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Who We Are:

The Big Bend Amateur Radio Club (BBARC) is based in Alpine, Texas and covers the entire Big Bend area of west Texas. The club is open to anyone interested in amateur radio activities.


 

WA5ROE
PRESIDENT
Bob Ward - WA5ROE

 


KB5R
VICE PRESIDENT
Rusty Hermand - KB5R

 


ANNUAL BALLOON BASH
August 30-31 and September 1, 2014

The annual Balloon Bash over the Labor Day weekend is coming up in a little over 3 weeks. It is scheduled for Saturday through Monday, August 30-31 and September 1. It will be held at the Alpine Municipal Airport, beginning each morning as soon as there is sufficient daylight, and when weather conditions are acceptable for launching the hot air balloons.
The BBARC Communications Van will be parked at the airport and used for net control operations. It will be necessary to have enough ham operators present to have a net control operator and a spotter at the airport to alert net control of each balloon liftoff and its identity. There will also need to be as many operators as possible to track balloons to there landing locations and to advise balloon ground crews as to the best possible access to the landing locations. Some of the balloons will land on private property and gate and road information will need to be given to the ground crews.
As soon as possible, please advise Bob WA5ROE or Bill W5NPR as to which days you can be available for the event. Remember, it is a three day event and help is needed all three days.
Thanks.
Bill W5NPR¬


Buena Suerte 50 Mile and Quick Silver 30 k Ultra Run in Primitive Big Bend Ranch State Park, Sunday, January 18, 2015, MLK Weekend.
http://www.bigbend50.com

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June 15, 2014
W5ATO trying to find his car keys at Elephant Mountain. Or improving the grounding. I forget which 8-)
W5ATO


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Sorry -- the article about the surplus equipment silent auction had last month's list of equipment. 
Here is the list of equipment for this month:
Sencore Universal Video Analyser
MFH 624D Telepatch II
Motorola Pulse Generator
Radio Shack 22-504 power supply, 13.8V, 3 Amp
Astron SL-14M power supply, 13.8 VDC, 7 Amp
Remember, the highest bid of at least $1 wins the item (silent auction at the end of the meeting).
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New additions to the ARCHIVES.
Club Meeting Minutes
Ham Radio Practice Exams from KD0FNR
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When We Meet:

BBARC club meetings are held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month at the West Texas National Bank building at 101 East Avenue E in downtown Alpine. Meetings start at 7:30pm local (CST). Local talk-in frequency is 146.720 MHZ, minus split, 146.2 CTCSS.


 

W5NPR
SECRETARY
Bill Roberts - W5NPR

 


 

N5MVV
TREASURER
Angie Otoupal - N5MVV

 


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