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, April 25 – W5ES Chili Cook-off - 6 PM at the W5ES clubhouse, 2100 San Diego (at the corner of Cotton and San Diego). Competitors will submit 1 gallon of their favorite chili. Awards will be given for Best Chili and Hottest Chili. Come join the fun! 

    Saturday, April 26 – The West Texas Repeater Association (WTRA) is holding another “Fox Hunt”. It will start at 1 PM at a location to be announced on the Monday night repeater net. When the hunt is over, everyone will meet at a nearby restaurant for a meal. All hams and their families are invited to take part in this transmitter hunt as well as the meal afterwards. 

    Sunday, April 27 - Mesilla Valley Radio Club (Las Cruces) Bean Feed – starting at 7 am at the MVRC Club House, 6609 Jefferson, Las Cruces NM. Admission is free - including tailgating. Coffee and Doughnuts – Chile bean plate with drink for $5.00. Commercial Radio Vendors are scheduled – S.W. Antenna. VE session. More information on their website,

    Friday, May 2 – K5WPH Business Meeting - 7 PM at the Sun City Amateur Radio Club, 3709 Wickham Ave, El Paso, Texas.  

    Saturday, May 3 – The Mega “20” Reunion – all day at Conchas Dam, NM. All NM5ML users are invited! Start time early till-whenever. Bring your own food and drinks. This is our thank you to Paul and Betty Choc, for 20 years of radio coverage across N.M. Sponsored by Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club. Call in Freq 147.36+ 100 tone at the Lake. Questions contact K5UOT at 575-607-5009.

    Saturday, May 3 - 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, May 9 - El Paso Amateur Radio Club (W5ES) Regular Meeting – 8 PM - 2100 San Diego Ave El Paso, TX.  

    Saturday, May 10 - No Host Amateur Breakfast – 8 AM at the Tejas Cafe, 9757 Dyer St, El Paso, TX

    Saturday, May 17- 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.

    Saturday, May 17 - The Sun City Amateur Radio Club Annual BBQ – 6 PM at the K5WPH clubhouse, 3709 Wickham Ave., El Paso, Texas. $5 for all you can eat great BBQ! 

    Friday, May 23 – El Paso Amateur Radio Club Italian Dinner - 6 PM at the W5ES clubhouse, 2100 San Diego (at the corner of Cotton and San Diego).