From the Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club:
KK5W is participating in this year’s
Museum Ships Weekend. June 1-2, 2013. Our call sign, KK5W will be credited
as a contact with both WW II Submarine USS Cavalla and Destroyer Escort USS
Stewart. Visit our web page for more information, www.bvarcmswe.org. We
will be operating from Seawolf Park in Galveston, Texas, NA-143.
Frequencies as follows:
Amateur radio operators in the Galveston - Houston area are
cordially invited to participate. You can sign up on the web page if you
would like to operate KK5W during the event at Seawolf Park.
KK5W will also host two VHF Nets for Houston-Galveston amateurs to contact
the local museum ships using the WA5CYI repeater 146.94 (-) PL 167.9 on
Saturday and Sunday from 11AM - 1 PM Local time. We are anticipating the
USS Texas (NA5DV), Elissa (N5E), and the Grandcamp/High Flyer Memorial
(AC0TX) will be on the net.
Operation on OSCAR satellites is planned for daytime passes on Saturday,
A balloon launch is scheduled for Saturday morning,
For the second year, KK5W is sponsoring the Texas Navy Award.
This year’s Texas Navy Fleet is expanded to include:
USS Cavalla and USS Stewart – KK5W
USS Texas – NA5DV
Tall Ship Elissa – N5E
USS Lexington – W5LEX
SS High Flyer and SS Grandcamp Memorial – AC0TX
National Museum of the Pacific War – N5P
For KK5W and AC0TX, one contact counts for both ships.
Provide evidence of two way communication (log extract) with at least four
of the call signs during MSWE 2013 to earn the 2013 Texas Navy Certificate.
Work all six to earn the coveted “Clean Sweep” endorsement. Visit our web
page, www.bvarcmswe.org for information on how to claim the certificate.
k5hm [dot] ron [at] gmail [dot] comwww.qrz.com/db/k5hm
Just a reminder!! The second HamFest 2013 Workgroup meeting is this evening, Wednesday May 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 5640 Venture Ct, in Kalamazoo.
The April Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23rd.
Board meetings are held on the Tuesday evening following the General Membership meetings, at 6:30 PM and are held at the Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 5640 Venture Ct. In Kalamazoo.
Will be held on Thursday, April 18th at it’s regular time and place, the Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 5640 Venture Ct., off Venture Dr. in Kalamazoo. Doors should be open by 6:30 PM and the business portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. The program scheduled for the evening “Antennas and Feed-lines” has been postponed due to illness! We may be able to line up something else by then, so come and check it out!!
A number of members have put in a number of hours cleaning and shining up the radio room, so make sure and take a look while you’re there!