Tag: Childress

Tour d’ Cotton Bicycle Race Fundraiser

Correction: Saturday October 6, 2012

Volunteers Needed!

Tour d’ Cotton is a fund raiser of Childress Theatre Company, a nonprofit corporation, dedicated to the restoration of the historic Palace Theater in Downtown Childress Texas. For more information about the Palace Theatre please click here.

 The Tour d’ Cotton consists of 3 simultaneous bicycle races with distances of 60 miles, 30 miles and 8 miles. Each race begins at 0800, 0815, and 0830 respectively. We are looking for volunteer ham radio communicators to assist with communications at the rest stops. APRS support of the event would also be greatly appreciated.

Enjoy the weekend and put your hobby to good use for a great cause. helping with this event is where the true spirit of Amateur Radio is. Let’s keep active with public service eevents and keep ham radio alive and useful!

For us Amateur Radio operators, the Tour d’ Cotton serves two purposes. First and foremost, it is a fun time to get together and give back to the community. We always have a lot of fun with this event each year. Second, and also equally important, it is practice for an actual emergency situation where Amateur Radio operators would be called upon to provide emergency communications.

Traditionally, we meet at Dawson’s Family Restaurant at 1709 Ave F NW in Childress before the race at 0630 to finalize the communications plan over a plate of biscuits and gravy.

To volunteer please contact:

Jim Moody, AF5S, 940-585-1168 jim.moody.jr@gmail.com


Chris Seright, KE5ZRT, 806-231-4227, KE5ZRT@gmail.com


Childress Repeater Information: 146.960 (-) with no PL tone.

Masonic Lodge’s Motorcycle Run 10/29/11 (PDARC)

We have been invited to support the Prairie Dog Amateur Radio Club (PDARC) in providing communications for the Childress Masonic Lodge’s motorcycle run fundraiser on October 29th. We will have stations at the Masonic Lodge, Kirkland, Paducah, Cee Vee, and junction of US 287 and FM 658.  All communications will again be on the N5OX repeater (mobile units required, HTs will not work).  One cycle will have an APRS tracker on it.

The first rider departs from Kirkland (10 mi east of Childress) for the 107 mile trip at 11:00 AM, and the last rider departs at 1 PM.  The event should be complete by about 3 PM.  There will be food at the Masonic Lodge where the ride ends.

This is also Delbert Days in Childress–Delbert Wilson’s collection of old cars will be on display in the area of the Masonic Lodge.

CLICK HERE to volunteer or email Jim Moody @ NL7C@Yahoo.com

Childress Repeater Information: 146.960 (-) with no PL tone.



Childress Gets a New Repeater

Jim Moody Jr, AF5SS, reported today that Childress, TX has an amateur radio repeater once again. The output is 146.960 (-) with no tone. The repeater output is 100 watts, and the antenna is at 300 feet on a TX DOT tower in NW Childress County. The repeater is sponsored by PDARC, and the current call is N5OLP, which will soon be changed to N5OX. It is an open repeater, so give them a call as you are passing through. Signal reports are encouraged.

  • Register Here to Receive ARES RACES & SKYWARN Alert Messages to Your Personal Cell Phone

    Phone number


    Include Area Code *Standard text messaging rates may apply from your carrier*
  • Click here to follow Panhandle ARES on Twitter!

    Follow PanhandleARES on Twitter
  • Upcoming Events

  • Bike MS 2012

  • PARC Field Day 2012

  • SKYWARN Recognition Day 2011

  • Spook-O-Ree 2011

  • Tour D’ Cotton

  • 2011 Tri-State Fair Parade

  • 2011 W5WX Field Day

  • RSS Spotter Network Reports

    • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
  • PARC ARES on Twitter

  • RSS ARRL News

    • ARRL Members in Santa Barbara Elect New Section Manager
      ARRL members in the Santa Barbara Section have elected a new Section Manager in the only contested election in the fall election cycle. Jim Fortney, K6IYK, of Camarillo, California, received 218 votes, and incumbent Section Manager Robert Griffin, K6YR, received 175 votes. The ballots were counted on November 23 at ARRL Headquarters. Fortney’s 2 year term of […]
    • DX Engineering Acquires InLogis, Exclusive Rights to Make and Market Active Magnetic Loop Antenna
      DX Engineering of Tallmadge, Ohio, has acquired the assets of InLogis and the exclusive right to manufacture and sell the Inlogis (formally Pixel) Active Magnetic Loop Antenna, model RF-PRO-1B. All manufacturing operations and equipment for the RF-PRO-1B have been moved from Golden, Colorado, to Tallmadge, Ohio.DX Engineering says it will serve all existing […]
    • Revamped FCC Website Expected to Debut on December 10
      The FCC has announced that its large-scale website redesign will be completed by December 10. The switch to the new site is set to begin on December 10 at 0100 UTC and will be completed about 4 hours later. “While the transition to the revamped site is expected to be completed almost instantaneously, there will be an ongoing process following this transition […]
    • Amateur Radio Parity Act Senate Sponsor Praises Bill’s Committee Passage
      Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS), who is the sponsor of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (S. 1685) in the US Senate, has praised the bill’s approval by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The measure cleared the committee on November 18. Wicker is a senior committee member and chairs the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Inter […]
    • Well-Known Contester Richard A. Strand, KL7RA, SK
      Well-known contester and station builder Richard Strand, KL7RA, of Kenai, Alaska, died on November 20, after suffering a heart attack a couple of weeks ago. He was 69. A radio astronomer, Strand was an ARRL Life Member.KL7RA was a regular in the ARRL November Sweepstakes, handing out the relatively rare Alaska Section multiplier, and he had hoped to recover […]
  • RSS FEMA News Releases

    • Federal aid programs for the state of Texas
      Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Texas.Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: Language English […]
    • President declares major disaster for Texas
      WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of Octobe […]
    • Survivors Urged to Stay in Touch with FEMA
      SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The deadline for Calaveras and Lake county wildfire survivors to register with FEMA has passed, but various forms of disaster assistance remain available. Survivors who registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are urged to stay in touch with the agency.“Even though the DRCs are closed, FEMA remains in California to work wi […]
    • FEMA Reminds Survivors: One Call Gets You In
      COLUMBIA, S.C. –Survivors of South Carolina flooding Oct. 1-23 can get help with one phone call.Call the Federal Emergency Management Agency helpline at 800-621-3362 for information about many federal disaster assistance-related matters. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Survivors who use TTY may call 800-462-7585; those who use 711/VRS can […]
    • Sumter Disaster Recovery Center Reopens at New Location on Tuesday
      COLUMBIA, S.C. – The disaster recovery center formerly at the Sumter County Civic Center will reopen at the following location at 8 am. Tuesday, Nov. 24:Central Carolina Technical College building located at 853 Broad St. in SumterThe center will be open six days a week Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice. The center will be cl […]
  • Copyright © 1996-2010 PanhandleARES.org. All rights reserved.
    iDream theme by Templates Next | Powered by WordPress