Nominations for Ham of the Year:

Randy Bates, K5GJR
Rene Ferrell, N5AYB
Augi Garcia, KE5YNZ
Garry Hutchins, KF5VDX
George Masterson, KF5NAJ
Chuck Patterson, W5CRP
Harley Schwartz, KG5AYD

All of these hams are worthy, and to be nominated is an indication of how your efforts have been valued by your fellow amateur operators.
We will have ballot voting at our next meeting (our Thanksgiving dinner), but we will also have e-mail voting for those unable to attend.
All e-mail voting will be sent to Pete, KF5UPC, our last year’s recipient.  His e-mail address is: pedrojr45@yahoo.com

When e-mailing your vote, be sure to put your choice along with your name and callsign in the body of the text.  Put “HOY vote” in the subject.

Although it is not required to be a member to be nominated, you must be a member to vote.  We will have a list of members and those who voted by e-mail at the meeting on the 17th.  If you are not able to be at the November dinner, we will accept votes by e-mail until midnight on the 25th of November (the day after Thanksgiving).

The Ham of the Year award will be presented at our Christmas Dinner on the 10th of December.
Give these guys a verbal pat on the back when you hear them on the radio.

Mark     AD5CA

The membership voted to donate $200.00 to a local charity.
The charities up for consideration are:

Charlies Place Recovery Center

Good Samaritan Rescue Mission

The Ark Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter for Youth

Wesley Community Center

These are all worthy charities but we need to choose only one.
You may do this one of two ways…..
Send me an e-mail indicating your preference.  Please include your name and call in the e-mail.
You may also make your voice heard by ballot at our Thanksgiving dinner on the 17th.
The charity chosen will be announced at our Christmas Dinner on December 10th.
If you would like to contribute personally on behalf of the club, we can arrange that as well.
Thank you all for your generosity.

Mark AD5CA

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Our Mission

  1. To render a public service during impending storms or severe weather,
    and to assist in disaster relief operations and other community functions;

  2. To promote amateur radio and good operating procedures and
    the exchange of technical information and assistance in respect thereto

Club Profile

The South Texas Amateur Radio Club is a Texas Incorporated non-profit organization created to render public service during impending storms or severe weather, and to assist in disaster relief operations and other  community functions; and to promote amateur radio and good radio operating procedure and the exchange of technical information and assistance in respect thereto.

The South Texas Amateur Radio Club is also recognized by the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  Donations made to the club are tax deductible as defined by the tax law.

The South Texas Amateur Radio Club is also affiliated with the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio.  Our club has been designated as a Special Service Club.

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