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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: Debby Martin KF5LOA
Treasurer: Brenda Frazier N5EKG
BARN Editor: Lynn Sandell KF5LNZ

Roger Dillon K5PE
Randy Leftwich KE5YLY
Jerry Stockholm WA5NRG
Kirk Mahaney N5WKM

Club email Address  Remove quotes to use

Web Page editors
Randy Ke5yly Or Rich Hudgins N5ale

Beaumont Area Repeater Frequencies             Aprs                   Find Your Grid Square

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.)


Sadly we announce the passing of another of our Family

NG5F Jack Covington

1921 - 2015 Jacob Hargis (Jack) Covington, Jr. was born on April 11, 1921 in Cumberland, Maryland to Jacob Hargis Covington, Sr., and Evelyn Cole Covington. He died in his sleep on Mother's Day, May 10, 2015, at the age of 94. Jack held a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science from the University of Michigan. He married his lifelong sweetheart, Dorothy (Dottie) Smith, in 1942. While in the Navy, he taught radio and radar classes until the war ended. He worked as a Chemical Engineer for DuPont in Charleston, West Virginia and at the Sabine River Works in Orange, Texas. Jack and Dottie lived in Griffing Park until moving to Beaumont in 1990. He moved to Mont Belvieu, Texas, in 2008, to be near his family. Jack and Dottie were loving parents of two daughters, Carla Schaefer and Margaret Anne (Peggy) Zink. His daughter, Carla, has great comfort knowing that her father has joined his beloved Dottie and Peggy in heaven. He is survived by his daughter, Carla Schaefer and husband Ed, of Mont Belvieu; son-in-law Peter Zink of Maineville, Ohio; three granddaughters and their spouses, Erin and David Cox, Leigh Anne and Joey Spell, and Martha and Dedrick Maisonneuve. He took great pleasure in his seven great-grandchildren, Reagan, Nate and Griffin Cox, of Mont Belvieu; Lorrie, Ellie, and Mollie Spell, of Cove, and Grant Maisonneuve of Clear Lake. They will miss him dearly, as they were accustomed to seeing him daily for the evening meal at Nana and Pawpaw's. A lifelong Methodist, Jack directed the choir at St. Marks Methodist Church. In Beaumont, Jack and Dottie sang in the choir at First United Methodist Church and with the Beaumont's Interfaith Choral Society. He was a Lion, a ham radio operator (call sign NG5F,) a master gardener and rosarian, and an expert woodworker. He never stopped learning. His was a life well lived. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas, on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 2:00 PM, with a reception following in the narthex. Friends who wish my direct memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church, 701 Calder, Beaumont, Texas, 77701, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Heritage Foundation, or the charity of choice

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 DONE
Spindletop Spin Home Page DONE
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

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



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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