuesday May 5th

Pick a siren location, and let Rick Hall know. A net will be started shortly before 11:00 on the 147.000 repeater, and you can check in there. After the test, net control will poll the participants to be sure the siren sounded. A page describing the system and the testing protocol is here. And a Map of siren locations is here. See you on the radio!