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The Mesilla Valley Radio Club in Las Cruces MVRC is needing some 1 & 5/8 inch foam Andrews Hardline to build a 6M suck out filter for a new 6M repeater.  We need a total of 8 pieces at least 5 feet long.  So scraps and short pieces of at least 5 feet are acceptable.

Any way we can get it.   Beg, borrow, buy or steal.   I am sure there is some loose around the area.  We just need to find the guy who has it.  So look in your antenna coax pile and see if you have some for us.

Contact Dave Hassall WA5DJJ EMAIL: dhassall@zianet.com or phone (575) 640-2195.

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A VE session was held on Wednesday, 29 November at the Coronado Masonic Lodge No. 1406, 4001 Gibson Veck Road.  This was after several weeks of classes that Ed KD5MFS and Sean KD6CUB had conducted on Wednesday evenings over the past weeks.

We now have 5 new hams in El Paso area! 


- Charles Simien
- Luis Terrazas
- Laura Terrazas Masterson
- Stephen Mulhern
- Sarundas Burreckis

The remainder of the class will test at the next K5WHP VE session on Saturday, January 6, 2018.


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The El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) is holding their annual Christmas Potluck on Friday, December 8 6 PM at the W5ES clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave, El Paso, TX. 

Paul AE5OJ will provide a ham, and all attendees are requested to bring your favorite side dish or dessert. 
Please bring nonperishable food donations for the El Paso Rescue Mission.  A gift exchange will be held.  Please limit gifts to $20 or less.  Come out and enjoy this Christmas food and fellowship with other Ham and their families.

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The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) is holding their annual Christmas Potluck & White Elephant Auction on Friday, December 15 at 7 PM at the K5WPH Clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas.

Please bring a food dish and/or dessert for the potluck dinner, and an unmarked wrapped gift (suitable for a man, woman, child, etc.) for the White Elephant fundraising auction.

Also don’t forget to wear your “Ugly Christmas Sweater”.

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The fourth annual New Mexico TechFest, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event organized by Rocky Mountain Ham Radio - New Mexico, will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  This unique event will be a day of quality presentations, demonstrations, and instruction provided by some of New Mexico’s leading technical hams on a variety of emerging and relevant topics within amateur radio to advance and expand attendees’ technical knowledge, facilitate collaboration, and discuss ideas with one another.

TechFest is open to all interested hams and will occur at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Event Center located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.  Admission is $10; online registration will open January 6, when the event’s presentation lineup is announced.

*** CALL FOR TECHFEST PRESENTATIONS: Presentations on emerging and relevant amateur radio technical topics, techniques, and applications are being sought for the 2018 New Mexico TechFest.  Presentations will generally be 50 minutes in total length. Hams interested in presenting should submit abstracts about their proposed topic for consideration by January 1st. Visit the New Mexico TechFest website noted below for submission details and key dates.

A limited number of AC-powered tables will also be provided at TechFest for attendees wishing to conduct ham-related technology/project demonstrations or short posterboard presentations at various times throughout the event.  Hams interested in participating in this aspect of TechFest should likewise submit an abstract describing their proposed demonstration/posterboard for consideration by January 1st.

Additional details about the New Mexico TechFest, for both attendees as well as potential presenters, (including a printable event flyer suitable for posting on ham listserves, your club’s website, or your club’s newsletter) can be found at:

http://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest

ARRL New Mexico Section
Section Manager: Edward A James, KA8JMW
ka8jmw@arrl.org

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There will not be an El Paso D-Star Net on December 25, 2017 or January 1, 2018.


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Microsoft Releases December 2017 Security Updates
12/12/2017 03:29 PM EST

Original release date: December 12, 2017

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft's December 2017 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.


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