Announcements

New and Special Announcements will be posted here 


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The “Amigo Net” Linked Repeater System now has an additional repeater in East El Paso (near Yarbrough and Montwood), at the home of Floyd N5RWZ.


The repeater is on 145.29(-) (100 hz PL).  Give it a try!


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October is “Elections Month” at both ham radio clubs.


The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) will be holding their election of officers on Friday, October 5 at 7 PM.


The El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) will be holding their election of officers on Friday, October 12 at 8 PM.


Vote early, and vote often!  (oh wait, wrong elections)


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Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) 60 Year Anniversary

Come help the Sun City ARC celebrate their 60 year anniversary. 

K5WPH will celebrate 60 years with an Anniversary Dinner at 6 PM on Friday, the 19th of October, at The Edge of Texas Steakhouse.

Please RSVP Sean KD6CUB at kd6cub@arrl.net as soon as possible with your menu choices and number of people attending so he can place the orders to the restaurant before the 19th of October.  

When you email, please put "SCARC 60 Year Anniversary" in the subject line.

Menu options are as follows:

- Prime Rib or Brisket
- Baked Potato or Potato Salad

All dinners include a house salad, bread, "fixings", ice tea, and water.

All dinners are $25 per person.

Please make arrangements for payment with Sean as the reservations and bill is under the SCARC.

We hope to have a good turnout and are looking forward to visiting with our fellow hams and their families. 

73'  from the Sun City ARC


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The 2018 ARRL New Mexico State Convention & Socorro Hamfest is coming up on Saturday, October 20, from 8 AM to 2 PM at the New Mexico Fire Academy, 600 Aspen St., Socorro, NM.  


Admission is free, breakfast and lunch will be available, tailgating, swap meet, and lots of great prizes!


Website with all the details is https://www.socorroara.org/socorro-hamfest/


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The West Texas Repeater Association (WTRA) will hold the last Quarterly Meeting for 2018 on Wednesday, October 24, at 7 PM at the El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX. 


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The El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) will be holding their Annual Oktoberfest Dinner on Friday, October 26, at 6 PM.   Don’t miss the gutessen und gemutlichkeit!  Sauerbraten, Bratwurst, red cabbage, Kartofelsalat and more!


Then on Saturday, October 27, W5ES will conduct their Annual Fall Auction.  Doors will open at 3:30 PM, kitchen opens at 4:30, and the Auction will start at 5:30 PM.  Radio, electronics and miscellaneous items donated or placed on consignment will be appreciated!  Please start checking your closets, garages, sheds, and attics for auction items!  The auctions are great opportunities to get some great amateur radio gear at bargain prices.


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Get your 10 meter antenna ready, pray for sunspots, and mark your calendars for the upcoming “Worked All El Paso” (WAE) contest, which is coming up the weekend of November 3rd and 4th.


The WAE started in 1936 and is believed to be the second oldest contest in Amateur Radio.


The object of the contest is to provide the opportunity for El Paso Amateur Radio Operators to exhibit their operational abilities, provide comradeship among amateur radio operators, and provide information and contacts for the WAE certificate.

Any amateur radio operator licensed to operate in the 10 meter band and is a bona fide resident of El Paso County, Texas.


All El Paso Hams are welcome and encouraged to register and work the band from clubhouse or home.  Register early!  The entry fee is only $2.  An awards banquet will be held in January to award 1st & 2nd place trophies plus awards for QCWA, Most DX contacts, and YL winner.


More details at https://www.qsl.net/w5es/1_0/1_5.html.  Also monitor the evening nets and the Friday club meetings for more details.


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And on a final note, don’t forget that Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day.


If you haven’t yet registered to vote, or you want to vote early to avoid the long lines on November 6, all the information you will need for El Paso County is at https://epcountyvotes.com/


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