Special Events


Wednesday, September 18 - WX5ELP SKYWARN Net - The net will begin at 6:45 PM for Luna County, we will call for your reports on the 146.82 repeater, then on to Grant county and the 145.145 repeater, followed with Sierra County on 146.76 repeater. Next up will be El Paso and Otero County on the Amigo Link repeaters. Hudspeth County can link to the Amigo Link repeater via Allstar. Then over to Dona Ana county on the 146.64 repeater after the Mesilla Valley Net has ended.

Friday – Sunday, September 20 – 22 - 2019 – The 2019 Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest and Convention - Isleta Resort & Casino, 11000 Broadway Southeast, Albuquerque, NM - https://www.dukecityhamfest.org/

Friday, September 20 - Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) Program Night - 7 PM at the K5WPH Clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas.

Saturday, September 21 - QCWA Luncheon Meeting - 11 AM at the Golden Corral.  The El Paso Chapter #64 of QCWA has a monthly luncheon meeting on the third Saturday of each month at 11 AM (lunch) and 12 PM (meeting) at the Golden Corral located near the intersection of the North-South Freeway (US 54 South) and Transmountain Road (Woodrow Bean) next to the Wal-Mart store in Northeast El Paso.

Wednesday, September 25 - RS-MS1A ANDROID APP NET - 7:30 PM on Reflector 055D.

Friday, September 27 - El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) Tech Night  Meeting - 6 PM at the W5ES Clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX.  Program will be on building Tape Measure Antennas.

Saturday, September 28 – There will be a Broadband Hamnet (BBHN) meeting held in Nations Tobin, Todd Ware, Skyline Optimist Youth, Sue Young and Veterans Parks simultaneously via the Broadband MESH equipment from 10 to 11 AM.  We will use the video from the cameras and a conference call with the telephones as well as live chat with D-RATS for the meeting.  All are welcome to attend.  After the meeting we will all meet in Sue Young Park for a Hot Wash.  Come early and claim your tree.  After the BBHN meeting there will be an ARES Orientation for those who are interested in becoming an ARES member.

Saturday, September 28 - Pico-balloon Launch from Sue Young Park in NE El Paso.  The balloon is a 36-inch Mylar party balloon and the payload is a 12.9 gram Skytracker.  The payload has a GPS and an APRS transmitter (W5ELP-11) on board.  It transmits its position every 2 minutes on the 144.39 MHz APRS frequency and 10 seconds later on 144.34 MHz APRS.  The flight can be followed on aprs.fi.  Any updates and more specific times will be announced as the launch date gets closer.

Friday, October 4 - Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) Business Meeting - 7 PM at the K5WPH Clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas.

Saturday, October 5 – VE Testing at W5ES - The El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) holds test sessions at 9 AM on the first non-holiday Saturday of every even month (February, April, June, August, October and December).  Sessions are held at the W5ES clubhouse, located at 2100 San Diego (at the corner of Cotton and San Diego streets).  Walk-ins are not only welcome but encouraged.  Bring photo ID, copies of any CSCE's, your license and a copy of your license.  WE MUST SEND IN A COPY OF YOUR LICENSE!!!  For more information please call Clay, K5TRW @ (915) 859-5502.

Wednesday, October 9 – West Texas Repeater Association (WTRA) Quarterly Meeting – 7 PM at the El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) Clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX. 

Friday, October 11 - El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) Business Meeting - 7 PM at the W5ES Clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX. 

Monday, October 14 – Columbus Day Holiday

Friday, October 18 - Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) Tech Night - 7 PM at the K5WPH Clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas.

Friday thru Sunday, October 18 thru 20 – Boy Scouts of America Jamboree-on-the-Air.  Website https://www.scouting.org/jota/

Saturday, October 19 – Socorro Hamfest – 8 AM to 2 PM at the New Mexico Fire Fighters Academy, Socorro, NM.  https://www.socorroara.org/socorro-hamfest/

Friday, October 25 - El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) Oktoberfest Dinner - 6 PM at the W5ES Clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX.

Saturday, October 26 - El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) Annual Auction – 5:30 PM at the W5ES Clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX.