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LOCAL CONTACTS 7.240 / 3.910 LSB 146.52/146.57

President: L.B. Little WB5YDA
Vice President: Lynn Sandell KF5LNZ
Secretary: Debby Martin KF5LOA
Treasurer: Brenda Frazier N5EKG
BARN Editor: Lynn Sandell KF5LNZ

Roger Dillon K5PE
Randy Leftwich KE5YLY
Ron Frazier KX5C
Jody LaPoint KG5GTF

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Randy Ke5yly Or Rich Hudgins N5ale

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Full Membership: $20.00 Annually
Additional Family Member: $5.00 Annually
BARN Subscription Only: $7.50 Annually

You can mail your membership dues to BEAUMONT AMATEUR RADIO CLUB P.O. Box 7073 Beaumont, TX 77726

Club Publication: The BARN is published monthly.

Beaumont, TX 77726

Net Schedule
Every Thursday evening at 08:00 PM

146.700 Repeater
minus offset
Tone 107.2

Club meets the last Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m. Currently the Club is meeting at the 
Northend Baptist Church. which is located on the
 access road of the south bound hiway69 between Odom and Treadway  in Beaumont

new meeting location

(Click here to see it in a seperate page.)



With sadness, K5PUD, William P. MC Daniels Sr (Mac) passed away today 12-27-15 around 4:30 pm He was 88. No services. His body will be donated to science. He was a ham for 60 years. He will be missed. "Mac", K5PUD, was a past President of the Orange ARC and was an active ham until his passing. Please remember his family in prayer and support.

William McDaniels Sr.

Published 12:25 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2015

William McDaniels Sr. age 88 passed away in Port Arthur, TX.,

September 19, 1927 – December 27, 2015

Born in Madison, Indiana, joined U S Navy 1944-1948

William worked under Sheriff Chester Holts as a Deputy at the Orange County Sheriff Department, later retiring from the Nelda C Stark foundation as a Guard.

He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge 126, he was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and  Knights of Columbus.

He was a HAMM radio operator call letters (K5PUD)., Member of American Legion and VFW.

He lived in Orange from 1948 after marrying Ruth Ann (Cruse) McDaniels. He is survived by three children David McDaniels of Bridge City, Tx., Nellie Gant of Port Arthur, Tx  and William P McDaniels Jr., of Chino, Ca. He has two grandchildren and 3 great grand children.

William chose to donate his body to Science under direction of UT Medical Branch Houston.

A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Please send me a picture if you have one of Mac so I can include it here

Some time in the near future the 146.700 repeater will be down for maintaince
When that happens please switch over to the 146.76 repeater for the duration
of the outage thanks

The 146.760 Repeater is back up and operational
146.160 +
Tone 107.2
The repeater is not linked

  Silent Keys in South East Texas and SW Louisiana

National Silent Key Wiki
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Calender of events

Net Preamble

Club history in pictures

Balloon Launch Anouncements
Shucks its soon I hope

High Altitude Near Space Balloon Launch

Beaumont Municipal Airport

455 Keith Road at Hwy 90 (College Street)

Beaumont, Texas


PayLoad Includes:

APRS/GPS positioning/locating for altitude, direction, distance and speed.

Can watch this info live on www.aprs.fi.  Call sign W5RIN-8.

Telemetry to monitor Package Temperature, Ambient Temperature, Battery Voltage


HAM Radio Live Feed TV Camera 


HAM Radio Cross Band Repeater:

Uplink to Balloon: 446.000 MHz 

DownLink from Balloon: 146.565 MHz


Second Balloon Launch 93,772 Feet
Aug 4 2012

Third time is the charm 93,772 feet reported  From Sante Fe New Mexico
lowest temperature recorded was volts        deg C        deg F            counts
                                                            1.97    -24.5400    -12.17200051    394

Videos and pictures to come soon

Events that the club is involved in and you should be to.....
The Gusher Marathon DONE 
big thicket bike tour DONE
Wildwood Sports Alliance
Spindletop Spin Home Page 
Welcome to Tour du Rouge Home Page
Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) 

NEW Tailgate Sale on the Web
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Randy Ke5yly or Rich N5ale

 VHF Propogation

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50 mhz propogation

HF propagation  More HF propagation

HF propogation

Solar Weather site

Current Weather Forecast for Beaumont Texas

Hurricane Links and Maps

U.S. Coastguard Surface weather Faxes

What do all those squiggly lines mean click here

24 hour surface forcast gulf of Mexico

Texas TXDOT Traffic cameras

Regional Traffic cameras Houston and Beaumont

IH 10 Beaumont Texas


South East Texas Loop


Local Weather Sites
 APRS.FI             Findu.com

Kountze Rich N5ale     Kountze Rich N5ale-6

Lumberton Roy KB5GK    Lumberton Roy Kb5gk-1

Port Arthur Darril WD5GJP    Port Arthur Darril  Wd5gjp

Beaumont EW3003    Beaumont EW3003

LARGE IMAGE - Shows a composite of all NWS radar sites

Weather Underground maps

Atlantic Tropical Basin



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Equipment manuals and software
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Amsat satellite
Eham for what ails yua
mods DK
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NASA The Final Frontier
The Ultimate DX Location
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Club subjects

Ham Bands in Color

Club monthly news letter

Public Service Photo Albums

Ham Program Files For Download

And References

Jefferson county club website

Orange County Club Website

Hardin County Big Thicket Club

Jasper County Club

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Emergency Management Links


Beaumont Red Cross

Slow Scan TV programs -----------------------------------------------------------
Hamfest Links
Orange hamfest
San Antonio

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Last Updated on: Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:41:27 PM


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