Mall Watch 2017

Mall Watch 2017 begins on November 24th. All are invited to participate. If you are interested, please view the training below. This slideshow is the presentation given to W5HRC club members on Saturday November 11.

Once you have gone through the training presentation, you can signup for a shift here. We have many shifts you can sign up for, and all hours count towards the Hurst VIA program.

We are looking forward to another great year, and if you have any questions or updates such as not being able to work a shift you signed up for, please email us at .

Signup form: https://w5hrc.org/mallwatch

October 2017 Technician Licensing Class

The time has come again for us to hold our Technician licensing class for those interested in taking the steps to become an Amateur Radio operator. This class is open to all that are interested.

If you are interested, please visit our signup page here. This gives your instructors the information needed to get you started in this great hobby. The information you need to know can be found below:

  • Where: Hurst Fire Station #2, 837 W. Pipeline Road, Hurst Texas 76053. We will be upstairs, in a secured area, so you will need to use the doorbell and someone will come to escort you up.
  • When: October 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 12th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
  • Cost: The cost of the class is FREE. There is an expense for the book ($20-$25), plus a $14 VEC exam session fee that does apply.
  • Materials: You will need the following book from W5YI, Amazon, or any other retailer. The price ranges from $20-$25 most places: http://www.w5yi.org/catalog_details.php?pid=76

We hope to see you there. This is a fun and interactive class that covers all of the theory. It is designed to help you with visualizing the why’s and how’s of ham radio. This class is a supplement to the book, requires that you still study the book. If you do you part in studying, we will do ours in making sure you are ready to pass the Technician level test.

73’s <-(We cover what that means too)

Echolink: KM5HT-R is now W5HRC-R

As we continuously work to consolidate the W5HRC “brand” within the club, little things come together every so often. Recently the W5HRC callsign was validated with Echolink successfully, and so our current 442.850 machine’s Echolink callsign has been changed to W5HRC-R.

Thank you Steve, KM5HT for allowing us to use your callsign as our Echolink callsign for years.

You can find more information  about our repeaters and Echolink on our Club Info and Repeaters page.