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Beaumont Amateur Radio Club


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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: Randy Leftwich KE5YLY
Treasurer: Brenda Frazier N5EKG
BARN Editor: Randy Leftwich KE5YLY

Jerry Stockholm WA5NRG
Kirk Mahaney N5WKM
David Fournerat KF5CAE
Mike FaucheauxN5KBW

Club email Address  Remove quotes to use

Web Page editors
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.)



Santa Dan Harriman
, 63, of Orange, passed away on October 26, 2014, at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am, Thursday, October 30, 2014, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Tom Phelan. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00pm, with a Rosary recited at 7:00 pm, Wednesday October 29th at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Rochester, Michigan, on January 5, 1951, he was the son of John Willard Harriman and Helen (Bellairs) Harriman. Santa Dan was a founding member of the Lonestar Santa’s of Texas and was very involved in the community. Most recently he worked as an instructor for Lamar University teaching auto mechanics, he also taught at UTI in Houston and at Tyler Junior College. He was a member of many clubs and organizations such as; the Ham Radio Club of Orange, KC5GXL was his call sign, the South East Texas Astronomy Club, Orange Amateur Radio Club, a fly fishing club, and a train club. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Santa Dan was a woodworker, who favored making children’s furniture. He enjoyed organic gardening and traveling with his wife, they have traveled many places together. Santa Dan will be greatly missed by many throughout the community. He is preceded in death by his father, John Willard Harriman, and two brothers, Roger Harriman and John Harriman, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Frances Clause Harriman; mother, Helen (Bellairs) Harriman; children, Dawn Kilgore and husband, Gary of Houston, Daniel Harriman, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth of Orange, Michael Harriman of Houston, Kristine Lause of Findlay, Ohio, Kerri Lause Saulmon and husband, Michael of San Antonio; and his fur baby, Jake. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tiffany Kirk, Keliann, Kyle, Kenzi and Kevin Beall, Leo and Ozzie Saulmon, Jordan, Kara and Cole Kilgore, Cozie Gardner, Caden Harriman and Gracy Wehunt; great-grandchild, Piper; siblings Duane Harriman and wife, Sharon, Alan Harriman and wife, Dawn, Sherilyn Knickerbocker and husband, Jeff, and Rita Kelp and husband, Dennis. Serving as pallbearers will be Daniel Harriman, Jr., Michael Harriman, Michael Saulmon, Kyle Beall, Stephen Smith, and Steve Broussard. Honorary pallbearers are Kevin Beall, Leo Saulmon and Ozzie Saulmon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the OCARC, 905 West Park, Orange, TX 77630. The family of Santa Dan would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Southeast Texas Hospice and Harbor Hospice for all of their care and love during this difficult time.

Lets us keep the Harriman family in your prays and thought!

The 444.700 Repeater is back up and operational
444.700 +
Tone 107.2
The repeater is not linked

  Silent Keys in South East Texas and SW Louisiana

National Silent Key Wiki
[whats a Wiki ?   you can edit and add your own comments and remembrances for all to see]


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
New Listings take a look
Send your listings by email to

Randy Ke5yly or Rich N5ale

 VHF Propogation

SIX meters Propogation
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

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



Really cool links
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Equipment manuals and software
CQHam Russia manuals and mods
Amsat satellite
Eham for what ails yua
mods DK
Space The Final fronter
NASA The Final Frontier
The Ultimate DX Location
More Hubble space Telescope
Beaumont weather
Seven Day forecast for Beaumont
Just learn Morse Code
Real time propagation maps
Practice Tests
Call Lookups
DX ZoneTechnical Reference
RF Cafe  Execllent Reference
HF Antennas Execllent Reference
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

Digital modes and program links -------------------------------------------------------------
Emergency Management Links


Beaumont Red Cross

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

This website is maintained by: Beaumont Amateur Radio Club
Send comments and corrections to

Randy Ke5yly or Rich N5ale

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


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