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.

2017 Field Day Results

2017 Field Day Results
Submitted via the Web on 7/8/17
QSO Summary
BandCWPwr(W)DigitalPwr(W)PhonePwr(W)
80m00002150
40m271500046150
20m61500040150
GOTA000045
Total33-0-92-
QSO MethodCWDigitalPhoneTotal
Total QSOs33092125
Total Points66 *092158
158 x 2316
Bonus Points:
DescriptionPointsMethod
100% Emergency power300No Commercial Power Used
Media Publicity100Reported to Star Telegram
Public Location100Hurst Community Park
Public Information Table100
Natural power QSOs100Solar Power
Site Visit100Elected Official
Site Visit100Hurst FD Chief Palla
Youth participation20Jordan, KG5DLI
1 Youth operators0
1 Youth participants0
GOTA Bonus0Four Operators
Submitted via the Web50Web Submission
Social media100Facebook/Twitter
Safety officer100Greg, KA9SUU
Total Bonus Points1170
GOTA Bonus: No CoachQSOsPoints
Carrie, KD5YIZ40
EarnedBonusTotal
31611701486
* 2 x Muliplier Qualification