Antenna logo for setting cornersAntenna logo for setting cornersTHE SAM HOUSTON AMATEUR RADIO KLUB
PO BOX 1947
Cleveland, TX 77328

Established in 1977

WELCOME to "THE SHARK CLUB" AI5M .- .. ..... --
(SAM HOUSTON AMATEUR RADIO KLUB)


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SHARK, 35 years and still going strong....

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Next meeting will be the Tuesday May 13th, 7:30pm, at North Cleveland Baptist Church
Maps are available on our MAPS PAGE

Do not forget the Thursday net, 7:30pm 146.900

  • SHARK QST's
  • The Spring Picnic is booked @ Wolf Creek Park for May 10th, 2014 12 noon. Fresh fish will be served to all who attend
    The club will have members fishing the entire week before the event to provide the fish for the Fish fry. Everyone is welcome to bring a dish or Drinks to the fish fry if you wish. Please contact Brenda or Kelly if you want to coordinate dishes. Please bring a chair to sit in as those are always in short supply. We hope to see everyone there.

  • Field Day 2014 is June 28-29 The club will operate 1A this year, so plan to attend and get on the air with a proven operator on the HF bands. The club will also have a 6m station available if the band is open

  • 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.

     
  • Spring Fish of the Week goes to KB5WXM STEPHANIE DOMINY 27lbs
    Nice Catch! On her birthday

     
  • The SAM HOUSTON AMATEUR RADIO KLUB celebrates its 35th year

               Group pic from fish fry with lake in the back ground

  • 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: 

    KG5AJD Lowell D. Konkler - Livingston, Texas - Technician
    KG5AQH Donald D. Franklin - Porter, Texas - Technician
    KG5AWV Michael L. Castleberry - Onalaska, Texas - Technician
    KG5AWU Beverly V. Thompson - Livingston, Texas - Technician
    KG5AWT Steven J. Bogart - Livingston, Texas - Technician
    KG5BBM John E. Lester - Conroe, 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 
    April Meeting
    President Jeff McClain K5MV,     Ran the meeting and conducted business,
    Vice President Walley Verbeck KF5BG,    Gave update on the repeater check-ins
    Treasure Cy Turner W5DXE.    Talked about the money
    Club Activity Manager Al Andrews N5WWS,   Discussed upcoming Fall fishing trip
    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 2014 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: 

    SHARK
    PO BOX 1947
    Cleveland, TX 77328

     
  • Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day


     

 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 callsign@arrl.net

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)

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.

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

2013 Shark Club Member Contest participation

North American QSO Party,SSB
Jeff K5MV  408 Q's Category-Operator: SINGLE-OP CHECKLOG

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

ARRL DX SSB Contest
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

SHARK CLUB REPEATERS

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.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP

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

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 www.arrl.org


 

USEFUL DOWNLOADS

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

 

 

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SKYWARN
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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