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Update 9/21/2021

The 444.850 W5LEX Repeater is OFFLINE. Due to an apparent malfunction the LEX Repeater will be offline while the issue is investigated. Please monitor this website and local nets for updates.

Update 9/5/2021

The next VE Testing Session Saturday Sept 11, 2021 at 1pm at the North Bay Church of Christ 1501 Denver St. Portland Texas, 78374. Join Groups.IO for emailed updates of all future testing and club related information. Group.io info is on the Club Info Page. More information is available on our Testing Page.

Update 7/8/2021

As of today the Kingsville VHF/UHF Repeaters are OFF AIR until further notice. The repeater trustee has been notified and the equipment will be inspected soon.

Missed the June Eyeball Meeting??? Well minutes can be found on the Club Info Page. Hope to see you an the next meeting.

Update 5/22/2021

In-person Meetings are BACK!! A new location for the STARC eyeball meetings has been found and will now be at 7PM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 2727 Airline near Saratoga the 4th Thursday of every month except November and December.

UPDATE 4-19-2021

The 146.82 WIDE AREA repeater has been back On-the-Air since Monday Apr 12, 2021. Give it a try and let us know where you are.

We have had a drone fly the 82 Navigation tower and are studying video of the issues that were reported to us by the tower crew. Initially this looks very encouraging.

UPDATE 3-3-2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Charlie Tandy, KD5PA. Charlie has been a member of STARC for many years and was presently serving as our Vice-President. His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the South Texas Amateur Radio Club. To make your donation by credit card click the link below. Checks may be mailed to STARC P.O. Box 2182 Corpus Christi, TX 78403

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=XKCFHLUSDMKEJ

Thanks to Joel W1JTD, Charles W5HOP and James KG5USB we have figured out what antennas were on the trailer and usable. There are two tri-banders, two verticals and a dipole. We want to assemble them for testing while the weather is cool.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Corpus Christi is seeking volunteer cooperative observers (COOP) to record and report temperature and precipitation data on a daily basis. These volunteers are essential for our climate databases and data provided by COOP volunteers are used by multiple agencies, including NWS River Forecast Centers, the USGS, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. 
Volunteers are needed across South Texas, particularly in and near Goliad, Refugio, Port Lavaca, Sinton, Port Aransas, North Padre Island, Portland, Fowlerton, Tilden, Three Rivers, Whitsett, and Alice. Requirements for becoming a COOP volunteer, as well as more details about the program, are available here.
If you or your organization is interested in providing this daily information to the NWS, please fill out this interest form so a staff member can discuss the program with you further.

Melissa Huffman

Warning Coordination MeteorologistNational Weather Service – Corpus Christi, TX
melissa.huffman@noaa.gov

Forecast Operations: (361) 289-0959Office

Click for event info: ARRL INFO Excellent Info on the Volunteer Monitor Program ARRL Volunteer Monitors (VM) program on Vimeo

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