PO BOX 1947
Cleveland, TX 77328

Established in 1977

WELCOME to "THE SHARK CLUB" AI5M .- .. ..... --


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SHARK, 37 years and still going strong....

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Next meeting will be the Tuesday APRIL 14, 7:30pm, at North Cleveland Baptist Church
Maps are available on our MAPS PAGE

Do not forget the Thursday net, 7:30pm 146.900
Bob N5BUM will be Net Control

  • The 2015 Spring Picnic is now booked for May 16th, 2015. at Wolfcreek Park  Some of the club members will be there fishing the week before the picnic in order to supply the catfish for the fish fry.  The fish fry will start around 1:00pm, anyone may bring a covered dish or drinks if you wish. We do ask that everyone bring a chair or 2 as those are always in short supply. 
  • Norm KF5QI  who has passed on, has items for sale on the For Sale Page , If you are interested in any of the items, please contact Cindi or Eric by one of the email addresses listed on the page

  • The SAM HOUSTON AMATEUR RADIO KLUB now has a yahoo group for all members, to join the group goto Yahoo Groups SHARKCLUB, you will need to request membership to join
  • The SAM HOUSTON AMATEUR RADIO KLUB 2015 Membership is still just $25.00 for individual and $40 for the family plan.  Dues are renewed every October.
  • Field Day 2014 was June 28-29 The club operated 1A this year and was the 2nd ranked team in Texas and 30th nationaly, The club hosted a Tech Class on Saturday taught by Sam N5AF. The Club tested and passed 1 new General and 3 Techs. 6m was non existent with 20m being the main band. The club made 503 contact total with 321 comming from the CW operators.

    The Cleveland Advocate did a nice writeup in the paper which can be viewed online by clicking here CLEVELAND ADVOCATE

  • Don’t forget our Texas HF Nets:
    Texas Traffic Net meets each night at 1830 hours Central time on 3.873.
    Daytime Texas Traffic Net meets Monday through Saturday at 8:30 am -9:30 am on 7.285
    ARES Net - every Monday evening at 1930 hours Central Time, on 3.873
    7290 Net meets Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and Monday -Friday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM(Central Times)
    Texas CW traffic net (TEX) meets on 3541 khz daily at 7 and 10 p.m.

  • The SAM HOUSTON AMATEUR RADIO KLUB celebrates its 37th year

               Group pic from fish fry with lake in the back ground

    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: 

    KG5EDP Fred W. Sager, Jr. - Humble, Texas - Upgraded to General
    KG5FNY Lee Lukehart - Livingston, Texas - Technician
    KG5FWT David W. McMillin - The Woodlands, Texas - Unlicensed to General
    KG5FWV Patrick J. Kelly III - Conroe, Texas - Technician
    KG5FYK Dale E. Martin - Splendora, Texas - Technician
    KG5FYO Christopher M. Cardenas - Humble, Texas - Technician
    KG5FYV Thomas A. McCabe - Crosby, Texas - Technician

    * denotes a SHARK sponsored VE exam session,, license preparation
    class/study materials provided or a SHARK member assisted on the VE team

  • 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 
    November Meeting
    President Jeff McClain K5MV,     Ran the meeting and conducted business, including plans for the Christmas party
    Vice President Walley Verbeck KF5BG,    Gave update on the repeater check-ins
    Treasure Cy Turner W5DXE.    Talked about the money
    Club Activity Manager Ken Luning W5KAL,   Discussed upcoming contest and hamfest
    Club Secretary, Barbra Wilson N5XDJ,     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 2015 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

  • Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day




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

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.
(see the Projects page for more info on our projects)

2015 SHARK CLUB Celebrates 38 Years
The Shark club is is now 38 years old, CONGRATS


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.

Recent Visitors to this page

CQ Contest CQ Contest de AI5M!! 

Click here for our CONTEST PAGE
Click here for All of the CQ Magazine Contest links Page

2014 Shark Club Member Contest participation


2014 North American QSO Party, CW
Jeff K5MV, Low Single, 410 QSO's

2014 IARU HF World Championship Contest
Jeff K5MV  139 Q's, CW, High Power

ARRL CW World Wide WPX SSB Contest
Jeff K5MV  613 Q's Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP HIGH ASSISTED, TB-wires

Jeff K5MV  301Q's Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP HIGH ASSISTED

ARRL DX CW Contest
Jeff K5MV 657 Q's Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP HIGH

NAQP SSB Contest
Jeff K5MV 224Q's, Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP
Ron ND5T 216Q's Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP (Checklog)
Clyde N5IF 39Q's Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP 


CQWW 160M CW Contest
Jeff K5MV 318Q's Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP HIGH


2012 Shark Club Member Contest participation

2012 ARRL 10M CW Contest
Jeff K5MV 206 Q's  Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP HIGH

2012 ARRL 160M Contest
Jeff K5MV 204 Q's 1KW Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP

2012 CQ World Wide CW Contest
Jeff K5MV 407 Q's 1KW Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP

2012 CQ World Wide WPX SSB Contest
Jeff K5MV 1296 Q's 1KW Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP First Place in 5 call area
Ron ND5T 589 Q's 100w Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP

2012 ARRL DX Contest, SSB
Jeff K5MV 361 Q's 161 Mults 1500w
Clyde N5IF 176 Q's 100w
Ron ND5T 18 Q's 100w

2012 CQ World-Wide 160 Meter Contest, CW
Jeff K5MV 384 Q's

2012 ARRL VHF contest
Jeff K5MV   90 Q's 100W
Clyde N5IF  35   Q's 100W
Ron ND5T   220  Q's 1200W

         For previous contest please visit our  CONTEST PAGE


146.900 (-) NO TONE N5AK
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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.


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)


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


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



2014   The club operated 1A this year and was the 2nd ranked team in Texas and 30th nationaly, The club hosted a Tech Class on Saturday taught by Sam N5AF. The Club tested and passed 1 new General and 3 Techs. 6m was non existent with 20m being the main band. The club made 503 contact total with 321 comming from the CW operators.

2013   The 2013 ARRL Field Day Event was held in Dolan, Tx. The club operated 2A this year to give new guys a chance on the radio and they took full advantage of the opportunity to operate.  Most every phone contact was made by people that had never operated on the HF bands. 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 2014.

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



HF Band Plan (PDF)
VHF Band Plan (PDF)
ARRL Band Plan (PDF)



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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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