Amateur Radio Equipment Resources

Where to buy amateur radio equipment and supplies?

Ham Radio Outlet One of their 13 stores is in Plano, TX

Universal Radio


Main Trading Company

Texas Towers They also have a location in Plano, TX

The Wireman


ISP Supplies (Not amateur radio but, they have a lot of tower, mast and antenna hardware. And, a location in College Station!

Amateur Radio Supplies

Ham City

DX Engineering

R&L Electronics

Grapevine Amateur Radio

Pacific Antenna

QRP Labs

Antique Electronic Supply

Surplus Sales of Nebraska

Electronic Parts Outlet

KF7P Metalwerks

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Resources regarding stealth antennas.

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August club meeting

Thanks to everyone who came out for our August meeting. Good attendance and lots of participation. The VE team was present beforehand to administer tests. I believe there was 100% pass rate consisting of two new Technicians, two Generals and, one Extra. We also recognized our outgoing club secretary, Matthew Barry. Matt has provided outstanding service to our club and we will miss him while he is away working on his new calling.

By an assent vote of club members in attendance, we also accepted Trent Owens as club secretary for the remaining time of this term. My thanks to both of these gentlemen as great examples of the volunteerism that makes this club successful.

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DMR Guide

For those of you who are interested in DMR amateur radio, here’s the latest edition of the Amateur Radio Guide to Digital Mobile Radio.

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Field Day 2019!

  • Field Day is this Weekend!
    • You won’t want to miss the fun:
    • If you’d like to help with Field Day setup this Saturday, start time is at 08:00 CDT at Brian Bachmann Park.
    • Radio operations start at 13:00 CDT.
    • You can let us know when you can be there to make contacts for the event using one of several stations.  This poll uses an online polling service called Doodle.  Just click on this link and enter your name or call sign in the “Enter your name” field.  After that, choose the times you will be there to help operate our radio positions.
    • VE Testing at 15:00 CDT.
    • Dinner at 18:00 CDT
      • Smoked brisket and beans
      • Side dishes and desserts, pot luck; bring something to share!
      • Tickets are $10 and available at the door.
    • Prize drawings after dinner.
    • We always need plenty of help disassembling and stowing Field Day equipment.  Stop by Brian Bachmann Park at 13:00 this Sunday and lend a hand.  The more the better.

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Location for next meeting:

Heart of Texas Red Cross  4244 Boonville RD, Bryan, TX

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April, 2019 Radio-in-the-Park

If you weren’t able to attend our recent Radio-in-the-Park event, we missed you! Lots of fun and good attendance. Several brought HF radios and I had a DMR mobile radio there. There were two hidden transmitters on two meters that provided a modest challenge to those interest in a “fox hunt.” We saw some unique direction-finding equipment.

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Radio In The Park is this Sat plus a Fox Hunt

RITP is a “go” for this Sat the 27th starting at 10am. See prior post below for more info. Also we have decided to add in a fox hunt as well around 12-1230 so bring your DF gear for that. Hope to see you out there.

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Radio In The Park Rescheduled

Looks like weather is still going to be a bit nasty for Saturday April 13th so it is best to reschedule the RITP event. Was holding out to see if the foul weather was going to be bumped up or back but its still holding on to being a problem on Sat. So we’ll try again on Sat April 27th starting at 10am or so.

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Meeting location

Please note the location of this month’s meeting: The Salvation Army, Bryan/College Station, 2506 Cavitt AVE, Bryan, TX 77801

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