Apr 01

ARRL Field Day 2014

Field Day is fastly approaching on us! Mark June 28-29th in you calendars! More details to come soon, but the location will be at the Brian Bachmanmnn Community Park (Formally know as the Southwood Valley Park – http://www.cstx.gov/index.aspx?page=552) Look forward to seeing you there.

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Feb 18

2/15/2014 Presentation – Space Station Crew Uses HAM Radio to Call Earth

If you missed February’s meeting here is a link to the presentation that was shown:


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Jan 01

2014 Officers

Our Elected Officers for 2014 are:

President: Gerald Golub – W5VUI
Vice-President: Jeremy Carter – KF5YAA
Secretary: Dennis Brunson – KF5RHE
Treasurer: Bill Fisher – W5WMF

We hope to see all of you at our Lunch meeting this month. For more information click here.


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Jun 25

Field Day

Field day was a great success. Thanks to everyone who was able to participate this year.
If you didn’t get to, start making plans for next year.

de K5ZY

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Jun 13

Field Day is just around the corner.

Hello Folks,

I hope everyone is gearing up for this years field day event.
W5BCS will be operating from Veteran’s Park in College Station.
The contest part of field day goes from 1pm local Sat. until 1pm local Sun.
Several things are planned during the day.
Set up and operation of the stations.
VE session.
Silent Auction.
Trade table.
Boy Scout activities.

So come out and join the fun.

de K5ZY

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Nov 29

Upcoming Christmas Parade

The BCS Christmas Parade is coming up this Sunday, December 2nd and the area hams for many years have been volunteering to help with the logistics of the parade.

Please view the event page here: BCS Christmas Parade

We may be short on help so if you know of any non-hams to recruit please do so.

Should you have any questions please call or email.

Thanks in advance

Ron Hambric

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Oct 18

Press Release: Jamboree on the Air

On October 19th-21st, two local amateur radio clubs will help out the Boy Scouts of America with their annual Jamboree On The Air. Both the Bryan Amateur Radio Club and Texas A&M Amateur Radio Club will converge on the Bovay Scout Ranch, on the south edge of Navasota, just off of Highway-6. On Saturday, the ‘hams’ will spend 8 hours, getting Cub Scouts on the air.

This 55th annual national Jamboree, which is closed to the public, will allow cub scouts to talk to each other across the local area, state, nation, and even overseas, using ham radio. The federally licensed hams will serve as control operators for the stations, and as ‘Elmers’, or mentors, for the Cubs. This exercise will introduce the scouts to the ways in which ham radio is useful in emergencies, such as hurricanes, using portable equipment in remote locations.

Last year, the Jamboree involved 750,000 participants and over 6.000 ham radio stations at Jamboree sites. Roughly 400 Cubs will be involved in Saturday’s Navasota event.

Over the 55 years of the event’s history, technology used in the Jamboree has progressed from Morse Code with wire antennas, to voice, to Amateur TV, to digital data. This year, there will be ten sites in the state of Texas. The Navasota event will operate four radio stations, from high frequencies through VHF and UHF frequencies. One station will employ amateur TV. Also, a station with overseas capability, will employ a high-gain beam-type high-frequency antenna on a 50-foot trailer-mounted tower. This particular antenna is also used locally in regional response, such as weather emergencies.

One hands-on activity at Navasota will be a ‘fox hunt’, where the ‘fox’ is someone with a hand-held radio who is lost. Each Cub involved will carry a light-weight directionfinding antenna with his hand-held radio. They will track down the ‘fox’, to learn how a radio search operates. This is one of the most-fun events.

The Bryan Amateur Radio Club, will be using its call-sign, W5BCS. The Texas A&M Club has one of the oldest university call-signs in the U.S., being W5AC.


Jamboree On The Air: http://www.scouting.org/jota.aspx
Bovay Scout Ranch: http://www.samhoustonbsa.org/bovay.php
Bryan Amateur Radio Club: https://www.bryanarc.org/
Texas A&M Amateur Radio Club: http://w5ac.tamu.edu/

Download this Press Release

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Oct 11

W5BCS Particapting in Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air

The Bryan Amateur Radio Club (W5BCS), along with the Texas A&M Amateur Radio Club (W5AC) will be participating in the Boy Scout’s annual Jamboree on the Air during their Fun and Son event.

Jamboree on the Air Web Site

A Link to Our Calendar (Location Information Here): Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air

Jamboree on the Air Flyer

The scouts are providing 4 canopies, tables and chairs for our use.

And did I mention they will also provide our meals.
They are looking at having 400 Cub Scouts and at least one family member with each.
The first group of 200 scouts will starting arriving Friday afternoon and have their activities
on Saturday morning 8am to 12 noon and a second group of around 200 scouts will arrive
around noon Saturday. Their activities will start at 2pm and end at 6 pm . These Cub Scouts
will mostly be in the first through the third grade but we could have older ones and this
could be their first camp out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 18

HSMM-MESH Presentation

Bill (KF5AZU) and Paul (KF5JIM) from the Texas A&M Club (W5AC) gave a very informative presentation about HSMM-MESH Network.

For a copy of their presentation, click here: HSMM-MESH Presentation.

For more information, visit: http://www.hsmm-mesh.org/

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Aug 15

August Meeting Location

This month’s meeting and testing session will be at the same location as July’s.

Links to Events on Web Site (Maps to Location in each):

Someone will be on Location monitoring the 680 repeater (W5BCS) to guide anyone that may get lost.
Information on the USDA:

2881 F and B Road
College Station

The conference room is located in the main building just as you pull into the USDA Lot. Park up front and then enter the building. The conference room is right up the stairs as you enter the building.

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