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, July 10 - El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) – Program on Soldering at 6 PM and Business Meeting at 8 PM at the W5ES clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX.  They will be giving tips on good soldering techniques and have small kits available to practice for those interested.

Saturday, July 11 - No Host Amateur Breakfast – 8 AM at the Tejas Cafe, 9757 Dyer St, El Paso, TX

Saturday, July 11 - The Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) holds VE test sessions the first non-holiday 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.

Tuesday, July 14 – West Texas Repeater Association (WTRA) Quarterly Meeting – 7 PM at the K5WPH clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave.

Friday, July 17 -
Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) Program Night – 7 PM at the K5WPH clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas.  This will be the annual SKYWARN Training by the National Weather Service.   All hams are welcome to attend.

Saturday, July 18 – Technician 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, July 18 - QCWA Luncheon Meeting - 11 AM at the Golden Corral.  The El Paso Chapter #64 of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (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.

Monday, July 20 - Art Bell, W6OBB, will be returning to broadcasting on the Internet on July 20th on the Dark Matter Digital Network.  He will be also on shortwave at 5085 kHz with 100,000 watts which is easily heard in the El Paso area.  The show is now called “Midnight in the Desert” and will broadcast LIVE from 9pm to Midnight Pacific, Monday thru Friday.  You can listen via the website, http://darkmatterradio.net/ or use an app on your smartphone or tablet. Currently you can listen via the TuneIn app.  Install TuneIn from your App store and search for Dark Matter Radio and you’ll be listening to the current schedule of shows.

Friday, July 24 – El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) Mexican Dinner – 6 PM - The W5ES clubhouse is located at W5ES clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX.  They will feature a repeat of the popular game, “RADIO”.

Friday, July 31 – Sun City Amateur Radio Club (K5WPH) “5th Friday” – 6 PM at the K5WPH clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas.