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In The Great State of Texas

"Amateur Radio is a Contact Sport"®  -MAL

"It's not the Class of the license that the Amateur holds. But, the Class of the Amateur that holds the License"
"Never put a comma where God put a period"
"Ain't God good"  - Jerry Clower

2015 is going to be a good year!

Some Texas Wisdom....

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
Daddy always said "Never ask someone where they're from, If they're from Texas they'll let you know, If they're not you might embarrass 'em
There are three kinds of men: Those that learn by reading.
Those that learn by observation.
And the rest of us, that have to pee on the electric fence for ourselves."
"If you’re ridin ahead of the herd, take a look back ever now and then and to make sure it’s still there."
"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons"

My visit to the ARRL and W1AW

My visit to the ARRL and W1AW

A working wireless to telegraph board!

September 11, 2001 WTC Attack
Listen (and watch)  the FAA /NORAD
Audio/Telephone tapes and the FDNY Audio
It is Chilling !!!

Just click on "Historical Audio archives"

My Favorite Amateur Radio Gear

Got Fusion ?

Yaesu Fusion is Outstanding!

The FTM-400DR Base/Mobile and the FT-1DR-HD

My Favorite Teams
Do you know how hard it is being a Texan and being a NY Yankees fan ??
 My daughter is in the Miss Cibolo Pageant !

Also check out her commercial she did (In German) for German class
We love Fox News!
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"Amateur Radio is a Contact Sport"®  -MAL

For the Motorola users/buffs:
Ever wonder what Tanapa meant?
Click on the right column "History of Motorola" for an explanation →
New Element discovered!
The new element, Pelosium (PL), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.
Pelosium is inert, and has no charge and no magnetism. Nevertheless, it can be detected because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Pelosium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.
Pelosium has a normal half-life of 2 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a biennial reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.
Pelosium mass will increase over time, since each reorganization will promote many morons to become isodopes....
This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Pelosium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.
When catalyzed with money, Pelosium becomes Obomanium-18, an element that radiates just as much energy as Pelosium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
Good News....
Click here to download a copy of my article that appered in the
ARRL's QST July 2011 Issue
And.. Thanks so much for the hundreds e-mails I received as a result of the column!
Not one single negative e-mail was received. Ham's are a great bunch of folks.
Real Time Solar-Terrestrial Conditions
Amateur Radio Station
14.236 Mhz USB Analog & OFDM (AOR Digital)
223.5000 Mhz FM Simplex Calling
146.4600 FM Simplex
446.0000 Mhz FM Simplex Calling
146.4700 Yaesu C4FM/D-Star/Alinco Digital
147.2200 Mhz. DPL 172  W5TXR Repeater
224.0000 Mhz. 5A (156.7) W5TXR Repeater
444.8250 Mhz. DPL 306 / C4FM Fusion Repeater
147.0000- Mhz. PL Code 1A (103.5) WB5LVI
443.8500 Mhz. PL 1A (103.5) WB5LVI (C4FM Yaesu Fusion Digital)
146.5200 (Avoid While in San Antonio)
Mark A. Lacy
Extra Class Operator
FCC First Class Radiotelephone License (expired)
FCC (GROL) General Radiotelephone Operators License w/Radar PG-00043435
PCIA Certified Two-Way Radio Technician (lifetime)
Located in Schertz, Texas
Guadalupe County
29 37'24"  N
 98 13 10"  W
Elevation 860'  AMSL
Grid  EL09vo
ITU Zone  7
CQ Zone  4
Ten-Ten #  75652
I return 100% QSL Cards!
(I'm out of QSL cards but I have some on order
and are due to arrive by 21 JAN 12)
Amateur Radio Station W5TXR
P.O. Box 148
Schertz, Texas  78154-0148
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In Loving Memory of:

CMSgt. Wendell Lamar Lacy (My Father)
January 18, 1933
October 10, 2014

William Ronald "Ronnie" Temple (Dad)
February 04, 1948
June 03, 2012

 Kendall Ann Pullen 
May 07 1960
July 08 1986

            Roscoe William "Billy" Wixson       
                         September 18, 1952                      
                              July 16, 1982                            

Psalm 23
"Gone, But Never forgotten"


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