or mail a check to
South Texas Amateur Radio Club PO BOX 2182 Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Update 7/29/2022: The tower has been set to about 200 ft so far and it looks like it could take about 3 more weeks for completion. Its important for the Club to have as much on site as soon as possible to potentially coordinate some of not all of the install at that time, fingers crossed.
Things are moving quickly. We have had an amazing response to the call for donations. We are so thankful for those of you that have donated to this project and we moving forward full speed.
The 100 dollar challenge has been very successful so far with many members and non-members having accepted the challenge with even some far exceeding the challenge and again we thank you. But the goal to complete this project has not been met. If you can we ask that you accept the challenge and together as a Club we can get this site On Air.
A big round of applauses to Jim Wilken N5VL for his dedication and hard work securing an acceptable contract with the tower owner, coordinating the research, part acquisition, logistics, and staging for this project.
STARC Board of Directors
Update: So far from just 5 club members we have collected $1080 in donations. We have also received a $2000 pledge from another of our gracious and dedicated club members. This is a great project for our Club and the community at large. But we still need help.
As we have it now we have the two required antennas, some mounting hardware, and the repeaters themselves. The costly part of this project is the required feedline, feedline hangers, some additional hardware, and of course the climb/install.
We have an amazing opportunity here with all the repeaters that have gone quiet starting since Harvey and up to now, we can not miss this chance to get such a great locations installed and ON AIR.
Previous Post – The Challenge has begun with our first two donations of $100 dollars each. The South Texas Amateur Radio Club has found a favorable site to place a VHF and UHF repeater for Wide Area Coverage in our region. The site owner is allowing the Club to place a VHF & UHF antenna at 600 to 700 feet. We are also hoping to make the VHF repeater linked to the George West VHF Repeater which we projected could give us non-stop coverage from south of Kingsville to just south of San Antonio when linked.
The Board is working to find grants and other funding opportunities but additional donation would be helpful for us to get this new site on the air.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Updates on our progress will be discussed at our next eyeball meeting Thursday July 28th 7:00 PM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Fellowship Hall 2727 Airline Rd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78414. https://www.n5crp.org/starc-meetings/
STARC Board of Directors