Welcome to AARO

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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.

Newsline / Info Net / Slow Code Practice Today

At 8:30 p.m. Club plays back recording of the Amateur Radio News line, followed by general check-ins by club officers and members, plus any visitors at 9 p.m..This is a directed net open to all interested Amateurs.

This net generally lasts about 50-60 minutes, including the 20-30 minute AR News line recording.

Slow Code Net (learn letters, punctuation, numbers, prosigns) Monday evenings, following the InfoNet, around 9:30 p.m.

AARO Repeater 147.380+ mhz. and 443.875+ mhz PL 162.2

Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) weekly net at 8:30 p.m

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Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Chapter 38 weekly net at 8:30 p.m. The QCWA local net is open to all hams regardless of amount of years licensed so stop by and say “Hi”.

The local chapter meets on the 4th Saturday of each month, at Sea Island Restaurant located on Bandera Road just inside Loop 1604 The restaurant is located inside Bandera Shopping Center across the street from HE.B. The restaurant’s phone number is 651-7000. The meeting starts at 12:00 but many start showing up at 11:00 a.m. to order their lunch. It is not necessary to be a member of QCWA to attend any of our presentations. Visitors are always welcome.

If you have held your Amateur License for at least twenty-five (25) years, you are eligible to become a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association. Visit www.qcwa.org for info about the national group.

Night Owl Net Tonight

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There is also the Night Owl Net on Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. local time. The subject matter might cover brain-storming an antenna solution, solving world problems, a trivia question or plain ol’ ratchet-jawing. The net has been known to last until the early morning hours on a many occasions.