- Section Name:
- New Mexico
- Bill Kauffman
- Rocky Mountain
November 6, 2013
ARES groups around the State had a busy September with a total of 2294 hours of volunteer time to their communities. The hours are derived from drills, tests & training events; public service events such as marathons and bike rides; and emergency operations such as severe weather and SAR missions.
These events around the State included participation in a Search & Rescue mission for a missing USFS firefighter in the Jemez Mountains for which several groups provided manpower and equipment, another SAR mission near Grants for a lost child and another SAR mission for lost hikers in the Sandia foothills. There was a Public Safety Fair at Balloon Fiesta Park and a Public Safety Fair and the Chupracabra Motocross Race in Gallup. The Colfax County group participated in the Red River Century 100 Bicycle Tour of the enchanted circle by providing back up communications at the Black Lake Fire Station rest stop and participated in the 7th Annual Enchanted Circle Regional Fire Protection Associations Mini-Fire Academy by providing On Scene Dispatch and assisting/training in Fire Fighter ReHab and supplying communication support.
A severe weather exercise based on a super cell thunderstorm bound for the Roswell area provided local operators with SKYWARN training in the Roswell area. The San Juan County EmComm ARES/RACES Group volunteered to help create 952 new smiles at the New Mexico Mission of Mercy whose mission is to promote dental health in New Mexico.
Taos lost internet/phone service due to loss of a fiber-optic cable. The Taos group supported local agencies during the outage with help from San Miguel County ARES who also provided communications for a SAR mission to rescue an elderly couple stranded by flooding.
The team from Bernalillo County was busy programming radios in the mobile communications van and lent their support to the Tour of the Rio Grande Valley bicycle ride while maintaining their own station at the BernCo EOC. Cibola, Doña Ana, McKinley and San Miguel ARES groups were put on alert for severe weather/flooding in their areas during September.
Los Alamos ARES provided team members for the search for the missing firefighter in the Jemez and provided communications support for the Buffalo Thunder half marathon. SFARES provided communications support to Kiwanis and the Santa Fe Police Department for the burning of Zozobra and participated in a Search and Rescue (SAR) Unified Command mock mission at the Pecos National Historical Park (PNHP) in Pecos.
Remember, this was only September. Many of these groups conduct new operator training and VE testing and some have representatives on their Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC). The dedicated volunteers of ARES, RACES, EmComm and SAR don’t get enough recognition for their efforts and I don’t know where we would be without them. My thanks to our Section Emergency Coordinator, Mike Scales, K5SCA, and all the volunteers that work endless hours in a wide variety of activities to keep their communities safe. If you would like to join a group and don’t know how to contact them, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try to put you in touch with the nearest one.
(Information above extracted from K5SCA’s September 2013 SEC report to ARRL)
Cisco-Linksys WRT54GL: by Doug Garcia, AE5HE. From the MVRC reflector
Several of us in this group are experimenting with High Speed Multi Media Mesh networking. The router of choice is the Cisco WRT54GL. I have had a couple of experiences where the firmware did not load properly and turned my router into a paper weight. I have included a link to a procedure for reviving your router. I have used this procedure on more than one occasion with great results. http://wrt54gl.wordpress.com/wrt54gl-debrick/
Several months ago I decommissioned my XP machines (except the one I use for radio programming) in favor of Windows 7 desktops and a Win-8 laptop getting ready for the day in April of 2014 when MS ends support of XP. Wish I had kept all the XP machines and taken my chances that my anti-virus software would keep me safe. Now I’ve moved from Office 2007 to Office 2013. More learning curve to deal with and who knew that installing O-13 would leave O-07 working, too? I’ve got the basics of the new Access (accdb) down but have a ways to go and there will never be an end to learning what Word can do for you if you talk to it right. After a couple of false starts (read – reloads) I’ve got everything working but now I need a reload. If you notice some formatting errors (there is no formatting through the ARRL remailer) it’s just me learning not to hit the wrong keys. Bill, W5YEJ
Baoefeng UV-B5 PL bug by Joe Gray, W5JG, from the MVRC remailer:
For those who have this new radio, it seems that the radio will not decode the PL tone 114.8 properly. I understand that it transmits this tone OK. Here is the text of a workaround that I saw posted on Yahoo.
“It appears that the chipset was factory programmed to pass both PL’s 114.8 and 118.8 simultaneously when set to the 118.8 decode mode. Although the radio will transmit the proper tone when set to encode 114.8, the 114.8 decode side does not recognize any standard PL tone received at all with this radio.
For receiving a 114.8 PL, program your receive/decode to 118.8.”
BIG SUNSPOT TURNS TOWARD EARTH: Anyone keeping track of these events? We’ve had quite a few recently. From spaceweather.com: One of the biggest sunspots of the current solar cycle emerged over the sun’s eastern limb three days ago and now it is turning toward Earth. AR1890 has an unstable ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic field that harbors energy for strong explosions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of M-class solar flares and a 10% chance of X-flares on Nov. 5th.
National Wildlife Refuge operation by Jim Lommen, KC7QY, Socorro
We activated Bosque del Apache for NWR week under N5B. Due to the closure the organizing committee relaxed the rules pertaining to operating from the Refuge, having a permit from the refuge, etc. We had been scheduled to operate N5B from Sevilleta during their open house on 5 Oct but the open house was canceled. With the change in rules we operated from home stations though I think I ended up being the only operator.
There were about 8 Refuges activated this year. I received a lot of positive comments on the air during my operating time. There does seem to be plenty of interest in wildlife related special event stations. Made 52 QSOs and had received 8 QSL requests before I left on a trip last week.
HF Net Schedule: The New Mexico Roadrunner traffic net meets at 0100Z daily which is 1800 MST (or 1900 DST). If you’re looking for the net at 1900 it may be a bit quiet on 3939 kHz — check in at 1800. The New Mexico Section ARES/RACES/EmComm net time has changed to 1700 MST effective November 3rd. This net also meets on 3939 kHz. All stations are welcome to check in on both nets.
CLUB TENT DESTROYED AT THIS YEARS BALLOON FIESTA from High Desert Amateur Radio Club on the web http://www.nm5hd.com
Our special event station, W5B, was doing fine until the afternoon of Thursday, October 10, when it became windy……very windy. I heard we had gusts of 60 mph that afternoon. By the looks of our tent, supporting pipes and turnbuckles, the wind may have been higher. As you can see in the pictures, our tent, with the exception of the canvas, was completely destroyed. The vertical support pipes were literally broken out of their flange bases, which were spiked into the asphalt, and bent, in some cases, at 90 degree angles. Can you imagine the force of the wind when you have turnbuckles with the eyelet loops almost straightened out? Needless to say, our special event station operation ended somewhat early this year!
We do have another tent of the same size and type. We plan to check it out to make sure all of the parts are there, in the near future. Luckily, all of our radio equipment was put away in the trailer and was safe and sound.
Looking forward to better luck next year! (see web pages for photos)
The YL Breakfast is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We meet at The Village Inn on Wyoming, just south of Menaul, on the east side of Wyoming. The ladies have a table on one side of the room and the guys have another table on the other side. We do this so the guys don’t hear our secrets! Pat Wood, KE5FVS
Hero’s Club by Don Wood, W5FHA, past Section Manager
The “Hero’s club” is a listing of those generous hams who have contributed equipment for our efforts to get radio clubs into the schools and encourage the students to become active hams. The donated equipment will be available to any school amateur radio club in the state. A licensed amateur will be needed as the custodian of the equipment. There are only three requirements to obtain this equipment. 1) The custodian of the equipment must be 18 years of age or older and a General Class licensee or better, 2) The club must be sanctioned by the school, 3) A member of the school staff must be the sponsor of the club. The school sponsor does not have to be a ham. Available equipment is currently being inventoried and tested. Contact Don Wood, W5FHA (email@example.com) for a list of the available equipment or to make your donation.
Hero’s club contributors include:
Robert Fox, KA5VRV; Christopher Aas, NB5T; William L. Nohrn, N5UNB; Raymond J. Caraveo, N5IZV; Evan R. Newlon, WB5HAM; Stuart Simon (Stu), K2QBU with a second donation; Jess Wright, W5QDW – SK; Don Wood, W5FHA; Ray Hill, KB5SF; Robbie Hill, KC5FT; Dan Oppenheimer, WB6CRG SK; John Ryan, NO5LF; Julianne P. King, KD5EFT; Larry Moore, WB5IZW; Judy Moore, KA5CRK; Ray Arvidson, W5RAU-SK; Robbie Arvidson, N4CHK; Roy Venaglia, KD5GBY; Art Priebe, N5ART; Ken Mazze, N5JUQ
NEWS FROM OUR ARRL AFFILIATED CLUBS IN NM
The information below is taken from club web sites or direct emails received from club members. Members may feel free to email me any time with their current club activities……..W5YEJ
Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club: Regular monthly meetings on the third Sunday of each month at 3PM at the New La Luz Volunteer Fire Dept., 51 JJ Henry, La Luz. http://www.qsl.net/k5lrw/
Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club: The Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club meets the first Saturday of the month at Roper’s for breakfast. Where is Roper’s you say? Roper’s is on the south side of Central — just east of Wyoming. See a map and a photo here. The meeting starts at 8AM but folks show up around 7AM to order breakfast and visit. http://www.qsl.net/albuquerquearc/index.html
Albuquerque DX Association meets on the last Wednesday of each month (except December and the first Saturday in January) at the Copper Canyon Café, 5455 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque. Dinner at 5:30 and meeting at 6:30 PM.
Amateur Radio Caravan Club (Albuquerque)
SCAT-Net – Every weekday morning, except holidays, 7 – 8 AM, we host Vern’s SCAT Net on 145.33 MHz and 444.00 MHz. Vern Thackery, W5CSY (SK), ran the Senior Citizens and Travelers (SCAT) Net by himself for many years. This friendly net now operates with a different control operator each day. All hams are welcome to check in.
Caravan Club-Net – On Sunday evenings at 9 PM, the Caravan Club Net is on 145.33 MHz and 444.00 MHz for the purpose of holding club business, passing traffic, making announcements of interest to Hams and just getting to know each other. Please join us on the net. We welcome all licensed hams.
Membership Drive – The club has started a membership drive that reaches out to non-hams by handing out old QST, CQ and other radio magazines to others. Our procedure is to cover existing mailing addresses with a new label that asks if the reader is interested in ham radio and directs them to our club’s email address and website. The magazines are placed in the waiting rooms of local doctors, dentists, barbers, etc. A simple program that may pay dividends to amateur radio.
ARRL Audio News is now back on the air! Due to equipment maintenance and replacement at ARRL headquarters over the summer, this informative newscast was suspended. Listen for it on the Caravan Club repeaters at 8 PM on Saturdays. Many thanks to Mark W5MHG for recording and replaying it as well as Amateur Radio NewsLine on Sundays at 8:10 PM for the Albuquerque amateur radio community.
Local Vendors List. The Amateur Radio Caravan Club is pleased to announce that it has developed a list of local vendors who offer supplies / services to the Albuquerque area amateur radio operators. Check it out at http://caravanradio.org/local-vendors/
November 8 – Regular Meeting, 7 – 9 PM, Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Road NE.
October 11 Meeting. The meeting began with an excellent presentation by Jim Koshmider K8OZ on “Effective Use of Verticals on the Low Band”. His informative talk listed numerous ways to get on the low bands in spite of local limits and restrictions, the physics of various configurations and how to build effective low band vertical antennas to fit within suburban yards.
The Caravan Club then held elections for vice president, treasurer and special events coordinator for the next 2 years. The vice president position found no volunteers (hint, hint) while Don Lein Jr KE5WTP agreed to serve as treasurer and John Tribou N5UVQ agreed to continue as special events coordinator for another term. Thank you Don & John !!!
Visit our web site at www.caravanradio.org for more info.
Duke City Hamfest: Watch the web site for DCHF 2014. http://www.dukecityhamfest.org/. ==================================================================================
Estancia Valley Amateur Radio Association:
The Estancia Valley Amateur Radio Association (EVARA) holds a club net every Thursday night (7:00PM) on the 146.72 repeater (-600 KHz shift,100Hz CTCSS) located in the Tijeras/Manzano Mountains. Club members are checked in first with club business/discussion. Following that portion of the net, any Ham operator is invited to check-in and join the discussion.
NOTE – Until further notice, meetings will be held at 9:00 AM at the home of Daniel Starks INSTEAD of at Chili Hills. Bring your own breakfast. Please send him an email at KD7UFS@arrl.net if you wish to attend. http://qsl.net/nm5ev/
Gila Amateur Radio Society, Silver City. The Gila Amateur Radio Society is a small club, located in Silver City, New Mexico. GARS operates a 2 meter repeater on 146.98 MHz with a CTCSS tone of 103.5. The repeater is located atop Black Peak north of Silver City at an elevation of approximately 9,000 feet MSL in the Gila National Forest. The repeater is solar powered and consists of a Kenwood TKR-750 commercial repeater. All licensed amateurs are welcomed to use the repeater and enjoy a friendly QSO with any of the locals that may be nearby.
Members of the Gila Amateur Radio Society occasionally hold a net on Sunday evenings at 20:00 local (08:00 pm). This net is available to pass formal and informal traffic into and out of Silver City, Grant County, and surrounding areas. All licensed amateurs are welcomed.
For more information please contact the Gila Amateur Radio Society.
Greyhound Amateur Radio Club (Portales) conducts the Greyhound ARES net every Tuesday evening at 7:00PM on the 147.000 repeater. The club meets the first and third Saturdays each month. Meetings are held in Conference Room 203 in the KENW Broadcast Center on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. Don’t forget the Thursday evening workshops at the Ham Shack!
On September 7th the Greyhound ARC elected new officers for the coming year:
president: Jeff Burmeister W5OMU
vice president: Billy Bagwell KE5WLH
treasurer: Don Criss KE5UIA
secretary: Keith Wattenbarger KF5EHG
For more info see: http://org.enmu.edu/enmuarc/events.php
High Desert Amateur Radio Club by Jerry Aceto, K6LIE:
High Desert Amateur Radio Club of New Mexico activities for November:
HDARC VETERANS DAY TAILGATE, ON SATURDAY, THE 9TH, 6 AM TO NOON AT THE INTEL PARKING LOT IN RIO RANCHO. ALL ARE WELCOME!
CLUB MEETING on Saturday, the 16th at 10 am at the APD Northwest Area Command center. This months program will be a presentation on Summits on the Air (SOTA), presented by Fred Maas, KT5X. All are welcome to attend our meetings and activities.
Coffee, every Wednesday at 1 pm at Flying Star in Corrales.
Breakfast, every Thursday at 8 am at Flying Star in Corrales.
Club Demo at Explora Adult night, on Friday, the 15th, 6 to 10 pm.
VE Testing every 3rd Saturday at 12:30 pm at the APD NW Area Command center.
Breakfast Social on Saturday, the 23rd at Hot Tamales in Rio Rancho, 9 am. Everyone Welcome!
Go to www.nm5hd.com for details on our club and our activities.
73…Jerry Aceto K6LIE
Vice President – High Desert ARC of New Mexico
HDARC VE Test Sessions
Special session held during the Balloon Fiesta.
3 people passed El 2
Three new tech’s.
Oct 19 session
1 person passed both El 3 and El 4
3 tech, 1 extra
Congratulations to all who passed and thank you to the VE team
HDARC VE Liaison
Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club sponsors two weekly nets; a Two Meter FM Net that meets on Sunday at 2000 local time on the W5PDO repeater on 146.88 MHz and a Ten Meter USB Net that meets later on Sunday at 2100 local time on 28.440 MHz. Meetings the second Friday of each month at CD-1, 4017 Arkansas St, Los Alamos. Meeting starts at 8PM but members begin arriving at 7:00 PM. http://www.laarc.org/
Mesilla Valley Radio Club (Las Cruces) JUNO by K5XY. The club was quite active in the recent operating event sponsored by NASA. Juno is an unmanned spacecraft designed to investigate Jupiter. To get there its orbit was designed to come close to earth to steal a little of the earth’s energy to put it into a desired orbit about Jupiter. One experiment was designed to listen to radio signals generated on Jupiter. NASA figured that this equipment could be tested if coordinated amateur signals were generated on the 10 meter band as the spacecraft passed close to earth. One amateur station could not generate enough power, but many signals timed so that Juno could average them from the noise might work.
Some club members here are well versed in the business of detecting weak signals by an averaging technique, so this was a natural event in which to participate. K5XY was operating portable in Hawaii, the point in the US closest to the low point of Juno’s orbit. He used his Ipad to get the exact time at which he should key his transmitter. Other calls participating from Las Cruces and encouraged by WA5DJJ included AE5XI, W3GWU, W5GB, KC5EVR, KF5KHJ, KI5FJ, and KC7VHS.
Shortly after this event, Juno was reported to be in “safe mode”. This mode is used to conserve electrical energy. One guess is that it entered this mode when in the shadow of the earth so that the batteries were not being charged. This happened while the amateur signals were being transmitted. No report has been is-sued on what effect, if any, this event had on the amateur experiment. In any case the spacecraft exited the mode normally (and went in and out again). The space-craft will arrive at Jupiter in July, 2014. This event was an interesting and unique opportunity for amateur radio to provide another public service.
Next meeting Saturday, December 7th at the Club House. Breakfast at 8 AM, meeting at 9 AM. Wednesday nets at 6:45 PM on 146.64 repeater. http://n5bl.org/lo.html
Mid Rio Grande Amateur Radio Club (Albuquerque): Meetings on the 2nd Sunday of the month at APD’s Northwest Area Command across from Cibola High School at 1:00 PM. Come join us for our Weekly Coffee at Murphy’s Mule Barn, 9700 2nd St NW, Albuquerque NM 87114 NW, just north of Alameda, on Fridays from 12:30 to 1 PM.
Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at 1PM at APD NW substation across from Cibola High school, 4051 Ellison Avenue, NW 87114. Check our calendar at http://nm5mr.com/.
Mimbres Valley Radio Club: Our Mission is to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, and to so conduct club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in the community.
Club Meetings: 2nd Wednesday each month 6PM (local) at Deming High School . Check in on the club net on Tuesday evenings at 0200Z on 3852 kHz. http://www.mimbresvalleyradioclub.com/index.html
New Mexico Big River Contester specializes in…….contesting! More info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New Mexico SAR Support Team, Albuquerque. Breakfast meetings at Copper Canyon Café at 5455 Gibson Blvd the second Saturday of each month at 0700, meeting at 0800. If you have an ATV/snow mobile or four wheel drive or want to provide communications and other support for SAR from our team trailer, come join us at the Copper Canyon Café, 5455 Gibson Blvd. Meetings the second Saturday of each month. Breakfast at 0700, meeting at 0800. http://nmsarsupport.org/
Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club (Roswell): The Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club (PVARC) is located in Roswell, NM and serves Roswell and the surrounding communities. The club operates under the call sign W5ZU and is open to all who are interested in the hobby of amateur radio. We work to promote and support the hobby of amateur radio in the Chaves County area through fellowship, education, outreach and community support. We invite you to learn more about us here at our web site, on our nightly VHF net, at our Saturday Coffee Klatch or at one of our regular meetings.
Elections were held during the September meeting and the results are: Mike Rohrbacher, President; Jerry Theil, Vice President; and Nathan Babcock returning as Secretary/Treasurer. Congratulations to the new officers.
We meet monthly on the first Thursday. Meetings start at 7:00 PM at the PVARC Clubhouse. The clubhouse is located at 403 N. Richardson in Roswell. See the clubhouse link for a map and directions. All are welcome to attend the meetings. Come on down and say hi. http://www.qsl.net/w5zu/
Sacramento Mountains Radio Club meets the second Sunday of each month at 2 PM at the James Canyon VFD. Breakfast schedule for 2013 is first, third and fifth Fridays at the Western Café, second and fourth Friday at the Mayhill Café.
Also, the Sacramento Mountains Radio Club is now an ARRL Field-stocked VE Testing Station. Congratulations to our Testing Coordinator, Tom Smith, for all his hard work in making this happen! .
For information on testing and classes check our web site at http://sacramentomountainsradioclub.org/
Sandoval County ARES Meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM – location varies between Station 1 and Station 5 in Rio Rancho. Net on Monday, except the 3rd Monday meeting night, on 147.10, 443.0, 443.1 and 147.08 repeaters (plus the Bern-Co ARES repeaters 145.13 and 145.15) at 7:30 PM. More info at http://www.nmscares.org/
Santa Fe Amateur Radio Club: The Santa Fe Amateur Radio Club has been around for more than 50 years. Our membership is wide and diverse and everyone is welcome. We meet face-to-face every Saturday morning for breakfast at the Pantry Restaurant, 1820 Cerillos Road in Santa Fe. We’re always happy to meet hams or interested persons. Visit our Meetings/Activities and Newsletter pages for times and places and other up-to-date info. http://w5sf.com/
Santa Fe Amateur Radio Emergency Service (SFARES) by Donald Hinsman, N4VIP.
“Santa Fe County ARES (SFARES): sponsors a monthly Net at 1900 on the Tuesday prior to the second Saturday (the nominal date for SFARES Meetings) of each month on the Santa Fe Amateur Radio Club’s linked repeater system using repeaters on Tesuque Peak (146.82, -600), St. Vincent’s Hospital (147.20, +600) and Elk Mountain (147.30, +600). All three repeaters use an access tone (or PL) of 162.2. In addition, there is a 440 link atop Tesuque Peak at 442.825 MHz ( +5.0 MHz, 131.8 tone.) The purpose of the SFARES Monthly Net is to provide regular tests of member stations and to refresh net communication skills. While primarily for the benefit of SFARES members, any station within range of the Net is always welcome to check in. We especially welcome inquiries from stations about the Santa Fe ARES organization.
SFARES Meetings are on the second Saturday of the month and are held at the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Posse Building at 3213 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM and start at 0900. Meetings normally include an informational lecture, training, administrative matters and finish between 1030 and 1100. SFARES has a club radio station (W5SAF).” http://www.qsl.net/sfares/ for more info.
Sierra Blanca ARC meets monthly, usually on the fourth Thursday of the month, at the Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club, 1 Country Club Drive, Alto, NM at 6:00 PM. Weekly breakfast at El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant in the Sierra Mall at 8 AM.
The Sierra Blanca Amateur Radio Club is an organization of amateur radio operators based in Ruidoso, New Mexico, located in the Sacramento Mountains in the south-central part of the state.
In addition to conducting regular general meetings and a weekly breakfast gathering, we provide radio communications support during local emergencies, such as search and rescue missions and wildfires, as well as for various public service events in Lincoln County, NM. The club also sponsors two linked open VHF repeaters on 146.920 (-, 100Hz0 and 145.450 (-, 100Hz). Lincoln County ARES/RACES nets on 146.61 (100 Hz, – input) every Wednesday at 7 PM.
SBARC is conducting General Class License classes Tuesdays and Thursdays January 7th through February 6th, 2014 and Amateur Extra Class License classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays February 11th through March 13th 2014. Check the schedule on their web site. SBARC will administer exams on any Saturday with 48 hours advance notice. Details at: http://www.sbarcnm.org/
Socorro Amateur Radio Association: SARA meetings on the second Wednesday of each month (except December) in the Socorro County Annex, 198 Neel Ave at 1930. Use front door, turn right, go to the back of building.
Socorro County ARES meeting first and third Sunday at 7:30 PM, same location as club meetings. Coffee every Saturday 8:00 to 9:30 at McDonalds.
Had a great turnout for the Socorro Hamfest last month! http://www.socorroara.org/ for info.
The Eastern NM Amateur Radio Club Clovis: Meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Disabled American Veterans Hall at 220 W Fourth St in Clovis at 10 AM. Weekly ENMARC net on Thursday at 7 PM on 147.24+. We are here to serve the Amateur Radio community in the Eastern New Mexico area. If you need help getting started in amateur radio, or just some help with a radio or project, please call on us. Also anyone wishing to test for a license or upgrade, PLEASE give us a call. We will schedule a test for only one person if necessary. We are here to serve and advance the Amateur Radio community in the local area. For local frequencies and other info about the club visit http://www.ka5b.org/
Taos Amateur Radio Club by Lew, K5LEW.
Our club holds a monthly net on the fourth Wednesday of each month at seven p.m. We usually begin on Picuris (club channel 1, 147.120 +/67.0) and use the MICKEY repeater (club channel 14, 444.875+/123.0) as a back-up. Meetings are held in the Kit Carson Board Room. All operators are welcome; see you there, 73, TaosARC. (For a complete listing of Taos area repeaters and other club info go to http://www.taosarc.com/index.html)
Totah Amateur Radio Club: Totah ARC meets on the second Thursday of every month at Farmington Fire Station 6, 3101 West Main at 7:30 PM. Next meetings November 14th and December 12th at 7:30 PM. http://totaharc.org/
Upper Rio FM Society, Inc. (Albuquerque). The Upper Rio FM Society, Inc., (URFMSI) will hold its next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, January 14th 2014 at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church located at 114 Carlisle Blvd., SE, in Albuquerque. Visitors and members all welcome. http://www.urfmsi.org/wp/
Valencia County Amateur Radio Association (Belen): Next meeting November 26th at 7PM at the VCARA Clubhouse located at 302 Rio Communities Blvd, Belen. Wednesday evening net on 146.70 at 8PM. VE testing November 9th at the club house. Club net on Wednesdays on 146.70 at 8 PM. ARES meetings on the 4th Saturday at 11:00 AM. Tri-County ARES net on Thursdays at 7:30 PM on 146.96. Field trip Saturday morning November 23, 10:00am – 11:30am to learn how PNM monitors and controls power generation and transmission. Details are in the Upcoming Events category.
Net Traffic Reports for January (reported by ARRL ASM Don Grab, K5BIS):
NM Roadrunner Tfk. Net: 1096/77.
NM Breakfast Club: 1040/85.
Caravan Club Net: 86/8.
Yucca Net: 485/43.
Rusty’s Raiders Net: 380/93
Valencia Cnty. ARA Net: 54/24
Scat Net: 878/226
Four Corners Net 626/42
Coming Attractions – mark your calendars!
November 9, 2013: HDARC Veterans Day Tailgate, Intel parking lot, Rio Rancho 6 to noon
November 9, 2013: Tucson Hamfest, Marana AZ, http://tucsonhamradio.com/tucson-hamfest
November 16-17 2013: EME contest. The objective is to work as many Amateur stations as possible via the earth-moon-earth path on any authorized Amateur frequency above 50 MHz. http://www.arrl.org/eme-contest
November 16 – 18, 2013: Nov. Sweepstakes – Phone. http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes
December 7, 2013: Superstition Amateur Radio Club Superfest, Queen Creek AZ http://www.superstitionsuperfest.com/
January 11, 2014: Thunderbird Hamfest, Phoenix AZ http://w7tbc.org/
January 19, 2014: Quartzfest Convention, Quartzsite AZ http://www.quartzfest.org/
February 14th, 2014: Arizona Section Convention, Yuma, AZ http://www.yumahamfest.org/
April 25-27, 2014: E.S.C.A.P.E. 2014, Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, Pojoaque, NM. http://nmsarc.org/
June 7, 2014: White Mountain Hamfest, Show Low, AZ http://www.kachina-arc.org/
Jul 17-20, 2014: Dateline August 29, 2012, Newington CT — ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio, announced the organization will hold its national Centennial Convention in Hartford, CT, July 17 – 20, 2014. The Convention will mark 100 years of the ARRL’s founding in Hartford. The theme for the ARRL’s Centennial year is “Advancing the Art and Science of radio — since 1914”. http://arrl2014.org/
Silent Key Report reported by Don Grab, K5BIS, NM ASM. We regretfully note the passing of the following fellow Amateur Radio Operators:
Charlotte Gaussoin, KD5OHZ, Bosque, NM. Reported on the Valencia County ARA radio nets. Wife of Goose, K5EMH.
The Section Web site, designed and implemented by Mike Pendley, K5ATM, can be found at www.arrl-nm.org. If your club or group is not yet set up on the web site please contact Mike at k5atm (at) arrl.net and he will set up your login information. Our thanks to Mike for the great job he’s doing and many thanks to our web host sponsor, Southwest Cyberport (swcp).
Visit our national organization, ARRL, at arrl.org.
To make sure your club events are reported in the Section News please email me at email@example.com. Please submit items to be included in the Section News by the 5th of the month.
73, Bill W5YEJ
New Mexico Officials
Section ManagerBill Kauffman W5YEJ
Technical CoordinatorMichael H. Pendley K5ATM
Official Observer CoordinatorJerry M. Boyd WB8WFK
Section Emergency CoordinatorMichael A. Scales K5SCA
Assistant Section ManagerEdward A. James KA8JMW
Assistant Section Manager,Arthur Priebe N5ART
Affiliated Club Coordinator
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam Boedeker NM5BB
Section Traffic Manager,Jay D. Miller W5WHN
Assistant Section Manager
Assistant Section ManagerRichard H. St John K5RSJ
Public Info CoordinatorFrederick Michael Langner K5MGR
Assistant Section ManagerPhillip Darling KF5LEF
State Government LiaisonThomas A. Anderson KB5YSG
Assistant Section ManagerDonald J. Grab K5BIS
Assistant Section ManagerSusan J. Darling KF5LEG