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 Upcoming Events

 Club Meeting: First Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m. (For more information)
 Weekly Radio Net: Every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on 146.960 (-) PL 123.0 (For more information)

 

Belton 2019 4th of July Parade
The Belton 4th of July Parade will be held on Thursday, July 4th at 10:00 a.m.  Volunteers are needed to assist with coordinating the line-up of the 300+ entries and to direct them along the parade route. If you are interested in helping with the event contact Joe Mayer, N5JWM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.  A HT and a yellow traffic vest are required.  Communications will be over the W5AMK repeater in Belton on 147.300(+), PL 123.0. 

N5ZXJ Repeater Off Air
The N5ZXJ, 145.310 repeater will be off the air for an unspecified period of time.  Until further notice, the Central Texas Amateur Radio Net will be held over the W5AMK repeater in Gatesville, on 146.960  (-) PL 123.0.  

HamEXPO Spring 2019 & Amateur Radio Test Session
It's that time of the year again!  In conjunction with HamExpo, amateur radio license testing will take place in the main building of the Bell County Expo center, on the 2nd floor, sponsored by the Central Texas Amateur Radio Club. Testing will be on Saturday, April 6th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending when all applicants have been tested, sometime around 11:00 a.m. Since the test session is in conjunction with the very popular HamExpo, we anticipate between 25 and 50 people at the session.  Prior registration is not required.  Two forms of ID are required, a photo ID and one other form of ID. The test fee will be $15.00.  Good Luck and have fun at HamEXPO! 

For more information on HamEXPO, sponsored by Temple Amateur Radio Club visit: HamEXPO!

SKYWARN Spotter Training Schedule 2019

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Worth started their SKYWARN Spotter training classes in January.  The complete NWS-Fort Worth Office training schedule can be viewed here: SKYWARN Spotter Training Schedule 2019.  For those interested in attending sessions offered by the NWS-Austin/San Antonio office, check their webpage  NWS Austin/San Antonio SKYWARN 2019.  

The NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service and access to communication, such as HAM radio, to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include private citizens, police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS personnel and public utility workers. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.