September 30, 2013

A little love from the Henderson Daily News!

Front page of  Henderson Daily News for Sept 30, 2013
Rusk County Hams got a little recognition by the Henderson Daily News with a front page story about their recent visit to the Rotary Club. KF5QXL and NU5G both made the front page photo as they displayed some of their own equipment to the Rotarians. Thanks to Gregg for a great write-up!

September 29, 2013

Rotarians hear about Henderson Hams

W5CWT speaks at the Rotary Club
Michael (KF5QXL), Jon (NU5G) and David (W5CWT), visited the Henderson Rotary Club on Friday and spoke about ham radio. Michael told about emergency service ham radio can provide, Jon spoke about storm spotting and how he got involved in ham radio and David gave an overview and spoke specifically about the club in Rusk County.

Several of the Rotarians asked questions and were interested in the equipment that was on display. Some even asked how they might get involved in the hobby.

September 27, 2013

Satellites main topic at September meeting

Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, spoke to club members during the September; Rusk County Amateur Radio Club’s meeting. Clayton shared his passion for “Working the Birds”, or amateur satellites, and informed members that there are currently five "LEO" (Low Earth Orbit) satellites available to amateurs. Even amateurs with modest equipment and a Technician Class license or above can use them.

Clayton brought some of his equipment, a VHF mobile radio and a couple of hand held antennas as examples of the normal equipment he uses to make contacts with other amateur operators through the satellites.