The Big Bend Amateur Radio Club 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. Join us at our monthly meeting or on the air via one of our weekly nets.
Ham Estate Sale October 24 Noon to 5pm
An estate sale for Tom Gius N5NYZ will feature Ham radio gear during this time slot. This is a golden opportunity as there are hundreds of radio gear items and thousands of parts all priced to sell. Stereo gear is also available .
For details and 21 pictures, there is a special page for this estate. Highly recommended.
Dick W5DWI Has Died
A BBARC member, Dick W5DWI, died October 17.
Bill Brooks KE5OG SK
The October issue of QST has long term member of BBARC Bill Brooks KE5OG listed with Silent Keys on page 97. Bill was the newsletter editor and EchoLink server operator for the club.
Find it here…
New Alpine Frequency
Alpine has a new frequency to access the club’s repeater system. It is an odd configuration and is only in test mode at this time, but as we work out the details, we hope we can make it permanent.
The frequency is 446.150 SIMPLEX with 146.2 PL tone. Do note, as you try to program your radios for this frequency, most modern radios may try to use an offset transmit frequency for 446.150. You will likely have to force the SIMPLEX operation. FULL STORY HERE