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.

    Wednesday, September 17 - "Hurricane Party" at the The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) - 6:30 PM.  Thanks to the predicted heavy rain from Hurricane Odile, there are plans brewing for a “Hurricane Party” on Wednesday evening, September 17, starting around 6:30 PM at the Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) clubhouse.  For a Hurricane Party, we simulate being in a hurricane and having no power, so everyone brings flashlights, candles, lanterns, etc, and some light snacks/food to share.  This will be a social get-together, and everyone is welcome to attend (spouses too!).  If you have any ideas of something to eat or fun activities that could done during a hurricane inflicted power outage, bring them to the party!  As the clubhouse has backup power, the ham station will be operational!  

    Friday, September 19 – The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) Program Night - 7 PM at the K5WPH clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas.  The program is on the Ham Radio Deluxe Software, and will be presented and demonstrated by Ray AK9B.  Everyone is welcome to attend

    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 at least 4 days in advance (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.  They will also have breakfast available, and will be cooking up eggs, bacon pancakes, and maybe some breakfast burritos!  There is no charge to attend or sell anything, and everyone is welcome to attend.

    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 W5ES clubhouse is located at 2100 San Diego (at the corner of Cotton and San Diego).   They will have PIZZA!  All You Can Eat for a $ 5.00 donation!  There will also be a presentation by The Red Cross on Emergency Preparedness Month.  They will also raffle off a new ALINCO DR-635T, VHF/UHF twin band FM transceiver donated by Clay K5TRW.  The funds will be donated to the Rescue Mission at the November Thanksgiving dinner.  Tickets will be $2 each and 3 for $5.

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

    Wednesday, October 1 - General License Classes start.  The classes will be held each Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM thru the end of November at the Reliance Outdoor Supply on 1060 Doniphan Park Circle, which is near Sunland Park and Doniphan in west El Paso.  There will be a VE exam at the end of the class.  The classes are open to anyone who wants to attend.  The classes are free, but students will need the ARRL General License book, which will be available for purchase at Reliance for around $29 plus tax.  If anyone has questions, they can email Sean at kd6cub@arrl.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.