Field Day Prep. We will be having a Work Day at he Repeater site to prepare for Field Day on Saturday June 1st 8:00 am. We need all hands on deck for this event as there is lots to do. We need to Clean out the trailer, test and assemble antennas, prep the generator, and lots of other things. Please try to attend and help out
Field Day 2013 June 22-23 The club will again be operating as AI5M 1A for 2013. We will also have a 6m station operating if the band is open. The 2013 ARRL Field Day Event will be held Dolan, Tx see ourMaps Pagefor directions
The Sam Houston Amateur
Radio Klub (SHARK) held a one day Technician Class on Saturday, May 18,
2013. The class produced 9 new Technicians, thanks to all the VE's that helped make this happen Please read the Get License page for items to bring to the test
Our annual spring camp-out is now over. The members that fished all week had a really good time. We caught lots of fish when we could get out on the lake. The fish fry had a good turn out with 44 people showing up for lunch. We would like to thank everyone that took the time to come out and spend the day with us
Fish of the Week goes to KB5WXM STEPHANIE DOMINY 27lbs
The Shark club will have a work day at the repeater Saturday June 1st, to get all the equipment ready for Field Day. Please come and help out if you can
The club must say goodby to 2 of its favorite members, Stuart K5STU & Lois K5MUT are moving to North Texas, you will be missed by all, and we wish you well in your new location
The SAM HOUSTON AMATEUR RADIO KLUB celebrates its 35th year.
SHARK CLUB VE TESTING
Contact Sammy N5AF or Clyde N5IF to arrange a test session
Recent Area Upgrades and New Hams
Since our last meeting several area amateur radio operators have earned their initial amateur radio operators license or upgraded, either at a SHARK sponsored VE exam session or other VE team's test sessions.
The SHARK club congratulates the following:
KF5UWE Joseph W. McLemore - Onalaska, TX -
KF5UWF Daniel C. Frazier - Onalaska, TX -
KF5VBJ Bill P. Skipwith - Conroe, TX
- Technician *
KF5VDC John B. Lastar - Livingston, TX -
KF5VDD Donald S. Clinton -
Livingston, TX - Technician
KF5UFV Daniel V. Hilton Jr. -Livingston,
TX - Technician
KF5ULE Aaron J. Holley - Conroe, TX -
KF5ULF James R. Hill Jr. - Cleveland, TX -
KF5ULG Wess T. Jenkins - Splendora, TX -
KF5ULH Rory D. Daigre - Houston, TX -
KF5ULX Raven R. Hambrick - Onalaska, TX -
KF5ULY Conner J. Tipton - Onalaska, TX -
Allen H. Blackburn - Porter, TX - Technician
*Color denotes a SHARK sponsored VE exam session
Clyde N5IF is sending out E-mails to remind everyone of the net and various other activities, send an E-mail if you want to be on the list.
n5if "at" SBC GLOBAL DOT net
SHARK Club meeting April Meeting President Jeff McClain K5MV, Ran the meeting and conducted business, Making plans for Field day Vice President Walley Verbeck KF5BG, Gave update on the repeater check-ins Treasure Stephanie, KB5WXM. Talked about the money Club Activity Manager Al Andrews N5WWS, Discussed Field day plans Club Secretary, Brenda Andrews KB5RSH, Took minutes, and read the reports Club Chaplin, Buck Barrett, Gave the opening prayer
If you missed this meeting, please try to attend next month, until then,
"Get Active on the Air"
Membership dues for 2013 are just $25.00 for a single person, or a family membership plan for only $40.00.
If you can't make the next meeting mail your dues to the following:
PO BOX 1947
Cleveland, TX 77328
Dues for 2013 can be pro-rated for New members, contact Clyde for more info
SHARK CLUB ITEMS
Shark Club, Member Activities
We now have a SHARK SHACKS web page, send photo's and a description of your shack so we can add your photo's to the page. These can be emailed to ND5T at my firstname.lastname@example.org
We need your current projects, send a write up and photo's if possible. You do not have to be a member to submit an article.
Sammy, N5AF "Real Radio's Glow in the Dark"
Jeff, K5MV new tower and SteppIR complete, see the article on the projects page
Ron, ND5T New Tower complete with SteppIR
Jesse, KB5YC Tower installed, Hazer 2.0 Antenna is working
Al, N5WWS Tower is up with antenna's, Hazer is ready
Buck, W5EAT, Tower on the way, 7600 up and running
(see the Projects page for more info on our projects)
2012 SHARK CLUB Celebrates 35 Years
The Shark club is is now 35 years old, CONGRATS
SHARK CLUB TESTING SESSION;
For more info Contact Clyde via email "N5IF at sbcglobal dot net" or check the Get License page Pass the word to anyone wanting to test at that time for any class license. All VE's invited to attend.
146.900 (-) NO TONE N5AK
444.650 (+) NO TONE N5AK
224.780 (-) NO TONE N5AK
Weekly Net On The 146.900 Repeater Every Thursday night at 7:30pm C.D.T.
The net is normally called by our Vice president Walley KF5BG Please stop by and say hello, the net is open to all licensed operators and is very informal.
During the Net our 2M repeater will be linked to the 440 machine
Yearly membership to the club is just $25.00 and the family membership is $40.00. This money is used to sponsor the repeaters as well as to provide for the various needs of the club. Contact Clyde (N5IF) or come by one of our meetings to get more information on becoming a member.
To Join now, download the following and mail to the address at the top of the page along with your dues. Membership Form (PDF)
MONTHLY CLUB MEETING
The Club meets every second Tuesday of each Month at 7:30pm C.D.T. The meeting are held at The North Cleveland Baptist Church in Cleveland, TX
WOLF CREEK PARK "PICNICS"
Twice a year during the spring and the fall, the Sam Houston Amateur Club host a week of fishing at "Wolf Creek Park" that ends with fish fry on Saturday. Please check the events page for the latest information.
Come join in on the fising and fun, Fish FRY on SATURDAY
ARRL FIELD DAY in Review
2012 The 2012 ARRL Field Day Event was held in Dolan, Tx. The CW operators had another great year with the return of Jeff, Wess, Dave, and Larry. Cy W5DXE worked the night shift on SSB as Stu was recovering from surgey. Buck even ran phone on 20m making some great contacts. Unfortunetly 6m was like trying to work DX on 70cm, the club ended up with 1 - 6m contact. Sam N5AF taught a technician class and gave test shortly after. Once again the Food was great but the camaraderie was even better. We look forward to an even better year in 2013.
2011 The Sam Houston Amateur Radio Klub 2011 ARRL Field Day Event was held in Dolan, Tx. The event saw the return of the CW group that operates with the club every year. Stu K5MV and Al N5WWS worked the night shift on SSB. This year we were able to have a 6m station while maintaining our 1A status. The 6m station was a big hit and saw a lot of activity from some new contest operators. Food was not a problem (never is with this club) and a great time was had by all. Please visit our field day page for info on how the club did for field day.
2010 The Club did operate from Sammy Neil's (N5AF) QTH again this year, (Thanks to Sammy for putting up with everyone). The Shark club welcomed a lot of new visitors from the boy scouts who came out and got in on the fun.
The club offered the following during the field day event.
1) Information Booth, with free handouts on Ham Radio equipment and other items
2) VE testing for any class license
3) Operating FD both CW and SSB
4) Round table discussions on all Ham items and demonstrations.
2009 The club operated from Sammy Neal's (N5AF) place near Dolan. Everyone had a wonderful time. The activities were coordinated by Clyde (N5IF). The club hosted an information booth ran by Margaret (NK5F). As always we had really good food that was prepared by Stephanie (KB5WXM), Brenda (KB5RSH), and Beth (KE5AJO). Thanks to Jeff (K5MV) and his friends we were able to make a lot of contacts on CW. Beth (KE5AJO), Brenda (KB5RSH), and Stu (K5STU) stayed up all night working the radio to increase our contacts.
The Field Day results for 2009 are in and our club ended up with the top 1A class for Texas. We ranked 30th overall in the nation in 1A class with a total of 173 entries. This is a great accomplishment for our club and everyone involved should be very proud. See the December QST for more info or visit www.arrl.org
Jump on the 146.900 repeater when storms are in the area. The shark club has started the Skywarn net and participation has been excellent so far, Keep up the good work. Check out the Skywarn page for more info
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