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The 2011 Bike MS Wild West Ride was a Tremendous Success

I just wanted to express my deepest thanks to you and your team of ham communication experts!

The 2011 Bike MS Wild West ride was a tremendous success, and has already raised over $100,000 to help end the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis! A large portion of the reason for that success lies in the members of your team of awesome volunteers! The hams as a group rose to the challenge again this year to provide our riders with an unsurpassed level of safety and security as they plodded along those 100.2 heat scorched miles from Amarillo to Canadian.

Your team expertly facilitated on of the most dramatic events in the history of Wild West rides. As the air temperatures on Saturday rose over 107*F, the pavement temperatures crested 125*F, and the heat index soared through the roof; The safety of the riders became endangered, and the situation grew critical as riders began suffering the effects of the extreme temperatures. The decision to call off the ride on Saturday was made, despite it not being a popular decision by a few riders, and the hams were able to get this information to the riders out on the course in an amazingly short time. It is quite possible that the swift actions of the hams and the effective use of coordinated ham communications during this crisis event may have saved multiple riders from grave danger. This is the exact reason that the hams are so critical to our ride and the exact reason that we are so thankful to have you as team members.

Please relay to your team my personal and heartfelt gratitude for volunteering for this event again this year and please relay to the Caprock Intertie organization our gratitude for maintaining such a useful and pertinent system that continues to provide a definite measure of sefety and security to the entire population of the tri-state region.

73,

Matthew Carter, KF5CBT


Important Texas VHF-FM Society News

Important Texas VHF-FM Society News

The Texas VHF-FM Society proposes to re-allocate Frequencies to make room for Digital. Check out the link below to read the latest newsletter.

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Texas VHF-FM Society Newsletter

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New WTX Section Leader

It is official!  Bill Roberts, W5NPR, of Alpine, TX takes the reins of the WTX Section from retiring SM John Dyer, AE5B.  Bill Roberts presently serves the ARRL as the West Texas Section Traffic Manager and is alternate net control for the Big Bend Emergency Net and the West Texas Section Net.  Bill has agreed to act as Interim WTX SM and will run for a full term at the next election in the fall.  Congratulations Bill!

—  John Dyer, AE5B, West Gulf Division Assistant Director

John Dyer, AE5B, and Carla Dyer, K5RLA, have been in charge of the West Gulf Division’s booth operations at ham fests and conventions for several years.   Under their supervision, the booth has taken on a professional appearance and has set records in recruitment.  John retired as WTX SM in June following several years of dedicated service to the ARRL  Since no good deed goes unpunished, Director Woolweaver appointed John as Assistant Director for Membership in July.  “John has been doing the job for several years.  He just did not have the title and now he does!” reported Director Woolweaver.

 


45th annual Central States VHF Society Conference July 28-30 2011 in Irving TX

Hello to all Radio Amateurs;

I wish to remind those who may not have seen or heard, of an impending event which may be of interest to you that is being held in Irving, TX; which is namely the 45th annual Central States VHF society’s annual conference.  If you have any interest in the VHF and UHF weak signal activities, this gathering is for you.  This year the conference is being held at the Westin DFW in Irving TX, on the dates of July 28 through the 30th, 2011.

The conference starts with registration on Thursday (7/28) evening, which extends through Friday, July 29, with antenna measuring, preamp measuring and talks/seminars also scheduled throughout the day.  On Saturday, the seminars continue, and a banquet and prize drawing are featured that night. Other features include a dealer display, of VHF/UHF goodies, flea market, family program with tours of many attractions in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, rover and antenna displays, and lots of socializing with familiar voices, which allows you to meet many of those with whom you have been making those enjoyable V/U QSOs.

Much more detailed information on the 45th conference can be found at the website; http://www.csvhfs.org, including links to the hotel for those who plan to stay the duration, and a link to an online registration page for conference registration.  Many in the DFW area may opt just to attend for the day on Saturday, but come and join us for the entire weekend if you can.

For more information, you can contact me here, at the address in the header, or please send an email to Chuck Clark, AF8Z, the conference host.  Chuck can be reached at af8z@earthlink.net

Thanks for considering, hope to see you in Irving!

Ken Boston W9GA
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PARC/ARRL Field Day 2011 PowerPoint Show by KE5ZRT

Please follow the link below for a PowerPoint presentation by KE5ZRT summarizing the 2011 PARC/ARRL Field Day event.

Click Here: 2011 PARC/ARRL Field Day Presentation


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