The Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO) is a nonprofit Amateur Radio organization, club call sign AA5RO, dedicated to assisting the community through radio communications, and the enjoyment, appreciation, and the sharing of knowledge and advancement of Amateur Radio.  The purpose of this site is to provide club news and messages from the AARO Board to club members, and to present information that might be useful to HAMs anywhere.

MCARC 2M Antenna Shoot Off on May 14th, 9am



Antenna Shoot Out to following the general meeting(9 am). 2 meter antennas are recommended. Commercially made Antennas you want checked out can also be brought. (about 10 am). Parking lot swap is welcomed Please notify Walter via kk5lo@arrl.net to let him know that you are bringing an antenna.

Technician Class Being offered

Bob Rodriguez, AARO Board Member, will be offering a 2 day class on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, April 23rd, using the facilities of the Christus Santa Rosa Medical Cetner Hospital.  There will be no charge for taking the class, but there will be the usual testing fee of $15 to take the test on the third day. We will be using the Gordon West, W5YI Technician Class Book to conduct the class, with some hands-on demonstrations, not just the dry boring learning the correct answers to the questions on the test.

Where:  Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center Hospital, 2827 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229 (Main hospital entrance behind the information booth) Main Conference Room.

When:   Saturdays, Apirl 23 & 30, 9AM to 5PM.  Attendees should attend all three sessions.  Test will be given Saturday, Apirl 30 at 3PM.

Cost:   $15 for exam.

Recommended study material:  Gordon West, W5YI Technician Class Book

For additional information, please Bob Rodriguez at via email using mailto: bobrod@flash.net with “ham class” in the subject line.