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.
CTARC Wednesday, January 2nd Meeting Cancelled
Attention CTARC Members, tonight's (Wednesday, January 2nd) club meeting has been cancelled. It has been decided to cancel tonight's CTARC Meeting due to weather conditions and the potential for icy road conditions later this evening. Stay safe and warm tonight at home. Of interesting note, last years January meeting was also cancelled due to potential icy conditions.