|Event||Date||Details / Comments|
|Big Bend Ultra Run||January 15, 2012
||This is a 10k/25k/50k foot race event in Big Bend National Park that began in 2005. It ran for 3 years, through 2007, then it suspended until 2011. Hosted by Fleet Feet of San Antonio, Texas, many participants come from the central and east Texas area, and further. We always have the assistance of HAMs from San Antonio and Austin area to help with this event. Visit some of them at San Antonio Hams, San Antonio, TX., and Alamo SAG Team.|
|Mas-o-Menos has become;
Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest.
Radio support is no longer needed.
|February 16-18, 2012.||One of the most popular Desert Mountain Bicycling events of the
sport, the first Big Bend Chihuahuan Desert Classic was held in Lajitas,
Texas in 1988. It evolved into the Chihuahuan Dessert Challenge and
continued through 2002. In 2004 it returned as the Mas-o-Menos 100k,
hosted by Desert Sports, and was moved to the CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International, Inc.) Chili Cook Off site just west of the Terlingua Ghost Town.
February 2009 was the last time the Mas-o-Menos was held. The course crosses through several private properties and permissions to use the road for the race have not been granted in some places. Thus, "Mas-o-Menos" is no longer an active event. However, Desert Sports still has a recreational Bike Festival in February, including a ride in the State Park. A radio safety net is no longer required for this festival, but it looks like a very extrodinary desert bike event for those who like to ride the nearly untouched wilderness. Check the Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest page for updates.
|Midland HAM Fest||March 19, 2011||Hosted by the Midland Amateur Radio Club.|
|Skywarn Workshop||March 29, 2011
7-9 PM CDT.
SRSU Campus, Alpine, TX.
Warnock Science Building,
|The National Weather Service Office out of Midland holds many of these workshops throughout West Texas during March and April.
2011 Training Schedule http://www.srh.noaa.gov/maf/?n=spotter_schedule
|Hammer Fest||April 14-15, 2012 (Very Tentative)||Competitive bicycle race held near Fort Davis, Texas. Directed by Peyton's Bikes and the Permian Basin Bicycling Association. Road race on the Scenic Loop through the Davis Mountains. There is also a Hill Climb to the top of Mt. Locke at the McDonald Observatory.
This event was chased out by what turned into one of the largest wildfires in Texas history in 2011. Winds were high when it started near Marfa, and in less than 2 hours it was surrounding Ft. Davis. Quick reactions of officials and the radio safety net crew lead to evacuating the event and participants quickly and safely.
|Big Bend Open Road Race||April 25-28, 2012||Close US Highway 285 between Ft. Stockton, TX and Sanderson, TX. and go as fast as you can. Highest average speed over the 59 mile course in 2010 was 164 MPH. Highest top speed through the official speed trap, 197 MPH.|
|Field Day||June 23-24, 2012||Fourth Full Weekend in June|
|4th of July Hamburgers in the Park||July 4th every year.||The Community of Alpine celebrates Independence Day each year with a
parade that ends at the City's Kokernot Park. There, vendors and
organizations have games and booths with food and merchandise. The
community enjoys the City Fair type activities until the fireworks show
that begins at dark.
The BBARC cooks up about 400 char-grilled hamburgers during the evening and the proceeds are used to maintain repeaters and emergency communications equipment owned by the club.
|Big Bend Balloon Bash||September 3-5, 2011|
|Cycle Fest||September 17-18, 2011||Recreational bicycle ride held near Fort Davis, Texas. Directed by Peyton's Bikes and the Permian Basin Bicycling Association. Road tour on the Scenic Loop through the Davis Mountains. There is also a Hill Climb to the top of Mt. Locke at the McDonald Observatory.|
|Terlingua Dual Sport Ride||October 22-23, 2011
No Notice for radio support.
|Motorcycle off road and trail ride held outside of Terlingua, Texas. Hosted by Trail Riders of Houston.|
|BBARC Santa Net||TBA||One evening before Christmas rolls around we pull out the club's communication van and set up in downtown Alpine, Texas and give children the chance to talk to Santa Clause on our 2-way repeater system.|
|HAM CLUBS AND REFERENCE||HAM EQUIPMENT||WEATHER||COMMUNITIES||EVENTS|
|ARRL||AES Amateur Electronic Supply||National Weather Service||Alpine, TX., City of||JAN. Big Bend Ultra Run|
|QRZ||HRO Ham Radio Outlet||Midland Weather Office||Alpine, TX. Chamber of Commerce||FEB.|
|N4MC's Vanity Call HQ||Texas Towers||Spotter Briefing||Alpine, TX. Avalanche News||MAR. Midland Hamfest|
|Alinco||Midland Radar||Big Bend National Park||MAR.-APR. Skywarn|
|Alamogordo ARC, Inc., Alamogordo, NM.||Elecraft||Satellite Loop||Ft. Davis, TX.||APR. Hammerfest|
|El Paso Amateur Radio Club, El Paso, TX.
|Kenwood||Hurricanes||Ft. Stockton, TX.||APR. Big Bend Open Road Race|
|El Paso Amateur Radio Club, El Paso, TX.
|MFJ||FIRE Incident Information Web||Lajitas, TX.||JUN. Field Day|
|Gila Amateur Radio Society, Silver City, NM.||Ten-Tec||Forecast - Alpine, TX.||Marathon, TX.||SEP. Big Bend Balloon Bash|
|Laredo Hams Amateur Radio Club, Laredo, TX.||Yaesu||Forecast - Big Bend, TX.||Marfa, TX.||SEP. Cyclefest|
|Mesilla Valley Radio Club, Las Cruces, NM.||Forecast - Del Rio, TX.||McDonald Observatory|
|Midland Amateur Radio Club, Midland, TX.||Forecast - El Paso, TX.||Sanderson, TX.|
|Forecast - Ft. Davis, TX.||Terlingua, TX.|
|San Angelo Amateur Radio Club, San Angelo, TX.||Forecast - Ft. Stockton, TX.||Terlingua Chili Cook Off|
|Alamo SAG Team||Forecast - Lajitas, TX.||Terlingua Ranch, TX.|
|San Antonio Hams, San Antonio, TX.||Forecast - Marathon, TX.||Big Bend Radio KVLF/KALP|
|Sierra Blanca Amateur Radio Club, Ruidoso, NM.||Forecast - Marfa, TX.|
|West Texas Amateur Radio Club, Odessa, TX.||Forecast - Midland/Odessa, TX.|
|West Texas Connection, Area Wide Repeater System||Forecast - Monahans, TX.|
|Forecast - Pecos, TX.|
|Forecast - San Angelo, TX.|
|Forecast - Sanderson, TX.|
|Forecast - Terlingua, TX.|
Updated Sep. 12, 2011
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