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We want to invite all of the Ham Clubs post their own upcoming meetings and event news.
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We've got a new Ham Store in San Antonio
At the end of 2012, without any trumpets blaring or other fanfare, Gary WF5Y, aka Grumpy, opened his new store location at 2002 CeeGee Lane, San Antonio, TX 78217.
He’s currently offering a line of Ham Radio pieces and parts, plus some Baofeng HT radios, antennas, wiring (such as various gauges of red/black power cable), different types of coax and connectors, plus the various kits and electronic parts available thru his website, www.grumpyshop.net, etc.
The address on CeeGee is on the WEST side of Broadway, towards the airport. CeeGee is the 2nd traffic light NORTH (outsite) of Loop 410. There is a body shop on the left corner. Turn left and follow it down the end of the street. Look for a whilte building with a chainlink fence around the side. You can also look for that huge 12 element beam on the tower that some volunteers put up for a club station.
San Antonio is blessed with a multitude of special and general purpose Amateur Radio Clubs and/or organizations.
We have 3,000+ active licensed hams showing a San Antonio address, as of when we last checked the FCC database.
But that total doesn't include those hams who have relocated here and haven't had time to update their records with the FCC to reflect a change of address. That count also fails to include all the ham radio operators with addresses listed for surrounding counties, or other cities within the area if they didn't use "San Antonio, TX" on their license.
Unfortunately, just because there are that many licensed Amateur Radio Operators in San Antonio, it doesn't mean that most of them are active with local ham radio clubs or activities. The three largest clubs in San Antonio have around 100 registered members each (SARC / SARO /(AARO) has around 100 members. But when you compare club rosters, you find about at least 40 percent overlap in common members. This means that probably less than 10% of the licensed hams are members of the various clubs, and less than 3% will be seen frequenting at meetings or participating in local events.
What is the purpose of the SanAntonioHams.org web site?
San Antonio Hams is the only local ham web site that collects and distributes information about all of the local San Antonio and South Central Ham Radio Operations, Clubs, Groups and Organizations in one convenient place. Photo taken at the Smithsonian Institute Museum in Washington DC showing a vintage CW / Telegraph Operator at his station. Photo by Lee N5NTG
It is our hope and intention to increase awareness of, and participation by, the local Amateur Radio community. We always strive to keep updated on what's happening in this area so that you don't have to search dozens of web sites and hang out on multiple radio nets all over the radio frequencies and calendar. We have listings for over 20 local groups / clubs that have some connection to Ham Radio, plus links to regional and governmental agencies of interest.
More info here …
We've released the 2008 edition of the "how to" guide (version 1.4) for Hams working large events like large scale Bike Tours. This 17 page, 1.9mb PDF document covers almost all aspects of positions that ham radio operators are likely to be asked to handle. Click Here to download this free document now.
Want help with setting up temp wiring for your radios in a SAG Van, click here to download a special report on that topic. (257kb, in Adobe PDF format)
We're currently working on developing a VERSION 2 of this document, thanks to all the feedback received so far. If you read these documents and have corrections or suggestions for changes / additions, please do not hesitate to send those comments to us. Contact us via email by clicking here.