Club Elections

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Club Board are now Open.

If you would like to nominate a club member to run for the 2018-2019 board please send an email to groundwire@suddenlink.net

We are looking for nominations for the following officers

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • At-Large Board Member (2)

Tyler ARC Fox Hunt (Hidden Transmitter locating)

To take place at Tyler State Park, Saturday, 28 April. The event will begin at 1PM; please arrive ahead of time to ensure you are ready to go at the start time.

Bring the equipment necessary to locate a hidden transmitter, a hand-held directional antenna, 2m transceiver or police scanner, and means of variably attenuating the signal. A second HT for communicating on the common simplex is recommended.

It is a good idea to dress appropriately for the warmer weather and walking through wooded areas. Belt carried water source and light snacks are a good idea. Have an updated First Aid kit in the car or on your person.

If you plan to stay for the cook-out, bring something to share!

A Memorable Story

From President George Plotkin KF5WFA:

Sometimes one is compelled to share a story, particularly one of a timely and life affirming nature. As you all know by now, we had the Texas QSO party this past weekend, a chance for us to get to know one another and to get on the air and make a few contacts. Not being a contester, I viewed the QSO party as a chance to sharpen my amateur skills. It has served me very well on SWL DXing over the past 55 years. In any event, Terry Gimbel, W5TG, Continue reading A Memorable Story

Shop Night

Through the gracious effort of Michael Fowler, W5FOW, the club members have a monthly hands-on opportunity with quality radios and test equipment. Last shop night, 15 of us gathered to learn more about operating HF radios.

Shop Night happens the first Thursday of each month at about 6 PM, at the DCTexas shop at the southeast corner of Broadway and Front street,