December 1, 2019

Dinner and a Prize

     This year’s Christmas Party and Raffle is December 12. As in years past, dinner tickets will not be sold at the door.

Time is flying!

You must make your reservations not later than 12 Noon, December 9.

Reservation Clock

Visit the EVENTS page to make your reservations now. While you’re there, buy a handful (or a bucket full) of raffle tickets.

Next Regular Meeting

Thursday, January 9, 2020

(Christmas Party in December)

Carrollton Fire Rescue Administration (Gravley Center), 1111 W. Belt Line Rd suite #100

Amateur Testing 6:00 PM

Meeting 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tom Yenny, K5LOL, will give a presentation about HTs he has owned. Any member who has an HT that is 19 years or older should bring it to tell us about.

No Play Day in December
Next Play Day will be during
Winter Field Day

January 25, 2020

Details on the EVENTS page.

K5MET Recognized

November 26, 2019

  A contingent of MARS members gathered in Tom Brewer’s hospital room to present a Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of service to the Club and to amateur radio.

  Club President Kevin Grantham, N5KRG, gave the award with Tom’s family and friends looking on.

Tom, K5MET, with Becky Brewer, WA5ZSR, and Clint Brewer, KB5LYK

  Tom is one of the Club’s earliest members dating back to 1979 and a major mover in growing the Club. He’s served as President and as an Elmer to countless hams.

  This is the first Lifetime Achievement Award from MARS and we congratulate Tom on this honor.

Field Day Tally

   The final results show that MARS made 109 contacts with a total score of 1,202 including bonus points. We operated as a 3A – Commercial station with 30 participants under our club call KB5A. Congratulations to all for a great showing. Field Day 2020 is June 27 – 28.

Farmers Branch
No training nets in December
Next scheduled nets

ARES Training

12 January 2020, 8:00 PM CDT

145.210 Tone 110.9

RACES Training

19 January 2020, 7:45 PM CDT
145.210 Tone 110.9

Please go to the ARES/RACES PAGE for more information.

This author of over 40 books and 3000 articles showed us how to build our own transistor!


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  Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.

—Edward R. Murrow

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Tom, K5MET, with Becky Brewer, WA5ZSR, and Clint Brewer, KB5LYK