Announcements

New and Special Announcements will be posted here 

 

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The West Texas Repeater Association (WTRA) Fox Hunt has been postponed due to the “Slow-10” construction and the closure of I-10 at Sunland Park on the weekends. 

 

The traffic congestion would make it difficult and dangerous for any Fop Hunters traveling to/from/thru the west side of El Paso.

 

Announcements will go out when it is rescheduled.

             

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The National Weather Service (NWS) El Paso/Santa Teresa Office will conduct Basic SKYWARN™ Training on Friday, 18 May, from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH), 3790 Wickham Ave, in El Paso, TX.

 

The NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service to join the SKYWARN® program.  Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens.  Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches and nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.

 

This training is free and open to the public, and typically lasts about 2 hours.  You will learn:

§  Basics of thunderstorm development

§  Fundamentals of storm structure

§  Identifying potential severe weather features

§  Information to report

§  How to report information

§  Basic severe weather safety

 

 Website for more information:  https://www.weather.gov/skywarn/

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The annual Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club Tailgate (aka “Roswell Tailgate”) is coming up on Saturday, 19 May, at 7 AM at the PVARC headquarters, 403 N. Richardson in Roswell, New Mexico. 

Website:  https://www.pecosvalleyarc.com/pvarc-tailgate

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The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) is having their annual BBQ Dinner at 6 PM on Saturday, May 19, at the K5WPH Clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas.

Come out and enjoy some great BBQ and side dishes and desserts.  A $
5 donation for all you can eat BBQ!

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The El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) is holding their annual Chili Cook-off at 6 PM on Friday, 25 May, at the W5ES Clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX.

Bring out the cast iron pot, dust off Grandma’s recipe book and stir up at least a gallon of the old family secret recipe!  First and second prizes will be awarded for Hottest Chili and Best Chili.  A $ 5.00 donation allows you to sample all the entries and vote for the chili’s you like the best.  Don’t Miss It!

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The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Seventh Annual Tailgate (aka “Clovis Tailgate”) is coming up on Saturday, 26 May at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1705 W. 21st, in Clovis, NM. 

The set-up time for the Outdoor Tailgate is 7 AM, and the Tailgate starts at 8 AM.

Link to the flyer:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0ZamvKwTka3Tlc4alJpUHBiTXNNYkJBc09HOGZyaFVSOVBZ

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The El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) is holding their annual Spring Auction on Saturday, May 26th at the W5ES Clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX.

The doors open at 4:30 PM to preview the goodies, and the Auction starts at 5:30 PM.  Refreshments will be sold.

There’s a store room full of radio gear to auction off.

Bring your checkbooks and shopping list for those treasures you can’t live without.

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Start making your plans to participate in the ARRL Field Day 2018!

It’s coming up on the weekend of June 23 & 24.

For more information, go to
http://www.arrl.org/field-day

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With the RS-MS1A Android App, you can use the extended D-Star functions to exchange images, text messages, or display received D-PRS station data on a map application. 
On May 9 at 7 PM (MDT) there will be stations exchanging these pieces of information on Reflector 055D. 

The following radios use the OPC-2350LU data cable: 

ID-51A(PLUS)/(PLUS2)
ID-51A
ID-31A
IC-7100

The ID-5100, or ID-4100 radio use the Bluetooth to communicate with the APP.
There is an iOS App for the Apple Users now. Get the RS-MS1l App from the iTunes Store. The App unfortunately only supports the ID-4100 at this time.


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