Special Events

    Here's some of the upcoming Amateur Radio related Special Events and Activities in the area.

     View the Calendar for a complete list of all local meetings, events, and local repeater nets.  This is a Google based calendar that you can link to your personal calendar.
     
    Look at the Repeater NetsHF Nets, and Simplex Nets pages for daily and weekly recurring nets.
     
    El Paso Ham Radio phone line – (915) 239-5128

     
    If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail newsletter of area ham radio events and news, please send an e-mail to John KA5TRQ at ka5trq@elp.rr.com and he'll add you to the e-mail list.


    Friday, August 29 – The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) “5th Friday” - 6 PM at the K5WPH clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas.    This will be a “Movie Night”.  Movie to be announced.


    Saturday, August 30 – Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club 30th Annual HAMFEST - Starting at 7 AM at the Otero County Fairgrounds in Alamogordo, New Mexico.  Website with all the updated details is http://www.qsl.net/k5lrw/hamfest.htm


    Friday, September 5 – The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) Business Meeting - 7 PM at the K5WPH clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas. 


    Saturday, September 6 – VE Testing at K5WPH – 9 AM.  The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) holds VE test sessions the first Saturday of every odd month (January, March, May, July, September, and November).  The K5WPH Clubhouse is located at 3709 Wickham Ave, El Paso, Texas.  Doors will be closed at 9 AM and testing will begin shortly after.  The cost of the test is $15.00 and each applicant will need a photo ID, photocopy plus original of their license plus any CSCE for any passed elements.  Walk-ins are welcome.


    Friday, September 12 – El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) Program Night at 7 PM and Business Meeting at 8 PM.  The program this month is on D-STAR.  The W5ES clubhouse is located at 2100 San Diego (at the corner of Cotton and San Diego).  Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14 - Annual "Summits-on-the-Air" Activity Weekend.  Check SOTAWATCH.org to spot who is on which mountain.  Summits are numbered, and you can hover your cursor over the number to see the name and point value for each summit.  Expect the website to show activity near 7.032, 7.185, 10.110, 14.342, 18.095, 18.155, 21.350, 24.905, 24.955, 28.420, 146.52, 446.00, and 61 Khz up from the bottom of 20, 15, and 10 meters CW.  


    Saturday, September 13 – No Host Amateur Breakfast – 8 AM at the Tejas Café


    Friday, September 19 – The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) Program Night - 7 PM at the K5WPH clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas. 


    Saturday, September 20 – Technician and General Class License Review and VE Session – 8:30 AM (Review) and 2 PM (VE Exam) at the W5ES clubhouse, 2100 San Diego (at the corner of Cotton and San Diego).  This is a 4 – 5 hour course in a format of the old Jeopardy Quiz Program followed by VE testing.  The classes will start at 8:30 AM and VE sessions will start at 2 PM.  Anyone planning to take these courses are asked to pre-register with Clay (call 915-859-5502 or email CEMERT@elp.rr.com).


    Saturday, September 20 – The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) Tailgate - 7 AM at the K5WPH clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas. 


    Saturday, September 20 - 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 1100 AM (lunch) and 12:00 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.  All hams, friends and family are invited.


    Friday, September 26 – El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) Dinner Meeting - 6 PM.  The menu for this Dinner Meeting is Pizza.  The W5ES clubhouse is located at 2100 San Diego (at the corner of Cotton and San Diego).  Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28 – Texas QSO Party - http://txqp.net/


    Saturday, October 18 - 2014 Socorro Hamfest - 8 AM to 2 PM at the New Mexico Fire Fighters Academy, 600 Aspen Street, Socorro, NM 87801.  Website http://socorroara.org/hamfest.html.




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