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2019 '10 for Texas' this Saturday needs more helpers!

posted Oct 8, 2019, 6:15 AM by Peter Belbin

The 10 for Texas run event in The Woodlands is happening this Saturday (12th of October) and more help would be appreciated.

Thank you to those that have already signed up to help.

For those that might be available, please visit http://www.woodlands-event-comms.info/10-for-texas for more information, and the option to register to help.

Many thanks,
Peter KE5STL

2019 Woodforest Bank Triathlon Saturday 11th of May

posted May 2, 2019, 9:20 PM by Peter Belbin

Saturday 11th of May we have the Woodforest Bank Triathlon taking place, and we are supporting the bike portion of the event.

It's only around 13 miles of roadway in The Woodlands, and the bike course is typically totally done by 10:30AM.

Please help if you are available.


for information and to register to help.  Many thanks!

2018 ARRL Field Day June 23

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:54 PM by Peter Belbin

Hello there!

Planning for the 2018 ARRL Field Day is underway.

Meeting time: tbd (it will probably start around 10am or so)

Duration: tbd  ( it will go probably until around 6pm or so)

The main activity is that of bringing along your gear, set something up, and see if you can operate (make contacts with other stations).  eg: if you needed to go to a location on a temporary basis and provide assistance.  Beyond that, we're in it to have some fun, and hopefully garner some curiosity from non radio operators.

As a 'group effort', John and others are working on resourcing an end-fed vertical antenna for HF, with the support being provided by a weather balloon (or similar).  Stay tuned.  If we do this, it will need some people on hand to help, both with putting it up, and, with recovering, and possibly, afterwards, releasing the balloon with a gps tracker, to see where it goes.

Our involvement typically is only on Saturday.  However, for those that are keen to take a look at how other clubs 'do it', you are welcome to visit the NARS effort at Burroughs Park (eg: on Sunday morning).  They will be active the entire 24 hour period, from what I understand.

2018 Ironman and CB&I Triathlon in The Woodlands

posted Apr 4, 2018, 1:36 PM by Peter Belbin

Two events are coming up quickly, both of which need help.

1. April 28 is the Ironman Triathlon.
2. May 12 is the CB&I Triathlon

We are asked to help monitor the participants while undertaking the bike portion of both events.

Please consider helping.

For more information, please visit http://www.woodlands-event-comms.info

There you will find a sub-page per event, with details about the events, and the option to register to help.

best regards,
Peter KE5STL

2018 The Woodlands Marathon

posted Feb 12, 2018, 12:18 PM by Peter Belbin

The Woodlands Marathon is taking place Saturday, March 3rd.  And, we really need helpers.  We are tasked with SAG and Aid Station support this year.  Please visit http://www.woodlands-event-comms.info/the-woodlands-marathon for more information and to register to help.

2017 Sept 'by' of regular Club Meeting

posted Sep 21, 2017, 8:46 AM by Peter Belbin

due to a couple of factors combining, we will, this month, *NOT* hold the regular club meeting.

look forward to meeting in October :)

Best Regards
Peter KE5STL

2017 The Woodlands 10 for Texas

posted Sep 11, 2017, 11:12 PM by Peter Belbin

Hey there everybody!  I hope that you're doing well after the recent Hurricane activity. 

Please be advised that 14th of October is the 10 for Texas event in The Woodlands.  We are asked to help with this event.  This is a very nice event for new and experienced hands, as it's just a 10 mile run, out and back, and is typically done with by noon at the latest.  Please visit http://www.woodlands-event-comms.info/10-for-texas for more information, and to register to help (if you're available).

2017 March/April/May events in The Woodlands

posted Jan 29, 2017, 9:24 AM by Peter Belbin

2017's spring months are busy for us in The Woodlands, with an event that we're help with each month.

4th of March - The Woodlands Marathon
22nd of April - The Memorial Hermann Ironman
6th of May - The CB&I Triathlon

They all occur on Saturdays.

Please visit http://www.woodlands-event-comms.info for information, and, to register to help.

Your assistance is appreciated, as is your past help.

Best Regards,
Peter KE5STL

2017 Dec 15 Club Meeting

posted Dec 10, 2016, 6:39 AM by Peter Belbin

The last club meeting of 2017 will be held December 15th at the central fire station, at 7pm (as usual).

This month, it will be a 'Q & A' session, providing a good opportunity for those with questions to incite some friendly discussion.

If you have something to share, bring it along!

See you there :)

2017 Houston Marathon

posted Nov 11, 2016, 9:48 PM by Peter Belbin

For those that are interested, the Houston Marathon (14th & 15th of January 2017) is coming up quickly.  It is an event with a huge number of competitors and even more spectators.  This is an event that typically needs more than 100 radio operators to get all the jobs done properly.  Assignments range from stationary, to shadowing, to SAG and BUS communicator.  If this is of interest, head over to http://www.hmhams.org for more information, and to register to help.

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